Actually, Crysis has a weird ability to still seem smooth even when the framerates get low. I couldn't imagine trying to play with noticable stutters though (let alone single digits, heh heh). I get the ocassional spot that hits low 20s when I have fraps running, but I never notice them when I'm just playing. Film movies at the cinema still have a standard of 24fps I believe. Things have gotten better with LCD monitors too I think...Old CRT monitors are where refresh rates really mattered and combined with low framerates, they could really induce headaches. I don't know why they even bother mentioning refresh rates with LCDs...it's not the same thing, there isn't only one pixel illuminated at any given moment coz of some scanning electron beam, the whole LCD screen is "lit" up at once, and you can't notice a 60Hz refresh rate like you could on a CRT (60Hz would give me a headache).
I can run Crysis on XP (dx9) with everything set to high (maxed out), but no AA or AF, at 1440x900 and I average in 30s-40s and it's perfectly playable...not sure if this patch made much of a difference though). Crysis and ARMA are the only two games that tax my system at all. COD4 maxed out runs over 100fps...but for visual stimulation, Crysis has spoiled me for all other games it seems. Hope someone creates a good non-alien tactical militaryshooter mod for it someday.
Motherboard: Asus P4N32-E SLI
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz
Ram: 4Gigs Corsair DDR2 800 (4,4,4,12)
Video: Two "BFG 8800 GT OC 512Mb" cards in SLI mode
Sound: Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer
Hard drive: 500Gb SATA
Case: Antec Nine-Hundred "Ultimate Gamer Case"
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 Watt
Some DVD Burner.
Total: 1800 bucks Canadian...not bad eh?
This comment was edited on Mar 6, 21:12.