@monkeyking1969: No shit!? What type of work are you hiring for?
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Unless you want to go to grad school, your GPA is pointless. I want to go to grad school, sadly. Either way, my last final in Taphonomy is Friday. It requires an essay on a random topic covered during semester and a lab where we have to identify long-bones of herbivores and carnivores. If I get a B, I'll be extremely happy.
I have almost the same rig (Intel Ivy Bridge i5 instead of AMD) and the exact same GPU.
You can run most things on high settings at the least. Sometimes I shoot my output to a 40 inch Toshiba television and drop my resolution to 900 or 720p and get the graphics settings a little higher - I can't really tell too much of a difference when I'm sitting on my couch. In that case, you can max most everything that is current gen. Also, you can run FXAA from the card itself, along with adaptive Vsync, and turn those settings off in game - you get a good boost on most titles. FXAA can be great on some games and terrible on others, though. That being said, I've gotten pretty used to those resolutions on my monitor as well. Once I get into a game, I don't really notice the resolution difference.
I would also urge you to sick with the 660ti. It's not the best thing and it's a generation old, but I think that GPU manufacturers are going to start upping their onboard RAM to compete with the consoles after their next product refresh that is supposedly happening in the coming spring. Hold steady and wait for a card with four or more gigabytes of memory at a competitive price.
I'm still pissed at Nvidia for telling me the 660ti was the best thing since sliced bread, and then releasing the 760 less than a year later at a lower cost. Dicks.
@ll_exile_ll: You'd be surprised. Also, and this I admit is strange - I kind of enjoy the fuzziness of lower resolutions on certain titles. I like my games to look like...well....games. For instance, I prefer running Outlast in 720 cause I think the sharpness of 1080 looks worse. I know it's weird.
Since I don't mind it, I figure I can get more out of the coming generation of titles if I compromise on resolution.
And Fender just reissued the Starcaster, so I have to delay upgrading my GPU. Because Starcaster.
You guys are the best. I think I found the issue, and it was most likely with my monitor. I reset everything and then turned off a feature called ASUS "Smart Contrast Ratio". I tested out a few titles and the screen ratio was right and the colors were no longer strangely washed out. I tried this on BF4 (which seemed to suffer from it the worst) and it looked and ran amazingly better. I don't really mind 720p, but 900p does look nicer while letting me max out some settings.
I'm trying to see how things go running everything from Nvidia's onboard tech - FXAA, Auto V-Syc, Occlusion, etc. Turning everything off in game and everything on in Nvidia control panel seems to run fairly well and gives everything that sort of "seriously post-processed" look I've noticed on the PS4.
Thanks again everyone - fixed!!!
Firstly, I am running a MSI Overclocked 660 ti with an i5 3570k. I'm fairly happy with this setup, and am hoping it can tide me over for some time into this new generation of games.
Here is my caveat - I have started to play games in 720p. I know that 1080 looks better, but when I'm enjoying a game I don't particularly care and I like running things as high as I can get them. So for a while now I have been running 720 while using Nvidia's FXAA and nothing in-game. It certainly has a unique look, and I kind of like it. So before anyone gives me grief for not loving 1080, there you have it. Don't care.
I have been setting some games to 1600X900 to see if that makes anything sharper, and I'm noticing something strange. Games look much worse than they do in 720. It is more than just sharpness - the colors appear different as well and are much more washed out. I've tried this in every combination I can think of (with everything in the Nvidia panel set to off) and it still looks worse. I'm running on an ASUS 23 inch 1080p monitor.
So am I doing something wrong? Also, why do some games in 1600X900 fit my monitor just fine, while others are squished with bars at the top and bottom? I'm hoping that through all of the sarcastic answers I'm expecting, I might find a real one........
I learned that, even with a year old 660 ti, I would rather stick with PC for the time being.
The Bethesda online store has updated merchandise to include preorders for new "Vault 77" gear. As someone who thinks that Fallout 3 is the best game from the last generation, I am trying to mentally talk down my boner right now. I know it's not that great of a game - more of a zeitgeist thing for me.
And I bought a Vault-Tech shirt. Son of a bitch.