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el_rasho
06-09-2004, 11:36 AM
Hello,

I have upgraded my computer to the following spec:

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
AMD AthlonXP 3000
512 PC3200 DDR Dual Channel RAM
GeForceFx 5200 128Mb
40GB Maxtor 7200rpm Hard Drive

I have the 56.72 nVidia drivers and all aother drivers a re up to date. Are there some tweaks I can do to make it run faster, I mean I have to run FarCry at ALL setting really LOW, it looks like Quake2!!!

Please help

Regards

Rashad

el_rasho
06-09-2004, 11:36 AM
Hello,

I have upgraded my computer to the following spec:

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
AMD AthlonXP 3000
512 PC3200 DDR Dual Channel RAM
GeForceFx 5200 128Mb
40GB Maxtor 7200rpm Hard Drive

I have the 56.72 nVidia drivers and all aother drivers a re up to date. Are there some tweaks I can do to make it run faster, I mean I have to run FarCry at ALL setting really LOW, it looks like Quake2!!!

Please help

Regards

Rashad

Supr
06-09-2004, 11:57 AM
nice cpu and motherboard, but you need to get something besides an entry level graphics card if you want to play at higher settings..

Hust1er
06-09-2004, 12:00 PM
Yep your graphics card is ****, ooo so is mine!

Pentuim 4 2.8 with Hyper Threading (800FSB)
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Leadtek FX5200 Graphics Card 256Meg
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yarbol
06-09-2004, 12:02 PM
Well Rashad, all I can contribute is to read thru all 47,000 other posts on this forum and see if any of the tweaks help you. You have more horsepower than I, so you should be able to play at settings equal or higher than mine, and I've finished the game. I turned my FPS tool on at various points and was getting frame rates in the range of about 21..50 depending on the scene.

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el_rasho
06-09-2004, 12:28 PM
Thanks people :-)

It seems I need a new graphics, and suggestions? I heard the GeForce 5900XT is good

Thanks again

Ziggy56
06-09-2004, 12:33 PM
Na if your goin to buy a Geforce card save up your oney and but the 6800Ultra 128mb card or even the 256mb because they will decrese in price over the months because Nvidia is building a 512mb Card,,or you could go for the X800 Pro or XT there all good cards just save up the money and wait about 3 months or so.

Supr
06-09-2004, 12:49 PM
you'll still need a fair amount of cash to get one of the newer cards, even 3 month down the road. But if you've got the extra money, that certianly is the best way to go, considering you do have enough cpu power to drive the new cards. But if your on more of a budget, look to the 9800 pros and the 5900+ ultras. Both are very reasonable in price now, and both will be continue to get cheaper as the new cards hit the streets. They will really tumble when the new mid range cards start to come out in a couple months. Its best to stay away from any "lite" version of the cards. Like the 9800SE or the 5900SE (or XT, or whatever they call it). Its a silly name game that both nvidia and ati play. a 9800se is really no better then a 9600 pro. In fact, it scores lower on some benchmarks. The same pretty much applies to the 5900??, although the "lite" 5900 may be better then the 5700ultra. I'm not sure how they actually stack up. I've been off the nvidia for almost a yr now. I assume I'll be getting my one year nvidia soberity pin from ati soon.

Good Luck

yarbol
06-09-2004, 01:10 PM
Rashad, you'll notice the folks on this forum are very good at spending YOUR money. Frankly, you should be able to play a very good game with what you already have. For instance, I can play at either 800x600 or 1024x768 with no lag and the graphics look good. I feel if you get the right drivers and/or get your settings correct you will be pleasantly surprised and also save money. The other reason to approach the solution as I suggest is that if you DO really have a problem, it won't necesarily go away by throwing expensive hardware at it. Solve the actual problem first, then if you still want to upgrade do so.

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Jabroni_619
06-09-2004, 01:13 PM
You're right and you're wrong

Yes people are quick to spend other peoples money.

No, he's not going to be able to play at the settings you suggest with that card. Its a POS, plain and simple, he NEEDS a new card.

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el_rasho
06-09-2004, 02:10 PM
Hello again,

Well I dont know what to do now... Im confused. Is there a tweak guide for FarCry or something I can use to solve the problem? And which drivers should I use? i got the latest nVidia ones

Thanks again

Jabroni_619
06-09-2004, 02:22 PM
OMG, is it really that hard to figure out?

You NEED a new card if you want better graphics, plan and simple! Sure drivers may help, but dont' expect miricles.

Think about it for a second, you're trying to run the most graphiclly intensive game to date on one of the very slowest DX9 cards available. C'mon now, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that its not going to work out too well, is common sense. Or atleast it should be anyway. There is a good reason why that card is so much cheaper than other cards, and you're seeing first hand why.

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poppachocks1
06-09-2004, 03:14 PM
Sorry. el-rasho. Your card is the weak point in your system. It's a budget card, plain and simple. Can't expect more for a sub $100.00 card.

el_rasho
06-09-2004, 03:39 PM
Hello,

I have some news. I ran 3DMark03 verion 3.4 and got 944! Thats well low! I compared it with other peoples projects through futuremarks's ORB service and found the clock sppeds of my graphics card are really low!! I got CORE CLOCK 250Mhz and MEMORY CLOCK 333Mhz. Everyone else I checked had the same graphics card but much higher clock speeds. Whats wrong with my graphics card? Can i overclock it for now until I get a new one?

Thanks for you help people, really appreciate it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jabroni_619
06-09-2004, 03:57 PM
You can, but it will help little.

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gain967
06-09-2004, 03:58 PM
Something is wrong with your 3dmark. I can get that score on a gameboy....lol No seriously dude its like everyone is saying with far cry you need horsepower in the video card dept. sell that 5200 and move up to 5900 xt or a 9700 pro, then u will love far cry.....

Peace out

el_rasho
06-09-2004, 04:05 PM
Hello,

Ive decided to got for the MSI GeForce 5900XT. Ive read the reviews and its the best 5900XT card around. At 130 though Im gonna have to sell quite a bit of stuff! LOL

If you guys know of a better 5900Xt card please let me know

Thanks alot people

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ZantenX
06-09-2004, 06:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yarbol:
Rashad, you'll notice the folks on this forum are very good at spending YOUR money. Frankly, you should be able to play a very good game with what you already have. For instance, I can play at either 800x600 or 1024x768 with no lag and the graphics look good. I feel if you get the right drivers and/or get your settings correct you will be pleasantly surprised and also save money. The other reason to approach the solution as I suggest is that if you DO really have a problem, it won't necesarily go away by throwing expensive hardware at it. Solve the actual problem first, then if you still want to upgrade do so.

Hasten Slowly!
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

To be fair. Yarbol has a point. You could play the game by lowering the quality and resulotion. There is no requirement that says you have to crank up the visual settings to have fun playing the game.

However, if you do want high visual graphics, then you do need a new video card. For Farcry, you might consider getting an ATI Radeon 9700 pro, 9800 pro or step up into the big leagues with an Nvidia 6800 or ATI x800 card (very pricy), the Nvidia FX series was kind of a stinker, particuallary with Direct3D games which farcry is.

yarbol
06-09-2004, 06:22 PM
Well, I still disagree with the new video card suggestion, as I have already finished the game once and am playing thru a second time at the highest level. You have more CPU than I so your performance should be even better than mine. I must agree with gain, however, about that 3Dmark. It sounds like there is definitely a bottleneck somewhere. Look in your task manager and make sure you're not choking on an excessive number of processes. I remember one guy in another thread sent in his DXDiag and had only about 60meg of free memory, so FC was probably thrashing around in page swaps.

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Jabroni_619
06-09-2004, 06:39 PM
You guys are missing the point... The game DOES run, except he's not happy with the graphics. He says it looks like Quake2... If he wants better graphics, he needs to up the detail levels, if he ups the detail levels he needs a better card for playable frames.

yarbol, i've got a machine with a FX5600 and a P42.8B and it runs farcry like ***... I don't know how you can say your machine runs it fine with a 5200. We must have different opinions on what good graphics and playable framerates are.

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el_rasho
06-09-2004, 06:45 PM
hello,

can someone please tell me why my core speed is only 250Mhz and memory speed is 333Mhz!? they ment to be something like 350Mhz and 450Mhz arnt they for a default GeForceFx 5200. I read about flashing the BIOS would that help?

Thanks

Rashad http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jabroni_619
06-09-2004, 07:01 PM
Those are NORMAL SPEEDS FOR THAT CARD!!!

Anyway, I give-up on this thread... Its obvious some people have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that the 5200 is simply a weak card that cannot adequatly handle this game.

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ZantenX
06-09-2004, 07:13 PM
Chill out Jabroni_619.

No one disagrees that a new card would result in better graphics. Letting him know that his card is at fault is enough for some people. They realize it's the card and not the result of needing to tweak his system.

Others might want a new card. I pointed out both facts. Yarbol says it's fine as is, you say to upgrade and now it's up to el_rasho to decide if an upgrade is worth it.

el_rasho
06-09-2004, 07:15 PM
reeet oh,

im gettin a Gainward FX Ultra/1100XT TV-DVI Golden Sample on friday, meant to be best 5900xt card around!

hope all goes well

in abit aaaaaaaackh kid

ZantenX
06-09-2004, 07:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by el_rasho:
reeet oh,

im gettin a Gainward FX Ultra/1100XT TV-DVI Golden Sample on friday, meant to be best 5900xt card around!

hope all goes well

in abit aaaaaaaackh kid<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'd high recommend you look at the ATI Radeon 9700-9800 pro's if you are looking at a Nvidia 5900 (or any other FX card). Unless you are a die hard Nvidia fan, you probably would get better results from the ATI cards of that range.

el_rasho
06-09-2004, 07:44 PM
hello ZantenX,

I dont know about radeon cards, i know half life 2 recommends them but i heard there are some compaibility problems with them and most games have that "nVidia The way its meant to be played" badge on them. I think Il stick with the gainward one.

oh yeah, just overclocked to 273 core from 150, only increas of 30 points in 3Dmark03 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif oh well patience is a virtue http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

ZantenX
06-09-2004, 08:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by el_rasho:
hello ZantenX,

I dont know about radeon cards, i know half life 2 recommends them but i heard there are some compaibility problems with them and most games have that "nVidia The way its meant to be played" badge on them. I think Il stick with the gainward one.

oh yeah, just overclocked to 273 core from 150, only increas of 30 points in 3Dmark03 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif oh well patience is a virtue http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The "nVidia The way its meant to be played" badge is just a marketting sloggan. Nothing more. It doesn't mean the game runs better with them, in fact almost all games run poorer with the nVidia cards of the FX series.

I'm also unsure what compatibility probablems there are. I've not run into a single problem with a Radeon 9800 pro that couldn't be fixed with new drivers.

The ATI compatibility issues were from years ago and older cards.

el_rasho
06-09-2004, 09:06 PM
Hello,

What spec PC have you got ZantenX? And what settings do you play FarCry at?

Thanks

ZantenX
06-09-2004, 09:15 PM
An Athlon 64 3200+ on ABIT KV8-MAX3
1 gig of ram
ATI Radeon 9800 pro

[This message was edited by ZantenX on Wed June 09 2004 at 08:24 PM.]

yarbol
06-10-2004, 07:22 PM
Rashad wrote... "I have some news. I ran 3DMark03 verion 3.4 and got 944!"

Here's the point I am making gentlemen... I think gain pointed this out earlier also. I have a 3DMark score of 4379 with my low end setup. Rashad has something wrong beyond just throwing a new $300 viddy at the problem. If he doesn't get it fixed or at least figured out he may well have the same problem, but $300 later!

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Remy815
06-10-2004, 09:23 PM
The Gainward 5900xt golden sample is the one I have. P4 2.8 533bus, and 1 gig Mushkin pc2700 also. Far Cry runs great. All settings maxed except shadows on medium and 1 click each for aa & af. I have the video card overclocked to 5950 ultra specs. And I am useing the 60.72 beta driver set. For current Nvidea cards the 5900xt's are by far the best bang for your buck.

Jabroni_619
06-11-2004, 02:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yarbol:
Rashad wrote... "I have some news. I ran 3DMark03 verion 3.4 and got 944!"

Here's the point I am making gentlemen... I think gain pointed this out earlier also. I have a 3DMark score of 4379 with my low end setup. Rashad has something wrong beyond just throwing a new $300 viddy at the problem. If he doesn't get it fixed or at least figured out he may well have the same problem, but $300 later!

Hasten Slowly!
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You do realize we're talking about 3dmark 03 and not 01 right? I've never seen a 5200 score that high on 03. Not with the default benchmark anyway.

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poppachocks1
06-11-2004, 07:03 AM
4379? Yeah, I agree with Jabroni. Can you send us an orb link Yarbol?

el_rasho
06-11-2004, 09:06 AM
Hello,

Whats your clock speed on your graphics card yarbol? Mine are 250/333

yarbol
06-11-2004, 09:39 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif sorry guys, scratch those benchmarks! I am running 3DMark01se (uh oh, is that strikers I hear clicking on those flamethrowers?). I sincerely appologize (as I finish my last mouthfull of humble pie). I'm not really into benchmarks. In fact, had never looked at any until I started reading this forum. I now see that there is tremendous disparity between the 2 versions for all viddy cards. Still, after studying a few typical samples, shouldn't Rashad have achieved approx double the numbers he is getting? I don't know, to me it still seems like something is wrong. In any case, you guys have got my curiousity going so I'm thinking of jumping to a higher perf card. That should make Jabroni happy, as he won't have 'ole Yarbol and his FX5200 to kick around anymore http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Got to look for a good deal tho cause us retired guys have a finite amount of $$$ http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

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el_rasho
06-11-2004, 09:48 AM
Hello,

Which is the best manufacturer for the Radeon 8700Pro? Ive seen a Saphire one going quite cheap

poppachocks1
06-11-2004, 11:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yarbol:
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif sorry guys, scratch those benchmarks! I am running 3DMark01se (uh oh, is that strikers I hear clicking on those flamethrowers?). I sincerely appologize (as I finish my last mouthfull of humble pie). I'm not really into benchmarks. In fact, had never looked at any until I started reading this forum. I now see that there is tremendous disparity between the 2 versions for all viddy cards. Still, after studying a few typical samples, shouldn't Rashad have achieved approx double the numbers he is getting? I don't know, to me it still seems like something is wrong. In any case, you guys have got my curiousity going so I'm thinking of jumping to a higher perf card. That should make Jabroni happy, as he won't have 'ole Yarbol and his FX5200 to kick around anymore http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Got to look for a good deal tho cause us retired guys have a finite amount of $$$ http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No problem yarbol. We appreciate your honesty.

Ru.
06-11-2004, 11:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by el_rasho:Which is the best manufacturer for the Radeon 8700Pro? Ive seen a Saphire one going quite cheap<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I assume you mean 9800Pro http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif - I think ATI cards are the work of the devil http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif , but I've also heard Saphire sell a 'castrated' version which is slower than normal and hence cheaper.

I'm sure one of the (misguided) ATI fanboys can set you right on that though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/93.gif

poppachocks1
06-11-2004, 11:52 AM
I think you mean 9700Pro, right?


Ru: fanboy? Them's fightin words sir!

Ru.
06-11-2004, 11:55 AM
Poppa, you, sir, are a bounder and a cad of the highest order.

I wave a smurf smiley in your general direction... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/93.gif ...fanboy! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

poppachocks1
06-11-2004, 12:04 PM
RU:

Your mother was a hampster. Your father smelled of elderberries. I fart in your general direction. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ru.
06-11-2004, 12:07 PM
He's not a fanboy, he's a very naughty boy! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

ps beware the thread-hijack police...

poppachocks1
06-11-2004, 12:10 PM
Speaking of naughty boys...haven't seen Mad around lately.

Ru.
06-11-2004, 12:15 PM
No, he's been a bit quiet recently.

Agent Smith has come back though, despite not having Far Cry anymore.

Jabroni_619
06-11-2004, 01:31 PM
Mad has been quiet recienlty... Hopefully he's not gone for good... Unfortunatly there are only a handfull of knowledgable people here and he's one of them.... Even though he's an Intel guy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

That last sentance was sarcaism for those about to flame me.

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el_rasho
06-11-2004, 01:49 PM
Hello,

Whats a fanboy? AND which manufacturer of the Radeon 9800Pro would you recommend? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ru.
06-11-2004, 02:10 PM
Definition of fanboy (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fanboy).

Nvidia... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

ZantenX
06-11-2004, 06:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by el_rasho:
Hello,

Whats a fanboy? AND which manufacturer of the Radeon 9800Pro would you recommend? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've not seen any complaints about the ones manufactured directly from ATI. Mine is an ATI Radeon 9800 pro and haven't had any problems.

Just as a side note, I've had nvidia cards in the past and liked them and I'm not partial to either brand. However, the FX series of nvidia cards just didn't perform well, which is why if you are looking at an FX card I recommend looking at the Radeon 9600-9800's. The latest cards do look good for both brands.

Mad_Murdock had both the 5900 and 9800 pro and found the 9800 pro had higher FPS and even higher image quality. This only goes to further what I've been seeing about the FX series of nvidia cards.

el_rasho
06-11-2004, 06:39 PM
GOOD NEWS!!!

I WAS TINKERIN AROUND AND FOUND THIS WICKED TOOL!

if you right clikc on ur desktop and go to properties. Then settings&gt;advanced.
Now click on the geforce fx 5200 tab and theres a option called Clock Frquencies. On this click on the performance 3D option in the Manual Overclocking menu. Click on Auto Detect and it overclocks the graphics card to optimum level! I now get 296/430 rather than 250/333! My 3DMark03 Score gones from 899 to 1129! thats an increase of 25% in performance for FREE!!!

Brilliant aint it!? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ZantenX
06-11-2004, 06:46 PM
Not a bad improvement. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Just as a reference. My ATI radeon 9800 pro on an Athlon 64 is getting ~5800 on 3dMark03.

Might want to give your current card a go for a bit and maybe decide if the upgrade is still important to you.

Dorsai_
06-12-2004, 12:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yarbol:
Well, I still disagree with the new video card suggestion, as I have already finished the game once and am playing thru a second time at the highest level. You have more CPU than I so your performance should be even better than mine. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Baloney. Theres NO way your playing FarCry at the "highest level" of graphics quality. That garbage fx5200 would be running about 2-3 fps at best.

*edit* I see you decided to upgrade also...good move.

Dorsai_
06-12-2004, 12:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by el_rasho:
Hello,

Whats a fanboy? AND which manufacturer of the Radeon 9800Pro would you recommend? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Any of the 9800 Pro's will give you about a 300% increase overall. I'd go with the one that offers the best warrenty, otherwize they are the same just different heatsinks.

Hust1er
06-12-2004, 02:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gain967:
Something is wrong with your 3dmark. I can get that score on a gameboy....lol<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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ZantenX
06-12-2004, 09:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dorsai_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by el_rasho:
Hello,

Whats a fanboy? AND which manufacturer of the Radeon 9800Pro would you recommend? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Any of the 9800 Pro's will give you about a 300% increase overall. I'd go with the one that offers the best warrenty, otherwize they are the same just different heatsinks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is probably mostly true except for one thing to watch out for. The 128 bit version. I believe Saphire has sold a 128 bit version as opposed to 256 bits that most are sold at. Not MB, but bit, which refers to it's bus size. 128 MB is fine, but not the 128 bit bus, so if you see a price that's seems remarkably low, double check it's bus size.

FC_billy
06-13-2004, 05:49 AM
u shall now listen to the great wisdom of a 13yr old.

I have a 5200. I can play the game at low setting and environment and water set to high at 50fps. This card is not a good card. 250/??? are the default speeds. Clicking that automattically detect will seriously overheat ur card. Put them back right now. I did that and u get artifacts and everything. I get good preformance with the NVIDIA 60.85 (google search). the 9800 is a good card. go for the pro version. u should think about leaving ur card and saving up for one of the new nivida or ati beasts. i recommend the new nvidia however it might be abit above ur budget.

my 2cents

hawk16-cAs
06-13-2004, 12:51 PM
just run farcry in opengl, i have a geforce fx 5600 ultra 128mb vid card and i run farcry at very high quality settings and i get good fps, to do this, In your Far Cry directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Crytek\Far Cry), open system.cfg and look for the line r_Driver="Direct3D9". Change it to r_Driver="OpenGL". Please note that this renderer is unsupported by Crytek (or so it claims in the readme).

yarbol
06-13-2004, 02:06 PM
Geez Dorsai - read, understand, THEN speak! I said at the highest LEVEL, not settings! No, I played thru with SETTINGS at low or med. Now, let's address the issue of the "garbage FX5200". You stated that I should get 2..3fps, and then you go on to say that an ATI9800 should achieve a 300% improvement. That's wonderful! That would put the 9800 at a whopping 6..9fps according to your "scientific" analysis. Here's the reality... I get 20..50fps on the FX5200, although mine is the PLUS model with 250Mhz core and dual 400Mhz pipes. However, the point is moot as I am going to upgrade to a new viddy anyway.

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