Originally Posted by SpykeZ
Isn't the whole point of the phrase "maxed out" meaning just that....all settings to the max? It's no longer "maxed out" if you start dialing options down.
Exactly, people just refuse to accept AA because of personal preference. I am seeing far too much of this "well you don't need it at 1440p blah blah" being thrown around, but that is totally irrelevant. They argue that more pixels is the grounds for it too, but then ignore resolutions like mine which certainly do require AA, yet are still FAR more taxing on the GPU than their precious 1440p single monitor.
The fact that it is an available graphics option automatically dictates a need for it to be included in the maximum settings, if for no other reason than reliable comparisons to any resolution.
This simple fact also means that we can see how the game's engine scales with resolution as well. If we all compare with the same resolution, we have precisely zero means to compare this, and no way for people to see comparison builds to judge the settings they actually use - which means native resolutions only.
This is the first time I have even heard of this debate... In all my years of toying with computers, and playing games on them... and drooling over hardware, never have I seen this a question.
It has always been max possible settings followed by the resolution being ran at. Always
.Edited by Masta Squidge - 5/13/13 at 3:20pm