Not all users will have the same experience, because GeForce 6 cards aren’t as fast as GeForce 7 GPUs; and only GeForce 8 cards support DirectX 10 graphics features. So if you play Crysis on a three year old PC with a GeForce 6800, you will have to make compromises in resolution or visual quality. Gamers with GeForce 8800 cards in SLI will enjoy fast frame rates in high resolution with all of the options maxed—the way it was meant to be played!
5) What are the key benefits of having NVIDIA graphics technology over competitor offerings?
RT: Here are the four key benefits:
#1 Performance: NVIDIA makes the world’s best graphics processors. If you want to play Crysis, you’ll want to make sure you get a great GPU for Vista and DX 10 games. PC Perspective just tested the latest cards and concluded that the GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS are the best options for playing DX 10 games with Vista:
“The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX is our pick for anyone looking to play the likes of Bioshock, Company of Heroes, Call of Juarez, Lost Planet or World in Conflict in DX10 modes. The power of the G80 GPU and the time NVIDIA’s driver development team has put into Vista are evident in our benchmark and gaming experience results. “The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB makes a great second option though for users with a slightly smaller budget. This card still does very well under Vista with the DX10 games and keeping another $15
Miguel Sainz and Yury Uralsky: It has been a hell of a ride! Working with Crytek on this title has been a completely new experience for us. Just consider the singularity of this clash between a whole new OS (Vista), a great new GPU architecture (GeForce 8800), a completely new API (DX 10) and a game engine that pushes the technology like no others have done before. The level of commitment between the two companies is really extraordinary.
I think most of the issues that involved either ATI or Nvidia DX10 cards has alot to do with Vista. Vista alone uses about 2-3 times as much system memory as XP and has alot of crap running in the back-ground that we just don't need. Point being is that I think MS should step it up and make Vista good instead of trying to make Vista marketable.
GTS 640, I have GTS 320.
Oh well. I guess I'll just buy it a year from now when it's in a jewel box at target for $9.99. ;p
Haha yeah who wanna play a slideshow, i still question the devs strategy in this.
How many own less then a GTX and then if they use vista...
Are they gonna sell the game for $1k to make up for all those that won't (can't) play it?
It's odd how software works to become a profit. It's actually ALOT more profit and alot less cost than the $50 they charge for and it's even less than the $10 a year after. Devolopers don't even need to have high end systems, they only need 1 high end system other than that, the only thing that they pay are wages, and utilities.
Don't get me wrong here developing software does have a high price but once it's made there is little to no cost involved, so it's nearly 100% profit.