Help with New VidCard 4 Halo?? -1 reply

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Midian

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#1 12 years ago

Hey, Looking into purchasind a Video Card and wondering if Any of these sound like they may help my proformance while playing halo(That is the Game im most interested in gettin to run smoother). I am unsure of what I am supposed to look for in the specs. Currently I am running an nVida MX440 128MS (CraP). Listed below are the two I have access to right away, Any suggestions? 1. NVIDIA GeForce FX6200 256MB AGP 8x

Product Specfication: Powered by GeForce™ 6200A GPU 0.11 micron process technology AGP 8X interface support 4 Pixels/Clock Rendering Pipeline 400MHz RAMDACs support 2048x1536 resolution at 85Hz Highest DVI output up to 1900x1200 resolution Integrated full MPEG encode and decode support Integrated NTSC & PAL TV encoder output up to 1024x768 resolution (optional) Integrated HDTV encoder provides world-class HDTV-out functionality up to 1920x1080i resolution

2. NVIDIA GeForce™ FX5500 256MB 8x AGP

Product Specfication: Powered by GeForce™ FX5500 GPU 0.15 micron process technology AGP 8X interface support 4 Pixels/Clock Rendering Pipeline 400MHz RAMDACs support 2048x1536 resolution at 85Hz Highest DVI output up to 1900x1200 resolution Integrated full MPEG encode and decode support Integrated NTSC & PAL TV encoder output up to 1024x768 resolution

Chipset Features: CineFX Shading Architecture Support for DX 9.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader 2.0+. Very long pixel programs up to 1024 instructions. Very long vertex programs with up to 256 static instructions and up to 65536 instructions executed before termination. Looping and subroutines with up to 256 loops per vertex program. Subroutines in shader programs. Dynamic flow control. Conditional write masking. Conditional execution. Procedural shading. Full instruction set for vertex and pixel programs. Z-correct bump-mapping. Hardware-accelerated shadow effects with shadow buffers. Two-sided stencil . Programmable matrix palette skinning. Keyframe animation. Custom lens effects: fish eye, wide angle, fresnel effects, water refraction. High-Performance, High-Precision, 3D Rendering Engine 4 pixels per clock rendering engine. 128-bit, studio-quality floating point precision through the entire graphics pipeline. Native support for 128-bit floating point, 64-bit floating point and 32-bit integer rendering modes. Up to 16 textures per pass. Support for sRGB texture format for gamma textures. DirectX® and S3TC® texture compression. High-Performance 2D Rendering Engine Optimized for 32-, 24-, 16-, 15- and 8-bpp modes. True-color, 64x64 hardware cursor with alpha. Multi-buffering (double, triple or quad) for smooth animation and video playback. Advanced Display Pipeline with Full nView Capabilities Dual, 400MHz RAMDACs for display resolutions up to and including [EMAIL="2048x1536@85Hz"]2048x1536@85Hz[/EMAIL]. Integrated NTSC/PAL TV encoder support resolutions up to 1024x768 without the need for panning with built-in Macrovision copy protection. Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) supports multiple video windows with full quality and features in each window. Thanks In Advance -Midian




spartan206

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#2 12 years ago

Well let's see here... I currently am running a GeForce 5700 256mb. If you have anything less than a 1.5ghz processor, I'd say to get the 5500 hundred. I have a 1.5ghz and it can't keep up with my 5700, so a 5500 would have similar performance. If you have more than 1.8ish ghz processor, than go for the 6200 hundred. There are of course better cards than those, but I'm just going by what you posted. :)




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#3 12 years ago

Yeah, it depends on your processor. I'd say below 2 GHz, get the FX5500. If you have enough speed, though, go for the 6200. I used to have an FX5200, and that would run Halo with the specs turned down. I just installed a 6600GT, and it works beautifully at 1024x768, and I have about 2.5 GHz. If you think your processor can handle it, the 6-series is much better than the FX series.




Midian

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#4 12 years ago

Actually I am running a AMD Athlon 2800+ With 512 MB PC 2700, And Already Purchased The 6200 and iuts running great, It has done exactly what I was looking for so thanks for the help. The only problem I have now is when YOu shoot w/ Sniper rifle you cant see the stream anymore which kinda suck not so much for me Sniping but for being sniped...LOL I never know where to check for people becuase i never see there stream either...hahhaa -Midian P.S. Great Board btw, been very helkpful the last week or so!! :p