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...what resolution do you run? Have we become so caught up in our metaphorical e-peen and our worthless 3dmarks that we have lost sight of the primary function of the graphics card which is to render?

A 9800GTX can run any game at up to 1920x1200 absolutely fine. SO why do we have people with three of them?

Is it consumerism or the lust for more (which as economists would say is inherently better)?

I'm doing a paper on consumer exogenism and was wondering if I could use this as a case study.

Discuss please =)
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i own a 9800GX2 only because I did not want to SLI my 8800GTS 512.Also I bought it from the U.S and got it imported to the U.K for a cheap price.
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They want to be ready for any new game that requires lots of graphics rendering. More frames /sec = better graphics.
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They want to be ready for any new game that requires lots of graphics rendering. More frames /sec = better graphics.
But that's the point. Games aren't being produced at a rate where we need to do this.
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well one reason os in fact bragging rights and the other is image quality i seriously doubt that a 9800gtx could play crysis with full image quality

but i only got an x1950xtx and i can only play crysis at 1680x1050 with most setting on medium and shaders at very high (modded)
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well one reason os in fact bragging rights and the other is image quality i seriously doubt that a 9800gtx could play crysis with full image quality

but i only got an x1950xtx and i can only play crysis at 1680x1050 with most setting on medium and shaders at very high (modded)
Crysis doesn't count. It's a stupid game that isn't coded well. I'm speaking of other mainstream good games.
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well one reason os in fact bragging rights and the other is image quality i seriously doubt that a 9800gtx could play crysis with full image quality

but i only got an x1950xtx and i can only play crysis at 1680x1050 with most setting on medium and shaders at very high (modded)
At medium setting crysis i think does better in older cards then new ones.

I hate myself when i get to checking fps in game. i was playing assasin creed for about 2 weeks and had it maxed @ 1024*768 and h game run peay smoh an hen when i chcked f i was getting as low as 12-15.
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I currently run my 9800GTX at 1920x1200, and i play most of my games on high except Crysis because I absolutely cannot stand playing ANY game below 30fps. But I've also made a Zalmam VF-1000 mod along with some other stuff on my 9800GTX so my temps stay 27-30C idle and 45-48C load.
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bragging rights and benchmark scores that's all...!!!!!
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I don't get this either. I can run ANY game at 1920x1200 perfectly fine everything thing maxed and never go below 45fps. I don't get why i would need more.
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