Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n
I can't believe some of the crap i'm starting to hear lately around the web. Ever since the BF3 beta went live, people are going completely ape over framerates to the point where many people have stated we have crossed a line that PC gaming will now basically require running SLI or Crossfire in order to maintain "sustainable" and "enjoyable" framerates with graphical settings and as a result single card users will just be SOL. Even to the point where I'm hearing rumors that nvidia is forcing developers to make their games run best on SLI based PC rigs and that their drivers won't be fully utilized on a single video card based setups?
Umm...im sorry, perhaps my priorites in life are screwed up, but even being the gamer that I have been since I was 7, and a PC gamer since I was 12, I personally don't have the desire, or means to justify spending my hard worked for cash on TWO freaking video cards in the price range of $500-700 JUST so I can play modern PC games with playable framerates and decent quality settings.
Wow.... if this truly is is an indication of where PC gaming is headed, is it any wonder why consoles are utterly taking over the gaming world? Many people cannot justify, let alone afford especially in these tough economic times to fork over the cash to pump pretty looking pixels across a decent sized PC monitor at "playable" framerates of 50-70fps
So sorry, but if PC gaming has crossed this kinda threshold, you can be rest assured i'll be parting out my rig, buying a decent *NON gaming* capable laptop for my PC needs and spend the rest of my years on Xbox 360 and its successors in the years to come on a nice, big 55+ inch LCD TV with surround sound and only "NEED" to fork over 300-$500 ever couple of years for a new version of a console gaming system to get my gaming fix.
Screw that crap
LOL, lower your setting/resolution and a 9800GT will run the game.
Get a smaller monitor.
I'm happy that games are starting to catch up with hardware, i want some more eye candy
Now of course if you want all the eye candy
the game can give you ought to buy some more expensive graphics card.
Better yet, dont like it? Do just like you said, buy your self a console