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Most ppl that get new hardware like gtx 590s or sandybridges are not doing it so that they can produce more documents but to play the latest games. That's fine but there's a problem. Don't you find the latest games kind of look like games 3-4 yrs ago like in 2007 for eg?


dx11 is out and probably less than 5 games last yr and this yr even use it. Imagine black and white movies still being produced.

The latest example is crysis2. It looks more less like FEAR1 or FEAR2 yet the demands for this game keep increasing. Imagine paying more and more for newer hardware that renders graphics that look like games from 3-4 yrs back. You're essentially paying more .................... for nothing or very little gains.


Every year we have cpus with more and more cores and gpus with more cores and supposedly render graphics better but the software, games they run on show that they look just the same as games that look a few yrs ago.
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It's just not the performance in games. For most people here on OCN, messing with computers is a hobby. It's nice to have a good rig, no matter if you need it or not.

I don't have a fantastic rig. This can't keep up in the most modern games. However, I do fine with it. That doesn't mean that I ain't building an overkill rig. I'm doing that when bulldozer releases.
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It's true they're generally lagging behind, and I'm sure it's because the consoles are still at DX9.

However every once in a while we get games that actually challenge the high-end cards like JC2, Call of Pripyat, and Metro (although those are all like a year old ... so it has been awhile).

Honestly though even DX9 has come a long ways. When Far Cry and FEAR came out they were the standard against which all else was judged, but honestly they don't look anywhere near as good as the best-looking newer games in DX9 like Mafia 2 and Crysis 2.

Once the next-gen of consoles come out (I'm guessing they'll be DX11, maybe even 12) we should start consistently seeing titles come out that will challenge (at least) our current higher-end gfx cards.
    
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It's just not the performance in games. For most people here on OCN, messing with computers is a hobby. It's nice to have a good rig, no matter if you need it or not...

*snip*

...That doesn't mean that I ain't building an overkill rig. I'm doing that when bulldozer releases.

^This. Although, I do have to point out there are a few game devs out there pushing the envelope. Metro 2033 is a good title for one. BF3 should be fairly intensive as well when released. BFBC2 will give you a decent work out graphically (Even if it does feel ported, control inputs are a little laggy compared to most twitch shooters).
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Also, don't think we all have a 1920x1080 monitor. That's a very low resolution. Resolutions such as 2560x1600, 5760x1200, 3600x1920, 7680x1600, or 4800x2560 are somewhat common in the gaming world. These resolutions can NOT be maxed out in every game. You will find no setup that can do crysis perfectly in 3600x1920/5760x1200.

Even getting 120FPS to take usage of 120hz monitors requires a lot of power, and that also pushes modern GPUs to their limit.
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Also, don't think we all have a 1920x1080 monitor. That's a very low resolution. Resolutions such as 2560x1600, 5760x1200, 3600x1920, 7680x1600, or 4800x2560 are somewhat common in the gaming world. These resolutions can NOT be maxed out in every game. You will find no setup that can do crysis perfectly in 3600x1920/5760x1200.

Even getting 120FPS to take usage of 120hz monitors requires a lot of power, and that also pushes modern GPUs to their limit.
Relax man. It is not a very low resolution, it is Full HD. To get 2560 you need a TV, and all the rest are all with more than one monitors.

You will not find a setup to max out Crysis at 5760 or 3600? How about Quad SLI 590 and i7 990X?
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Also, don't think we all have a 1920x1080 monitor. That's a very low resolution. Resolutions such as 2560x1600, 5760x1200, 3600x1920, 7680x1600, or 4800x2560 are somewhat common in the gaming world. These resolutions can NOT be maxed out in every game. You will find no setup that can do crysis perfectly in 3600x1920/5760x1200.

Even getting 120FPS to take usage of 120hz monitors requires a lot of power, and that also pushes modern GPUs to their limit.
^ This totally. Most people buy high-end graphics cards to play on 2-3 monitors. But in my case, I have 720p hdtv 32inch and i'm maxing out pretty much every game at this res. The resolution is what matters the most.
    
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Look at FFXIV before you say games look like they did 3-4 years ago

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Meh, I have a HD5850. I'm not concerned about any games maxing it otu as I've played everything on that sucker that could kill it. No issues here. i'll keep my 5850 for probably another year before I move on.
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Relax man. It is not a very low resolution, it is Full HD. To get 2560 you need a TV, and all the rest are all with more than one monitors.
TVs are crap and don't provide that sort of resolution. Only 30" very high quality LCD monitors that cost 1500 dollars offer 2560x1600 these days.

That being said, I use a 1920x1200 as my main monitor. And I consider that a very low resolution.

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You will not find a setup to max out Crysis at 5760 or 3600? How about Quad SLI 590 and i7 990X?
I said perfectly (I think). That would mean constant 60FPS during the whole time, without dips.

Also, I was just providing an argument for the whole OP, which stated that modern GPUs power overkill for modern gaming. Well they're not. You just need to get a higher resolution.
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