Ok, I bought Oblivion: Elder's scroll, Crysis and CoD:WaW. The last game was the only one that really got me in the atmosphere, I mean, it's an awesome game. I don't like the user inteface for oblivion one bit. I will probably try it again some time (played 60 minutes), but there's such item management I wouldn't want to do in another game. Big
Crysis seems okay, I hate to change the suit modes though. Perhaps I should assign a hotkey to each mode to make it more manageable.
The damned store was full of bloody sports/fps/platform games, simulations etc. I've sometimes wanted to operate a crane tho, and now there's a simulator for that No, I'm not buying.
Couldn't find Mass Effect, though I'd believe I might like it. Perhaps I'll borrow Assassins Creed from my friend, and give him a game in exchange. Now I want to buy some strategy and one racing game.
My 100 euro card scored almost exactly the average results in 3dMark Vantage. I guess the cards of today are quite ok. About 70Gbps internal memory bandwidth, several billions of texels/second (was it 30-40?) A nice 30-60fps in the games I tested. Usually around 60.
I'd guess it would go down to 20-30fps on new games.
Edit: oh, and I plan to program CUDA at a time. I just understood it's just the kind of extreme stuff I've wanted to do since I was a young kid, and I did it then, just on poor hardware of the time. I'll have to see if CUDA will install on Windows 2003 server. Other graphics card drivers didn't, even though XP drivers should be compatible with it.
Perhaps a lazy graphic card maker just made the installation package check for XP, and forgot to include a check for server operating systems. I mean, what kind of a crazy fool installs 3d graphic cards on servers?