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99th Obsidian
06-23-2004, 09:56 AM
I used to game on the fams Gateway 1.6. Over the last couple of years I upgraded it to 512 RAM, Radeon 9600 and 7200RPM HD. Typically I flew FB with medium-high (not excellent) graphics at 1024x768 and got 15-25 average FPS. I though Game was completely playable and I was somewhat satisfied. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

But then I built my own rig for Fathers Day. ASUS A7N8X-E mobo, AMD 2800 Athalon CPU, 512DDR 400 RAM, and a cool Antec aluminum box with twin 120mm fans. Parts came up to $450 (after 100 rebate on cpu/mobo). Scavenged a harddrive, graphics card, monitor, keyboard, mouse from older PCs.

Now at high to excellent (water on high) graphic settings and 1280x1024 resolution I'm getting 35-45 avg FPS (depending on #planes, ground objects, etc). http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Flying now with my TIR2 is fluid. No stutters just smooth. That makes everything from maintaining SA to targeting easier. Eureka! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif Now I understand the Quest for FPS.

Though FB is completely playable with medium graphics at 20FPS, it is much more enjoyable with graphics set to high-excellent with at over 30FPS. I could have spent $450 on a faster graphics card and more RAM but in the short and long term I think I'll be better served by a faster CPU, RAM, MOBO and best of all, my own deadicated gaming rig (that I built) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.geocities.com/ah_rt_dulknife/8ava.jpg

99th Obsidian
06-23-2004, 09:56 AM
I used to game on the fams Gateway 1.6. Over the last couple of years I upgraded it to 512 RAM, Radeon 9600 and 7200RPM HD. Typically I flew FB with medium-high (not excellent) graphics at 1024x768 and got 15-25 average FPS. I though Game was completely playable and I was somewhat satisfied. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

But then I built my own rig for Fathers Day. ASUS A7N8X-E mobo, AMD 2800 Athalon CPU, 512DDR 400 RAM, and a cool Antec aluminum box with twin 120mm fans. Parts came up to $450 (after 100 rebate on cpu/mobo). Scavenged a harddrive, graphics card, monitor, keyboard, mouse from older PCs.

Now at high to excellent (water on high) graphic settings and 1280x1024 resolution I'm getting 35-45 avg FPS (depending on #planes, ground objects, etc). http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Flying now with my TIR2 is fluid. No stutters just smooth. That makes everything from maintaining SA to targeting easier. Eureka! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif Now I understand the Quest for FPS.

Though FB is completely playable with medium graphics at 20FPS, it is much more enjoyable with graphics set to high-excellent with at over 30FPS. I could have spent $450 on a faster graphics card and more RAM but in the short and long term I think I'll be better served by a faster CPU, RAM, MOBO and best of all, my own deadicated gaming rig (that I built) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.geocities.com/ah_rt_dulknife/8ava.jpg

NorrisMcWhirter
06-23-2004, 10:04 AM
Hi,

You're right.

FPS is key, especially online. Before I made some relatively modest upgrades, I would really struggle to get above 30fps. I spend about 80 quid and now get about 60fps+. I now find that it's far easier to get kills as you don't get that slideshow effect when you are getting in close to a target.

Cheers,
Norris

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