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post #21 of 42
Wow, the guy is an.....Idiot.

"Finally, before anyone says "Oh, 30 odd FPS is smooth, the eyes can’t see anything more than that", then you are clearly missing out on a fantastic gaming experience. The sweet spot for averages is around the 60FPS to 70FPS mark."

It's like he hasn't even played Crysis. 30 FPS in Crysis feels like 85 FPS in CoD4.
post #22 of 42
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A single 9 series card should be atleast 2x faster than a 8 series. =/
Why? a new cpu isn't double the performance of one it supersedes and graphics cards are the same I think.

The company can't say 'well we don't have the technology to release a model twice as fast as an ultra so we wont release anything.'
They just improve on what they have and release to suit.

Besides who cares about playing HL2 at 850fps?
Just about everyone here has setups capable of maxing every game bar Crysis anyway.
Do any of us need faster cards...lol
post #23 of 42
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Why? a new cpu isn't double the performance of one it supersedes and graphics cards are the same I think.

The company can't say 'well we don't have the technology to release a model twice as fast as an ultra so we wont release anything.'
They just improve on what they have and release to suit.

Besides who cares about playing HL2 at 850fps?
Just about everyone here has setups capable of maxing every game bar Crysis anyway.
Do any of us need faster cards...lol
ahh yes. Some of us are not only interested in gaming, we are also interested in benchmarking. But you do make some great points.
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ahh yes. Some of us are not only interested in gaming, we are also interested in benchmarking. But you do make some great points.
In 2007 I held top spot on OCN for around 3 months in the top 30 gpu benchmarks
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In 2007 I held top spot on OCN for around 3 months in the top 30 gpu benchmarks
haha...ok. I have held the top spot also, I think that was before you were a member here though.
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haha...ok. I have held the top spot also, I think that was before you were a member here though.
Yeah, highly likely.
 
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Yeah, highly likely.
lol he did... the closest i ever got was 2nd
post #28 of 42
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Wow, the guy is an.....Idiot.

"Finally, before anyone says "Oh, 30 odd FPS is smooth, the eyes can’t see anything more than that", then you are clearly missing out on a fantastic gaming experience. The sweet spot for averages is around the 60FPS to 70FPS mark."

It's like he hasn't even played Crysis. 30 FPS in Crysis feels like 85 FPS in CoD4.
And you're saying the reviewer is an idiot? How can 30FPS in one game "feel like" 85FPS in another?

I'm in agreement with him, but for slightly different reasons. I don't care about average frame-rates anywhere near as much as I care about minimum ones. A game that averages 80FPS but dips down to the 20s (especially during heavy action, which is when a smooth frame-rate really matters) is much more unplayable in my eyes than one that averages 45FPS but doesn't dip below 30. Reasonably smooth all the time is better than very smooth some of the time.
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drivers wont fix the cards problem..it uses two revised G92 cores what do you all expect.
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lol he did... the closest i ever got was 2nd
lol, oh was he doubting me, is that what he meant?
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