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Last Gen Games - Max IQ and Perf on Today's GPUs Pt. 2

Author:Brent Justice

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Monday , June 18, 2018

It is time once again to play some older PC games on the latest GPUs of today using the latest drivers. We pull from three 5-year-old games and one 8-year-old game today and see if we can maximize the IQ settings in those games at 1440p and 4K. The theme of the day: Older games that still hold up today in terms of IQ.
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Evaluation Method

We evaluate what the video card can supply us in terms of a playable gaming experience while supplying the best culmination of resolution and "eye candy" graphical settings. We focus on quality and immersion of the gameplay experience rather than how many frames per second the card can get in a canned benchmark or prerecorded timedemo situation that often do not represent real gameplay like you would experience at home. Then we will follow with apples-to-apples testing in with minimum, maximum, and average framerates.

For the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti we are using driver version 398.11.

For the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 we are using driver version 18.6.1.