i see this new stuff as a total waste, its pathetic one "must" spend 700$ for a graphics card, then 2-300 for a physics(?) card, on top of a dual core cpu running at 3000 mghz(X2), just to "play" a game......its all BS.
it used to be a 800 mghz pc with a decent video card (128) med ddr did a decent job! i think programmers have become sloppy, writing crap lose code, expecting the cpu/gpu to pick up the slack.
i mean my commodore 64 played games like beach front for example, with the hardware it had, nicely, back in the day.i see hardware doubling in speed/ ram/ gpu's/cpu's but nothing special coming out of the software end! now the physics card..... when will it ever end?
if i have an e6600 C2D oc'd to 3.5 ghz, why would i need a physics card? and like they say theres no support for them.pretty soon theyll say you NEED 2, 4 GB ddr3 sli'd cards with a 10,000 ghz processor to play that "one" new game coming out! it just amazes me. ;-)
Lol. You know what I remember? Back in 2000... or was it 01? Doesnt matter, my friend I were very young... And he had a PC in his room.. Wow, I was so jealous and impressed. THIS BEAST would play all the games we'd throw at it! FIFA 2000, Flight Simulator! Everything! and it would run em smoothly... Well how good was it you may ask... Well I was young so I dont remember the exact specs but I know FOR SURE that it only had a 300Mhz processor. 64MB RAM and I dont even know what GFX card.
Wow those were the days. We would play FIFA the whole day. Age of Empires, Warcraft if I remember correctly... *sigh* But now, my current rig cant even play new games on medium at 1024x768 ... My friend cant even afford a PC that will actually PLAY games...