Originally Posted by LordJummy
Your post pretty much defeats itself.
All one has to do is focus on your "logic".
"Also 1680x1050 resolution is more or less the same as 1080P"
This is ridiculous. That's like saying "75% is basically the same thing as 100%, what's the difference?" It's flat out not the same. There is no gray area with mathematical fact.
"AA does not make any game "max" settings. The graphics stay the same no matter the AA level used. This you can argue till the cows come home but it will not make it true, the moon is not made out of cheeze. All AA does is takes jaggies away from straight lines. It dosen't "add" anything else, I repeat any extra effects to the game thus making the game basically the same visually. Sure you can argue it makes things more detailed bla, bla, bla, but i am not going to get into that sillyness with you."
"Maxing out the settings" means ticking every single option, including AA (most taxing option available), maximum AF, DOF, etc, etc. There is also no gray area here. There is maximum settings, and not maximum. Just because you don't *think* AA adds anything to the picture doesn't make it so. I'm sorry, but these are things you simply can't argue at all.
I fail to see any argument from you at all. It's pointless anyways because he wasn't considering a GTX 460 in the first place. I just wanted to make sure he didn't take you seriously, because it would have been a poor decision in my opinion.
As for your other comments: You most likely skimmed what I wrote, because you seem to be talking about a different subject than myself. I'm glad to know that your opinion trumps that of all major hardware review websites and hardware professionals though. Thank you for showing me the light!
Hey man you can be fooled into thinking you need to max out AA to have good quality. If that floats your boat so be it. I will continue to disable AA and game 60 smooth in all my games on mid range cards...
Ps> yup, looked at those Tom links. Stock CPU running 3.4 with a stock 460. I am 4GHz with oc'd 460. Did you remember that little bit of info? Add 600HMz to the CPU and 200MHz to the GPU and those links are 100% irrelevant! You follow?