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my brother is an oblivion fan, and he sure can't play it with his nvidia 6100, so he's talking to me about it. and i'm sitting there thinking if the game is as much graphics demanding as he says, im thinking a 8800gtx sli setup would be able to handle it on max settings right. he tells me no,

so i go on to think hmm may be 8800 ultras in a sli setup-> you should be able to atleast play it on max settings with no lag right? he tells me probably not.

anyone got something to say? can the 8800 gtx or 8800 ultra in sli's play oblivion on max settings?
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On oblivion? With Ease, check my rig.

I play it with ultra high resolution texture mods and other graphical enhancements.

I play with vsync (So my frames are capped at 60), and I believe with no mods my frames just sat there at 60FPS. This is at 1920x1200, 4x aa, 16x af, and HDR on, everything max.

A single 8800GTX can max oblivion with ease.

No offense but your brother has not idea what hes talking about, there are cards alot slower than the 8800GTX that can run oblivion max with slight frame issues.
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lol. good call.

you have a 8800gtx sli setup- nice.

but according to toms hardware. a 8800gtx cannot play obvilion with ease.
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=775&chart=298

31.4 fps
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Way overkill, I play Oblivion on Ultra High settings with just about every texture mod and 4x AA and 16x AF plus HDR on full and I still get around 50FPS with an X1900XT clocked at 680/775
    
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lol. good call.

you have a 8800gtx sli setup- nice.

but according to toms hardware. a 8800gtx cannot play obvilion with ease.
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=775&chart=298

31.4 fps
I guessing that was taken before the drivers got better. The 8800GTX drivers were VERY bad the first few months and have greatly improved. I can't find a date on that.

I played Oblivion before I got SLI without any problems on max.

EDIT: Geforce 8 Nvidia Forceware 97.92 is what they used, which is very old. The latest driver right now is the 162.18 Beta
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really?

hmm

may be its time i upgrade my gfx.

may be when gfx prices drop, i mean there's no real need for me to have a 8800 gtx, but may be something better than the 6600
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Way overkill, I play Oblivion on Ultra High settings with just about every texture mod and 4x AA and 16x AF plus HDR on full and I still get around 50FPS with an X1900XT clocked at 680/775
But thats because you a 17" monitor at 1280x1024, when he was on a 24" one at 1920x1200, a huge difference!

I hate when people say they can max out a game and get good frames and dont state at what resolution, hey guess what i can max out oblivion and get 60 fps on my old 128MB 9800 pro (at 320x240).

....dont believe me? Quote me!
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really?

hmm

may be its time i upgrade my gfx.

may be when gfx prices drop, i mean there's no real need for me to have a 8800 gtx, but may be something better than the 6600
TBH, I saw you had a E6600 and a Geforce 6660 and 4GB of ram and I nearly cried.

If you got a better PSU (to handle the 8800), a new motherboard (Like a 680i), and a 8800GTX. Your computer would be extremely faster. Probably around 20x faster. Haha.

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But thats because you a 17" monitor at 1280x1024, when he was on a 24" one at 1920x1200, a huge difference!

I hate when people say they can max out a game and get good frames and dont state at what resolution, hey guess what i can max out oblivion and get 60 fps on my old 128MB 9800 pro (at 320x240).

....dont believe me? Quote me!
Finally someone who actually agrees with me. Anything below 1650x1050 or 1600x1200 is not considered max in my book.
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One thing you need to remember, the reason Oblivion is a problem for some ppl is that game is actually very badly coded.
 
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Oblivion is my fav game of all time, but you need a decent rig for 2560x1600 and mods like qarls textures and visibility patch (see everything in the distance).

My rig struggles on stock settings in some places, so overclocking is a must.
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