I don't think the 16GB SKU will drop that low, though I hope it does. Would be nice to have it as a collector's item (shrink wrapped)Is the A770 a $250 card with the current state of Intel drivers and performance?
I wonder how the Linux side of the equation fares. Maybe the older games will run better there thanks to Proton?Conclusion thus far: This is indeed still an enthusiast's GPU. Experimenting to get games not just running, but running well enough to be enjoyable is not for everyone, that's for sure. I am digging it; it's fun and educational.
I don't think Crysis can cloud save on Galaxy, can it? Regardless, as far as the game is concerned I never played it before. This is a test box, so the most progress is on another PC. Hell, I haven't finished Crysis in 15yrs. It is fun to throw chickens at people, stuff like that, but I played that game so much at one point that it's like the movie Groundhog Day for me. Besides, IIRC the end is where it is more single thread CPU bound. ARC should have no trouble on the GPU side is my guess.Do you have a prior save? I remember that the last level of Crysis was pretty hard on the GPU and probably has some unstable buggy code. Interested if that passes the test.
Only the individual can decide what the right price is. For me $200 on the A750 was it. I also wanted to do a little more than just pay lip service about welcoming new competition in the GPU space. $200 ain't much, but it's better than $0. I also approved the extra data collection. Hopefully my system specs and telemetry will be of some use.What is the strike price for an ARC A750 as it stands now. I know $199 is the lowest it has been. Is $199 the price to buy or is it worth $150 or the full $199 when on sale? The A770 seems to be way overpriced for the performance that it offers. The A770 seems to have bottomed at the $330 range.
Is the A770 a $250 card with the current state of Intel drivers and performance?
I've read good things on the ARC sub reddit. Of course, I have a long ways to go on windows testing yet. Bunch of old games like Thief 2, Delta Force: Black hawk Down, 2006 Ghost Recon Advanced WarFighter, The Hulk, Warhammer 40K: Space Marines, etc.I wonder how the Linux side of the equation fares. Maybe the older games will run better there thanks to Proton?
GitHub - ValveSoftware/Proton: Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional componentsCompatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional components - GitHub - ValveSoftware/Proton: Compatibility tool for Steam Play based on Wine and additional componentsgithub.com
You could try Pop OS! on a spare SSD and experiment, once your Windows games testing concludes.
That's the one where you parachute down to the warzone, with the level of detail increasing as the distance to ground approaches zero, right? That was the coolest thing I had seen ever in a PC game. Wish the rest of the game was that good. I got stuck due to some bug in the game in that very first level. Ran everywhere I could and nothing I could do to make it progress further. Probably veered off too much from the linear scripted gameplay they had baked in to that level.2006 Ghost Recon Advanced WarFighter
That was the first AAA game with PhysX, before Nvidia bought them. Chucking a grenade at a vehicle yields an explosion that holds up well against much more modern games. I don't know what you were goofing up, but I have finished the game at least a dozen times over the years. The console port was pure garbage. If I listed how dumbed down it was, you'd need to shave before I was finished. The importance of drones in that game was spot on. I have a friend that owns a SCAR, I used it, and did that hold up? Not so much. 🤣That's the one where you parachute down to the warzone, with the level of detail increasing as the distance to ground approaches zero, right? That was the coolest thing I had seen ever in a PC game. Wish the rest of the game was that good. I got stuck due to some bug in the game in that very first level. Ran everywhere I could and nothing I could do to make it progress further. Probably veered off too much from the linear scripted gameplay they had baked in to that level.
Are you forgetting the Splinter Cell series?
You can help by telling the technical admins of the forum that they have a bug to fix on the light theme.
Yeah just like the PSP 1000 randomly ejecting disks was a feature lol. Its definitely a bug; would have never happened on any of the v-bulletin themes I made on gaming forums a long time agoI don't think it's a bug. It's a feature that allows you to post color tagged text.
If you paste white/light tagged text it will be near impossible to be see on the light theme, you get the same problem if you paste dark tagged text on the dark theme.
The solution is to not post tagged text. Use the "Paste as plain text" option.
I think I chose that. My bad! I forget peeps are still on the old whiteboard here. Noted for future posts.You can help by telling the technical admins of the forum that they have a bug to fix on the light theme.
EDIT: Star Trek Elite Force 2 is OpenGL. I'll be back shortly with results.How about old OpenGL games. Does Jedi Outcast/Academy or KOTOR1/2 work properly?
Unless afterburner is nerfed, (which it may be in this game. I'll get to that) it isn't a CPU issue. I added all threads to be displayed. While the 5600 at 4.65GHz is working hard, none of the threads goes over 90% usage. CPU stays in the 40-70s% without RT on.It could be the cpu getting maxed out on some thread. Keep an eye on your CPU core utilization while playing.
As an owner of their hardware, you are entitled to post on their ARC community forums about this issue. Maybe they will fix it if it's solely a driver issue?ARC usage never goes over 70-80%. Spends most of the time in the 50s-60s. Nothing changes up high away from traffic and crowds either. Though the fps drops from 60 to as low as the 40s on the streets. That may be the CPU bottleneck. Or the game and drivers are not working together fully?
Another slot powered A380, good. Have you spotted the Gigabyte or MSI cards for sale? I haven't seen either. And ASRock needs to put down the crack pipe with their pricing. Here is my the cards will sell pricing -
Biostar to make ARC cards! We may be in for some bargain GPU treats!