View Full Version : Went from ATI to Nvidia, any suggestions?

11-22-2004, 01:46 PM
My 9800pro died, major distortions out of nowhere. Out of disgust I plopped down my hard earned cash on a BFG 6800GT OC. My first high end Nvidia card. No more problems http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

I have to say that so far I am very impressed with what I have seen.

I am running at 1600x1200 2xAA 2xAF perfect with water=2 and it runs great. I heard some people say that water=2 is some kind of test version, but it looks sweet to me, very smooth and fluid looking. I was wondering what other Nvidia users have their water set at.

Also, I seem to get less stutters with old.exe, has anyone else found the same to be true? Stutters almost seem like cpu/memory (AMD 2800+/768mb of PC-2700) trying to catch up to video card.

Any other suggestions as I am new to Nvidia?

Currently using latest driver.

Thanks for any help. It will be tough to go back to ATI after having my 9800pro die after a little over a year.

11-22-2004, 01:54 PM
2xQ antialiasing is actually 4x at the performance cost of 2x.

Enable advanced options. There is an aniso optimization that is disable by default (whiners). Enable it.

11-22-2004, 02:24 PM

Thanks for the tip.

This card is very impressive, hard to believe actually.

11-22-2004, 02:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
2xQ antialiasing is actually 4x at the performance cost of 2x. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's called Quincunx anti aliasing if I'm not mistaken. I dont know what it mean but it's good for lower Nvidia card like what i have.

11-22-2004, 08:44 PM
Quincunx anti aliasing has a blur effect that really makes the IL2 engine look superb, especially at 1024x768x32.

Also, since I recently went the other way recently for similar reasons, get down on your knees and give thanks for no more messed-up interactions with the BIOS and flaky control centers.

11-23-2004, 05:28 AM
Oh how could I forget?!?

Go into color settings and turn up "Digital Vibrance" one notch. Than go play http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

You will like.

11-23-2004, 05:47 AM
Thanks again.

Quick question though, under "apply color changes to:" should I select "all"? By default it is just desktop, do I want this to apply to games as well (or will it)?

Btw, it looks good. Adds a little more juice to the color.

11-23-2004, 03:23 PM
I believe your ATI card had 3 year warrenty should check im not sure though. might be worth checking out <S>

11-23-2004, 03:30 PM
Apply to all I think. I don't recall. I'm at work now and can't check.

About 1 "notch" really makes FB(etc) pop. Visitors always mistake the game for a movie http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-23-2004, 09:55 PM
After some time with it I agree, one notch looks sweet.

Petrosky, it was a Powercolor 9800pro (I know, my mistake), but trying to go through their website is like pulling teeth, it leads to Tul Industries or something like that and I didn't see anything within the packaging (which I still have). I'll probably let one of my brothers take care of it and if they can get a replacement I'll give it to them cheap.

At least this new card has a lifetime warrenty which will make it very easy to sell, plus I am enjoying the new card so much I don't even care right now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif. Thanks for the suggestion though and I will look into warrenty.