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Old 10-16-2007, 04:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: 8600GT good enough?

so for about $100 or under, what is the card with the highest core clock speed, memory clock speed, and stream processors that i can get?
it doesn't look like an Nvidia is as good of a choice any more for the amount of money i have.
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"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!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Default Re: 8600GT good enough?

would 512mb video ram do me any good over 256?
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"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!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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so for about $100 or under, what is the card with the highest core clock, memory clock, and stream processors that i can get? it doesn't look like an Nvidia is as good of a choice any more for the amount of money i have.
The best think is to look at benchmarks when you compare two video cards

Based on the benchmarks that I saw, HD2600XT usually performs better when you don't use AA, but 8600GT performs better when you run AA

But I'm here talking about HD2600XT GDDR4 which has higher memory speed than GDDR3 version. So, there is no doubt that 8600GT would be overall better for gaming than HD2600XT GDDR3

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would 512mb video ram do me any good over 256?
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
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gurusan, read this

GameSpot Forums - Unreal Tournament 3 - this game looks & runs great!

"i was expecting worse performance from my 8600gt since its like a $90 video card...but this game runs very nice on it!"
"i just played the demo at 1440x900, default settings except extra gore turned off...and it runs very smoothly, not choppy at all, which is important for a fast paced shooter like this."
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"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!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:11 PM   #25 (permalink)
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thanks for all your help maroon1. i have another question, which might label me as a n00b, but what is AA?
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"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!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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AA = Anti-aliasing

What is Anti-Aliasing, how does it affect our graphics


Just look at this picture from HL2



The one above is running without AA while the other one is running with AA


Or look at this


The first "a" is without AA and the second one is with AA
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:30 PM   #27 (permalink)
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OH, I see it smooths out the edges, kinda blurs the rough edge pixels
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"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!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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hmm I just played the UT3 demo last night on my temporary 8500GT and got like 5fps. But today I realized I forgot I had the nvidia driver slider to Quality from my 8800GTS....

I'll try it on my 8500GT now that its set to performance. BTW this card overclocks like crazy... 74% overclock! lol!

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Wow maroon, nice article.
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k well I just tried running full settings in UT3 (those 2 sliders maxed out) at 1280x720 and OMG I got around 40-50fps the entire time according to fraps.

What a well-designed engine UT3 is!
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