Originally Posted by steven975
I kind of disagree. If you want to run a 1920*1200 or 2560*1600 with more than 2XAA, one of the current high-end cards is nice to have. For 1200p, usually one will do it, but for 1600p you need all the power you can really get.
That's kind of the point SKoprowski was making. I don't want to pay $500+ for a card just so I can get a resolution bump. Resolution is nice but it's not the only thing. But right now it sure feels that's all we are getting.
I'd love to see a game which actually uses these features to make better graphics. Back in the day (the late 1990s) you'd buy a fancy 3D card (Voodoo 2 SLI) to run games impossible on the consoles of the day. Now, you buy a fancy 3D card to run console games at a higher resolution and some nicer textures.
In other words, I want more games that push the envelope like Crysis. I know why it's not happening, but that's also why I don't want to spend tons of money on high end equipment.