All I know is that I personally put together a computer from scratch for under $900 that absolutely did play Crysis on High details
Personally, i've not been interested in id's offerings since Quake 3, and i preferred Quake 2 over Quake 3.
agreed, Transformers was almost exactly what I expected, with the exceptions of that terrible garden scene and the entire "code cracking" subplot.Spot on, I agree with this. Transformers was what I expected, an action packed special effects completely-unrelated-to-the-original spectacle, but a spectable nonetheless.
Crysis was NOT Vista or Dx10 exclusive. It had Dx9/XP native support. How you ever got this idea is beyond me. If you own it like you say you do, look at the System Requirements on the box.Yes I know that. I'm playing on XP. And I do own the game, bought it to justify my 8800GTS, but ended up enjoying the gameplay and MP. What I meant was, that DX10 was exclusive to Vista, and Crysis being the first widely recognized DX10 games, the negativity from MS->Vista->DX10 transfered over to the game somehow.
Fail. Heat stress begins a 60*C. A card may run in to the 80s but that in no way suggests that it's "fine".Got any data to back that up? I work in the EE field, and we make designs where 85C degrees is where the initial warnings go out and 100C is when we start to throttle down. Now I can't say for all chips, but in general I wouldn't be alarmed until I see anything hotter than 80. Bear in mind also that this is only under load. Normal operating conditions (windows, net surfing, spreadsheets), it probably stays at 40-50.