Old cards come alive with AMD Fine Wine technology


Competition in the video card market is getting hotter. Except for the current cards, it came to the fore again in the competition between the old cards produced by the companies. Although manufacturers still provide software support for some of their old cards, this does not mean optimization support for new games. Along with AMD Fine Wine technology, older Radeon cards are re-powered.

AMD Fine Wine technology is not currently supported by every game. But the tests show that the differences in supported games are huge.

AMD Fine Wine technology causes increased power on older Radeon cards
Launched by Id Software in the past few days, Doom Eternal has received the title of the latest Doom game. The performance of the game, which came with high-level optimization for current hardware, was eagerly awaited. Doom Eternal, which is compatible with old cards with AMD’s Fine Wine technology, pleased the old Radeon users. Along with AMD’s first, second and third generation GCN architecture cards, cards based on NVIDIA’s Kepler and Maxwell architecture were compared.

AMD HD 7970 Ghz gives nearly twice the performance of its rival GTX 680. This is valid for Doom Eternal for now. Using the Id Tech 7 game engine, Doom Eternal can work in harmony with older Radeon cards. Cards reaching 60 FPS limit even at low settings promise a smooth gaming experience.

As a result of the tests performed in 1080p resolution and low settings, AMD’s first generation GCN architecture graphics cards provide superior advantage compared to NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture cards. For example, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz version is 124 percent faster than the GeForce GTX 680 and 75 percent faster than the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

The only difference is not at the low level. Even the relatively new Maxwell’s GTX 970, which we can call a little higher, is defeated by the Radeon 390 card. Even cards like the Radeon 270X and 280 give more performance than the GTX 960. Doom Eternal is not the only game that supports AMD’s Fine Wine technology. Games like Doom 2016 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also have this support.

We do not know which games will have this support in the future. However, users with old AMD cards can play some new games fluently, even at low settings.


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