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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    I have a laptop with a mobile 5700u and I've been surprised what it will run at the laptops 1080p resolution. The Witcher 3 on medium settings gets around 50 fps, shogun 2 similar, rocket league on high is playable, Skyrim Special Edition plus about 20 mods, it'll even play Crysis.

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    This is what made me get an APU this time around. I think for many of us who can remember, onboard graphics would struggle to run calculator let alone anything else but just for laughs I fired up World of Warcraft on a 2015 Mac with Iris Pro graphics. I was expecting juddering 4 or 5fps, if it would even run at all but what I got was amazingly smooth gameplay.

    After that I thought if that was out in 2015 what must APU's be like today so had a look into more modern processors and they certainly have come a long way. Yeah ok the processor isn't exactly 'cheap' but what it delivers was the same resolution that I was gaming on before, ok for some games the quality is a little lower (Far Cry 6) but at about 30fps constantly there is no lag or slowdown and with the price of gpu's I think it was the right call to make.

    In future I can pair it with a proper graphics card if needed but everything single game I play runs smooth and looks good.

    Plus I get to do fluid simulation with Blender so i'm happy

    The only thing the processor I have misses out on is a larger L3 cache that is on the X versions, so rendering times can be a little slower. Talking seconds here not minutes though.
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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    So my last update on this processor. Overall very happy with it. It has managed to run everything I have thrown at it, some games came down to 30fps but at that speed still playable, looked nice and was ok. Majority of the games have been around the 50fps or higher mark. Doom Eternal at 1080 with all settings set to high and a couple at ultra managed a minimum of 46fps.

    So its never going to beat a dedicated graphics card but until they come down to reasonable levels I can play the games I enjoy. And also do plenty of Blender rendering as well
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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Ok so played a few games, all were at 1920x1080 at high or medium settings with 32GB of DDR4 3200Mhz ram

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    Age of empires 4 is not showing but was around 40fps and Big pharma is installed by not started yet.
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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    Thats not too shabby tbf, wonder if some faster RAM might give you a little bit more..

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    Re: APU's For Gaming

    I have seen videos etc with faster ram compared to slower and there is a definite improvement.
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