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I don't know, anyone who bought a HD 7970 when it was released sure got their money's worth. It's still kicking strong. so there are some cards that ARE plenty futureproof. I expect except for certain AAA releases the r9-280x will remain a viable option for 1080p gaming for years yet.

true, but if they start gimping cards out and using tricky tactics it wont be so.....

companies have to make money and be viable but not at that cost...

"PC gaming" ( hate that sentence ) is alive and well but don't push it, enthusiasts don't have to be mental.....
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How the hell do they make these E3 demo's run well? They run them on PC's for sure, so SOME kind of PC CAN handle that graphics!
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How the hell do they make these E3 demo's run well? They run them on PC's for sure, so SOME kind of PC CAN handle that graphics!

Spend lots of time cherry picking exactly what you show and the conditions under which it is running + show it on incredibly powerful hardware.

In a trailer as early as what we had from 2013, you're not really seeing something that resembles a playable build of a game. Just a cherry picked slice that will look best in a presentation. This is (part of) why pre-ordering is such a bad practice.
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http://ca.ign.com/articles/2015/05/21/the-witcher-3-dev-on-accusations-of-graphical-downgrades

"Developing only for the PC: yes, probably we could get more [in terms of graphics] as there would be nothing else - they would be so focused, like if we would develop only on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. But then we cannot afford such a game."
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http://ca.ign.com/articles/2015/05/21/the-witcher-3-dev-on-accusations-of-graphical-downgrades

"Developing only for the PC: yes, probably we could get more [in terms of graphics] as there would be nothing else - they would be so focused, like if we would develop only on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. But then we cannot afford such a game."

/thread because the DEVS confirmed what we already knew smile.gif.
 
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How do a few people feel, as they were reluctant that there was no down grade
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I am new to the series but I can see why you guys are mad. Shown one thing , given a hint no downgrade was made, and on release it was indeed a downgrade.
The trailer most people are using as a reference point for the downgrade was from VGX two years ago.

They've been showing footage for the last year. A ton of near final gamelpay footage even it in the last 2 months.

I really hope people aren't making purchase decisions just based on 2 year old trailers.
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I really hope people aren't making purchase decisions just based on 2 year old trailers.

I dunno if they made purchase decisions based on it but lots of people clearly set their expectations based on it. Which just shows that lots of people in the PC community have more money than critical thinking skills. rolleyes.gif

A downgrade has been obvious for about a year and the final release is not exactly a surprise to anyone paying attention.
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Game is phenominal regardless -

I feel bad for anyone having issues, but so far the game has been solid for me. After enabling hardware cursor and making a few other tweaks it has been smooth sailing.

That being said, devs should be more cognizant not to inflate expectations too much too early on. Altough I still think the game si beautiful!
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Griffin fight with everything maxed at 1200p, including hairworks, never dipped below 60
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