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 06/11/2013 12:16 AM
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im confused here, if i install the latest driver that improves farcry 3 or something, does it also install drivers from older updates for farcry 2?  why cant drivers just stack so i can have a driver for each game that is the latest, then install which ones i want, that way it would be simplier and easier.  instead of installing the latest driver that only improves the game thats listed in the update, then uninstall and install the driver for an olde rggame and possible corrupt my system.  sounds very unnessacry to me.  im a console player so help me please

 06/11/2013 12:20 AM
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does a driver work like a definition of a anti virus?  if i install the latest, it is a collection of all the amd drivers, seems like some newer ones are smaller sizes than older ones.  this would be better idea:

select the game you want, then it tells you which driver to download, then i can install a seperate driver for farcry 2, and install a driver for bf3, that way the new driver doesnt remove the previous version that improoves an older game. 

 

confusing stuff, im thinking about upgrading from my shit60ti stutterfest to a 8970 when it getsreleases

 06/11/2013 04:21 AM
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I'm a weekend PC gamer, so I'm obliged to say: "Consoles s******" , but the answer to the question is: updating drivers won't "corrupt" your system as long as you do it the right way, however it is possible that latest updates break something that was added for a game years ago as they are no flawless drivers that run any application without issues and conflicts.



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 06/11/2013 01:14 PM
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consoles are fine, gtfo fanboy.  consoles are only bad for cross platoform games, what exclusives do you guys get?  im talking the ones you lay right now, not wow or planetside which arnt that great

 06/11/2013 03:46 PM
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console exclusives ...never missed them on pc,how about crysis/crysis warhead,the witcher 1 a ton of adventure(point&click)



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 06/11/2013 04:59 PM
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lol so you prefer games that have only good graphics and bad everything else like ai but dont miss classics like halo, resistance, and uncharted that have variety, pc has fps mmo and rts, BORING.  not gonna start a flame war here but i was wondering if there was a patch for an old game, would that patch be applied in the latest version today?

 06/12/2013 12:55 AM
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Consoles have their place, I enjoy some of the exclusives they get so I have both the PS3 and 360.  That said, generally speaking I'm a PC guy for anything that's not an exclusive because yeah, the graphics are WAY better

Anyway, to answer your question, yes.  It's rare that new drivers break older optimizations but it happens sometimes.  I always take a new drive image before my "upgrades" just in case something goes awry, then I can restore my old config quick and know everything will be exactly as it was.



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 06/12/2013 02:51 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJZ0vH16Kk&feature=youtu.be

 

pc gaming is terrible, consoles are way better performance wise and graphics, pc just does this. im never buying another thing for my pc im gonna sell it and buy a ps4, good riddence to bad rubbish of pc gaming

 06/12/2013 03:22 PM
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Better performance and graphics hah. since when is shít equal to chocolate? (for mods, sorry for language)



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 06/12/2013 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by: dosel38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJZ0vH16Kk&feature=youtu.be

 

pc gaming is terrible, consoles are way better performance wise and graphics, pc just does this. im never buying another thing for my pc im gonna sell it and buy a ps4, good riddence to bad rubbish of pc gaming

I can see where you would think that, with a POS computer.



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 06/12/2013 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by: dosel38 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJZ0vH16Kk&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

pc gaming is terrible, consoles are way better performance wise and graphics, pc just does this. im never buying another thing for my pc im gonna sell it and buy a ps4, good riddence to bad rubbish of pc gaming

 

You just said I'm not going to start a flame war, then you post a post like this. Clearly showing how you do not know what you are talking about. 

Consoles are way better performance wise? False, any current PC running a 7870 or Nvidia 660 are faster graphics wise. 

As far as processing wise any AMD 6 core CPU or Intel Quadcore is more powerful then any PS4 or Xbox one.

The current generation PS4 has a GPU that is 1.84 TFLOPS of raw processing power. Which is less then half of a 7970's processin power. And less then a 1/4 of a 7990 GPU.  lol @ console performance. 

Do you not understand that current consoles are powered by current generation PC hardware? 

If it wasn't for PC gaming consoles wouldn't exsist. You really should do your research before you speak.

You think Halo is a classic, But thats really just subject to opinoin. One thing is for sure they had a proper marketing department.

PC has way more then "fps and mmo" Nothing boring about it. So way to come in here and do exactly what you said you were not going to do, and start a flame war and really represent console gamers as trolls.

You should probably do them a favor and simply not buy one, so you don't bring down the console crowd as a whole. As a console gamer post like this just bring down the console community. 



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 06/12/2013 05:10 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJZ0vH16Kk

 

so a gtx 660ti and a i53570k is FASTER than a console, yet the console plays smoothly? look at this video of why pc gaming is crap

 

it doesnt matter if "pc gaming si more powerfull" its more complicated explain how my computer does this to EVERY GAME i have, thats the only reason i hate pc gaming is i replaced my video card once already, and some idiot on evga fourms "verteran of computers" named maniac told me that it was precision x doing taht, so i uninstalled it, and clean installed the latest driver and it still did it, ive been through every software fix imagineable and i get this crap stutter.  i have used a 20fps cap and it still stutters, either my z75 "budget low end" motherboard is the issue or its becuase i have an nvidia card i dont know whats the problem here, if someone could tell me what i need to replace or if this is a common issue i would like pc gaming, as for now its mediocre and just plain terrible my 1100 dollar pc runs worse than a CONSOLE

 06/12/2013 05:18 PM
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apprneltly a gtx 660ti and quad core ivy bridge computer is a "pos" when it gets 65 lowest fps on a unlimit benchmark, btu becuase pc gamign is so bad, i limit it to 60 and it drops to 40 under that.  i just want to play games, not tweak them, which no tweak has fixed it so far so i think its a hardware issue.

 

dont call peoples computers crap, you have a 6970 which is no where near  my 660ti lol.  so my computer is faster than yours, but somehow i only get problems ... interesting, refortmating didnt work either, can i just have a console?

 06/12/2013 05:21 PM
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so pc is *****, but the console is chocolate? its like comparing a rolls royce that is 50 years old, and doesnt work at all, to a 2013 honda civic that is brand new and works perfectly, less expensive and works better.  consoles are a much more full filling expierience, pc just sits there at 60fps with microstutter and unplayable stuttering while the console at 30fps runs smooth as butter.

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Quote " you have a 6970 which is no where near  my 660ti lol.  so my computer is faster than yours, but somehow i only get problems ... interesting""

That about says it all. Your computer probably has a problem, and its sitting in front of the keyboard.



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SO THE COMPUTER I HAD AN EXPEERT BUILD  ISNT THE PROBLEM, IM THE PROBLEM?? MAKE SENSE HERE YOU STUPID DOG, GTFO OFF OF HERE TROLL

 06/12/2013 06:49 PM
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explain how this is my fault? you just cant figure out this extremily rare issue so you blame the user, well if someone who is expierienced with pc's for 5 years cant build a pc that runs right, i done think anyone else can who is a complete noob, making consoles better

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Originally posted by: dosel38 SO THE COMPUTER I HAD AN EXPEERT BUILD  ISNT THE PROBLEM, IM THE PROBLEM??

Yep.



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