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stugumby
12-08-2007, 10:21 PM
Currenlty using a nv 7600gs 512mb 3 gig ram amd64 3800 single core at 2.2? ghz. Will I see a huge difference if i get a nv 8600gt? Haggling with ming the merciless over a new computer is option A getting new graphics card is much easier on budget however.

fabianfred
12-09-2007, 01:40 AM
forget the 8600...go for the NEW version of the 8800GTS
I got the old one in the 320mb....not 640mb last month for my Core duo E6850 3ghz...and am using 2gb RAM
I don't bother with Perfect as I like dirX better.... and it FLYS

JG52Uther
12-09-2007, 02:12 AM
You don't fly on perfect? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

ytareh
12-09-2007, 03:31 AM
Strangely the 8600GT has never impressed the pc community generally despite the 6600GT being legendary.The 8600GTS is supposed to be quite a bit better but its similarly dearer.If there is any way humanly possible go for the 8800GT .It is simply THE card of the moment and terrific value -almost as good as the 8800GTX at a fraction of the cost and better than the 8800GTS 320 and 640Mb ( not at all bitter at just buying the latter... Grrr!)
As an alternative you could put your 8600GT budget into and ATi X1900/1950 from Ebay etc .I couldnt recommend the newest ATI cards at the moment .These are the only WOW factor cards available at the moment .For an even lower budget an X800XT or X850XT would be no slouch on all bar Perfect settings .(The Perfect water is an acquired taste anyway .Many complain of reduced 'dot' visibility over it...)

fabianfred
12-09-2007, 03:34 AM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
You don't fly on perfect? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
well since I first started with il2 in march of 2002...my computer hasn't had very high end cards

Now i am able to run all at excellent very smoothly and run the HUGE action-packed missions I enjoy building
I had a quick look at perfect...nice...but I want smooth and plenty going on....which perfect may not give me..
I was used to running some missions at half-speed just to avoid a slide show before I got my new com http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

FlatSpinMan
12-09-2007, 03:37 AM
I just went from an FX6900 to an 8800GTS. I would have liked the 8800 series but they were more than I wanted to spend to play a computer game.
I have been impressed at how smoothly it runs in Perfect (as opposed to before when I sometimes used it and it was quite slow). The new water effects are quite stunning too. To be honest though I am using Water=1 (still good) and have Efects=2. I like the density of the smoke and the flak burst shadowing that this gives.

stansdds
12-09-2007, 06:24 AM
Originally posted by stugumby:
Currenlty using a nv 7600gs 512mb 3 gig ram amd64 3800 single core at 2.2? ghz. Will I see a huge difference if i get a nv 8600gt? Haggling with ming the merciless over a new computer is option A getting new graphics card is much easier on budget however.

You will likely see a few fps increase, but flight sims are CPU intensive, so don't look for miracles from a new graphics card.

SeaFireLIV
12-09-2007, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by fabianfred:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Uther:
You don't fly on perfect? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
well since I first started with il2 in march of 2002...my computer hasn't had very high end cards

Now i am able to run all at excellent very smoothly and run the HUGE action-packed missions I enjoy building
I had a quick look at perfect...nice...but I want smooth and plenty going on....which perfect may not give me..
I was used to running some missions at half-speed just to avoid a slide show before I got my new com http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

May not give you?

With what you have you`ll fly smooth on Perfect.

Anyway, the 6800GT I had was a fine graphics card, still is, but it chugs a bit on a heavy load. So you won`t get that `wow`. You`ll get `not bad`, but not `wow`.