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Jumoschwanz
03-20-2005, 03:50 PM
I never could with my 128mb 9800pro. Then when the latest ATI drivers came out and I installed them it seems I can do it fairly well. Was flying online yesterday for the first time with these settings and I was able to get good enough framerates to keep track of moving targets. I did not try and fly over a big city yet, or attack an ship or base with busy AAA, but I had trouble doing that even on lower settings sometime.
I am wondering if one of the high-end ATI x800 series cards would make a big difference in this area. My rig is 8xAGP and I was thinking of getting one more AGP video card to extend it's life for another year or two before I made the jump to a 64-bit, PCI express motherboard. I don't think it will be too long before High-end video cards for AGP are discontinued. Anyone have any good input on this? S!

Jumoschwanz

Jumoschwanz
03-20-2005, 03:50 PM
I never could with my 128mb 9800pro. Then when the latest ATI drivers came out and I installed them it seems I can do it fairly well. Was flying online yesterday for the first time with these settings and I was able to get good enough framerates to keep track of moving targets. I did not try and fly over a big city yet, or attack an ship or base with busy AAA, but I had trouble doing that even on lower settings sometime.
I am wondering if one of the high-end ATI x800 series cards would make a big difference in this area. My rig is 8xAGP and I was thinking of getting one more AGP video card to extend it's life for another year or two before I made the jump to a 64-bit, PCI express motherboard. I don't think it will be too long before High-end video cards for AGP are discontinued. Anyone have any good input on this? S!

Jumoschwanz

WOLFMondo
03-20-2005, 04:17 PM
The X800TX makes a massive difference as well as 1.5Gb of ram and AMD 64bit 3500. Also can have 8XFSAA and 16AF on too and its very smooth at high resolutions. Even online now I rarely get any noticable drop in frames even over cities.

I had a 9700 pro, 2.4P4 and 768mb RAM before and could run it pretty well but this new PC is a massive leap in performance.

Jumoschwanz
03-20-2005, 07:51 PM
Well if you throw enough money at it anything can be done. But as I stated, I am thinking of upgrading an AGP, 32 bit machine, so input from someone with a similiar rig that is running an AGP version of the X800 would actually be some help. Thanks,

Jumoschwanz

Von_Rat
03-20-2005, 11:45 PM
i got a x800 pro. agp. 3000xp 32bit proceesor 1 gig ram. i used to have a 9800pro.

the x800 did improve performence, but not by alot. it'll run 1600x1200 in excellant no problem, haven't really tried perfect with new drivers yet.

BaldieJr
03-20-2005, 11:46 PM
64bit processors are a big fat waste of money without 64bit operating systems and software.

I use 64bit freebsd also, so the investment wasn't for nothing.

And if you must know: hell yeah its faster. Amazingly faster. If MS would quit screwing around we'd all be happy simmers.

WarGod5475
03-21-2005, 01:05 AM
Well does 1400x900 count cause i have a widescreen monitor.

Cause if so mine runs great on 9800 pro amd 3200
and 1gig of ram.