GeForce.com writes, "With a bevy of next-generation graphical effects, BioWare shows off why the PC version will be the one to own."
wats a pc
Its the ultimate gaming machine + lots lots more.
I ran the demo at max settings perfectly smooth but alas my card has no dx11 and it is a laptop :/ but it is ok.
's cool, the demo didn't have DX11 anyway. To access any settings above medium, you have to have DX11. So we ain't seen nothin' yet :)
swiching to Pc cause of The old republic:).Hope it has Dx11
I hope it lives up to the hype.
It will My friend..It will.
The games looks great. Even in DX9 it looks a lot better than DA:O. I played the demo in DX10 ( high ) and it looks significantly better again... DX11 is a whole another level which these comparison pics show, open in separate tabs to see the effect: Tessellation off: http://img228.imageshack.us... Tessellation on: http://img141.imageshack.us... DX9 textures: http://img72.imageshack.us/... High res textures ( DX11 ) http://img225.imageshack.us... dx9 textures (2) http://img809.imageshack.us... high res texture (DX11) (2)
I call BS on those shots. It's hard to gauge the difference between DX9 and DX11 when the differences are so minor. We know that Tessellation is merely allowing a higher complex geometry with reduced GPU cycles, but we're not going to be able to tell that from a texture-bump: which any DX9-able game can do. Higher-rez textures isn't dependent on the Code-path but developer choice. Whether or not DX11 uses higher-rez isn't the selling point of DX11, but how efficiently it's done to reduce GPU cycles and therefore add more detail. Therefore, we can't take low-high textures and really conclude that DX11 > DX9 based on what not. It's pretty clear that this game was built with DX9 in mind with DX11 enhancements ported over. Like an HD Upgrade. We want to gauge Image Quality properly on engines designed for DX11 and then compare that to games designed with DX9: consider that both DX9 and DX11 have different APIs now compared to the minor jump between DX9 and DX10. (The Crysis Argument, in other words) Hell, posting pics of the Uniengine BM would prove that DX11 is good. But a game like Dragon Age really doesn't show off DX11 features any better than Dirt 2 when it's the engine that counts, not the small enhancements. Am I getting through to anybody? Or did all that not make sense? I'm kinda typing on a tangent here.
game still looks like shit maxed out...
It doesn't look like shit, but it doesn't look as good as most PC games.
I really need a DX11 card but it would be a waste of money to change my GTX285 OC just because of that, maybe later in the year :(
Well if you need a card to hold you over in the DX11 world: you can get GTX 460s for $110-$130 now and those cards are perfectly capable of handling DX11 games at Max considering you have AF+AA off and gaming below 16x10.
Yea that's a problem, a GTX 460 would be a downgrade for me in all aspects except DX11. I don't want to buy a cheap card and then have to upgrade it a few months later. That's why I am going to wait until later this year, if not early next year to get a new card. Something mid-range to high end and when I get the funds together. I'll wait and see how my card holds up on games like Crysis 2, Deus Ex and Rage. I can live without DX11 for a while longer, I don't like sacrificing power just for that.
Really? I didn't think it was THAT much of a downgrade. http://www.guru3d.com/artic... Nothing an OC or a pre-factory clock can't fix. But I do agree that even if that was the case, paying $110-$120 isn't worth a simple DX11 upgrade. Especially since DX11 games would stress the GPU even more. I was just surprised that GTX 460 wasn't up to the GTX 285. Afraid I had bad memory or somethin..
Isn't this all a bit irrelevant ? Just to put this in perspective, Oblivion still has better graphics than DA2 - and that released 5 years ago !! Bioware have seriously compromised on RPG mechanics AND graphical quality in order to get their games out as quickly as possible (on average well under 2 years) where as the best quality games such as Witcher 2, Diablo III, Elder Scrolls series take 3-4 years to produce. If ever the old expression 'quality over quantity' applies, it's to Bioware and their casualised games.
Pretty much this. But then again, being bought by EA didn't do any favors either. And to be fair, Bethesda has their own share of milkings with Fallout 3.
yet Fallout 3's DLC added about 20 hours of decent gameplay for less than the price of most games that are over in half the time ! remember no one is ever forced to buy DLC - all you have to do is come on here, read all the reviews and make a choice. I & many others welcome & willingly pay for DLC as long it's decent and fairly priced and Fallout 3's was.
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