I run a pretty strong gaming PC (i7 cpu, 8GB RAM, Nvidia 460 vid card) and have been running with the graphic detail maxed out. After todays update, the quality of what I am seeing has gone up 100%, Borg spheres/probes have raised sections, ship models have depth along the hulls, the lighting and shadow effects are much improved. The update of today (10/22) wasn't huge size-wise, so I know they didn't push out new textures and such.
Was something gimping the graphics server-side for some of us? I mean, I like me some eye candy - just wondering what happened between yesterday and today that makes the game looks so noticebly different for me that didn't involve pushing out new art?
whats your clock speed on your 460, im sitting at 851MHz for the graphics and 1900MHz on the memory , i also use nHancer to get into the cards settings more then the stock drivers let you and i tell ya what its bloody awsum atm on my setup