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July 10, 2013 8:04:17 PM

I wish to game on ultra setting and at 1920x1080 (2x antialiasing) with these specs.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
MoBo: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz (8GB)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC boost

Games that will be played: Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, BioShock Infinite, Witcher 2, Skyrim.

Just a question how much will anti-aliasing decrease my FPS? Is it even that significant of a drop? Is it even necessary?

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July 10, 2013 10:41:00 PM

Okay, your asking for serious gaming dedicated rig requirements on a 'good' computer. For you to go Ultra at 1920x1080 for those seriously heavy duty games you need a expensive system, namely with a i7 Core CPU, Dual Video Cards, etc. That is all serious costs ($$2-3K) and setup, with additional high end memory (best if 16GB RAM) etc. to make those games on Ultra Settings.
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July 10, 2013 11:43:09 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
Okay, your asking for serious gaming dedicated rig requirements on a 'good' computer. For you to go Ultra at 1920x1080 for those seriously heavy duty games you need a expensive system, namely with a i7 Core CPU, Dual Video Cards, etc. That is all serious costs ($$2-3K) and setup, with additional high end memory (best if 16GB RAM) etc. to make those games on Ultra Settings.


Yeah right. Please do not give advice anymore. My friend has the a slightly lower system and he is able to tackle any game that comes in his way.
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July 11, 2013 12:05:23 AM

Should be able to run games great.
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July 11, 2013 2:14:38 AM

Expect high-max settings at 50FPS at 1080p, with the typical performance killing settings like AA turned down.

I find that at 1080p, there's no visual benefit beyond 4x. The whole point of Anti-Aliasing is too compensate for the low resolution displays of the day, the higher the resolution of your screen the need for AA lessens.
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July 11, 2013 3:06:16 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
Okay, your asking for serious gaming dedicated rig requirements on a 'good' computer. For you to go Ultra at 1920x1080 for those seriously heavy duty games you need a expensive system, namely with a i7 Core CPU, Dual Video Cards, etc. That is all serious costs ($$2-3K) and setup, with additional high end memory (best if 16GB RAM) etc. to make those games on Ultra Settings.

Shut up don't need an i7, 16gb ram or dual cards.
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July 11, 2013 3:55:49 AM

Emcardle said:
Tom Tancredi said:
Okay, your asking for serious gaming dedicated rig requirements on a 'good' computer. For you to go Ultra at 1920x1080 for those seriously heavy duty games you need a expensive system, namely with a i7 Core CPU, Dual Video Cards, etc. That is all serious costs ($$2-3K) and setup, with additional high end memory (best if 16GB RAM) etc. to make those games on Ultra Settings.

Shut up don't need an i7, 16gb ram or dual cards.


Yep, that guys an idiot. Probably thought he needed that and wasted 2 grand more. And now he's telling everyone that those specs are essential to ultra 1080p gaming to make himself feel better.
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July 11, 2013 3:57:31 AM

manofchalk said:
Expect high-max settings at 50FPS at 1080p, with the typical performance killing settings like AA turned down.

I find that at 1080p, there's no visual benefit beyond 4x. The whole point of Anti-Aliasing is too compensate for the low resolution displays of the day, the higher the resolution of your screen the need for AA lessens.


So there is barely any point for AA while using 1920x1080? Thanks! Great help!
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July 11, 2013 10:18:39 AM

ImmortalMamba said:
Emcardle said:
Tom Tancredi said:
Okay, your asking for serious gaming dedicated rig requirements on a 'good' computer. For you to go Ultra at 1920x1080 for those seriously heavy duty games you need a expensive system, namely with a i7 Core CPU, Dual Video Cards, etc. That is all serious costs ($$2-3K) and setup, with additional high end memory (best if 16GB RAM) etc. to make those games on Ultra Settings.

Shut up don't need an i7, 16gb ram or dual cards.


Yep, that guys an idiot. Probably thought he needed that and wasted 2 grand more. And now he's telling everyone that those specs are essential to ultra 1080p gaming to make himself feel better.


Excuse me? I said you had a Good computer already, but YOU asked for "ultra setting and at 1920x1080" for top games "Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, BioShock Infinite, Witcher 2, Skyrim." The expectation of course is NOT to have FPS of 10-30 but want around 60 or better for a great game experiance (no stutter, slowdowns, rendering streaks, etc.) but still these demanding systems at the top settings possible in the game (ULTRA settings).

Instead of taking the time to be insultive, you instead looked up say Crysis 3 Very High Settings, you would see THs review here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc... which shows, for EXACTLY as your saying you would need (note cards at top of list) in CROSSFIRE (i.e. Dual Video). Further about your CPU, noting AGAIN the same review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc... look what is going to get you out of the upper 40s where i5s MAX out: Yes a i7Core.

Oh yeah, and the reason for / question on AA is demonstrated with actual screen shots so you can see how AA / AF makes the game visually more impressive EVEN ON A LCD (AA was not made because we older games had those crudy monitors back a few years ago).

So instead of saying someone is a idiot because your driving a Mustang but want a Ferrari standard, and your told you need a Ferrari budget to get there, maybe you should get your facts straight.
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July 11, 2013 10:27:17 AM

I wasn't commenting at all on the technologies behind older monitors, just their resolution.
The whole point of AA is to make diagonal lines seem smoother, which is difficult since pixels on computer screens are arranged in a grid. Since with a higher resolution, you have more pixels and at the same screen size they are also smaller, you get less visual benefit from higher AA settings.
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July 11, 2013 8:20:44 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
ImmortalMamba said:
Emcardle said:
Tom Tancredi said:
Okay, your asking for serious gaming dedicated rig requirements on a 'good' computer. For you to go Ultra at 1920x1080 for those seriously heavy duty games you need a expensive system, namely with a i7 Core CPU, Dual Video Cards, etc. That is all serious costs ($$2-3K) and setup, with additional high end memory (best if 16GB RAM) etc. to make those games on Ultra Settings.

Shut up don't need an i7, 16gb ram or dual cards.


Yep, that guys an idiot. Probably thought he needed that and wasted 2 grand more. And now he's telling everyone that those specs are essential to ultra 1080p gaming to make himself feel better.


Excuse me? I said you had a Good computer already, but YOU asked for "ultra setting and at 1920x1080" for top games "Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, BioShock Infinite, Witcher 2, Skyrim." The expectation of course is NOT to have FPS of 10-30 but want around 60 or better for a great game experiance (no stutter, slowdowns, rendering streaks, etc.) but still these demanding systems at the top settings possible in the game (ULTRA settings).

Instead of taking the time to be insultive, you instead looked up say Crysis 3 Very High Settings, you would see THs review here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc... which shows, for EXACTLY as your saying you would need (note cards at top of list) in CROSSFIRE (i.e. Dual Video). Further about your CPU, noting AGAIN the same review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc... look what is going to get you out of the upper 40s where i5s MAX out: Yes a i7Core.

Oh yeah, and the reason for / question on AA is demonstrated with actual screen shots so you can see how AA / AF makes the game visually more impressive EVEN ON A LCD (AA was not made because we older games had those crudy monitors back a few years ago).

So instead of saying someone is a idiot because your driving a Mustang but want a Ferrari standard, and your told you need a Ferrari budget to get there, maybe you should get your facts straight.


Wow, you're new here, right? You don't need 16 GB of RAM. You don't need 2 graphics cards. You don't need top of the line crap to get about 45 FPS in ultra settings. Funny thing is you're completely wrong, you're system is over-kill. I've seen people play with a i5-3570K, Radeon 7970 and 8GB get a good amount of FPS. Bro, you get your facts straight. And please for the love of god don't not give anyone anymore advice. You're wasting their money.
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July 11, 2013 8:25:12 PM

manofchalk said:
I wasn't commenting at all on the technologies behind older monitors, just their resolution.
The whole point of AA is to make diagonal lines seem smoother, which is difficult since pixels on computer screens are arranged in a grid. Since with a higher resolution, you have more pixels and at the same screen size they are also smaller, you get less visual benefit from higher AA settings.


Huh? To who were you talking to?
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July 11, 2013 8:27:36 PM

Tancredi, he misinterpreted what I said.
So I corrected that and clarified the reasoning behind what I said.
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July 12, 2013 6:54:06 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
ImmortalMamba said:
Emcardle said:
Tom Tancredi said:
Okay, your asking for serious gaming dedicated rig requirements on a 'good' computer. For you to go Ultra at 1920x1080 for those seriously heavy duty games you need a expensive system, namely with a i7 Core CPU, Dual Video Cards, etc. That is all serious costs ($$2-3K) and setup, with additional high end memory (best if 16GB RAM) etc. to make those games on Ultra Settings.

Shut up don't need an i7, 16gb ram or dual cards.


Yep, that guys an idiot. Probably thought he needed that and wasted 2 grand more. And now he's telling everyone that those specs are essential to ultra 1080p gaming to make himself feel better.


Excuse me? I said you had a Good computer already, but YOU asked for "ultra setting and at 1920x1080" for top games "Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, BioShock Infinite, Witcher 2, Skyrim." The expectation of course is NOT to have FPS of 10-30 but want around 60 or better for a great game experiance (no stutter, slowdowns, rendering streaks, etc.) but still these demanding systems at the top settings possible in the game (ULTRA settings).

Instead of taking the time to be insultive, you instead looked up say Crysis 3 Very High Settings, you would see THs review here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc... which shows, for EXACTLY as your saying you would need (note cards at top of list) in CROSSFIRE (i.e. Dual Video). Further about your CPU, noting AGAIN the same review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc... look what is going to get you out of the upper 40s where i5s MAX out: Yes a i7Core.

Oh yeah, and the reason for / question on AA is demonstrated with actual screen shots so you can see how AA / AF makes the game visually more impressive EVEN ON A LCD (AA was not made because we older games had those crudy monitors back a few years ago).

So instead of saying someone is a idiot because your driving a Mustang but want a Ferrari standard, and your told you need a Ferrari budget to get there, maybe you should get your facts straight.


ImmortalMamba said:
Tom Tancredi said:
ImmortalMamba said:
Emcardle said:
Tom Tancredi said:
Okay, your asking for serious gaming dedicated rig requirements on a 'good' computer. For you to go Ultra at 1920x1080 for those seriously heavy duty games you need a expensive system, namely with a i7 Core CPU, Dual Video Cards, etc. That is all serious costs ($$2-3K) and setup, with additional high end memory (best if 16GB RAM) etc. to make those games on Ultra Settings.

Shut up don't need an i7, 16gb ram or dual cards.


Yep, that guys an idiot. Probably thought he needed that and wasted 2 grand more. And now he's telling everyone that those specs are essential to ultra 1080p gaming to make himself feel better.


Excuse me? I said you had a Good computer already, but YOU asked for "ultra setting and at 1920x1080" for top games "Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, BioShock Infinite, Witcher 2, Skyrim." The expectation of course is NOT to have FPS of 10-30 but want around 60 or better for a great game experiance (no stutter, slowdowns, rendering streaks, etc.) but still these demanding systems at the top settings possible in the game (ULTRA settings).

Instead of taking the time to be insultive, you instead looked up say Crysis 3 Very High Settings, you would see THs review here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc... which shows, for EXACTLY as your saying you would need (note cards at top of list) in CROSSFIRE (i.e. Dual Video). Further about your CPU, noting AGAIN the same review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc... look what is going to get you out of the upper 40s where i5s MAX out: Yes a i7Core.

Oh yeah, and the reason for / question on AA is demonstrated with actual screen shots so you can see how AA / AF makes the game visually more impressive EVEN ON A LCD (AA was not made because we older games had those crudy monitors back a few years ago).

So instead of saying someone is a idiot because your driving a Mustang but want a Ferrari standard, and your told you need a Ferrari budget to get there, maybe you should get your facts straight.


Wow, you're new here, right? You don't need 16 GB of RAM. You don't need 2 graphics cards. You don't need top of the line crap to get about 45 FPS in ultra settings. Funny thing is you're completely wrong, you're system is over-kill. I've seen people play with a i5-3570K, Radeon 7970 and 8GB get a good amount of FPS. Bro, you get your facts straight. And please for the love of god don't not give anyone anymore advice. You're wasting their money.


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