Firestrike graphics vs passmark? Which is more accurate?

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  1. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    Flagship GPUs always tend to take longer before obsolescence, unless there is a major paradigm shift.

    980M came out 5 years ago, so 3 years ago it would’ve already been replaced by Pascal. :p

    And yeah, it was a good card for its time and closed the gap between mobile and desktop significantly, being about 70% of the desktop 980 performance, while the preceding 680M and 780M were only about 50% of desktop 680 and 780 performance respectively. My 980M had all 6 core FETs present and I ran it OCed to 1350/6000 at 1.1625V as my daily driver, which basically turned it into a substantially less power efficient mobile GTX 1060 (150W vs. 80W).

    That being said, the GTX 1080 was a great upgrade for me as the 120Hz itch was too strong to resist and the 980M was starting to show its limitations there. Undervolted to around the same 150W as my previous souped up 980M, the 1080 is about twice as fast.
     
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    5 years.

    As with my last laptop, I think my main problem with games in its final 12-18 months will be CPU related.
     
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    I think for 60 FPS your CPU will ride out this generation just fine. The issue with Clarksfield was that it was such a far cry from desktop CPUs, like half the clock speed. 10 years ago the power efficiency of mobile CPUs was severely lacking and you had to choose between more cores or higher clocks.
     
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    For 1080p older games 980m works great tbh, esp since I'm not a bells and whistles player no problem turning down bl3/rdr2/ow to 900 or 768p for 60fps could do 1080p in those but I don't like over 75% my gpu on my system and I like 60fps. My 980m I got as "not working" for 110$, guy was just fed up in a couple of games he had problems with it probably a driver issue or something i've had no problems with it. I'm one of those guys that still has a galaxy s5 works great for my basic smartphone needs etc Trying to cut way back on games, you know that life thing lol
     
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    My last laptop had a 1st gen i7 720qm. It choked on some games that needed more speed. With 8 efficient multithreaded cores in the consoles, I don't expect to go unscathed at all if I go through to 2021.
     
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    I know, I had a 740QM myself. Even with a lowly (compared to desktop standards) 5870M GPU, that sub-2GHz first-gen i7 still bottlenecked me in games like BF3.

    You have to keep in mind that the next-gen games will have a large jump in GPU requirement as well. So if you have to lock to 30 FPS because your 980M can’t keep up, the load on the CPU will go down accordingly.
     
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    well your 1080 will last you another 3 years at least so your laughing as well :)
     
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    Not if more games continue the trend of running especially poor on Pascal like RDR2 does.

    Some of these huge performance deltas between previously comparable Maxwell/Pascal and Turing/AMD cards in recent titles is giving me a sense of deja vu to what happened with Kepler circa 2014/15.
     
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    yeah thats true.....I agree

     
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    I had the same GPU. I ran AC:4 on low and high/v.high in the same 24-27fps. Luckily, Wolfenstein really only bogged down in the safehouse between missions and once at an escape cutscene. Ran DA:O fine with a little of everything incl godrays ...not enough vram for full foliage though. [One and only artifact, yellow rectangles].

    GPUs usually hang in through launch era releases relatively well if they were doing OK going in ...they're mostly just cleaned-up last-gen titles. I prefer graphics over 60fps, so I'm not easy on the CPU. It might be a little easier this round as last time IPC needs basically doubled [Passmark single-thread score of 750 going to 1500 approximately], while I'd guestimate something scoring over 2000 now is common place [My 4710HQ hits 2200 w/OC]. I once did some math 2-3yrs back that figured to nextgen console ports wanting CPUs at 3300-3400 sngl-thread passmark score, but while we're about on track for that timing to nextgen launches, I think a score of 2800 should be enough ...though 3000 or better is where I'd want to be for something I want to keep all the way through.
     
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