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Old 09-20-2012, 01:06 AM   #1
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I'll be buying my first ever gaming PC near Christmas and already have a 3D tv. Do I need to look fo maybe a gaming pc that has a 3D capable graphics card? Or will it come in an update like the ps3?

I've heard I need to look fir a Nvidia type pc for this, is this true?
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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I'll be buying my first ever gaming PC near Christmas and already have a 3D tv. Do I need to look fo maybe a gaming pc that has a 3D capable graphics card? Or will it come in an update like the ps3?

I've heard I need to look fir a Nvidia type pc for this, is this true?
I'd recommend you ask Steam forums.. http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...splay.php?f=39
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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I'll be buying my first ever gaming PC near Christmas and already have a 3D tv. Do I need to look fo maybe a gaming pc that has a 3D capable graphics card? Or will it come in an update like the ps3?

I've heard I need to look fir a Nvidia type pc for this, is this true?
You will need a moderate to high end cpu , standard hdd, 4-8gb ram, good power supply and a beefy GPU for 3d gaming I would reccomend an upper end nvidia card.
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Thanks jkkyler, I'll keep my eye on Nvidia.
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Nvidia is more stable with drivers... GTX660 or higher would be best. With AMD you get more bang for the buck but the drivers are unstable
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Sorry about this lol, I have a newcomer question coming. What are drivers? Or GPU drivers?
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Sorry about this lol, I have a newcomer question coming. What are drivers? Or GPU drivers?
The software instructions that controls the hardware. Every piece of hardware on a pc has drivers that tell it what to do . GPU = Graphics processing unit (video card).
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Ahh yes, I've got it. I trust what remixedcat said, but buying a Nvidia GPU shouldn't cause too much problems with it's drivers will it?
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Nvidia drivers are very stable. I have both AMD and Nvidia GPUs and my AMD GPU has a lot of issues with Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas as well as some other games. It often crashes or everything looks wierd... specially shadows in Skyrim... It's an ASUS AMD Radeon 3870x2 and my Nvidia is a 9800GT and the 9800GT handles Skyrim much better with no crashes and everything looks good. It's a tad slower then the 3870x2, however it works better.
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Nvidia drivers are very stable. I have both AMD and Nvidia GPUs and my AMD GPU has a lot of issues with Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas as well as some other games. It often crashes or everything looks wierd... specially shadows in Skyrim... It's an ASUS AMD Radeon 3870x2 and my Nvidia is a 9800GT and the 9800GT handles Skyrim much better with no crashes and everything looks good. It's a tad slower then the 3870x2, however it works better.
Both those cards are pretty damn old - OP certainly wont be looking at one of those . Ty, if you aren't sure where you should be looking list your budget or appox what you are willing to spend on a video/graphics card and several of the regulars here will chime in.
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Thanks. The time hasn't come yet, but I'll come back to let you know what I have in mind ect. It's definitely going to be Nvidia that's for sure
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #12
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Cool. Good luck.


I'm gonna get a GTX650Ti on my next system. getting it within 2 weeks. I don't game that much.... I do more photoshop,video work, and hypervisor stuff...
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Hello Friends,

3D started appearing early in 2009, it's only now that the content is finally catching up. The list of games that are not just "converted" to 3D but designed from the ground up to work with it has grown to the point where the investment in the requisite 3D hardware can be considered worthwhile.
1. BATTLEFIELD BAD COMPANY 2
2. TOMB RAIDER UNDERWORLD
3. METRO 2033 – THE LAST REFUGE
4. BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM
5. MAFIA 2
6. JUST CAUSE 2
7. NEED FOR SPEED: SHIFT
8. LOST PLANET 2
9. AVATAR
10. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS

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Wow, four of my favourite games are on there, awesome. I definitely remember Arkham Asylum being in 3D, I think it was rereleased as a Game Of The Year Edition no?

I'm guessing these games would actually have an option in the Options menu to enable 3D?
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I just built my PC and I picked up a HD 5750 for $50 on ebay.
With that I can play GTA IV at 1920x1080 with most the graphics on high with a steady 30FPS.
So I would suggext anything higher than 5750 or GTX 650Ti if you want to do any decent gaming.
You could probably pick up a 6850 or 5850 for under $100 on eBay
Those will do pretty well and are exactly the same.
But you need to remember that you can have an amazing GPU but if you are running an old CPU you will still not play games well.
Good gaming CPU's are i5's, i7's, Phenom II X4 and X6.
FX is good but I don't like them.
For example my Athlon X2 bottlenecks my 5750 so I have no clue what it can really do because the GPU is working faster than my CPU can so the game gets played slower.
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