Video game addicts...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Nvidia 560 Ti GTX SC SLI.
  2. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Damn, that's gotta be sweet!
  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    There's still a few of games that aren't SLI compatible. At the time it was the better choice since it was cheaper and faster then a 580. Actually they are still a bit faster then the 680. I'm not sure what I'll do when it comes time to replace my 560's. Maybe do dual 760's. In SLI ($500) they're supposed to be faster then a 780 Ti which starts at $700. There is a 50% increase in power when at full tilt but that's not really an issue for most people. If I was to go with a single car I'd have to drop down to a 780 and not a Ti which is about 10% faster it. I set my limit on video cards at around $500 and they usually last 5-6 years.
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    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    If you can hold out a little bit longer the Maxwell GPU's will be faster and way lower in watts used so you can either go to a higher level with your current PSU, or have less of a space heater because 2 560 TI's must be putting out a good number of BTU's along with the TFLOPs.
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  6. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I'm in ho hurry to upgrade my video cards. They've got a few years left in them to still be considered fast. I've played Borderdlands 2 a bit and it's cranked as well. No issues at 60fps. I'm sure Arma 3 is 26-30 fps but that's normal. I'll probably wait till the next generation cards are out. I'm assuming that will probably be the 800 series.

    I run a 850w PSU so power isn't an issue and it's energy efficient. Heat isn't really an issue either. I'm water cooled and run 4 200mm fans.
  7. focallength

    focallength You're Welcome

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    so I purchased the witcher through steam for $10, its the enhanced edition...whatever that means, I never played the original so the enhanced wont be anything different for me. Haven't had a chance to play it yet, ill try it out tonight. Most reviews are overwhelmingly positive, so I hope it lives up to the hype.

    Im interested in the cdprojektred company as they are working on cyberpunk, and they made this game, so this will be my first immersion with their games.
  8. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Does anyone want a copy of Offspring Fling on Steam? I've got an extra one thanks to a humble bundle.

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    Witcher 2 is also out and they are working on Witcher 3. They changed the combat system a lot in Witcher 2.
  10. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    I've only played 2 levels but I'm loving the idea/aesthetics of Type:Rider

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/W9_2aE5GnZs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Think Limbo style graphics but with a typography theme! Alright that might not get you guys as excited as me but hell I'm a designer so seeing this on the humble bundle was :eek1:eek1 and :clap:clap:clap
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    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Amazon has their streaming box coming out for 99 bucks, and for 40 bucks more they've got an xbox style controller to make it a game system.

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    Specs are a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300 CPU, Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM so that's all nice, but only 8 GB of storage so not much room for games on the thing.
  12. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    Amazon probably expects that games will be streamed on demand like everything else for the unit.
  13. jstcrashnthru

    jstcrashnthru Livin' the dream

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    I was looking into ordering one of these. But it doesnt give you access to the Google Play store. So you won't be able to get everything that's available for Android. Just what Amazon decides to offer. There are several channels on my Roku that aren't available on the Fire TV yet. From some of the early reviews I've seen, the search function doesn't seem to work as well the one on my Roku. My Roku will list every channel that whatever you're searching for is available on. So I think I'm going to wait a bit and see how it shapes up. It could be a really awesome streaming media box. But Amazon kinda likes to keep everything under their control.
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    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    A friend ofine has a kindle fire, and she is forever complaining about the lag in releasing games and updates.

    Sent from my handheld universal data mining enabler
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    They probably do have the server farms to do it, Sony and NVIDIA are both trying this out.
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    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Just found a trailer and the games (graphically) look pretty good:

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    Not next gen level, more like 360/PS3-ish.
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    Considering some of the job openings Amazon has available I would agree. Some pretty cool distributed problems are being solved in the background that most folks never see.
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    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Just got a 5 star kill on the final boss of Final Fantasy 13 :clap:clap:clap

    Yeah it was linear but damn that was a good game and I got my <10 dollars worth with 47 hours 49 minutes of plat time over 4 months :eek1
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    OConnor Bad juju

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    I think my phone is more powerful and it was free.
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    New Asteroid Redirect mission is availble for Kerbal Space Program. The new more powerful engines and fuel tanks are awesome!

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