This guy bought an old ATI Radeon GPU for just £1.25 ($1.55) and tested it with modern games. It did surprisingly well.
PC gamers have a reputation for relentlessly pursuing ever more realistic graphics, with graphics cards going from cutting edge to trash in the course of a 12-month cycle. The latest big thing in the PC graphics card world is the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 TI – a graphics card that will cost you £699.
But, what if you’re a PC gamer on a budget? What if you bought a graphics card for less than the price of a cup of coffee?
RandomGaminginHD decided to find out and bought a decade old HD 2600 XT card for a whopping £1.25/$1.55.
Testing the graphics card at 1360 x 768, they put the graphics card through its paces and found that, surprisingly, the throw-away graphics card could still do a job for the modern gamer.
Bioshock Infinite ran at an average 35 frames per second, the original Crysis ran at an average 30 frames per second, CS: GO ran at an average of a whopping 85 frames per second. Metro: Last Life let the side down with a meager 10 frames per second on average, but the impressive performance with the other games speaks for itself.
It just goes to show that even seemingly obsolete hardware could still have a part to play in 2017. Sure, you won’t be playing at 4K, and VR is out of the question, but for someone looking for an entry-level graphics card to start exploring the wonders offered by Steam, £1.25 is a low price to pay.
And who said that PC gaming was expensive?
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