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Old 11-23-2007, 04:11 AM
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Need help on G3.5 graphics card

I bought G3.5 yesterday and am confused about which video card works best.
Choices available:
1) MSI NVIDIA GeForce NX 6600 GT 256MB DDR3
2) ATI
Thanks for any advise.
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:06 PM
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If you can use 6600 GT on your system, consider a 8600 GT instead.

They run only a few dollars more but are more "current" and run at a faster rate.

newegg.com and others have very good prices on them.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:53 PM
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Smile g3.5 video card recomended

Hi

If you are like me older system (AGP) try to get a nvidea 7800gs agp card. Can turn everything to highest except shadows (High) streamers (High). Works great be warned you need a hefty power supply, 450 watts or more. Used the overclocking utility that came with new nvidea driver, (let it set max.)

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Windows XP sp2
1 gb ram
7800gs AGP overclocked ~ 25% 1680 x 1050 ~60 fps 32bit color
AMD Athlon XP 3200+

PS I only use the photofields, cpu I think to slow run 3d fields at this resolution
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:47 PM
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the 8800 series cards should be added to the list, i am using an EVGA 8800GTS 640 Mb and it works awesome. i am using g3 (updated to g3.5) and i believe that 8800's and up will work just as well for G4.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansn
I bought G3.5 yesterday and am confused about which video card works best.
Choices available:
1) MSI NVIDIA GeForce NX 6600 GT 256MB DDR3
2) ATI
Thanks for any advise.
Ryan
i would use an nvidia graphics based card, ever since amd bought ati the ati cards have been a little lacking IMHO. if you have a pci-x16 slot i recommend an 8800 or better (run everything at max settings) however frame rates will drop in multiplayer and this is not because of the card but i feel more to do with the server. i can run at max settings all day long but once i get into multiplayer frame rates drop as more people enter. again NOT a graphics card issuebecause once out of multiplayer i am back up in the 98 and up frame rates and this with a stock non overclocked system with a pentium D950 cpu.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:15 PM
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It is a graphics card issue, (mp) because your pc has to render each aircraft flying, not just yours. This becomes very obvious when someone loads a high poly aircraft, or tons of smoke. If you do multimode, which is mp with yourself, requires 2 controllers, you'll see the same drop in fps. But that's the nature of the beast.
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:03 PM
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I had this framedrop in multiplayer also with my P4 2.66Ghz.
With the Q6600 it is noticable but the rates are so high that the drop is peanuts...
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Question huh

what is this all bout. what is it 4
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Of the listed ATI and Nvidia cards, is there once card that stands out performance wise?
Since graphics performance per money spent is ALWAYS increasing, the latest and greatest medium range cards ( e.g. $120.00 + ) do quite well.

Now that Direct X 11 is the norm you are best off investing in a DX 11 card.

ATI has a pretty good low cost card.
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