The land is starting to warm up again with the approach of Summer, and I expect the rains and harsh winds to grow more frequent. As I often do when these same months come by, I wonder if my computer will be able to withstand the heat.
With technology moving ever forward, this year-old chart is now woefully out of date. I made it sometime in 2015 when I decided to upgrade from my miraculously still-functional 9800 GT, but the card was old enough that it simply did not appear on the performance charts that Nvidia makes for their new cards.
So, I took two charts and stitched them together, and drew all over it.
I eventually chose the 750 Ti as it conveniently sat between the two theoretical points of the GPU power of the PS1 and XB1. The consoles themselves were speculated to be similar to certain Radeon cards, so I obtained conversions of it to a roughly equivalent Nvidia card rating, and drew lines on the chart. It apparently turned out to be a good choice, since Digital Foundry pretty much exclusively used the 750 Ti when comparing the PC version of a game against the console versions.
Despite the low performance, it also used the latest architecture by Nvidia at the time (now superseded by Pascal), so I suspected that it would actually run better than the theoretical level of the PS4, due to driver support.
The 9800 GT lasted for much longer than I had ever anticipated, and it was probably because I bought a version with an overloaded amount of VRAM.
The last games I ever played on it? Divinity: Original Sin. Maxed settings, 1080p.
The game that prompted me to upgrade? The Witcher 3.