Originally Posted by Aesthethc
I understand that you are okay with lowering settings to get your 200+ fps but that not everyone is okay with playing on "low settings". I never said it was impossible to take advantage of a 120/144hz monitor with 3-4 year old hardware. I said you will need more GPU horsepower for anyone to "get the most out of their monitor". Its like preparing for a 1440p or 1600p monitor. Obviously you are going to need more GPU horsepower to play at current settings at a higher resolution; but you cant simply assume everyone is okay with playing on low settings.
Just because you get 200+ fps on 'every-game' you play doesnt mean it will apply to the bigger majority. 1 GB VRAM on the 5850 is clearly not enough for newer titles especially if you want to use AA or higher res textures; surely it is enough for "low settings" but honestly i dont see a point in spending money in a computer that youre going to end up playing "low settings on your games".
The common suggestion for anyone trying to go 120hz/144hz is to provide more GPU power. Obviously lowering your settings to "low" will provide more FPS; its a no brainer. But you dont see people giving suggestions to those upgrading to 1440p/1600p or 120hz 1080p/1440p to just "lower their settings".
Input lag? Yeah i dont have a problem with input lag, sorry. Plenty of people here on OCN with SLI/CF with no complaints about input lag. I dont run vsync and most 120hz TN monitors have a lot less response time than IPS panels.
Vsync is one sure fire way to add input lag.
I'm sorry but you quoted my original post.
You don't really need more GPU power if you're willing to compromise graphic settings.
you're willing. I'm not exactly telling people to play on low and not everyone plays BF3.
I said you will need more GPU horsepower for anyone to "get the most out of their monitor".
You're assuming and have preconceive bias towards what you feel is needed. I get the most out of my monitor regardless of having weaker hardware.
you cant simply assume everyone is okay with playing on low settings.
You can't assume everyone plays BF3. I can easily max out any shooter that has seen any form of real competition with over 144FPS consistent, but I don't due to latency attributes introduced by post processing, AA etc.. This is a choice on me to benefit regardless of refresh rate be it 60/75hz etc..
but honestly i dont see a point in spending money in a computer that youre going to end up playing "low settings on your games".
Don't misunderstand, I'll max out recent titles with 50-60 frames for eye candy, but If I'm playing online, I'm seeking out any competitive advantage I can get.
You're simply a different type of gamer and have to understand people have different needs.
I'll fully agree with you if the original poster cares bout having the best graphics, but not if he simply wants smoother play and is willing to compromise for that.Edited by Skylit - 9/7/13 at 7:25am