hey all, its time for my second post in the tech discussion forum. Im looking in to buying half life 2 and I am facing a Video card problem, I saw another thread about performance issues with a Nvidia FX5600 in half life 2 which is what I have. And Im not to happy the way it came out with that Nvidia card. So ive done a few searches on ATI video cards and Ive found a cheap good quality radeon, tell me what I should do: Keep my Nvidia? or Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600XT 256M DDR TV/ DVI-I w/o HL2
http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/1717_Sapphire_ATI_Radeon_9600XT_256M_DDR.asp help me out and just remember Im australian so you dont get confused with the prices.
i say radeon. WHy? becasue FX cards have issues with dx9.
HL2 was made with ATi cards in mind, I'd go for the Radeon.
ok thanks guys ill pick it up this afternoon
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8th June 2004
Good choice, I hope you enjoy the 9600xt. It was my choice too ;)
thanks just a quick question what should I have my graphics set to, to have smooth play?
Well it is the one of the "reccomened cards of HL2" so you should be able to run it at medium to hight at 1024x768 but I'm no sure about AA or AF.
A good never the less for the price
I say if u don't have too much money (like me) then buy ATI Radeon 9600se its only $128 i have it and have not had any problems at all. Go with the ATI!!!! trust me
O.K these are the setting si play with with my..
1.8ghz P4 radeon 9600XT 768mb ram
everything maxed (it is by default that everything BUT water reflection is maxed,, i maxed it anyways....) i play with no AA or AF and at 1024x768. I get min. 30fps max 105fps.
it kick much bootie!
ra3donI say if u don't have too much money (like me) then buy ATI Radeon 9600se its only $128 i have it and have not had any problems at all. Go with the ATI!!!! trust me
Yeah. You can an Xt for that much now. I got a Radeon 9000 pro. I had a few issues with halo on the PC and Joint ops but upgrading my drivers fixed it:D. I got it oc'ed by 35mhz on the core and ram. Incresed my 3dmarl 03 scores by 200 and 01 by 400:D. Here is a 9600Xt for $135. Runs CS:s at 75FPS and doom 3 at medium settings