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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by billybob, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Very good indoors but close to being very uncomfortable in heavily forested areas. Just like I get but a (wee) bit higher. lol

    You'd do fine at top res in max settings but you will definitely get slowdown on some sections.
     
  3. sammorris

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    I'm amazed at how little that benchmark varies in fps based on resolution. If you get practically the same fps at 2560x1600 as 1280x768, something tells me it's not the Graphics card that's doing all the work, the CPU is. With the exception of the higher speed Elven Catacombs area, the speed seems CPU restricted rather than GPU restricted. Might be why Crossfire and SLi don't do an awful lot as well.
     
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    Might just be. Oblivion does seem to be pretty CPU dependant. It really jumped in performance when I decided to OC.
     
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    Yeah, that pretty much settles it then. Not good for someone still running a stock 4200+ (so as far as Oblivion cares, a stock 3500+). Could be a lot worse, but could be better, but as I say, I'm reluctantly leaving OCing till later.
     
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    Actually, Oblivion takes performance boosts from Dualies. So you are more like a 3800+ to it.
     
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    Fair enough, I've yet to try it, The games listed in my sig have all been played fine at said resolutions, but I haven't bought ESO yet.
     
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    Get it. It's way worth it. A bit overwhelmingly huge, but so deep and addicting.

    Atleast it doesn't leave you hanging like ES3: Morrowind did. You'd do the first mission then It would leave you to figure out where to go next. I used a walkthrough and it still took me like 40+ hours. Half the time I was like, "Huh, why should I go there?"
     
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    Yeah that can get annoying. I like games that are easier to follow without needing a guide.
     
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    Yeah. Oblivion is much more story oriented. And it gives you one solid task instead of leaving you to figure out a big fat mystery like Morrowind did.

    Besides that, run it on 1280 x 1024 with HDR and you'll know the true meaning of beauty. It's an insanely beautiful game :)
     
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    I shall endeavour to do just that.
     
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    What, is it like $45 now? I think around 22 pounds for you.
     
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    £24.99 delivered.
     
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    See, I was close. Enjoy it. Oblivion is one of the most beautiful and revolutionary games ever made. I love just living my life and ignoring the quest. I just go pillage dungeons and build up my wealth. It's loads of fun :D
     
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    Duly noted, I'll look into it!
     
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    Oooohhhh a good pc game, ive been looking for one, oblivion, right?
     
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    Yeah, but you'll need a good system to run it!
     
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    oh ok....ill climb back in my hole..


    lmfao
     
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    Well what do you run? I could give you an idea of what to expect before you buy it...
     
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    Well if i play games its championship manager or runescape (geeeekkky i know) which is an online game anyway, and i play them on the laptop. Which has got a crappy graphics card i think.

    Its a toshiba equim m70, everrythings standard on it.

    Heres what it says in system information.

     

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