I used to have a GTX480 in my main gaming PC - in fact, my mother still uses that PC as her main work computer! It's a reliable beast.

Now, I have a GT1030 in my main gaming PC, and my other desktop has an RTX580 literally only for VR.

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all I'm saying is, stop chasing graphical fidelity, games look fine. you don't need to bankrupt yourself over pixels.

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@tindall I believe that game graphics were good enough in 2010 and every increase in fidelity since then was a waste of resources.

Not that it wasn't incrementally better, but the cost benefit was just too bad and it is only getting worse.

@eldaking yeah, agreed. in some ways i'm really glad we're hitting a point where people are starting to realize the cryptocurrency crunch will never go away, and a lot of games are actually pretty well optimized for, you know, realistic systems.

the kinds of games I play, anyway 😅

@tindall My philosophy is that if it doesn't run in a 10 year old laptop, it isn't worth playing.

(It helps that I mostly play strategy and puzzles)

@tindall more generally, why is 4k video even a thing? I remember when HDTV came out and it seemed impressive but unimportant. (I guess I'm just old?)

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