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2 years ago#1
New GPU releases, meh.. cool, I can top benchmarks and get an extra 20fps over the 60 steady fps I already get. Sometimes we get a game that just adds a ton of tessellation to make it seem it's difficult to run but really it's just the overuse of an extra effect. Really, at the rate hardware is going for PC it's not going to matter because the games will be the ultimate factor in how graphically they are, being on PC with limited amount of people that can run games at max settings pushes the developers away from trying. Will we ever see another Crysis? That is the question.
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2 years ago#2
Pretty sure the vast majority of PC gamers don't really give that much of a f*** about every new piece of hardware releasing.
2 years ago#3
I used to get excited about new hardware when games were consistently pushing the limits. Now games are stagnating, and the new consoles seem to be continuing this trend.

Those system requirements for "next gen" games also seem to be a crock of s***.
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2 years ago#4
Loshadt posted...
I used to get excited about new hardware when games were consistently pushing the limits. Now games are stagnating, and the new consoles seem to be continuing this trend.

Those system requirements for "next gen" games also seem to be a crock of s***.


I agree, it seems like the companies are trying to push higher hardware by estimating false requirements.
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2 years ago#5
I don't think Crysis has been maxed at a consistent 120fps yet.
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2 years ago#6
I'll be excited in a year or two when I decide to rebuild. I'm not one to buy the latest hardware every year. I could use a little more power to properly utilize my 120hz monitor with newer games but I'm not bothered by a lower framerate like some people.

Also the jumps seem to be a little sedated as of late. Both software and hardware jumps.
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2 years ago#7
I used to be a bit obsessive about new hardware. Always looking at benchmarks etc. Not so much now, though, possibly because I know I'm going to be making do with the components I have for a long time yet (unless something conks out). I have neither the same interest in games I once had, nor the necessary budget, for me to keep buying new hardware.
2 years ago#8
I only care about hardware when I'm in the market because of some software. Hardware by itself is boring.for the most part.
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2 years ago#9
Tiny Tom Logan from OC3D pretty much sums up how I have been feeling about rebranding and new hardware lately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orr6gFYRL_4

In short, manufacturers have been playing it safe in order to save money on development costs. nvidia basically shifted it's cards down the line (ie. 680 --> 770, 670 --> 760, etc.) and then added a new architecture at the top with the 780. Now amd is doing the same thing (7970 --> 280x, 7950 --> 280, etc.) with the 290 and 290x being new Hawaii architecture. Sucks, I couldn't agree with Tom more that we need to get back to more substantial gains every generation.
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2 years ago#10
Well you should there is always ways to improve games with new hardware. Even old games when a 4k 60hz tv comes out at a price u can consider purchasing one for.

I expect the gtx 880 to be at least 50% faster than a 780. If it is only 30% I will not be excited and get depressed and maybe even purchase a ps4 if i'm really down about it... Nawwwww
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