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Most graphically demanding games out now/near future for PC?

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I was just curious, I was wanting to test out my rig to see how well if performed against some of todays most graphically demanding games ... what do you all think the top 4-5 games would be.

They can already be out on the market now or coming in near future - like a month or 2 at most. :toast:
 
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Have to suggest Crysis 1. Extremely demanding game.

Also i would have to say FSX Fully maxxed, on DX10 settings at a busy airport such as JFK or Heathrow.

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I just asked basically the same question a few days ago(my question was what game is there that my 5870 couldnt fully max out at 1920*1200 res and have over 60fps). Only game I was told was Metro2033.


Oh, yeah, it can't do it with Crysis either(not 60fps that is)
 
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well crysis is a toss up between demanding and bad coding from everything I have seen people post ...

How is homefront and bulletstorm and crysis 2?
 
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Metro 2033
Crysis
GTA IV

All those are not optimized at all.
 

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Metro 2033
Crysis
GTA IV

All those are not optimized at all.
Add Just Cause 2, Lost Planet 2 and Mafia 2 in that list too.. :cool:
 
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I have to say that Just cause 2 ran fine on my previous system, havent tested it again with ram & cpu.

Have to agree on GTA IV, one of the worst optmized games made.

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Minesweeper while running furmark in the background? (j/k)

Different games will stress different parts of the system (some are more CPU intensive, some more GPU), so keep that in mind while doing your tests.
 

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I think Metro 2033 is a tough one, also Starcraft 2 when you have billions of unit on screen (very cpu dependent too, keep that in mind). Lastly, Civ 5.

Currently all the games are held back by this hardware called "gaming console". When this limitation is removed, then we can talk again. :)
 
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Just cause 2 is only tough if you run nvidia, shit load of useless cuda options that knock out half your performance.
 
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Has anyone tried running Oblivion with the Graphic Overhaul V2.0 mod and a lot of shaders activated? That's pretty demanding at high res...

Also the latest stalker was pretty tough on the video too, no?
 

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Get Starcraft 2. Then max the settings, then play a special forces map. It will bring ANY system to it's knees.
 
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metro
stalker CoP
crysis
mafia 2
 
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I picked up crysis 2 and shogun II

I already have mafia and metro ...
 
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crysis 2 is quite easy to run though isnt it?
my friend told me he got it running really fluid on his old c2d system with an 8800 ultra.
mafia can be harsh if you enable the physx and run one video card.
with metro several scenes have brought my system to its knees!
i cried so i did!
 
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I'd put world in conflict up there too when there's a lot of unit sin the game.
 
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Metro2033 and Crysis
 
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Clear Sky and Pripyat are really GPU bound and very demanding but not on the cpu. Don't forget Cryostasis, it holds the record on my power meter for highest gaming power consumption while only using half a core on the cpu :laugh:; along with these three, the usual Crysis 2007, Warhead and Metro 2033.
 
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homefront is a great game but not super graphics intense. your gpu would rock in it because it would run physx on your gpu as well. Also bfbc2 is pretty demanding. the newer stalker game.
 
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add a nv gt240 for physx to that 5870 and youll do 60fps in metro and mafia and batman all max maxed
 
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with metro several scenes have brought my system to its knees!
Did you disable Advanced PhysX and tesselation? Helps a lot, beside choosing medium quality. However, compared to Far Cry 2 on VH it will look uglier, while getting ~half the framerates. So definitely the game (M2033) is badly coded.
 
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i had everything maxed :)
It was only a few scenes in the game,not enough to make me pause and adjust the settings-but it did bring home how what should be a pair of very good cards can be flattened by a recent game let alone one in 2-3 years.
Quite good marketing really,give you just enough for today and no more so you come back tomorrow for your next serving of graphics card goodness
farcry 2 gives me about 100 ish fps with everything maxed,and mafia2 is slightly higher with the second 470 doing max physx
to be honest,i remeber playing crysis on an old athlon 3700 with a 8600gts and i am happy that i can even max the current games as a couple of years ago i bought gta4 for that old system and got like 1.5 fps!!
 

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Cryostasis