The Hair Strands setting in Resident Evil 4 makes hair look better and more realistic. We recently looked into the performance impact it had on the Nvidia RTX 4090, and it resulted in an average FPS drop of 48 FPS. The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX does not take such as serious performance hit when Hair Strands is turned on in Resident Evil 4 Remake.
AMD RX 7900 XTX Vs Nvidia RTX 4090: Resident Evil 4 Remake
We previously saw that when the Hair Strands setting was off, the Nvidia RTX 4090 could run Resident Evil 4 remake at an average frame rate of 155 FPS, but when Hair Strands is set to high, the performance drops to 107.8 FPS. Things are a bit better with the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX. When the setting is disabled, the average FPS is 133.8, and when Hair Strands is set to high and FSR2 is set to quality, the FPS drops to 122.1. This is not much of a difference, although the 1% lows drop from 114.7 to 106.3. You do still get 100+ FPS, even considering the 1% lows.
DSOgaming also used an RTX 4090 for their testing and reported that it was able to hit 90+ FPS at native 4K with an Intel i9 9900K and 16GB of DDR4 memory, which is not bad considering that RT effects were turned on and can always be disabled in order to gain a few frames.
Furthermore, sportsskeeda has published a guide on the best settings for Resident Evil 4 Remake for the RTX 2060 and 2060 Super. In both cases, it is recommended to turn off Hair Strands.
It is worth mentioning that these tests have been conducted on the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw demo and that performance might differ once the full game has been released. Let us know what you think about the performance hit on AMD and Nvidia graphics cards by turning on the Hair Strands setting in Resident Evil 4 Remake and whether or not you are interested in checking out the game at launch.