Chrispy_ wrote:jwolberg wrote:
I did not get any benchmark numbers as I wasn't entirely familiar with any programs that could provide any other than just being able to comfortably play on higher settings with smoother framerates. I still have my old card and would be more than happy to put it back in and run some benchmarks before and after if you have any suggestions of programs to use?
Unigine Valley is a good simple benchmark.
It's pretty old now but it's DX11 which is what practically every game runs right now, so it's still valid.
Relatively small download and quick install - just pick the Exreme HD preset and hit run, then click the benchmark button top left. It'll spit out an FPS number which you can compare against other sites (here is just one example giving the 1070 Founder's Edition 99FPS on the default Extreme HD setting)
The other popular tool is 3D Mark (Firestrike) but that's far more demanding on your GPU and less likely to show up the effect of a CPU bottleneck.
My average FPS on the "default" Extreme HD were 76.2 as I noted above and 54FPS when running at my monitor's native resolution. It does seem that I am getting a bit lower FPS than the link you posted, which is indeed probably due to my CPU as you indicated. When I am on Kaby Lake 6 months from now I will have to post back some new scores to see if it increases at all.