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I give it 2 months and talks of a GTX 780 will start, (for real)
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I never expect video card can go to $1000. If I send this money to Cambodia, a poor kid there can have 3 meals/day for the next 4 months.
    
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Actually, BF3 is more fully developed in terms of the tech involved with the Frostbite 2 engine and how it takes advantage of DX11 than Metro is. Metro looks good, but it's also TERRIBLY unoptimized - that is the reason it appears so demanding.
The only other comparably taxing game I would say is The Witcher 2, when ubersampling is used - then again, this isn't exactly the best comparison either, since Ubersampling is a very, very taxing method of having to render EVERYTHING in a frame up to 4x, etc., to accomplish the visual enhancement.
Battlefield 3 and other games don't have to do that to achieve the same/better level of graphical quality. It's not hard to implement ubersampling; it's just a very forced way of upping graphics. Even Crysis 2, with the DX11 + HiRes texture packs installed, looks better than Metro and comparable to The Witcher 2, imo.

So, so, so, SO very wrong about Metro. Turn off hardware Physx. You'll notice a difference. Metro is still more advanced than BF3, it's Ai and hardware Physx engine are pretty hard to top. It's also makes heavy use of tessellation on more than just terrain.
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post #74 of 101
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I never expect video card can go to $1000. If I send this money to Cambodia, a poor kid there can have 3 meals/day for the next 4 months.
Nice said mate and so true. I have to wait for my 1K card to be available?! Post that on first world problems! biggrin.gif

But to be honest, I would get one. Instantly. But I just bought a 680 and should get rid of that first.

I dont even need a card like this. Plus I am not a enthusiast gamer.
Sadly they made it so sexy and wubsmiley.gif
I could hug that thing even if it has +80°C
Friend on mine told me that I should imagine the card looks ugly=issue solved.
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oh nelly drool.gif


even the box....
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$1000 is the current price of the GTX 680 over here, the GTX690 will probably be ~$1350

if that the case... a gtx 690 is a bargain / steal for you.

GTX 680 here is $500.... GTX 690 is $1000.... so GTX 690 at your area should be $2000 not $1350 thumb.gif
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So, so, so, SO very wrong about Metro. Turn off hardware Physx. You'll notice a difference. Metro is still more advanced than BF3, it's Ai and hardware Physx engine are pretty hard to top. It's also makes heavy use of tessellation on more than just terrain.

We'll agree to disagree. Personally, Metro's lighting and overall color saturation was extremely bland, IMO, that even Crysis 2 looked better. I know below is not the best screenshot, but there's almost literally no outdoor parts of the game with direct sunlight in Metro 2033, and the overcast-gray outdoor area would actually look worse, so I didn't bother posting it.

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We'll agree to disagree. Personally, Metro's lighting and overall color saturation was extremely bland, IMO, that even Crysis 2 looked better. I know below is not the best screenshot, but there's almost literally no outdoor parts of the game with direct sunlight in Metro 2033, and the overcast-gray outdoor area would actually look worse, so I didn't bother posting it.
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Bf3 looks the worst of the three. It is just full of desaturated colors and exaggerated lens flares.
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Bf3 looks the worst of the three. It is just full of desaturated colors and exaggerated lens flares.

Congratulations - you have an opinion! It's also just one shot, and i'm sure we can both find people that stand on both sides of the BF3 graphical issue, but I will humbly disagree. Metro 2033 looks like crap, and that's my opinion. I happen to think that BF3 has the best overall visual fidelity.
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