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Old 10-16-2007, 07:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yes... but this one:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

is better... sapphire.. takes 1 slot instead of two...

but yours will run cooler... but Sapphires overclock better

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wow, those two links are nice deals.

i was wondering if unreal 3 would perform better with an Nvidia, because when you start up unreal, one of the startup screens is the "Built for Nvidia" screen.

On the requirements page for ut3, it also says ATI x1300 is recommended. how does the x1950 compare?

Recommended System Requirements
- 2.4+ GHZ Dual Core Processor
- 1 GBytes of System RAM
- NVIDIA 7800GTX+ or ATI x1300+ Video Card
- 8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space

and also, does the 8600 support turbocache?
did anybody notice that?

7800gtx or an x1300... thats not even in the same league.. shouldn't it be like:

x1950pro or 7800gtx

or

x1300 or 7300gt
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Lol, just think of the people that have a x1300 and buy UT3 thinking it will run really really well cause its on the recommended reqs. They will be very dissapointed. Im assuming the 7800gtx is correct...
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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ok, so if i run ut3 at 1280x1024, any card with over 256mb of ram won't matter (or maybe 512), but the core clock speed and the memory speed are more important?
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UT3 will be terrible on a 8600GT.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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so what will run ut3 well?

one of the user reviews of this card:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100208L Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

says:

Pros: I am really amazed at the performance of this card for the price. Plays UT3, Half Life 2, and Team Fortress 2 in 1280x1024 without a hitch.
Cons: Probably won't be able to perform too well in next year's round of games.
Other Thoughts: I really think this is THE budget gaming card at the moment.



The only problem is the:
"won't be able to perform too well in next year's round of games"

I want my card to be useful for more than a year!
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"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

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HD2600XT GDDR3 is slower than 8600GT
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Save up more and get a 2900 pro or a 320mb 8800gTS
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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but would that mean that the 8600gt will run ut3 even better?
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"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

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ok, so if i run ut3 at 1280x1024, any card with over 256mb of ram won't matter (or maybe 512), but the core clock speed and the memory speed are more important?
DING DING. amount of pipelines or stream processors also matters a lot.

UT3 demo runs pretty good on my x1800 which is overclocked to around x1950pro performance. From I've seen the 8600gt is a bit slower but it would play the game. I still say got for the gts or the x1950 though.
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UT3 will be terrible on a 8600GT.

There is a guy in tomshardware forum was running an UT3 on 1440x900 @max setting with 8600GT
Post your Unreal Tournament 3 Frame rates here!
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