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Yeah, 8800GTs can't max out new games like they used to.

But they are still great performers.

I get an average 30-40FPS on Crysis 2 with a tweaked configuration file. I set objects and textures at the highest settings, while keeping everything else on low. It still looks pretty good.

I can max out Bad Company 2 (albeit with AA and HBAO off), yielding an average of 30-40FPS (dipping into the low 20s when lots of smoke effects are being tossed around).

I don't use any AA, of course, but AA isn't truly necessary when you are gaming at 1920x1080. The resolution is high enough to hide most of the jagged edges.

I plan to keep my 8800GT until mid-range Kepler comes out next year. Unless you need to run your games at the highest possible settings, the G80/G92 class of cards are still good enough. Direct-X 11 support isn't widespread yet, so obsolescence is still a long way away.

This 8800GT has been the best graphics card I have ever owned. Imagine my old FX 5200 or 6600GT still being relevant today...
Edited by XX55XX - 3/27/11 at 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by XX55XX;12892442 
Yeah, 8800GTs can't max out new games like they used to.

But they are still great performers.

I get an average 30-40FPS on Crysis 2 with a tweaked configuration file. I set objects and textures at the highest settings, while keeping everything else on low. It still looks pretty good.

I can max out Bad Company 2 (albeit with AA and HBAO off), yielding an average of 30-40FPS (dipping into the low 20s when lots of smoke effects are being tossed around).

I don't use any AA, of course, but AA isn't truly necessary when you are gaming at 1920x1080. The resolution is high enough to hide most the jagged edges.

I plan to keep my 8800GT until mid-range Kepler comes out next year. Unless you need to run your games at the highest possible settings, the G80/G92 class of cards are still good enough. Direct-X 11 support isn't widespread yet, so obsolescence is still a long way away.

This 8800GT has been the best graphics card I have ever owned. Imagine my old FX 5200 or 6600GT still being relevant today...


BC2 is no fun without DirectX 11 =P and the higher the resolution the more jaggedness because the textures are larger. The entire purpose of new generation cards is to bring new features and performance to the table. 30-20 fps wouldn't even been considered playable by most players on here.

The entire purpose too of newer higher end cards is more memory for Anti Aliasing at higher resolutions.
Edited by LethalRise750 - 3/27/11 at 2:35pm
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I know Direct-X 11 offers less jagged shadows, but what else is there?
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I know Direct-X 11 offers less jagged shadows, but what else is there?


Not true. DirectX 11 just takes a triangle mountain and makes it more round and rigid so its realistic. It also has Multicore rendering and Depth of Field. I'd say Metro 2033 is one of the best games so far that utilizes Direct 11 quite well.
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I know Direct-X 11 offers less jagged shadows, but what else is there?

It doesn't offer a huge amount on BC2, but trying to say a card is fine when you cant run a game maxed, without AA, without HBAO and dip into the 20's some of the time is just stupid.

I had a 8800GTS 512 and it served me well, but when I couldn't max the new titles out with loads of AA and everything on while averaging playable FPS I decided to buy a new card.

DX11 offers a lot of other good things though, which more titles will end up taking advantage of, biggest one being tessellation.
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BC2 is no fun without DirectX 11 =P and the higher the resolution the more jaggedness because the textures are larger. The entire purpose of new generation cards is to bring new features and performance to the table. 30-20 fps wouldn't even been considered playable by most players on here.

The entire purpose too of newer higher end cards is more memory for Anti Aliasing at higher resolutions.

Bolded part. I really can't say that I enjoy games if they dip under 45 FPS. Below that point, they often need motion blur to hide the low framerate. It also depends on game style though. I can see an obvious difference between 45 and 60 FPS in COD, but 45 FPS is easily playable in Crysis. Star Craft 2 can run acceptably down to 20 FPS as long as you don't look around too much.

Also, an 8600 GT will run any game "fine" if the definition of fine is 1440x900, medium settings, no AA @ 45 FPS.

EDIT: I'd also like to lol @ "AA isn't needed at 1920x1080". It very much is, thank you. Not that I can actually use it in all games, but 1920x1080 does not hide jagged edges.
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I know Direct-X 11 offers less jagged shadows, but what else is there?

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an 8800gt is fine for 1440x900, but when it starts getting bigger like 1920x1080. Your gonna need a 460/560
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I like maxing games, thank you very much.

While dropping sliders may work for you, not everyone can do it.

I also can't do less than 60FPS frown.gif
    
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Originally Posted by XX55XX;12892442 
Yeah, 8800GTs can't max out new games like they used to.

But they are still great performers.

I get an average 30-40FPS on Crysis 2 with a tweaked configuration file. I set objects and textures at the highest settings, while keeping everything else on low. It still looks pretty good.

I can max out Bad Company 2 (albeit with AA and HBAO off), yielding an average of 30-40FPS (dipping into the low 20s when lots of smoke effects are being tossed around).

I don't use any AA, of course, but AA isn't truly necessary when you are gaming at 1920x1080. The resolution is high enough to hide most the jagged edges.

I plan to keep my 8800GT until mid-range Kepler comes out next year. Unless you need to run your games at the highest possible settings, the G80/G92 class of cards are still good enough. Direct-X 11 support isn't widespread yet, so obsolescence is still a long way away.

This 8800GT has been the best graphics card I have ever owned. Imagine my old FX 5200 or 6600GT still being relevant today...

The arguement presented is the most mind boggling thing I have ever read. Either that or I am hugely concussed from the face desk I did when I read it.

Eddie.
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