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MichaelMar
01-11-2005, 12:02 PM
Like the PCI Express 6600 video card? Or should I just stick with AGP?

thx

MichaelMar
01-11-2005, 12:02 PM
Like the PCI Express 6600 video card? Or should I just stick with AGP?

thx

SgtBriggs
01-11-2005, 12:21 PM
???? what kinda question is that???
a game should not support a video card.
the video card should support the game.

adlabs6
01-11-2005, 12:22 PM
It should work fine. I don't think that the GPU port type (pci, agp, pci-e) matters to the game.

Cajun76
01-11-2005, 12:41 PM
Lots of "Which card should I use" going on at Community Help, I suggest cruising around over there and picking up some info. Good stuff.

Your question is a bit like "Will this highway support automatic transmissions, or should I stick with the manual?"

Not everyone is tech savvy, no problem, but people will be more forgiving if it looks like you put out some effort.


Btw, if you currently have an AGP card, that means you have an AGP PC. You can't install a PCI-E card for it. You'd most likely need another motherboard, if not RAM and a CPU, depending on what you have currently.

Slick750
01-11-2005, 12:50 PM
Ask not what PH supports, ask what your video cards supports. Sure it will

MichaelMar
01-11-2005, 02:24 PM
Reason I asked was that I am getting new PC built and had the option to install a mainboard that supported AGP or one that supported PCI Express video card.

I keep hearing how 'certain' games do not run as good with some video cards. So, I wanted to make sure that a PCI-Express video card, with supported mainboard, would work with PF.

THX

Cajun76
01-11-2005, 02:53 PM
The main thing is how the games you're most likely to play do better on OpenGL or DX9, and which card will run them best. I've had ATI ever since I started building my own PC's, but right now, I'm in the market for Leadtek's 6800GT, with that big, beautiful heatsink that just begs to be OC'ed. If you're building, then I'd say go PCI-E. If you're upgrading, nothing wrong with getting a nice upper midrange AGP for now.

tsisqua
01-11-2005, 02:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MichaelMar:
Reason I asked was that I am getting new PC built and had the option to install a mainboard that supported AGP or one that supported PCI Express video card.

I keep hearing how 'certain' games do not run as good with some video cards. So, I wanted to make sure that a PCI-Express video card, with supported mainboard, would work with PF.

THX <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Vv. See there, he's a big boy after all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hang in there, these are very good guys. They will definitely, ultimately, finaly, (enough already!) point you in the right direction.

I suggest you go here. Tom's hardware may not have all the info you want, but you can email him personally and ask. This is his page dedicated to hardware and Forgotten Battlesm and remember, what goes for FB will almost certainly work for PF or PF merged.

Tom's Hardware IL2 Page (http://www4.tomshardware.com/game/200304121/)

Capt.LoneRanger
01-11-2005, 03:39 PM
I had very good experiences with ATi, too, but I'm not a fanboy of anybody in any regard. The one with the better performance for the money wins my personal favor http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

PCI-E-cards are not supported or not supported by a specific game. It is rather a question of will you really use the PCI-E's advantage. For that, you'd have to own a very high end PC, with the fastest memory (at LEAST 400), a very fast CPU and of course a very good monitor. That is, because the transfer rates of the PCI-E produce an advantage over conventional AGPx8 in resolutions of 1600x1200x32bit with 8xAA and 8xFSAA. The gfx-card would need at least 512MB of RAM to use the advantage and of course this example means the game would have to utilize at least most of the textures to be 2048x2048. Anybody playing games with hardware and options above this make really use of the technology - others just fall victim to the industries advertisements. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

EFG_beber
01-11-2005, 03:41 PM
it's work fine on pci-E
http://www.behardware.com/articles/542/page4.html

and you can find somme review:
http://www.behardware.com/html/articles/

crazyivan1970
01-11-2005, 03:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MichaelMar:
Like the PCI Express 6600 video card? Or should I just stick with AGP?

thx <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It does mate, but 6600 not really a good card. Just being honest http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

EFG_beber
01-12-2005, 02:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MichaelMar:
Like the PCI Express 6600 video card? Or should I just stick with AGP?

thx <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It does mate, but 6600 not really a good card. Just being honest http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
yes it's not a good card but the 6600gt is a good card.
http://www.behardware.com/medias/photos_news/00/09/IMG0009452.gif
http://www.behardware.com/articles/514/page8.html

And it's possible to found a 6600gt on agp.
http://www.behardware.com/articles/533/page1.html

MichaelMar
01-12-2005, 10:07 AM
Ok, next BIG question: What is so 'bad' about the 6600 when compared to 6600gt?

THX