I recently bought new PC and I want to share interesting performance comparison in X:R game - with surprising result!
OLD PC Specification:
- CPU: Intel Xeon E5450 firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz (for X:R 1.0 - 3.0 I has even older Intel Quad 6600 email@example.comGHz)
RAM: 8GB DDR2 800MHz
GPU: GForce 1060 6 GB GDDR5
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 2600X (stock clocks 3.6GHz with boost till 4.2GHz)
RAM: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
GPU: GForce 1060 6 GB GDDR5 (its GPU from old PC)
Also cockpit entering animation was very stuttering - like 5-7 FPS.
When I started new game, scene where Yisha entering Skunk the FPS is about 45 FPS.
I know it was limited by CPU because GPU was used for 30% max. I was used to it and spent about 300 hours in Rebirth. Before I replaced Q6600 by Xeon E5450 performance was even worse, but still playable.
But after 11 years of use I finally decided to send that PC to Silicon Heaven and I bought latest 6 core Ryzen 2600X. I expected that improvements in architecture and with higher CPU clock will bring me about 50-60% more FPS.
But I was positively surprised (or shocked) that FPS in big sectors is now between 120-145, the same in scene with Yisha on Skunk aboard! Also cockpit entering animation sequence is very fluid now.
So conclusion is: Do not run X games on old CPU, even if that CPU is still working and you spent good times together. Performance increase 300% is worth money for new modern CPUs!
P.S: Others games benefits from Ryzen CPU as well but not that much as X:R game. Except Arma 3, that can use 6 cores - there is performance increase similar as in X:R.