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hardware monitoring > setup (MUST CLICK THE SETUP BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CLICK DOESN'T WORK FOR THIS) > plugins > scroll down the list and check 'VidMem,dll' > ok > restart rivatuner > hardware monitoring > setup (MUST CLICK THE SETUP BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CLICK DOESN'T WORK FOR THIS) > scroll to the bottom of the data sources and check 'vidememory usage' > apply > ok
Thank you sir. You are a doctor and a scholar.
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What exactly does Video Memory Usage do? I saw you guys talking about it and was wondering what it was for.
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Tells how much video memory is being used at any given time in a 3d application.
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So you are sitting here saying they are a waste when your newest games are HL2 and FEAR which came out over a year ago. You just proved my point. You can't tell the difference between 2560x1600 and 1280x800. Wow... Enough said...
Whoah, you're taking my statement out of context and misquoting me even when you're directly quoting me? Where did I say having 8800GTX LSI was a waste? Where did I say I couldn't tell a difference? You have a serious reading impediment.

I said anything over 60fps is a waste... Geez... lighten up a bit, eh?

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You sir, need to start turning on some AA or AF, because obviously you don't turn either on. Some people buy computers to max the game out, sure the game doesn't NEED 2x 8800, but it does need them for smooth frames at all times, and I built this computer to run games on max, not "somewhat-max".
And you also come to the point of diminishing returns, which is part of my point. Sure, turn your textures to 5 gigabytes and get a 20" monitor with a resolution of 5120x3200, sure you'll need them.

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I would love to see you run oblivion with 1 8800GTX at 1920x1200 with mods that increase draw distance and QT3. Say hello to single digits and teens. Don't critize someone for saying they wasted money on 2x 8800GTX at 1920x1200 when you bought a 2560x1600 monitor. I have no idea who buys a 2560x1600 monitor without SLI...
And I didn't say that I would run Oblivion, nor did I say if I did I would run it at those settings.

You sure like putting words in people's mouths....

For the games I'm currently playing, I CAN run max res and max options.

BTW, in three months, it won't matter. Why buy a second 8800GTX when everyone will be selling them off for the next latest and greatest SLI cards, which won't have any problems running 30" 25x16 anyways. I can patiently wait.
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I don't understand why people are dissing him for running hi-res? I have a large monitor and run 1920*1080, and it looks AWESOME. Yes, the shader load is insane compared to lower res, but it's worth it IMHO. Let the man have his eye candy.

Hey Easty, is there any chance that you could run the Lost Coast bench at 1920*1080 maxed and post a screenshot? Just wondering...here is mine at stock clocks. I haven't OCed yet....only for 3dmark.
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I downloaded the Lost Planet DX9 demo and ran some tests...

At 1280x800 scaling was noticeably degraded. Looked pretty bad. However, scaling at 1920x1080 was excellent. The game looked great, played pretty well too. At 8x AA 16x ansio, my framerates were 44avg, 41 snow, 55 cave. Very nice, except that v-sync needed to be enabled which showed some weird clipping on the right side of the screen.

Moving from 4x-8x-16x AA on 2560x1600 did not noticably improve the quality, though the framerates did drop. At 8x AA, 16x Ansio, I averaged 20 frames, 19 snow, 28 cave. This was not playable.

Turning up AA past 4x showed little improvement, and I'd imagine the reason being that AA really mattered when you were playing in lower resolutions, like the 3dfx edition of Mechwarrior at 640x480 for example. With much higher resolutions, the effects of AA seem to be less necessary, but the higher ansiotropic filtering is definitely noticeable.

Anyways, played GRAW2 Demo for a little while at 2560x1600 with all effects turned up and forced 4x 16x AA/AS and it was playable, but was definitely only getting around 20-25fps. It was playable and didn't quite stutter, but it wasn't fully fluid either.

I still say that this 30" dell does scale well, and the 1920x1080 performance run of Lost Planet really looked great.
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Hey Easty, is there any chance that you could run the Lost Coast bench at 1920*1080 maxed and post a screenshot?
I got 155fps with your settings running stock, running Azureus with a download and several seeds uploading, msn/yahoo messengers, firewall, and antivirus active... showing 47 processes running.

I got 132fps @ 2560x1600 with those same settings and the same crap running in the background.
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So.....any chance you have a screenshot? I know that you got a good card, but I have trouble believing that you got that with all of thosee programs running...

ALso, Azurues FTW
BTW, if you guys are getting such terrible results with all the AA in hi res...then why not compare IQ with only 2x aa? I don't know if NVidia has something like adaptive AA (for transparent textures), but I only run quality adaptive 2x AA, and TBH can't tell a difference between it and 6-8X at my res.....maybe in a screenshot. I can only tell a difference when I get to something like 24X
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So.....any chance you have a screenshot? I know that you got a good card, but I have trouble believing that you got that with all of thosee programs running...
Umm..... how do you get all three screens (results, options and advanced) on in the window at the same time (without using photoshop)?
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LOL just use photoshop....no JK. All you do is select the options screen, then move it to a corner of the screen. Then select the video tab, and open the advanced menu. You can move this in to another corner. It's kind of like windows with focus: you can move only the top window at once.
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