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good tips here is another all pc games use drirectx 9.0 so just get a 2008 top gameing rig dont bother with todays specs. They are just starting to dive into dorectx 10.0 sad but true a gtx 285 can give out the smae performace as a 480. if they were to make a pc game like a console game it would be awesome but all pc gamers have is crappy ports or rare exclusives that dont fully utuilze 2009 rigs. im running a quad i7/3gb ddr3/dual 285's win vista sp2 all my pc games (napolion tw/ batman aa gtaiv etc) hardley use my pc :(. It would be cool if nd made a uncharted port and fully utuilized our pcs.
I would regret not at least getting dx10 cards dude. dx10 is growing quickly and GPU's that support it are like at 150$. I picked up a 5770 for that price and it runs Crysis on Gamer settings with 30fps.
I have 2 5750's crossfire'd and I paid about $160 for both a year ago. Very happy with the performance, running games flawless. I also have an i3 processor clocked at 4.0ghz and at first it ran some quad core specific games hard, such as GTAIV or BFBC2, but when I went on the forums there are tutorials to mess around with the settings.ini files that can make the game run smoother. I went from 40 FPS on BFBC2 to 60 with the same settings. I now run it at max at 50-60fps and 40fps when there are mass explosions. I love how customizable PC gaming is.
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I think I understand where you're coming from, but there are a growing number of games that are making use of the hardware available, with DX9 slowly becoming a thing of the past. More and more games are adding DX11 support (some better than others), and upcoming titles like Battlefield 3 are designed natively to use DX11, and do away with DX9 completely so you won't be even be able to run it on Win XP. I have nothing against DX10 cards, but by sticking to them you'll probably miss out on a lot of added features soon enough. Only poor developers release bad ports, and they normally don't do too well either. Even if ND released Uncharted on PC, I seriously doubt it would take much to run it, that is if it was optimized properly, and probably wouldn't be topping any benchmark lists. Oh, and a 285 GTX won't give out the same performance as a GTX 480, even in older games. The only time I can see that happening is if the games is hugely CPU limited.
Yeaah get a card with Dx10 cards just in case some devs decide to pull DX 9 support for some stupid reason.
Why does it have to be a stupid reason? Progression is a good thing. I'd bet the people still clinging onto DX9 are the same ones that still use a 32 bit OS. It's time to move on.
Guess your right..
I loved gaming on the PC in 2000. I have recently been playing a ton of Starcraft II. PC Gaming market (other than Blizzard games) is slim it seems.
You are mistaken there, some of us use PC as our primary platform. Personally i have over 120 games on Steam alone. My backlog is so large i dont even buy games on release anymore. When they are dirt cheap on steam in discounts thats the time i pick them up. The amount the average console gamer spends on games would seem like a fortune compared to the prices you can get games at on Steam when they are on discount.
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