Originally Posted by drizek
Well he put "m170" next to xps2, so I assumed that means already upgraded his card, since that is the only difference between the two.
I don't play too many games, but all the ones I have tried work just fine:
WoW, Bioshock, Doom/Quake, ET:QW, Bioshock, HL2, Civ 4.
The most demanding game out there more or less is Bioshock which is based on Unreal Engine 3. The other two highly demanding engines are the HL Source engine and the Doom 3 engine, and the 7800gtx can handle both of those like butter, even with Megatexture in D3(quake wars) and HDR in Source.
It remains to be seen how well Crysis will perform though.
Well my laptop uses 'mid' settings for bioshock. Sure it handles it 'fine' but i'm missing out on cool new graphics which is what new games are all about.
Hell even HL2 Cinematic Mod brings the card to its knees (it recommends 512mb VRAM).
And the graphics card isn't the only problem, there's also CPU bottlenecking. In CPU intensive stuff like Multiplayer Supreme Commander, the game slows itself down because of the CPU. At lans it pisses everyone off, as it forces all the computers to slow down to stay in sync. Think what will happen with crazy physics in Crysis everyone keeps on going on about.
So yeah, it still runs the latest game's well, but we are going to miss out on stuff in new games.
To the OP:
Well then buddy, your computer is as fast as it can be. Like drizek said, I'd still recommend holding off a year or so. Whats on offer at the moment isn't that great.