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post #11 of 92
Graphics ARE getting better. Discrete cards will be required for the next gen graphics. Textures will get larger. You will upgrade eventually.

If you are perfectly fine with XBOX 360 texture sizes and draw distance in games that are on the PC as well, then no you don't have to upgrade.

But look at Crysis 2. The PC got DX11+HiRes Textures. You NEED a superior discrete graphics card to run that at 1080p in any playable fashion.
post #12 of 92
Yes is pointless having 2 x GPUs for 1080p or under unless GPUs are mid-low end. These days just like they added more Cores for CPUs because they could not clock up a single core much now because we are stuck at Console graphics from 2005 they have release stuff like eyefinity, 3D, so we can buy more GPU power.
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post #13 of 92
I agree that we don't need more powerful gpu but there's this little enthusiast community that always craves for more performance (looking at OCN ).
    
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post #14 of 92
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I don't know. Metro is pretty brutal on my 5870 which would start to make a 7xxx series look pretty attractive thanks to increased tesselation performance plus running (hopefully) cooler and quieter. True mostly what you said though. Some people have upgrade fever and need the very latest and best when the graphical demand clearly isn't that high. I see people with tri SLI 580s and I just think "Ok..... but what do you do that you need that $1500 monstrosity for?!"
You need that that XXX$$$$ for awesome, plain and simple
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Most games don't need serious gpu's to play with a decent fps.There are very rare games witch really need hardware to play it. The best and most popular games, like bc2, assassins creed,crysis 2(without dx11) etc. they don't need hardware to play it. Because the developers are smart, if they put serious demanding hardware to play a popular game, they will not make sales anymore, not anyone has state of the art rigs to play the game, so the developers consider this a "must-need" to make a popular game accessible for many users with medium rigs.
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The OP's sig lists a 17inch monitor with a max resolution of 1280 × 1024.

He probably does max out most games running at that resolution. I also have to wonder if he has tried Witcher2.
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post #17 of 92
Well, that is true if you have a 17" monitor you could play almost all the games on high with a gtx460.
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post #18 of 92
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The OP's sig lists a 17inch monitor with a max resolution of 1280 × 1024.

He probably does max out most games running at that resolution.
loool, good catch
    
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The OP's sig lists a 17inch monitor with a max resolution of 1280 × 1024.

He probably does max out most games running at that resolution. I also have to wonder if he has tried Witcher2.
Agreed.. 80% of us are on 1920x1080 and the rest are @30" res or 3x 1920 and anyway you slice it a single high end card is barely up to the task. If the OP is happy with medium @ 1920x1080 or running a sub par monitor then so be it but otherwise there is a true need for high end cards for the "benchmark" resolution.
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For example, I have a GTS 250 in my system. That GTS 250 is more than capable of running Crysis 2 maxed out
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