Re: Everquest 2. I think I may have a partial solution to stuttering.
Well I don't hate the game because its 1.1 myself. I am just a bit tired of companies, both ATi(PS 2.0) and nVidia(SM 3.0) selling us these card with uber price tags when we could probably get by with much less. Certainly there are some games that use PS 2.0 and SM 3.0, the question though, is to what extent? It seems to be small even when implemented. By the time games are mostly just using PS 2.0 I'll probably have an entirely new rig. My understanding was SM 3.0 could do everything the others could only much more efficiently. When I honestly look at the games I have played and what I have actually need to push them video wise, well frankly I could have just stuck with my 9800Pro.
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