Hi I have a i5-2400 and 8gb ram with the gt 1030 and running at 45-60fps on low to med settings and resolutions I play at a 1280x720 and 1366x768 for doom eternal so its pretty playable im up to the part where you get the crucible blade
If you pair a low-end GPU with a low-end CPU, then how do you know which one is limiting your performance, & what kind of inexpensive upgrade would give you the most boost?Exactly, these kinds of comparisons are essentially meaningless without a realistic matching cpu.
I'd say it's a bit of both(though as Linux7055 says, Kepler is something of an outlier). In general, you get more raw GFLOPS from AMD cards which translates into better performance when you don't get driver optimizations.Fascinating how AMD cards age significantly better than NVIDIA cards do. Either it's NVIDIA failing to support older hardware with optimized drivers while AMD does, or perhaps AMD's architecture is simply more future proof.