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Why do we buy these high end cards for every 5-6 months? We have nothing to use them on.
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Why do we buy these high end cards for every 5-6 months? We have nothing to use them on.
People buying cards every 6 months either have too much money to waste or they are suckers... once a year or even every year and half - two years is much more realistic time frame for updating cards. Anything more often than that is just side-grading for e-peen.
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Why do we buy these high end cards for every 5-6 months? We have nothing to use them on.
Because not everyone games on a tiny resolution like 1920x1080
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So wait a minute let me get this straight: The PC edition will offer extra textures, but it will look the same?

Uhhh, so what's the point in making the extra textures?
I think you misread it. He is saying that PC people sitting up close in front of monitors will think the game looks great due to high res textures. The console people who do not get said PC features are sitting 4-5 ft away from the TV and will also think it looks equally great because of the high resolution of the game at that far a distance (they couldn't see the high res textures anyways).

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Why do we buy these high end cards for every 5-6 months? We have nothing to use them on.
Because you are either too rich to know what to spend your money on, or too dumb to spend it wisely, or have a PC benchmarking/folding interest, which is only really the one justifiable reason.
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See my post above. Not everyone games on something as low as 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
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I game at 7,680 × 4,320.
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I game at 7,680 × 4,320.
Well that's just great. Aside from the fact that no consumer grade setup can run modern games at that resolution properly.
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See my post above. Not everyone games on something as low as 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
Not everyone has that type of luxury money to spend on 27-30" monitors or multiple monitor setups or the frequency of upgrades in video cards to support those resolutions. In fact, most people in this country do not, proven by the fact that so many more people have consoles as opposed to gaming PC's. That is a personal consumption choice however and one the computer owner is responsible for himself. It would be completely irresponsible for said owner to blame developers for not making better graphics.
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Not everyone has that type of luxury money to spend on 27-30" monitors or multiple monitor setups or the frequency of upgrades in video cards to support those resolutions. In fact, most people in this country do not, proven by the fact that so many more people have consoles as opposed to gaming PC's. That is a personal consumption choice however and one the computer owner is responsible for himself. It would be completely irresponsible for said owner to blame developers for not making better graphics.
My point was here. People in this thread said that upgarding GPUs is useless now. And anyone who would do so is a fool.

I reminded people how not everyone games at those resolutions.
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There are other reasons to upgrade you know? I had the 5770 last year, and I'm buying a 570 this time around, would you really say I am making a sidegrade? It would be a bit foolish buying a high end card every year for 1080 or under, but upgrading from a midrange is perfectly understandable.
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