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I don't think the op realizes how demanding 1360x768 can be
    
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Just curious, other than Crysis 2 and BFBC2, what games are you guys playing that you absolutely need these high-end cards.
The main point of the OP was that the way gaming companies are creating games is that they are setting them to console ratings and then maybe adding a few things for PC gamers (ea. Dx11). There really hasn't been too much progress on games lately.
And i agree with the OP that if it continues to progress the way that it is, then most games won't need a dedicated card....although i'd like to refer you to my previous post in page 1 if you are about to tear into me.
Edited by Hazzeedayz - 8/11/11 at 7:19am
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Personally I agree with the OP, even though my system is updated. I don't really like the majority of new games that come out. Shogun 2 is a system stresser with mods, so my system helps with that a bit...

I still play Company of Heroes...

New games really don't grab me like my older ones can.
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My PC should outlast my PS3. But that being said, I use my PS3 alot more for gaming than my PC. Sometimes I just don't have the effort to sit infront of my PC and play a game.. But I'll happily sit or lay on my bed playing PS3 games :| (I do have TV connected to PC, so I could use TV for gaming / films)

But PC upgrading is like a virus, bug, infection. Once you start upgrading it becomes hard to get back out. I've brought a H100.. Why? No idea, its new, shiney and looks to perform better. Also brought a 2 x 4GB kit of Mushkin Blackline.. Why? Not sure, I already have 4 x 4 GB silverline...
It just catches on, even if you dont need to upgrade.

But, back ontopic.. 9 times out of 10 I'm playing games on full res and forget that my TV is also set as a clone.. So I'm playing the same game twice effectively... No noticable differences, (maybe in metro and extreme graphic games), and I sit there happily playing (when I can be bothered)
 
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But isn't he successful, there are already 30+ comments.
We let him win
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i like to pay my local power company money.
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It's been at least a year since any successful PC FPS games have been released and at least 4 years since the last game that forced you to upgrade your hardware was released. Now we are in 2011 and in terms of graphics and physics in games, we are stuck in the year 2007. Why? The most sophisticated PC game ever released is, undeniably Crysis. It was released in 2007, and since then, we have not made any serious progress in physics and graphics. (DX11 is hardly progress as barely any games even use it). The reason for this lack of innovation and progress is very simple: We are limited by technology from 2006, that is the Xbox 360 and PS3. Crysis was a breakthrough because it was not limited by consoles. Now we have Crysis 2, and if you were able to run Crysis on medium to high settings, than you have no problem running Crysis 2. But visually, Crysis 2 is a step backwards. Thus, if there are no new games being released with higher and higher system requirements, what's the point of upgrading your graphics all the time?
I am pretty damn sure that a large portion of Nvidia's sales, even today come from people wanting to play Crysis. However, the latest integrated graphics from intel are actually capable of running Crysis at medium. Soon, that revenue source will run dry for Nvidia. Beacuse if you can run the first Crysis at medium and Crysis 2 at max on integrated graphics, than whats the point of buying a GPU anymore? Nvidia has to provide some kind of financial incentive for developers to develop a PC only FPS game, or they will start losing money to consoles. If you bought a decent graphics card two years ago, then you have no reason to upgrade even now. For example, I have a GTS 250 in my system. That GTS 250 is more than capable of running Crysis 2 maxed out. And if the disease of consolitis keeps spreading, then i will have no reason to buy a Graphics card even 5 years from now.
Dude, Crysis 2 blows Crysis out of the water visually with the upgrades. Its also not exactly "easy" to run (just check out the benchmarks section)...
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There are many other reasons to have powerful gpus..... Folding, video editing, cad drafting, graphics design etc..... Looking at hardware from a purely gaming perspective is ignorant
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i don't think he was trolling in the least, i think he was making a good point....


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There are many other reasons to have powerful gpus..... Folding, video editing, cad drafting, graphics design etc..... Looking at hardware from a purely gaming perspective is ignorant
you make a good point as well but most people on here upgrade their rigs for games. The only reason people fold is so they can brag (again refer to my previous posts). As for the video editing and cad drafting, theres a very low percentage that do these things compared to the percentage of pure gamers (with exception of folding and benchmarking and such of course)
Edited by Hazzeedayz - 8/11/11 at 7:40am
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