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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-19-2018, 09:24 AM
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I used a 7930 (iirc) after my 980 died.
While it was possible to run the games I play I took a serious hit to everything at 1080p. Couldn't run Fortnite at 120 FPS with any settings but I could get 60 FPS minimum with mostly low settings, even textures.
Fortnite isn't a super demanding game so I doubt you'll get 60 FPS in current AAA titles, there are a lot of games that can run at 60 FPS with some compromises.
I had to buy a used 1080 for $600 because it was impossible for me to play anything competitively but if you're only trying to make games run, the 79XX cards are still very useful. If I were to buy a cheap GPU to get into PC gaming I'd probably get a Maxwell card. With a smaller budget in mind a 290x might be my next pick.

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Quote: Originally Posted by white owl View Post
I used a 7930 (iirc) after my 980 died.
While it was possible to run the games I play I took a serious hit to everything at 1080p. Couldn't run Fortnite at 120 FPS with any settings but I could get 60 FPS minimum with mostly low settings, even textures.
Fortnite isn't a super demanding game so I doubt you'll get 60 FPS in current AAA titles, there are a lot of games that can run at 60 FPS with some compromises.
I had to buy a used 1080 for $600 because it was impossible for me to play anything competitively but if you're only trying to make games run, the 79XX cards are still very useful. If I were to buy a cheap GPU to get into PC gaming I'd probably get a Maxwell card. With a smaller budget in mind a 290x might be my next pick.
I'll hopefully see. For older cards or lower end gpu's I usually consider something playable if it games smoothly. I'll benchmark the numbers and if anything sticks out as running really good or really poor I'll mention it. I think a lot of people getting into older gpu's to save money are going to be more accepting of lower fps as long as the game plays smoothly.
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I don't have experience flashing a gpu's firmware. Are there any links you'd suggest where I can read up on it?

Outside of that I think it would make a great gpu to do a video on. Would think it should still be able to handle modern games with some sacrifices to IQ.
I'm sure there is a guide in the AMD GPU section of OCN, possibly buried in one of the threads.

Anyway, I need to test that it still works, so this weekend I can probably flash it back to reference 7950 firmware and get it sent to you sometime next week, if you like. Just PM me with the mailing address you want it sent to.

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I'm sure there is a guide in the AMD GPU section of OCN, possibly buried in one of the threads.

Anyway, I need to test that it still works, so this weekend I can probably flash it back to reference 7950 firmware and get it sent to you sometime next week, if you like. Just PM me with the mailing address you want it sent to.
Sounds good.

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Gamers on a budget sometimes have trouble finding good performance data for older gpu's on the latest titles - could be quite helpful .

If you were interested in comparison numbers - if I own the game you bench - I'd try to provide them for you.
AMD cards I have are 4870X2, 5770, 6970, 7970,290X lightning, and a fury.

A lot of people on 60 hz 1080p monitors aren't really getting much value out of the ridiculously expensive newer cards.
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Gamers on a budget sometimes have trouble finding good performance data for older gpu's on the latest titles - could be quite helpful .

If you were interested in comparison numbers - if I own the game you bench - I'd try to provide them for you.
AMD cards I have are 4870X2, 5770, 6970, 7970,290X lightning, and a fury.

A lot of people on 60 hz 1080p monitors aren't really getting much value out of the ridiculously expensive newer cards.
Would be interesting to know how the 7970 holds up in Far Cry 5. For my Far Cry 5 benchmark I auto drive across the map. I'll have to look at my notes to remember the names of the locations I start and end at.

Yeah I wouldn't personally go with more then a 1060 range gpu if gaming at 1080p 60hz today. There are some games that you could use more gpu for at the res/refresh but I don't think they justify the extra costs.
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Would be interesting to know how the 7970 holds up in Far Cry 5. For my Far Cry 5 benchmark I auto drive across the map. I'll have to look at my notes to remember the names of the locations I start and end at.

Yeah I wouldn't personally go with more then a 1060 range gpu if gaming at 1080p 60hz today. There are some games that you could use more gpu for at the res/refresh but I don't think they justify the extra costs.

I don't currently have farcry 5 , my son might be interested in it though. I'll get back to you if we end up purchasing it.
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