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February 26, 2013 4:38:46 PM

I recently upgrade my pc and I want to ask if I can play all games maxed out for the next generation. (ps4 , xboxnext).

my parts is:

i7 3930k :D 
gigabyte gtx 680 oc windforce 3 fans :D 
12gb ram with 1600mh :D 
800W :D 

thank you

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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2013 4:41:29 PM

For the most part, yes. You may want to add another 680 and a 3-screen 2D or 3D Surround setup as well.
a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2013 4:51:16 PM

Noone really knows what future games will need, Crysis 3 though will play maxed with a 680 @ 1920 x 1080 not at a solid 60FPs you would expect in most games. But most likely yes Crysis 3 was always going to be a system killer.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2013 6:19:45 PM

No... just no.
The GTX 680 is a high-end card, but it can only max out current gen games, future games are likely to get more demanding and your GTX 680 will have a hard time keeping up (at max settings).
In 3-4 years however you'll still be able to play modern games at reasonable settings.
February 26, 2013 8:54:41 PM

i will answer your question easily , just consider crysis 3 is a next gen game .
a b 4 Gaming
February 27, 2013 11:12:01 AM

Crysis 1 was an anomaly that brought generations of video cards to their knees. Do you really see Crysis 3 as next gen? Or inefficient programming like we've seen with other titles in the past?

May 20, 2013 12:52:09 AM

Estacado said:
i will answer your question easily , just consider crysis 3 is a next gen game .


Crysis 3 is NOT next gen. Its on the ps3 and xbox360. Next gen games are games that are "made for next gen consoles". Just cause crysis 3 taxed ur gpu and looked really good with all that eye candy doesnt make it next gen.

a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2013 2:41:01 AM

If you've played Crysis 3 at maximum settings, and then compared it to so called "Next-Gen" games designed for PS4, you'll see that Crysis 3 looks significantly better.
Remember, the PS4 uses modified mid-range PC hardware. It's PC equivilent will be something like a FX 8120 strapped to a HD 7870.
The GTX 680 will always deliver better performance, but since the Playstation 4 will be, like current consoles, locked to 30 FPS, and the GTX 680 is not twice faster than a HD 7870, it will not deliver 60 FPS with the same graphics. (and that's before we take in console optimisations).

I am however confident that two GTX 680's will outlast the PS4, just like two 8800 GTX's still outperform the PS3.
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2013 7:12:58 AM

Troy has not played Crysis 3 on PC.

Yes, it's good to use that game as a reference for next-gen console ports. You'll be fine at 1080p on Ultra settings with or without MSAA for a year or two, then you'll have to drop to High settings, then Medium as the years go by. But personally, I don't see any reason to keep a video card for more than 2 years - why miss out, while you can still get a little cash for your current card?
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