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post #11 of 78
because they're meant for higher resolutions...2560x1600 for future games.

They'll max out current games, but its mostly for the bigger resolutions and future proofing
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Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
It's a waste to pay $600 for a graphics card just to fully max out crysis and metro.
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and like the other guy said, its not a waste, its overkill.
    
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Originally Posted by Sathirian View Post
This

and like the other guy said, its not a waste, its overkill.
i've yet to see "overkill" on Metro 2033

crysis is just plain terrible in regards to optimization and coding

same goes with DA2 which is also a console port, JUST cause 2, and even crysis 2

and no... there hasn't been a completely dedicated pc game developed solely for pc users as of this year just yet.
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post #14 of 78
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Originally Posted by i7monkey View Post
I think I understand the reason, but there are many games that still run slow (<60FPS) at the highest of settings @1080P, so how are these cards a waste?
I guess you could justify it if you're trying to push a 120hz monitor with everything turned up, but otherwise anything over 60fps isn't really benefiting you. Personally, as long as it's not dipping into the 20s, I'd consider a game perfectly playable.

And really, VRAM aside, there are only a handful of titles that can even push a single 580 or 6970 that hard at 1920x1080.

For someone with a standard 60Hz HD screen... it seems kind of crazy to dump $700-1k on a gpu setup just to play on a cheap 1080p monitor.
post #15 of 78
right now i am using 26inch lcd tv moniter which resolution only support 1360x768, but i did some test , i switch with my dad's 20inch dell monitor support 1680x1050 , and when i ran crysis at 1360x768 my ,gtx580 gpu usage only around 60-70% sometimes more than 80% if not insane battle, but with 1680x1050 resolution , my gpu usage went up over 90% most of time, is that mean if i have a high end card, it will be better to play with high resolution monitor to get more gpu usage?
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right now i am using 26inch lcd tv moniter which resolution only support 1360x768, but i did some test , i switch with my dad's 20inch dell monitor support 1680x1050 , and when i ran crysis at 1360x768 my ,gtx580 gpu usage only around 60-70% sometimes more than 80% if not insane battle, but with 1680x1050 resolution , my gpu usage went up over 90% most of time, is that mean if i have a high end card, it will be better to play with high resolution monitor to get more gpu usage?
Yes. Preferably 1080p or higher.
 
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which monitor i should look for support 1920x1080??? not too expesnive one, between 200-250 bucks thank you
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post #18 of 78
Because High-end cards need to stretch their legs. Medium to high-end cards can achieve playable frame rates on 1080p without breaking a sweat.

Once you start going into multi-monitor setups such as Eyefinity and Surround Vision, that's where high-end cards with huge amount of vram will see any benefit. I started out with a single 5970 with my eyefinity setup (5760x1080) and I can see massive amount of fps drop compared to 1920x1080. I added another 5970 and fps improved somewhat.

Now that I have move onto 2x6990 with 4GB of usable vram, 5760x1080 is a cakewalk with most games.
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post #19 of 78
i see ,since i only have a single 580 , its better for me to invest on 1920x1080monitor instead of my tv lcd 1360x768 right? but which monitor is better for around 200-250 bucks??
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post #20 of 78
it could be. since my games doesnt utilize the 570 at max. even better is my res of 1680*1050 . even a 6870 would be enough.
     
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