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Dragokatzov

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#1 13 years ago

My computer came with this crappy ass video card thats only good for a paperweight, and i desperatly need a new one, I like to play games like Doom 3 and Quake 4, so how do you guys think this video card will stack up

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1644509&CatId=1826

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#2 13 years ago

Wow, didn't know there was a 512MB variant of the X700. Nice find.

I run Doom3 and Quake 4 quite happily on my 256mb X700, the card you're looking at will be more than adequate. For the price, though, you could get a Radeon X800, or a nVidia 6800, both of which would outperform that X700.




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#3 13 years ago

One word: BUY




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#4 13 years ago

Several words: who the hell is DiabloTek?

Think about that before you buy it.

The X700 is roughly analagous to the 9600, and I was able to play D3 on a 9600XT with some pretty high settings. 512MB won't do you a lick of good, though; the X700's core can't fill that much memory.




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#5 13 years ago

[quote=C38368]Several words: who the hell is DiabloTek? Diablotek is owned by PowMax. who is PowMax?......Now that is another question.....:naughty:




Dragokatzov

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#6 13 years ago

C38368Several words: who the hell is DiabloTek?

Think about that before you buy it.

The X700 is roughly analagous to the 9600, and I was able to play D3 on a 9600XT with some pretty high settings. 512MB won't do you a lick of good, though; the X700's core can't fill that much memory.

Question 1

I know 512 is currently over kill, and no game will be able to use it, but your biscally saying the x700 can't see all 512?

Question 2

How the hell do you know all the stuff you do? I think I learned half the stuff I know from you!




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#7 13 years ago

The DiabloTek question was rhetorical. Want to hear horror stories about PowMax power supplies living up to their name?

DragokatzovQuestion 1

I know 512 is currently over kill, and no game will be able to use it, but your biscally saying the x700 can't see all 512?

Question 2

How the hell do you know all the stuff you do? I think I learned half the stuff I know from you!

Answer 1: That's exactly what I'm saying. The core can't crunch numbers nearly fast enough to keep 512MB of texture memory loaded. Even the best of the best consumer cards really can't keep up with it.

Answer 2: Eh... I dunno, but it wouldn't suprise me if it involved arcane rituals and renouncement of a social life ;)