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Surprisingly, the survey also revealed that 1,024 x 768 is the most popular primary monitor resolution (25.42 per cent), followed by 1,280 x 1,024 (25.25 per cent).
"EEeeEEeewwwwWWWww!"

"What is this?! 2002?"

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Most of those steam users are idiots who don't know the first thing about computer hardware and even probably how to upgrade. All they know how do is to game excessively the whole day.

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Surprisingly, the survey also revealed that 1,024 x 768 is the most popular primary monitor resolution
That's just downright emberassing. I'm buying a 30" Samsung 305T Syncmaster in January because a 17" at 1280x1024 is just overkill with 2 4870 X2's.
Edited by 45nm - 12/18/08 at 11:05am
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I hate Steam hardware surveys. Most people with Steam play Source based games, which are not that demanding, allowing users with relatively low system specs. to play the games. The survey is jut not representative of the gaming market, and I hate it when people use it as such.
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Originally Posted by gamervivek View Post
another striking thing-
6.53% of DX10 gpu are 48xx series GPU
2.70% of DX10 gpu are GT200 series GPU




and 1024x768 FTW


Winrar for ATI!


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you could probably build a $300 computer for hl1 engine games (cs 1.6 ftw)

Try 100 bucks. There's a PII Slot 1 barebones in OCN's F/S for 15 bucks, the rest for an FX5200 and a PSU/HDD and bam.


500 dollars is more powerful than my OB-capable sig rig. lol.

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lol I got XP only because it was on sale and therefor $40 cheaper than Vista when I built my rig

I'd totally jump to 64-bit vista if I had the chance (Or wait for Windows 7)


IF yer a student, check the link in my Sig. Server 2008 = Vista kernal without the crap, and students get it legally and free.


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I wouldn't say that. In terms of simplicity and agility, I think XP still has the clear edge here even on current hardware. You can't say that just because an OS is older, it isn't good. XP's gone through a lot and it's aged like wine. It's pretty much become the defining operating system of this decade.


If my sig rig can run Vista better than it runs XP, XP's doing something wrong...I think it's gone senile. XP's been around for 7 years, it's time we let it die.
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I hate Steam hardware surveys. Most people with Steam play Source based games, which are not that demanding, allowing users with relatively low system specs. to play the games. The survey is jut not representative of the gaming market, and I hate it when people use it as such.
This may be true, but it is also true that Steam is extremely popular. I would expect most PC gamers, even if they have excellent hardware that can run more than the source engine, have a steam account. The games on there are hugely popular and that makes it a better source for comparison.

For example: What percentage of the 4870x2 and 280GTX population have a steam account? Remember, to play any of the orange box games online (which sold MASSIVELY), Left4Dead (also very popular) and many other games online you need a steam account.

I would wager that the percentage of people with high end equipment and a steam account is much higher than, say, the number of people on P4 with < nvidia 8series graphics who play Crysis.

Sure, there are probably plenty of people with high end setups that don't have Steam. And similarly there are many people with low end setups who don't have Steam. It seems a lot more balanced, however, than games that require high end setups. If you absolutely need the high-end gear to play the game then it's not a very good basis for judging the gaming community as a whole.

For these reasons I believe Steam surveys to be probably some of the most accurate for surveying the gaming community as a whole. They just have more gamers overall, from all different categories of machines.
    
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For these reasons I believe Steam surveys to be probably some of the most accurate for surveying the gaming community as a whole. They just have more gamers overall, from all different categories of machines.
If I had to take a quiz on the artilce, this would be the most accurate statement.
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the way they are defining a dx10 rig, is a computer that has BOTH a dx10 GPU AND Vista.

otherwise, it is not a dx10 rig.
What I'm trying to say is that do they clear out their lists over the years? Cause these benemarks would more likely be including computers from 2002 when they were submitted.
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"EEeeEEeewwwwWWWww!"

"What is this?! 2002?"

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Source engine games usually have pretty low definition textures. So turning up the resolution doesn't really make the game look any better.
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Yeah i mean i have a DX10 rig but just haven't installed vista
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