Player showcases Hogwarts Legacy running on ancient GPU

Player showcases Hogwarts Legacy running on ancient GPU

Hogwarts Legacy: A Wizardly Journey Even for Ancient GPUs!

Do you remember those good old days when you had that trusty GPU from 2012, chugging along like a loyal companion? Well, apparently Hogwarts Legacy doesn’t care about our nostalgia! This game is a graphical beast, even by modern standards, immersing players in the enchanting world of the famous wizarding school at the turn of the 20th century. But hey, if you’re rocking a ten-year-old GPU, it’s time to brace yourself for a bumpy (and visually devastated) ride.

Unreal Engine 4 is the sorcery behind the breathtaking visuals in Hogwarts Legacy. Developed by Avalanche Software, this engine was the go-to choice as its successor, Unreal Engine 5, hadn’t been released yet. Despite its age, Unreal Engine 4 remains one of the most beloved engines in the industry, offering jaw-dropping experiences in games like Borderlands 3, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Gears 5. However, some studios are now eyeing the newer Unreal Engine 5 for their upcoming creations.

Now, let’s talk about our poor old friend, the Nvidia GTX 660. Back in its heyday, it was a reliable mid-range GPU, making waves in 2012. It could handle demanding titles like Battlefield 4 and The Lords of the Fallen (on higher settings, of course). But, let’s be honest, it’s like expecting a Volkswagen Beetle to win a Formula One race. It just won’t happen when there are more powerful options on the market like the 680 or 690.

Enter Reddit user Adeno, who bravely puts their GTX 660 through the magical wringer of Hogwarts Legacy. The result? A GameTopical nightmare resembling games from the PlayStation or Nintendo 64 era. It’s like watching Harry Potter cast spells with the elegance of Sonic the Hedgehog on a sugar rush. Poor Harry!

This clip serves as a reminder that, as technology advances, we sometimes need to bid farewell to our trusty old components and embrace the newest hardware for optimal gaming performance. Nvidia’s GeForce 40 series launched with a bang in October 2022, despite the capable GeForce 30 series from 2020 still being available. It seems some gamers just can’t resist the allure of the latest and greatest.

But fear not! Hogwarts Legacy isn’t just for the PC elite. It’s accessible to wizards and witches alike, spanning across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and, coming soon, even the enchanted realm of Nintendo Switch on November 14, 2023.

So, grab your wands, upgrade your GPUs, and get ready to embark on a fantastical journey through Hogwarts Legacy. Just don’t forget that your ancient GPU might turn your magical adventure into a medieval pixelated curse from another age. Stay wizardly, my friends!

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Author’s Note

If you’re interested, check out my other article on why Hogwarts Legacy desperately needs the return of the Inseparable Tome in a sequel! It’s a must-read for all the Hogwarts fans out there.

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