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i dont think they would be much worse in terms of req. coz most of then will be ports anyway....and no matter how well ur rig is they will just run ver bad(exceptions might exist,and i hope they do)..........
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My 5850 wasn't satisfying me so I changed to something more powerful.
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My 5850 wasn't satisfying me so I changed to something more powerful.
I love my 5850, overclocking it right this second though would be pointless. My problem is this, I have an x3... So it's like "Sup 5850, enjoying working only 50-60% of your maximum capacity?"
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I hereby proclaim that the games of 2011 shall be uniformly crushing on graphics cards, thereby vindicating all of us before our wives, girlfriends, and parents, and forever proving beyond doubt that our incessant and seemingly frivolous 'future-proofing' is, and was always, in fact, the work of enlightened genius, accompanied by a hefty dose of financial savvy and general business acumen.
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I'll prolly just get another GTX460. My CPU is just fine for now though I might hafta upgrade to Ivy Bridge for University.
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I love my 5850, overclocking it right this second though would be pointless. My problem is this, I have an x3... So it's like "Sup 5850, enjoying working only 50-60% of your maximum capacity?"
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Haha, I find it funny. But it makes me sad at the same time. Three months is so far away
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your triple core phenom II could probably do just fine honestly. most games only use 2 cores. spend that money on a better gpu. i would just overclock your cpu to 3.8-4.0ghz as you are essentially not OCed at all, and spend the money that you would spend on mobo+cpu on a better graphics card.
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your triple core phenom II could probably do just fine honestly. most games only use 2 cores. spend that money on a better gpu. i would just overclock your cpu to 3.8-4.0ghz as you are essentially not OCed at all, and spend the money that you would spend on mobo+cpu on a better graphics card.
In some situations its definitely a bottleneck. I've been benching my x3 720 + 5870 for forum wars. What I've noticed is that in Vantage overclocking the gpu has little effect on the score, while oc'ing the cpu increases both the cpu and gpu scores by a similar amount. At least in Vantage the x3 720 bottlenecks a 5870 by quite a bit.

Sadly, the games I'm looking forward to the most this year appear to have minimal requirements.

Portal 2:
P4 + 6800gt

Dragon Age 2:
Console port

Diablo 3:
Blizz games always have low system requirements
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Diablo 3:
Blizz games always have low system requirements
been waiting for that game for almost 8 years. finally.......
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