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Getting a new PC soon, what'd be a good graphically intense game to test it out?

#11ClouddxPosted 3/8/2014 10:03:00 AM(edited)
BambooPandamo posted...

For lulz you could try Grand Theft Auto IV, it's horribly unoptimized and requires brute strength to run it consistently at 60FPS+.


No, this is just totally wrong. Just because you can move the sliders all the way up doesn't make the game unoptimized when people can't run it all maxed out. In the case of GTA IV they allowed you to push the graphics farther than any game at the time and it really taxed systems.
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#12ThePCElitistPosted 3/8/2014 10:03:02 AM
Clouddx posted...
BambooPandamo posted...

For lulz you could try Grand Theft Auto IV, it's horribly unoptimized and requires brute strength to run it consistently at 60FPS+.


No, this is just totally wrong.


This. Any modern CPU/GPU can max it out. It was difficult to run years ago when it was first released.
#13selfpityingbuff(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 10:12:06 PM
garyjpaterson posted...
I think Crysis 3 is pretty graphically intensive. Out of curiosity, whats the specs of the PC?


i7-4770k, GTX 780, 16GB RAM, yada yada. Was wondering if maybe I should consider getting a better CPU? I'm already really stretching my budget, but hell, if you're gonna blow the budget you might as well blow it all the way...

ThePCElitist posted...
TropicMoon10 posted...
Catzilla


He's not lying. But it's just a benchmark unfortunately. I would play this so hard.

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


Ha, wow... reminds me of that Goodies episode...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6CyU-Ev_M

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions folks, I already have most of those games, my old, failing PC ran them basically okay, look forward to seeing what a new one can do :)
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#14Skul_Posted 3/8/2014 10:25:18 PM
selfpityingbuff posted...
garyjpaterson posted...
I think Crysis 3 is pretty graphically intensive. Out of curiosity, whats the specs of the PC?


i7-4770k, GTX 780, 16GB RAM, yada yada. Was wondering if maybe I should consider getting a better CPU? I'm already really stretching my budget, but hell, if you're gonna blow the budget you might as well blow it all the way...

ThePCElitist posted...
TropicMoon10 posted...
Catzilla


He's not lying. But it's just a benchmark unfortunately. I would play this so hard.

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


Ha, wow... reminds me of that Goodies episode...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6CyU-Ev_M

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions folks, I already have most of those games, my old, failing PC ran them basically okay, look forward to seeing what a new one can do :)


That CPU is already top of the line
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#15selfpityingbuff(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 11:07:35 PM
Skul_ posted...
That CPU is already top of the line


How about the i7-4930k? Seems more powerful and not *massively* more expensive. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty ignorant of technology, I'm just going by benchmarks and price lists :P
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#16MyDogSkipPosted 3/9/2014 12:54:51 AM
Intel hexacores are a waste of money unless you really need the extra horsepower. That 4770K will handle anything you can throw at it for years. If you just want to spend more money get a 780 Ti. If you don't have a SSD that should be your top priority.
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#17Skul_Posted 3/9/2014 1:27:28 AM
selfpityingbuff posted...
Skul_ posted...
That CPU is already top of the line


How about the i7-4930k? Seems more powerful and not *massively* more expensive. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty ignorant of technology, I'm just going by benchmarks and price lists :P


They are different sockets too, so youd need a different MoBo. Also as MyDogSkip said, SSD is a huge priority.
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#18selfpityingbuff(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2014 2:34:22 AM
MyDogSkip posted...
Intel hexacores are a waste of money unless you really need the extra horsepower. That 4770K will handle anything you can throw at it for years. If you just want to spend more money get a 780 Ti. If you don't have a SSD that should be your top priority.


Okay, cheers, good to know the 4770k is more than adequate. And I'm definitely going to get an SSD :)
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