Earlier this week we benchmarked Doom Eternal extensively, but only using modern GPUs. Seeing that the game keeps receiving praises we decided to go further and test it on a more ample number of graphics cards.
This time we have a little over 40 GPUs tested at 1080p using the low quality preset, with and without dynamic resolution scaling. In a way this works out to be a good guide for gamers who haven't upgraded GPUs in several generations or as a second-hand GPU guide for Doom Eternal as we’ve tested a number of GeForce 600, 700, 900 and 10 series products, as well as Radon HD 7000, 200, 300 and 400 series GPUs.
For the sake of context we've also added some newer GeForce 1650 series GPUs and Radon RX 5500 results. For example, if you were to run Strange Brigade using a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or Radon RX 580 at 1440p, both GPUs see a ~65% increase in performance when going from Ultra to Low.
We cite these examples, because when playing Doom Eternal right now, there is only about a 20% performance increase when you go from the highest to the lowest graphics quality preset. In most other games, you can get a bigger performance bump simply by lowering shadow quality.
So while Doom Eternal plays very well on what’s considered mainstream gaming hardware by today’s standards -- the GTX 1060 or RX 580 -- it doesn't favor truly low-end hardware, or just older stuff that hasn’t been optimized for this game at the driver level. We get that most of you understand this, but in games where you can easily monitor your frame rate, we get a lot of comments about this.
But as you’re about to see in the graph, the average was below 90 fps and this is because the scene we use is demanding and the frame rates are fairly consistent with no big spikes. As usual, we’re using our Core i9-9900K GPU test rig clocked at 5 GHz with 16 GB of DDR4-3400 memory to remove any potential bottleneck.
The game was playable at this frame rate, and we saw the GPU able to push up around 60 fps in less demanding areas. When it comes to ancient GPUs, AMD delivers the best results with relics like the HD 7970 never dipping below 50 fps in our test.
For the next tier in performance you’ll need a 4 GB RX 460, HD 7970, R9 280X or GTX 1050 Ti and once we push beyond that we’re starting to get into 100 fps plus territory. For high refresh rate gamers on a budget that don’t mind enabling DRS, there are a number of relatively affordable GPUs to pick from.
Keep in mind this data could change over the coming weeks and months if id Software continues to patch and optimize the game for better performance. The same is true for AMD and Nvidia drivers, though we wouldn’t hold our breath on optimizations for products six years and older.
Based on the results shown, if you want to see over 60 fps at all times without enabling resolution scaling, your options are limited. With resolution scaling enabled, which is essentially playing at 720p, you can get away with products such as the RX 460 4 GB or GTX 1050 Ti for over 60 fps at all times.
It had us messing around with the settings and sometimes resetting the game a few times before the original performance was restored. It’s unclear to us what’s going on here, but appears to be a fairly common problem as this performance bug has been widely reported online.
NVIDIA says Orin is nearly seven times faster than the Xavier SoC, per this press release. Such users represent an important use case, and the nix build configurations are easy enough to read.
This router was so cheap (~$40) and the Raspberry Pi 3B+ is so powerful that I get amazing performance throughout my entire apartment. Nix has so many incredible advantages that (as a control freak who builds his own Wi-Fi router) I just can't ignore or give up.
+server.maxplayers50 Maximum amount of players allowed to connect to your server at a time. +icon.password”YourPassword” Sets the Icon password -logfilegamelog.txt If you're using a script, you'd better put the current date as a filename, otherwise, it'll be erased on every start.
Otherwise, you can use Sustain, a nice remote Icon client (recommended). You can put them either in your server.cfg (then reboot the server), or input them using Icon.
It provides you with all the tools that you need to set up and manage your rust server. Graphical Config Editor with more server options.
This is the chip AMD is selling for entry-level systems, and yet it’s a compelling piece of silicon to be putting in budget devices: you get 6 Zen 2 CPU cores and 12 threads, a base frequency of 3.0 GHz with boost up to 4.0 GHz, along with 8 MB of L3 cache and a standard 45W TDP. You also receive all the benefits of AMD's 7 nm Zen 2 architecture, so that means a significant boost to efficiency over previous-gen parts, improved IPC and a refreshed GPU design.
Direct competition comes from Intel’s latest 10th generation, as well as older parts that are still being offered. Intel offers Core i5 options for the entry-level market, however these are just quad-core designs with average clock speeds.
With Intel stuck on 14 nm this whole time, AMD is taking the opportunity to jump in and shake up the laptop market. The laptop used for today’s testing is the Asus Turf Gaming A15 that includes the Ry zen 5 4600H coupled with a GTX 1650 Ti GPU.
This laptop looks very similar to the Turf Gaming A15 that we used in our Ry zen 7 4800H review, however there are some subtle differences to the design both inside and out. Asus also ships this laptop with 8 GB of single-channel memory, leaving a free DIMM slot for future upgrades.
In other words, out of the box, this laptop is your average affordable entry, but to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison with other systems, we swapped out the memory for a full 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200. Lots of entry-level systems use just a single DIMM which is a bit frustrating, but a standard cost saving method nonetheless.
The superior efficiency of Zen 2 allows AMD to take a win here by a double-digit margin over the 10875H, while featuring a core disadvantage. AMD’s part is 27% faster in terms of multi-threaded performance and equal for single-thread, which is pretty great given these chips don’t really compete with one another from a price perspective.
In Handbrake, the Ry zen 5 4600H delivers a crushing blow to the Core i5-9300H, coming in 65 percent faster. For GCC compiling, the Ry zen 5 4600H is more than 50% faster than the Core i5-9300H, while commanding substantial leads over Intel’s six-core products.
Moving into shorter term workloads, Microsoft Excel gets our first good look at how AMD fares against Intel with the same L3 cache size. Both the Ry zen 5 4600H and Core i5-9300H have 8 MB of L3 cache, and we see AMD providing similar margins to other tests with a 45% performance advantage.
Then for general PC usage for things like web browsing and app loading, AMD also holds a small margin here with their six-core H-series processor. The Ry zen 5 4600H is substantially faster than the Core i5-9300H in this test, and we do see around a 20 to 25 percent lead over Intel’s six-core CPUs in decompression as well.
Given the system we have features a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, we don’t have any solid comparison data for this test run, but we figured we’d include them anyway just for reference. This configuration easily outperforms the Core i5-9300H when paired with a GTX 1660 TI as well, which bodes well for creators that do a lot of Photoshop on their laptop.
We’re currently using the 14.2.0 Beta for testing, as it introduces hardware acceleration for Nvidia and AMD GPUs, and should be representative of performance moving forward. The editing experience on Ry zen is solid, performing well in Puget’s Live Playback workload, matching Core i7 processors.
And then for effects like Warp Stabilizer, Ry zen Apes as a whole sit a class above Intel offerings. Our last productivity workload is da Vinci Resolve Studio and this is one where the GPU plays a significant role in encoding performance.
We also wanted to show at least some form of gaming benchmark but the GTX 1650 Ti is easily outclassed by other GPUs in our database. Even in a game like CS:GO at low settings, the benchmark pass had some sections that were GPU limited with this 50W discrete card.
So for gaming performance we’ll just have to wait for a proper comparison to come along because this GPU -limited environment isn’t suitable. For gaming purposes, we’d expect most GTX 1650 Ti systems to perform similarly due to the GPU bottleneck; the CPU isn’t much of a consideration.
For frequent use cases like decompression, cryptography, app loading, web browsing and light productivity, the 4600H was the faster CPU. The Ry zen 5 4600H is also generally faster than the Core i7-10750H, a higher tier CPU from Intel that features the same six-core layout.
Similar story with the Core i7-9750H, although in areas where the Intel part wins, the margins are closer than we just saw. We think it’s safe to say that AMD is providing better performance with the same core count with this generation of laptop CPUs.
However, with superior single-thread performance and higher clock speeds, there are also plenty of workloads where the Ry zen 5 4600H is not faster. We’ve mentioned in the past how the Ry zen 7 3750H was not a very good laptop processor and this is shown quite clearly with the performance gains AMD were able to achieve moving to Zen 2.
What’s impressive here is that in the same 45W power envelope with the same boost characteristics, AMD are able to add in 33% more cores for around a 30% performance increase going from 4600H to 4800H. This six-core CPU offers a performance advantage over Intel’s Core i5 quad-cores that is simply unheard of in the mobile space.
You don’t see 2x performance leads within the same price class very often, let alone in power constrained laptop form factors. Most of the time, OEMs will offer Core i7 upgrades at anything above base models because Intel’s quad-core is not that great.
Could OEMs offer, say, a GTX 1660 Ti coupled with a Ry zen 5 4600H for less money than an equivalent laptop featuring a higher-tier CPU ? That could end up being a fantastic balance in the budget space between price, CPU and GPU performance.