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    Re: Here is how to play Doom on a sensible PC budget

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    For those who want to know how well an i3 does, it works just fine: http://www.techspot.com/review/1173-...rks/page5.html
    Interesting link, thanks. So an overclocked dual core Pentium on a cheap motherboard and spend more on a graphics card from a rough reading of the numbers.

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    Re: Here is how to play Doom on a sensible PC budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    Surely the logical step would to have had the core i3 teamed with the GTX 970 inbetween the other two builds for a better comparison.
    Then run the i5 with the 950, to see just how they both compare, because someone somewhere will have a build closer to either the i3 and 970 or the i5 and 950 rather than the two builds tested.
    Very much my view as well. That would determine whether it would be more cost effective to consider the better graphics card or processor... Though you'd really need to also rule out the changes re: MOBO

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    Re: Here is how to play Doom on a sensible PC budget

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Interesting link, thanks. So an overclocked dual core Pentium on a cheap motherboard and spend more on a graphics card from a rough reading of the numbers.
    Today, yes. As I said before, the Vulkan version might throw all that up in the air. Mind you, if a Pentium anniversary edition at stock gets you 90fps minimum, then the thought that probably Vulkan won't get you any more, well how much more do you actually need? The last page in that article says that the Pentium is pegged at 90% to 100% cpu all the time, i3 at 70% and the bigger chips at 50%.

    So, there is a chance that when the Vulkan patch is out you can run an Athlon X4 and still get good frame rates. Hopefully we will find out soon.

    Edit: Given how bad the AMD graphics drivers have generally been for OpenGL games, I wonder how much uplift Radeons will get from Vulkan compared to Nvidia which you expect to do well anyway.
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    Re: Here is how to play Doom on a sensible PC budget

    Quote Originally Posted by big_hairy_rob View Post
    Very much my view as well. That would determine whether it would be more cost effective to consider the better graphics card or processor... Though you'd really need to also rule out the changes re: MOBO
    Check out the link I gave earlier, and if you want to spend money spend it on a GPU.

    Worst CPU on the chart (a low clocked 4 core FX chip) to the best i7 gave just a 60% improvement.

    At 1080p, the worst GPU (750ti) to the Titan X is 830% improvement in performance.

    But generally, unless you are running a 750ti on an FX 4320, I expect you are having too much fun playing Doom already to much care

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