Too many people have the mindset that if you don't have the biggest, baddest, most overpriced GPU available, then you wasted your money. I for one cannot afford a new $500 GPU every year.
This was a bit of an exaggeration. The $150 range is what i have always paid for GPU upgrades and probably always will. I could buy a GTX 460 for that and it would do everything i need it to. I've just always caught flack after a $150 upgrade that i should have paid more for more card. My point is simply this: if my current card ( an "old" or "low end" card ) runs everything perfectly fine, why even pay $150? Why not wait until the 9800 stops playing current games smoothly and THEN spend the $150, probably on a GTX 570 or better by then.
Here is a vid of me running around Uldah with these specs:
Core2Duo E8400 3.0GHz
4GB DDR2 RAM
Windows 7 64bit
@ 1680x1050 res
General Draw quality - Standard (8)
Background Draw Quality - High
Shadow detail - High
Texture Quality - High
Texture filtering - Highest
Also note that running Fraps caused my FPS to drop from constant 30ish to constant 20ish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJzpT1gvG80
So, can it run and look better? Sure. Do i NEED to upgrade? No, not really, it runs fine imo. Edited, Jan 26th 2011 7:22pm by Shazima Edited, Jan 26th 2011 7:28pm by Shazima