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Do ultra and high graphics even matter?

#21LvthnPosted 7/22/2014 5:40:46 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
Why does everyone with a weak system always say "I could max everything"? I've seen it with literally every combination of hardware, and it's always hilarious.


Because when you're a peasant you're impressed that your PC didn't melt down on "maxed" vanilla Skyrim. I say melt down because you know they don't measure framerate, if it does not crash or catch fire, it's maxed out and running smooth and their PC can max* everything that exists, no problem.

*AA, DoF, tesselation, and any special effects not included. Those don't count towards max, you can totally turn that off and it's still maxed guys.
#22JKatarnPosted 7/22/2014 5:41:39 PM
KarnRX78 posted...
Clouddx posted...
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Maximoom posted...
When I had GTS 250 (until last year) I could play games at max settings for everything if I just turned AA off (and ubersampling for witcher 2).


http://i.imgur.com/Ddy2uW1.jpg


Yeh, that's BS. My 470 GTX couldn't even max TW2 @ 60FPS w/o ubersampling and it's singnificantly better than a GTS 250.


I got a chuckle out of thinking a 760 could max TW2 with 60fps and Ubersampling. It is a good card but it isn't doing that.


Fortunately (at least IMO) ubersampling doesn't really seem to add much, if anything to the image that would justify the performance hit it entails.
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#23TehPwnzererPosted 7/22/2014 5:42:02 PM
The average PC doesn't play PC games, so I would say yes, it matters. If you aren't going to play games at the most maximum spec possible, then what's the point? Get a console.
#24cancerstormPosted 7/22/2014 5:49:19 PM
JKatarn posted...
Clouddx posted...
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Maximoom posted...
When I had GTS 250 (until last year) I could play games at max settings for everything if I just turned AA off (and ubersampling for witcher 2).


http://i.imgur.com/Ddy2uW1.jpg


Yeh, that's BS. My 470 GTX couldn't even max TW2 @ 60FPS w/o ubersampling and it's singnificantly better than a GTS 250.


It was running maxed out at 1280x1024 at 24 fps.


800x600 @ 60 fps!
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#25LoshadtPosted 7/22/2014 5:53:34 PM
Anti-aliasing certainly matters, but resolution, framerate, and the quality of assets will always matter more.
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#26JonWood007Posted 7/22/2014 6:02:33 PM
To some people, simply being playable is enough. To others, they want to max everything out.

I like to simply be superior to consoles.
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#27JKatarnPosted 7/22/2014 6:03:19 PM
cancerstorm posted...
JKatarn posted...
Clouddx posted...
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Maximoom posted...
When I had GTS 250 (until last year) I could play games at max settings for everything if I just turned AA off (and ubersampling for witcher 2).


http://i.imgur.com/Ddy2uW1.jpg


Yeh, that's BS. My 470 GTX couldn't even max TW2 @ 60FPS w/o ubersampling and it's singnificantly better than a GTS 250.


It was running maxed out at 1280x1024 at 24 fps.


800x600 @ 60 fps!


Remember when you needed two Voodoo 2's linked together to play at 1024x768? Lol.
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#28ryan0991Posted 7/22/2014 6:13:31 PM(edited)
soccerj75 posted...
Anti-Aliasing= Useless at 1080p.

Not true.

Depends on the screen size, quality, and distance from screen.

When playing on my 27 inch 1080p monitor just 2-3 feet away, I can easily see jaggies without any anti-aliasing. But when playing on my 65 inch 1080p plasma about 8-10 feet away, I don't see jaggies even with AA off.
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#29AlesandrosPosted 7/22/2014 6:36:52 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
Why does everyone with a weak system always say "I could max everything"? I've seen it with literally every combination of hardware, and it's always hilarious.


There are times when my system can't max certain games at 1080p at max settings.
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#30xcmon3yx2Posted 7/22/2014 6:37:35 PM
soccerj75 posted...
Anti-Aliasing= Useless at 1080p.


no..... just no. AA is one of the most important things, with lighting, and shadows
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