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Hey guys smile.png

 

 

Did some fun Co-Op with enerider, GO Pyro Jockey, MstrGecko, insights and some other guys smile.png

 

The VGA card i tested this time was my 7 year old EVGA GeForce GTX 480 PCI-E 1536MB 384Bit GDDR5with max ingame settings smile.png

It uses the GF100-375-A3 GPGPU with 480 Fermi CUDA Cores.

 

Here the setup I used to get this GPU to it's rights:

 

Valkyrie SMP 2014

Dual 12-Core AMD OpteronMP 6180 SE D1 Mangy Cours, 24x 2.5Ghz, 2x 12MB L3
Supermicro H8DG6-F Dual AMD SR5690 / SP5100 Chipsets
4x 4GB + 4x 8GB PC3-12800 ECC Reg HP Server Ram with Samsung & Hynix BGA Chips 24GB Quad Channel DDR3-1600 @ 1333 Per CPU
2x Noctua NH-U9DO A3's
1x EVGA GeForce GTX 480 PCI-E 1536MB 384Bit GDDR5 Rev.A3 2010
Auzentech X-Fi Bravura 7.1 PCI-E
2x Intel 2Gigabit Lan Jacks
1x Nuvoton IPMI 2.0 / 1Gigabit Lan Jack
1x Corsair Force3 240GB SATA III SSD
1x Plextor PX-B950SA BR-RW Single Layer, Dual Layer & DR-3D BR-RW Supported
Lian Li Tyr PC-X2000B
Lian Li W-X2000B Side Window Kit
SeaSononic Platrinum-X 1000 Watt 100% Modular PSU
Hewlett Packard ZR24w 24" S-IPS Panel - 16:10 Aspect Ratio - Max Resolution: 1920 x 1200 x32 @ 60 Herz

Windows 7 Pro x64 UK + SP1
NVIDIA ForceWare 378.49 Q WHQL

Here the pics:

Valkyrie SMP 2014 entire system photo:
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Side window view:
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Specs:
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Here some screenshots I made showing this beast in action with this 7 year old GPGPU smile.png

 

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So gotta admin 28 to 40 fps I was pretty impressed, average around 32 fps so hey not bad right, the min I got was 22 fps the max was 41 fps smile.png

So if a GTX 480 is the min for this game it's really not that bad to be honest wub.pngcool.png


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Thanks for doing the analysis! I'm glad you had fun!


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Very cool, I remember back in the day trying to get 30FPS on a game.

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Many thanks for your kind replies Dunkelza & Wingman smile.png

 

This is worth finding out my other goal is to get DU running on my GTX 480 Engineering Sample  a Rev.A2 5009 (Week 50, Year 2009)

Okay it won't run as fast, but to see it rendering a Game Engine that did not even exist when it was made and around, such things I find much more of a challenge than using modern day stuff  that you know it will work without wondering, that is just not us fun smile.png

 

But keep up the great work on DU guys! biggrin.pngcool.png This game is really moving forward on such things.

DU is also coming more it's purpose as fun factor goes wub.png Which is a good thing to see happeningcool.png


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This reminds me that I need a new GPU - Mine is from early 2015 which is starting to show its age. I really can't afford those big budget cards. Does anyone have some recommendations?


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I am happy with my NewEgg ordered discount gtx 960. It runs the game with no stutter (except Tycho when there are lots of ore things floating around. They could probably stand to reduce the poly count on that ore power up.)


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Thanks for sharing

I am a FPS snob

I need min of 60fps

 

But for the age of that card its impressive

 

I have an R9 380 and it works about the same as the GTX960 and I get 70-95 fps in most games

A new mobo + CPU will help when your more cashed up down the track

maybe look into 2500k 2nd hand or ryZEN if its actually affordable in your region


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Usng an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 now, now I get min/max 60fps V-Sync on no more slowdowns.

Without V-Sync I don't know, never tried it, I use V-Sync to avoid page tearing and 60 fps is enough for the human eye wink.png

 

If my system had SLI Support, I could of added the other EVGA GTX 480, then the performance would of been on par with a GTX 780, but that was sadly not the case.

Also in question  if DU Supports Multi GPU tech like SLI< CFX or Vulkan's Asymmetric Multi GPU Rendering.

 

I also have a NVIDI AGeForce GTX 480 PCI-E 1280MB 320Bit GDDR5 Rev.A2 5009 Engineering Sample it's a Stability Test board, it's performance is about 40% Slower than the production GTX 480 boards, but still a good 25% faster than the predecessor the GTX 285.

 

DU does run on it even with it's old and out dated Beta drivers, the GTX 480 was made for DX11 and with most DX11 games I rarely see glitching or mis renderings, but if using a game with an older API then it's less great.


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Usng an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 now, now I get min/max 60fps V-Sync on no more slowdowns.

Without V-Sync I don't know, never tried it, I use V-Sync to avoid page tearing and 60 fps is enough for the human eye wink.png

 

If my system had SLI Support, I could of added the other EVGA GTX 480, then the performance would of been on par with a GTX 780, but that was sadly not the case.

Also in question  if DU Supports Multi GPU tech like SLI< CFX or Vulkan's Asymmetric Multi GPU Rendering.

 

I also have a NVIDI AGeForce GTX 480 PCI-E 1280MB 320Bit GDDR5 Rev.A2 5009 Engineering Sample it's a Stability Test board, it's performance is about 40% Slower than the production GTX 480 boards, but still a good 25% faster than the predecessor the GTX 285.

 

DU does run on it even with it's old and out dated Beta drivers, the GTX 480 was made for DX11 and with most DX11 games I rarely see glitching or mis renderings, but if using a game with an older API then it's less great.

Unreal Engine 4 does not support SLi, so regrettably Descent: Underground doesn't either.


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Thatis a great disappointment imo, Multi-GPU Support should be a supported option as older Unreal Engine games did support it.

Multi GPU techs like CFX & SLI can be very useful if running multiple monitors  @ 1600P or more in2D and 3D modes.

 

Even so Vulkan API will replace SLI & CFX anyways thanks to Asymmetric Multi GPU Rendering.

And since UE4 does support Vulkan by default this can be the fix for all types of users.


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