At least 1024x768 with AA is acceptable.
Anything higher and the performance just isn't there - even
with a GeForce 3. On an interesting side note, ATI still doesn't
seem to have fixed (or maybe they it planned) the bug that doesn't
allow AA at resolutions above 1280x1024. I personally find this quite a
sneaky move, sure the GeForce 2 can't handle it, but at least that's being
Even though our slew of
benchmarks gave the MSI Starforce 822 a "thumbs up" all around, the question still remains
as to whether or not anyone really needs a graphics card this expensive. Unfortunately the
answer is probably no. Especially not right now. There are absolutely no games out right
now that can take advantage of the GeForce 3 new architecture, and it will probably
remain like that for the next few months.
I guess there could be some arguments from people who use FSAA in their games. The
GF3 unlocks far more beauty then any other card before it and that is a
valid reason, but is it worth paying $500-$600CDN?
Heck, I don't know. I bought one, but then,
that doesn't say much does it? Special thanks to Mike and the crew at