So that 3d Mark 11 bench tool was on sale, and I thought it’d be interesting to judge various machines.
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070(1x) and Intel Core i7-9700K Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980(1x) and Intel Xeon Processor E5-2678 v3||AMD Radeon R9 290X(1x) and Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 v2|
|Graphics Test 1 fps||1146.83||182.54||180.92|
|Graphics Test 2 fps||2145.84||282.38||290.27|
|Graphics Test 3 fps||3173.27||3111.7||3124.86|
|Graphics Test 4 fps||481.82||452.33||457.79|
|Physics Test (fps)||49.76||42.19||25|
|Combined Test (fps)||73.6||64.44||30.81|
One glaring thing is that the old AMD (new ones too??) don’t have any PhysX acceleration so the weak processors shine through. And honestly the 980 is still a really solid card. Assuming yours hasn’t been mined to death.
Going from memory here is roughly what I paid (Yes I bought the RTX 2070 before the announcement of the Supers, and basically it’s too high for right now, but this is what happens in tech, value slides way down).
|RTX 2070||GTX 980||R9 290x|
|price in HKD||$3,739||$800||$350|
|3DMark per HKD||6.41||20.44||38.67|
So the biggest bang for the buck is the used stuff. Like it’s not even close. I should probably add in MSRP’s for the old cards. But here we are.
My old GPU was an GTX 460, before I tried out the 1030 & 1050 before making the leap to the 2070. But lately I’ve been looking for old gen cards as they seem to perform pretty well. Also for AutoCad I picked up a P2000. It’s insane how much those cards can go for, and I should bench that one to show how terrible it is at gaming. But wow what a speed difference in CAD.