With games like Crysis requiring a monster system and a generous heart, Nvidia are looking forward to release their next high-end 9800 GX2 card just for that. Expect this baby on the Feb 19, 2008.
the main reason pc gaming is not as "hot" as consoles: 1000.00Us hardware components.
Yup! And for that 1000 bucks, you might get 2 good years of the highest graphics settings. Don't say just overclock it. You'd be lucky to get 10% framerate increase...
I agree. Its a waste of money to buy new hardware every year only so that you can play the newest games in highest settings. Its much cheaper to buy a console and spend 60 bucks on a game reguraly.
That beast must consume electricity something like... 1kw? No need to heat your apartment in winter after that purchase ;)
Looks like the console fans living in their parents basements are at it again. ;)An XBOX 360 is an excuse for being broke! Live with it!!
YOu idiot i'm more happy with my 2 purchases of 360 than the fcking $700 7950GX2 card i bought 1 year back that cannot even play crysis on high settings. I used to upgrade the vga card almost every year but have had enough of it. 360 is more fun playing on 50". The COD4 runs far better and faster on my 360 than my 2000$ pc of one year back. Edit: @ darkknight: Just read ur comment after posting mine. I guess we're on the same level. Glad someone is like minded as i'm on this notroious fanbois site.
I'm just glad with my $3000 PC. For those who have money to burn, they wont regret it. A high-end PC beats a measly console anyday. Enthusiast systems are not for the weak hearted n00bs sporting a hole in their wallets. I got a uber-end PC and you don't. So Tsk-tsk..STFU!
You are a moron sniper. Sorry, PC gaming DOESN'T beat console gaming... that's why PC gaming is going down the crapper. The only thing keeping PC gaming alive is MMORPGs and I wouldn't expect that to last a generation or 2 longer. Ya go ahead and spend all of that money on something as trivial as a piece of hardware. Meanwhile I'll be enjoying a nice car, a nice house and a family to feed. Despite what your D&D friends might have told you, good looking girls don't like little boys like you that spend all of their money on video games. Having an expensive PC doesn't make up for your ugly looks or other failures at real life. So grow some freaking pubes and shut the hell up.
You either have a bad memory or would buy ocean front property in Iowa. I bought an 8800GTS and C2D system for about 1,200 a year ago. PC gaming is about cutting edge technology and lots of frames per second at very high resolution. I am sure COD4 looks good at 1280x600 with 2x Anti Aliasing but it looks much better at 1920x1280 with 2x Anti aliasing and 4x astrotopic filtering with 31 other players.
@lemon Maybe ur elevator doesnt go all the way to the top. But i know how to build a machine. BTW what is your system config? At the time i bought the system, somewhere in late aug or sept 2006 the components were pretty high end. I bought top of the line gigabyte mobo 965p DQ6, a 2.4C2D, Watercooling kit, Kingston 2x1gb ddr800, 7950GX2 512x2, 700watts psw etc at around $2300. Only few months down the road 8xxx series was launched. The nvidia dropped the support for Single SLI card in favor of making better drivers for 8x series. So u STFU.
Ocean front property in Iowa it is.
lol, dont get it twisted. i have kept up with pc gaming for about 10 years. it used to be extrememly satisfying when i got the newest card or newest cpu and dropped it in my rigs, only to have it be outdated a month or 2 later. i just dont ike the direction its heading now. games like crysis that focus solely on the graphics engine and less on gameplay, does not give me the desire to build a 5-6 k system anymore. games like css, diablo2, warcraft, starcraft did....but with the 8800gforcego and a nicely specced laptop you can connect a 60 inch 1080p monitor and game on that. Some nice laptops even have hdmi out. i gave alot of money to the pc industry, and frankly i dont see my self doing it any longer. as far as games go i rely on a console which does everything else I ALSO need quite well. I am extremely satisfied with it and only see more features being added to it. as far as pcs i have the area covered as well. pc gaming just isnt what it used to be
I couldn't have said it better myself.
You built 5-6,000 American dollar machines? I didn't think you could spec out an Alienware for that much.
there's still a market for them. I personally am happy with my 8800GTX. Sure it cost a lot when I got it but it plays crysis just fine. I really don't need crysis to play at 1600x1200 at 100+ frames per second on max settings therefore, I don't need a 9800GX2 in sli, so does very few people. It's nice to know there there "IS" hardware out there should you feel the urge to play games at the absolute max. I am a console gamer for good reason and a pc gamer for good reason. Both offer different experiences that's for sure. I don't think Nvidia intended this to be for everyone anyway, there's a very small market for hardware like this and nvidia was, I suppose, nice enough to fullfill that market.
I bought a used 7800 GT last year and it works great for all my games ($100 bucks). Your 8800GTX is nice though.
Wow all that cheese for a single game? I can skip Crysis, buy a console and go on a Vegas trip. Peace!
Poor console fanboys
what new games do you have that consoles don't,and don't tell me you have crysis b/c you cant even run that game on medium graphics buddy :P . As for UT3, my friend has an 7800gtx video card and can't even run that on medium graphics without lag. Etc....
You console gamers don't even you the term "lag" correctly.
b/c we don't know what lag is, unlike you!
are the best reason to own a PC. The PC elites will never take a n00bstick over a mouse and keyboard. And 2007 was the year of the shooter! Console fanboys are like Jim Carey from Dumb&Dumber. PC gamers are like the predators from AVP. :P
...you sound like a MAC owner who cant STFU about his stuff and pretend he is superior to anyone not having the same hardware....just stop it man, to each his own.
With UT3 you are able to play with a mouse and keyboard. Yes that setup makes all the difference in the world. I play the PS3 version and simply love it. I loved UT series for years and if the keyboard and mouse setup didn't work like the computer version I was going to fork out a couple Gs to upgrade. But...that is no longer the case. Oh yeah lets not forget the mod ability with the PS3 version. Gotta love it gotta love it. Can I get an Oorah!
what am i looking at on PC? i'm thinking of doing the deed.
Devil May Cry 4, Alan Wake, Dead Rising, and many others are coming to PC. Ubisoft handles Capcom's PC ports...so don't expect too much. RE4 on the PC looks freakin' GREAT however!
why is it every news item about PC's gets contaminated with console kiddies. I mean are they that insecure ? PC gaming can easily be done on a budget, the PC I am using now cost me £80 more than the PS3 at the time it was launched and it can play crysis at 1440 x 900 with settings on High. Not to mention it can play these so called next gen console ports at a higher res and better frame rate. At the end of the day I don't care if you think PC gaming is dead, stick to your console news will you. As for these new cards, this is just glimpse of the future it will be another year before they become consumer friendly price wise, but nice to see them coming.
Last thing I want to see is the computer industry to stop advancing with the graphics cards. The set the stage for the graphics advancement over the years. While the PC users may get to benefit from the advancements first at a premium, I'll wait for a version of that in the next console. PS4 and Xbox w/e will boast some pretty awesome graphics in the future. Long live graphics card advancement!
I just got an 8800 GT Overclocked for Christmas. I'm gonna feel like a newb again!
Crysis is more of a benchmark test for PC Gamers .that game sucks ass. I got an 8800 Ultra, And im only getting 60FPS. I think NVidia is getting retarded with this Tri SLI $hit, As much as i love PC gaming, This $hit's gone 2 far. U clowns can drop 700$ x 3 on Tri SLI for that damn game. Only way id drop more money on my machine. Is if that 4uckin 3D technology Hops out of my 4uckin monitor, im talkin bout lara croft comin 2 life and givin me head. Yea PC has better graphics than Consoles. But damn, 4uck paying an arm and a leg for TRI SLI 2 Run Crysis at max. Only reason i spent 3 grand on my machine is cuz FPS sucks cok on consoles, And the Frame rate is garbage. Halo is garbage. Sorry Dorky 4uckin halo fans. Get some balls and play an FPS with real weapons. And No, no one will ever keep up to date with PCs' thats the way the market is. If you cant afford the latest and greatest, Get a console, it's good enough. Cus unless ur running those good games at high res, they suck cok.
The cost of being a PC gamer is too expensive. It entails regular upgrades every year. This is the compelling reason why I moved to console gaming.
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