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I just swear I can't tell the difference, but then I have not played a console game in a while... Maybe I need to get BF3.
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For Metro: Ultra Preset, 4xMSAA, Tessellation and ADoF (both under DX11 menu). The benchmark would probably do a real good job of stressing out the card, at least in some of it's parts.

BTW, are you sure you don't mean 1920x1080 resolution?

Stalker CoP will give it decent test if you max it out completely, including Ultra SSAO in HDAO mode and 4xAA. Keep in mind that choosing the 'ultra' preset alone doesn't max out all the settings, so go to 'Advanced' mode and slam everything.

Have you ever played the Stalker games? If not, I *highly* recommend playing Shadow of Chernobyl first ... and make sure to install the 'Complete' mod for any Stalker game you get. They make it look WAY better (esp. SoC) and they don't change the gameplay much at all.

As a HUGE fan of the series I can tell you that starting out with CoP as your first Stalker game is not a good idea. SoC should be played first, for sure. Whether you play CS or CoP 2nd doesn't matter much, but SoC needs to be first. It's the best of the three, and it provides the best introduction to the game world thumb.gif
    
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Got a rig on a 1440x800, Phenom IIx4@3.8ghz and AMD 5850 @750/1000

At that res I can play any game max on that GPU - Skyrim even in CPU intense areas only makes CPU usage hit 60-70. Your GPU is really for more than 1920x1080p let alone the res you are currently running at.
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So basically I have crapped out on the monitor resolution....?
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I have not played any stalker games, I'm not really a horror fan though so what am I in for with the stalker games?? I have ordered COP (which comes tomorrow) and SOC (which comes in around a max of 18 days). However I'm playing ME3 and M2033 so I have more than enough till the first one arrives.

Is the story any good too? I prefer games with a decent story, unlike games like RAGE, or Borderlands... (in my opinion)

I'm pretty excited for them though considering they have been out a few years. I also recently heard about STALKER 2 which is possibly going to happen, and I cannot wait for Metro Last Light!
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So basically I have crapped out on the monitor resolution....?

You have about 1.3 million pixels while 1920x1080, the most common resolution on this forum, is almost 2.1 million pixels. Your GPU only has to work ~65% as hard as most others to produce the same framerates (assuming linear scaling with resolution). Combine that with the fastest single GPU on the market and you get something that can't really be stressed.

Of course, max out Metro 2033 (turn off PhysX to remove the CPU bottleneck) or Crysis (the first) and you'll still see drops into the lower ranges. BF3 probably won't get terribly bad framerates even maxed out. It'll look awesome though.
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Definitely give Serious Sam 3 BFE a try. While not known as much as the other titles, it has the capacity to really stress the crap out of your GPU on the maximum settings. The game looks fantastic as well and has a ton of things to tweak around with in the video settings. It's also a really good game.
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at that low off a res i dont think anygame would really stress your gpu

yep

curious as to why you bought such a powerful card if you only run at 1280x1024?
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post #19 of 19
It doesn't really matter about your overpowered card and it doesn't matter that you didn't know about resolution and how it effects frame rates or performance.

What matters is you now know. It's not like you need to sell the current fastest single GPU available is it? more like you need to now go out and buy a kick ass monitor!! 2560x1600 thumb.gif or 3 decent 1920x1080 displays for a surround eyefinity set-up both will cost about the same. I would personally go for the high quality single display.
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