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  simonwest80

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9/04/11 5:58:40 AM#41

To try and explain some of the confusion you may have been seeing re the gfx cards:

The #70/#80 + on the nvidia range are often double(sometimes triple) the price of a #50/#60s but this is alot to do with the mechanic of how the card is built (cores and pipes(check out tomshardware for some good reading on tech stuff))and often why the #80s will age much better than the #60s, so as someone was saying a 285 will not be far off a 560 today on performance but will lack some of the bells and whistles (direct x11 support in this comparison).

Also you need to take into account type of game being played for performance.  FPS = greater realiance on GFX card, RTS greatere realiance on CPU/Memory.

Also the difference between Med/High and max settings on most games would only be noticable on 2 machines set up next door to each other, and even then debatable.

Remember the game is the same on low gfx settings as it is on maxed - unless you want to play BF3/Skyrim in which case it might be worth dropping the sound stuff and sdd and grabbing a 560ti or similar, and updating those things in the near future.

  IvI_Nunez

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OP  9/04/11 5:34:41 PM#42

I'm just looking to get the best experience I can now without sacrificing to must cost later down the line. I know later on I will have a much much larger budget and so getting a new gpu then would be much easier

"I hope that when the world comes to an end I can breath a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to."

  crazynanny

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9/04/11 5:54:51 PM#43
SSD will give You most noticeable kick, so go for it. Surely it won't do anything about fps or graphics quality in game, but having fast reacting OS is really nice and You can feel it. Otherwise save up $ and wait to buy whole package as You got some nice advices already :)
  drazzah

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9/04/11 7:18:31 PM#44

If your going to have a bigger budget down the road, then i would do as your planning and buy the SSD now and save for that larger budget to get a good GPU

  psyclum

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9/04/11 11:15:32 PM#45
Originally posted by Nunez1212

I'm just looking to get the best experience I can now without sacrificing to must cost later down the line. I know later on I will have a much much larger budget and so getting a new gpu then would be much easier

you already have all the information you'll ever need to make a decision.   there really isnt much more anyone can say about the choices you can make after quizzy layed out every single option you can have:D

at this point, i'll have to say you are just wasting money if you refuse to follow quizzys advice...   he's put in tons of time explaining why each options is good/bad...   the rest is up to you.

  marinrider

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9/04/11 11:21:36 PM#46
Originally posted by drazzah

For sure, get a new graphic card first and then get the SSD. You will see way more gains with that, and depending on the rest of your PC, the GTX 260 will NOT run Rift at max settings. My OLD gaming rig has GTS 460 SLi (2 of them) and that ran Rift pretty much Max Settings (not full shadows) and i was around 45+ FPS. 

 

I would recommend you look into ATI/AMD Cards. They relatively have better bench marks and are cheaper. 

 

Use http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188 and check out your benchmarks for the GTX 260 VS another card.

You are wrong.  A GTX 260 will run rift at max settings.  I own a GTX260 and easily run it at max with a Q6600 and 4 gigs of DDR3.  I dont know how you wouldn't be able to run it at max with that card.  I ran with full shadows and all.  

 

But yes, upgrade the video card over a SSD.

  noquarter

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9/04/11 11:52:57 PM#47


Originally posted by marinrider


Originally posted by drazzah
For sure, get a new graphic card first and then get the SSD. You will see way more gains with that, and depending on the rest of your PC, the GTX 260 will NOT run Rift at max settings. My OLD gaming rig has GTS 460 SLi (2 of them) and that ran Rift pretty much Max Settings (not full shadows) and i was around 45+ FPS. 
 
I would recommend you look into ATI/AMD Cards. They relatively have better bench marks and are cheaper. 
 
Use http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188 and check out your benchmarks for the GTX 260 VS another card.


You are wrong.  A GTX 260 will run rift at max settings.  I own a GTX260 and easily run it at max with a Q6600 and 4 gigs of DDR3.  I dont know how you wouldn't be able to run it at max with that card.  I ran with full shadows and all.  
 
But yes, upgrade the video card over a SSD.

What anti-aliasing setting were you using btw?

  marinrider

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9/04/11 11:55:50 PM#48
Originally posted by noquarter

 


Originally posted by marinrider


Originally posted by drazzah
For sure, get a new graphic card first and then get the SSD. You will see way more gains with that, and depending on the rest of your PC, the GTX 260 will NOT run Rift at max settings. My OLD gaming rig has GTS 460 SLi (2 of them) and that ran Rift pretty much Max Settings (not full shadows) and i was around 45+ FPS. 
 
I would recommend you look into ATI/AMD Cards. They relatively have better bench marks and are cheaper. 
 
Use http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188 and check out your benchmarks for the GTX 260 VS another card.



You are wrong.  A GTX 260 will run rift at max settings.  I own a GTX260 and easily run it at max with a Q6600 and 4 gigs of DDR3.  I dont know how you wouldn't be able to run it at max with that card.  I ran with full shadows and all.  
 
But yes, upgrade the video card over a SSD.


 

What anti-aliasing setting were you using btw?

Everything was as high as it could go (with the exclusion of bloom).  Rift isnt a very tasking game on the computer.  My laptop with integrated grapics runs it inbetween low and medium as well.

  drazzah

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9/05/11 12:36:15 AM#49
Originally posted by marinrider
Originally posted by noquarter

 


Originally posted by marinrider


Originally posted by drazzah
For sure, get a new graphic card first and then get the SSD. You will see way more gains with that, and depending on the rest of your PC, the GTX 260 will NOT run Rift at max settings. My OLD gaming rig has GTS 460 SLi (2 of them) and that ran Rift pretty much Max Settings (not full shadows) and i was around 45+ FPS. 
 
I would recommend you look into ATI/AMD Cards. They relatively have better bench marks and are cheaper. 
 
Use http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188 and check out your benchmarks for the GTX 260 VS another card.



You are wrong.  A GTX 260 will run rift at max settings.  I own a GTX260 and easily run it at max with a Q6600 and 4 gigs of DDR3.  I dont know how you wouldn't be able to run it at max with that card.  I ran with full shadows and all.  
 
But yes, upgrade the video card over a SSD.


 

What anti-aliasing setting were you using btw?

Everything was as high as it could go (with the exclusion of bloom).  Rift isnt a very tasking game on the computer.  My laptop with integrated grapics runs it inbetween low and medium as well.

I cant belive that a GTX 260 can run Rift at Max Settings with Full AA at max FPS when ive heard SO MANY people not being able to run it with way better graphic cards. Even my old rig with GTS450 SLi could not run Max Settings with decent FPS.

Yeah my GTS450 SLi could "run" max settings, but i would get about 40 FPS alone running around killing shit, and low teens to 20s in a town full of people. Theres a huge difference between running max settings and running max settings at 60+ fps. I just dont understand how a GTX260 could run Rift.. Max Settings.. Full AA @ 60+ FPS. Anything less is not "running" max fps, its just putting settings to max and dealing with the fps spikes.

  marinrider

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9/05/11 12:40:00 AM#50
Never said max fps. It would be 30+ though. Either way, I know that I did it. I'm not going to bother going on because the op is upgrading the gpu likely anyway.
  drazzah

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9/05/11 12:43:36 AM#51
Originally posted by marinrider
Never said max fps. It would be 30+ though. Either way, I know that I did it. I'm not going to bother going on because the op is upgrading the gpu likely anyway.

 

Alright like i stated before, when you called me wrong... A GTX260 will NOT run Rift at Max settings with 60+ FPS. Pretty much any modern card now will be able to put the settings to max, but its all about where your FPS is at, not just being able to "run" max settings. Anything less then 60 FPS (personally) is a waste considering your just putting settings to max and dealing with the low fps. There is no point in wasting money on a video card that will only play games half-assed. And im pretty sure the OP is getting the SSD now and when he has a bigger budget later on he will buy the GPU.

  psyclum

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9/05/11 1:37:03 AM#52

I have main tanked a 72 man raid while running at between 8 to 12 frames per second without EVER losing aggro to anyone else in the raid:D   you guys DO realize this is a RPG and not a FPS right?:D  i can justify going for 60 frames on a FPS game, but on RPG?  you wont see ANY difference between 30 and 60 frames on a RPG and it would have NO impact on your gameplay...   you will see MORE problems from your pings then from your video card...  believe THAT...

  Loke666

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9/05/11 1:40:26 AM#53
Originally posted by psyclum

I have main tanked a 72 man raid while running at between 8 to 12 frames per second without EVER losing aggro to anyone else in the raid:D   you guys DO realize this is a RPG and not a FPS right?:D  i can justify going for 60 frames on a FPS game, but on RPG?  you wont see ANY difference between 30 and 60 frames on a RPG and it would have NO impact on your gameplay...   you will see MORE problems from your pings then from your video card...  believe THAT...

8-12 sounds a bit risky to me, but 20+ is fine in any MMO.

You can actually see some difference between 30 and 60 FPS if you really look for it but you don't notice it when you play.

  drazzah

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9/05/11 1:44:02 AM#54
Originally posted by psyclum

I have main tanked a 72 man raid while running at between 8 to 12 frames per second without EVER losing aggro to anyone else in the raid:D   you guys DO realize this is a RPG and not a FPS right?:D  i can justify going for 60 frames on a FPS game, but on RPG?  you wont see ANY difference between 30 and 60 frames on a RPG and it would have NO impact on your gameplay...   you will see MORE problems from your pings then from your video card...  believe THAT...

 

This is untrue. The average human eye can easily tell the difference from 30FPS and 60FPS. But anything higher than 60FPS you normally wont see a difference at all. Just because the term Frames Per Second is FPS doesnt mean it only has to do with FPS (First Person Shooters). 

 

You said you were in a 72 man raid running 8-12 FPS.... FPS has no issues on mechanics as a game, and as a tank it would actually be easier to play at such crappy fps like that. Try to play a healer with that FPS, switching in between toons and trying not to miss click in such a choppy game. My old rig used to run games between 30-40 FPS and at the time i thought it was great. But once i built my new pc which now runs any game 60+ FPS. You can MOST DEFINITELY tell the difference. It is so much more fluid, its just like watching regular TV at 30 FPS then watching a Blu-Ray movie in Hi-Def on a high refresh rate. Anyone who has seen the difference will know exactly what im talking about when i say "more fluid".

  psyclum

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9/05/11 2:07:23 AM#55
Originally posted by drazzah

You said you were in a 72 man raid running 8-12 FPS.... FPS has no issues on mechanics as a game, and as a tank it would actually be easier to play at such crappy fps like that. Try to play a healer with that FPS, switching in between toons and trying not to miss click in such a choppy game.

something tells me you've never main tanked in an end game guild:)   warriors are actually the most twitch based class in EQ:D(yes there was a reason why i mentioned never losing aggro)  but thats besides the point

can human eye see the difference between 30 and 60 frames? sure.  does it matter a single bit in a MMORPG?  nope.  in a FPS(first person shooter) the higher FPS(frames per second) actually DOES matter because you move around ALOT more then you would in a MMORPG.  so i SAID that i can justify the higher FPS(frames per second) for a FPS(first person shooter)....   didnt think i have to actually spell out the different FPS for gamers.  most people can tell what i mean by the context of what i'm saying.....

anyway.  if you want to argue for the sake of arguing, then sure, the human eye can see the difference between 30 and 60 FPS(frames per second), else it wouldnt matter if you are playing a RPG or a FPS(first person shooter)...    it's almost like saying a speaker can go up to 22.5khz frequency range, tho only maybe 1 person out of 10,000 under the age of 12 can even hear sounds that high... 

so YES, it IS smoother.  tho i wouldnt go out and buy that 240hz monitor anytime in the future...

  drazzah

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9/05/11 2:34:46 AM#56
Originally posted by psyclum
Originally posted by drazzah

You said you were in a 72 man raid running 8-12 FPS.... FPS has no issues on mechanics as a game, and as a tank it would actually be easier to play at such crappy fps like that. Try to play a healer with that FPS, switching in between toons and trying not to miss click in such a choppy game.

something tells me you've never main tanked in an end game guild:)   warriors are actually the most twitch based class in EQ:D(yes there was a reason why i mentioned never losing aggro)  but thats besides the point

can human eye see the difference between 30 and 60 frames? sure.  does it matter a single bit in a MMORPG?  nope.  in a FPS(first person shooter) the higher FPS(frames per second) actually DOES matter because you move around ALOT more then you would in a MMORPG.  so i SAID that i can justify the higher FPS(frames per second) for a FPS(first person shooter)....   didnt think i have to actually spell out the different FPS for gamers.  most people can tell what i mean by the context of what i'm saying.....

anyway.  if you want to argue for the sake of arguing, then sure, the human eye can see the difference between 30 and 60 FPS(frames per second), else it wouldnt matter if you are playing a RPG or a FPS(first person shooter)...    it's almost like saying a speaker can go up to 22.5khz frequency range, tho only maybe 1 person out of 10,000 under the age of 12 can even hear sounds that high... 

so YES, it IS smoother.  tho i wouldnt go out and buy that 240hz monitor anytime in the future...

 

Only reason i responded in that fashion is because you said you wouldnt see ANY difference between 30 and 60 fps... when in reality you would. Of course the only thing it does is make the game more responsive and smoother, but to a lot of people (including myself) this is a top priority.

 

I have never tanked, but i have healed end-game. And i have been stuck in a huge raid with very choppy FPS and it was difficult i might say, in that case, a +30 FPS gain would of mattered, but from 30 to 60 fps not so much but still would of helped (of course not as much as an FPS, but still would of matter none the less) atleast to myself it would of.

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