1080P Plasma T.V. & Video Games (Video Card)
- 11-01-2008, 04:28 PM
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11-02-2008, 03:39 AM
Now run two of those in SLi with ATItool overclocking them and we are talking.
My 8600 GTS overclocked above 8800GT stats runs crysis on high at 1280X800 (Not 1440X900) just dandy.
Then again I am the one running 4 monitors on my one computer. Running solidworks is a dream on my main desktop.
The majority of the newer games are limited by the physics. Something like crysis will run all the physics through the video card, which is why there are games being developed having a specific physics card in mind. Look at physX to see where games are going for the PC.
Try playing fallout 3 on that card with the res and you will be skipping frames like crazy.
As far as the wii.... please. If I need an underpowered console, I will buy a wii. Look at dead rising. They had to dumb that game down SO much to get it to run on the wii hardware it's a joke.
A gimmick does not make a system. Which means waving your arms around does not make me want to spend 200 on one when call of duty, halo, force unleased and gears of war (soon to be 2) do just fine on my 360. I would rather buy a PS3 than a wii.
Rehashing mario and zelda (which is a series I loved to death until the wii) will only last so long.
11-02-2008, 08:50 AM
Force Unleashed was also pitiful compared to the hype surrounding the three independent physics engines on the game. Repetitive gameplay with a mediocre story-line does not a good game make. GOW2 will be on another level, though.
11-02-2008, 02:35 PM
The Wii is a underpowered gimmick. It's the only next gen console that is not next gen.
I also said force unleased because it is another good example of the dumbing down required in order to gain the advantage of being able to wave your arms around to interact with the game. That said, I own the game and still think it's a fine game. On 360 or PS3 that is.
I'll take my COD4, Fallout 3, Halo and gears over cooking mom and another set of minigames.
11-02-2008, 05:19 PM
The games do not really resonate with myself either, as I love complex games with deep gameplay and compelling storylines: Gears of War, Bioshock, MGS4, Fallout 3 and Oblivion Elder Scrolls are most likely my favorite Next-Gen titles as of now.
11-02-2008, 10:26 PM
skimmed here. MY friedn has a 50" Plasma by Sony 1080 etc etc, suround sound PS3, 360 pretty much dropped 2500+ on a whole setup....
It will rape any TV/Movie setup ive seen to date. I would take that of a projection. Id rather have super crisp pic that a huge one.
We watched 007 the new one casino royal and then pirates 3, both were amazing. Madden also was sic on it.
have fun. I hope to upgrade by next year.
11-03-2008, 11:02 AM
11-03-2008, 11:40 AM
Yes, I could do SLI but I'm not that hard-up on Crysis as hardly any of my friends have a rig that can run it and it's lame playing w/o yer peeps!
Thanks for the reply Cafe!
11-03-2008, 11:42 AM
11-03-2008, 12:14 PM
Women love the Wii and so do the older demographic ie >40 who wouldn't be caught dead playing a PS3. I have a Wii at my house, kinda boring, i much prefer the PS3 but if i had to choose which is making more money for Nintendo or Sony, i think the answer is quite obvious.
The Wii fit has been a massive hit in the UK....the women buy and barely take it out of the box but they've already paid their money so its win win for Nintendo.
11-04-2008, 01:23 AM
I can run crysis on high on my 8800GTS but it's nowhere near flawless.
I do have a computer hooked up to my TV downstairs. It's 720p but having a little linux box stream everything from my monster desktop upstairs is a neat trick. That, and I can stream music for parties.
The added bonus is because it's linux, no one knows how to **** with it or change the song
What are you trying to play on it anyways? Or are you just doing it for ****s and giggles?
11-04-2008, 10:27 AM
Well, I'd like to play Crysis, Battlefield 1942 (DC mod), Team Fortress 2, and maybe a couple of new games that'll come out soon (forgot the names).
I'd like to play these on the 42" for kicks...why not?!
Oh, and I'm running Windows 64 and I need to get some crack or something to open up the Very High setting on Crysis since I'm not running Vista. So stupid.
11-09-2008, 12:40 PM
Well, I got the Panasonic Viera 42" plasma and the Sony Blu-Ray. This tv looks friggin' BIG! Beautiful picture (that's why I bought it). Blu-Ray is kickazz. Watched Transformers and the detail is just killer. The sound is decent too, but a 5.1 or better system is ideal for a setup like this (obviously).
I hooked up my PC and used the TV as a monitor. I had to d!ck around to get it setup right. I'm using a DVI to HDMI cable. I tried to run Crysis on high with 16x AA. LOL....I couldn't even see a damn thing on the screen....it was DESTROYING my PC. I had to turn off AA and it ran fine. Great looking on the big screen! I just have to control my team-killing.....or not.
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