Isn't the whole point of not fixing these issues in older games so that the developers have more time to fix/address them in newer titles instead? You yourself say it's an issue with older APIs, which eventually will fall out of use in favor the newer APIs where this problem doesn't exist. You even point out that a quasi-solution to the problem exists in that newer hardware can just brute force the problem, which is essentially free.What happens when there is a game that you really want to play but whose performance you know sucks on your card? Right now that seems to be the issue with AMD cards, except games where this happens are relatively old so the new hardware can brute force its way into delivering high enough frames per second. But what happens when the issue is with a newer game?
But let's just put all of that aside for the sake of argument. The number of older titles is massive compared to the number of new ones that are coming out over a given time frame. How do you even prioritize which to fix with the limited time budget you have? At what point does performance on newer cards just become good enough that it isn't worth the time investment?
Also why does one chart show 16 GB RAM and the other 32 GB? I get that the review is showing benchmarks for two different memory setups (and the presentation is atrocious since they're in separate charts with different scales which makes the pictorial representation kind of useless, but that's a complete aside), but some of the translation isn't very good. It doesn't necessarily look like he's getting a detailed analysis of CPU utilization in a controlled way.PurePC had some CPU utilization charts:
You'd want to show the same system configurations with the only difference being the GPU at exactly the same spots/time in a reasonably controlled benchmark. It's hard enough knowing if I reasonably understand the information being presented or the conclusions be reached from that data due to the translation alone, but this really doesn't help me have any confidence in the claims presented by the author.