Have you ever wondered what Days Gone would look like at 72p? As cutting-edge gaming hardware strives for high resolutions, such as 8K and above, it’s always fun to step back and appreciate the ugly beauty of extreme scale reduction using old hardware.
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YouTuber RandomGaminginHD (via SWEClockers) took some older GPUs (a AMD Radeon HD6450 around 2011 i Nvidia Geforce GT 710, which came out in 2014) and conducted a fun experiment: how will games work at 720p and how will they work in the tenth part? The results were interesting.
Seeing modern games run at offensively low resolutions always makes me smile, as it reminds me of how things were and how far graphics have come in PC games. That's why I love watching channels like this and LowSpecGamer take on these fun projects.
Fortnite got a decent frame rate hike at 72p instead of 720p, with the game surpassing 50 fps on these two old GPUs. GTA 5 also had a good show, with 25-35 fps. Playable? This depends on what your eyes can control. I don't see anyone trying to play any of these games like this for more than a few minutes at a time before suffering from a low pixel-induced migraine.
Days Gone and Cyberpunk, meanwhile, are a little too much for these old graphics cards, both games struggling to escape the teens. But it’s not like these games work well with these old $ 65 GPUs, for starters.
Now, 128×72 pixels will not be displayed in the video settings; you must immerse yourself in the configuration files of the games in question to make the necessary changes, just in case you plan to run GTA 5 in Bronze Age mode (video is detailed). Be aware that doing so could cause the game (and possibly your eyes) to crash.