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Bloom can be nearly identical to HDR if done right...but I gather it uses the CPU to apply the effect or something, instead?

Bloom colours get saturated if you take them too far, so there's a very specific look that can be maintained. HDR allows a much greater range, so game companies go overboard and mess with the colours like in Oblivion. Someone tweaked Oblivion though, so that for him HDR looked identical to Bloom...
     
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I don't think that the HDR in Oblivion looks all that impressive in the middle of the day everything just sort of glows menacingly...just like in real life I guess.
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WHy does everyone talk about Oblivion? The game is a waste of time. I feel bad about you all that just upgrated for oblivion =/
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You assumed a lot when you posted that Xeoc. I quit playing Oblivion long before I bought my 7900GTO I just benchmarked the game after I got it to see how it would run. I didn't buy any upgrades just for Oblivion.
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Originally Posted by Malaziel View Post
You assumed a lot when you posted that Xeoc. I quit playing Oblivion long before I bought my 7900GTO I just benchmarked the game after I got it to see how it would run. I didn't buy any upgrades just for Oblivion.
I was kinda refering more to the dude that made this topic =)
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Oblivion is just mentioned because i'ts the most demanding game out there right now (or at least the one that's most widespread)
    
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Oblivion is just mentioned because i'ts the most demanding game out there right now (or at least the one that's most widespread)
Yeah I know but upgrating jsut for one game if everything else runs well is iffy at best
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Yeah I know but upgrating jsut for one game if everything else runs well is iffy at best
I think you missed a major reason that i included in the original post

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but just recently the video ram on my 6800gt card started artifacting in game

So i upgraded my mobo to PCI-e and purchased a 7900gs card.
Now the upgrade was because i was running an older AGP and well i'd have to replace the video card anyways....

As far as gaming choices, it's not like i dont have the opportunity to play various games that can be demanding of a system, I just find myself interested in two games.

Not that i needed to explain myself but felt i should point out that you should read a bit more carefully, i upgraded because of hardware failure, not cuz i wanna see purdy on the screen... although since im spending money i figure i should get what is best within my budget, hence asking the question about processor limiting a vid card
    
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1280x1024 is the average single-card limit. Getting a single card to run 1600x1200 decently usually entails a bigger price tag difference than performance difference.

That's why many use...for example....SLI 7600GT's, which can be picked up for around $120 each. Grab two of those and 1600x1200 gaming would be possible...but on a 7900GS/GT, it would be slow enough in games like Oblivion to detract from the experience.
hehehe now this gives me a valid excuse to start saving up for a new update on the my whole rig within the next 6-12 months hehe
    
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Originally Posted by Xeoc View Post
WHy does everyone talk about Oblivion? The game is a waste of time. I feel bad about you all that just upgrated for oblivion =/
Im really not sure how you were hoping this opinion would add to the community. I dont mean to sound rude, but if one person "did" want to upgrade their system for a game, who are you to rain on their parade. Thats number one. Number two, I built my whole system around oblivion, and ill be damned if I only use my system to play oblivion. Bottom line, if you upgrade your rig for a video game, then awesome for you. After all, when you get bored with the video game you upgraded for, then the extra power will just help that much more on the next games you purchase.

/rant off
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