How fast will my new PC run newer games?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by EPeDeMiK, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    1. It doesnt have Pixel Shadel 3.0
    2. I initially though the same. Play FarCry 1.2 -- there is a difference and a DAMN noticeable one at that

    And in the case of the X600 and X300 ... dissapointing cards .. extremely so.
     
  2. EPeDeMiK

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    um i think far cry will run extremely well with the X800
     
  3. Praetor

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    Nobody was contesting that. :)
     
  4. EPeDeMiK

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    o ok lol
     
  5. Praetor

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    The only comment I was making is that the 6800 is in a much stronger position with respect to lifetime because of support for Pixel Shader 3.0 -- i was very shocked that ATi did not "step up" and offer support for Pixel Shader 3.0 (i was also equally shocked by the garbage ... DISMAL performance and specs of the X300 and X600 compared to current cards but that's a different story altogether)
     
  6. SpetsnaZ

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  7. SpetsnaZ

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    Oh and Praetor....I can't remember where but I think it's on TOM'S HARDWARE .com that I read an article saying ATI has a graphics card "in working status but needs adjusting"....once its ready, it will drown NVIDIA....but like I said, I don't remember where I saw the article so you can tell me to shut up !!!!!! :(
     
  8. Praetor

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    On the same token as your benchmarks: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/far_cry_sm30/page3.asp So much for benchmarks eh? heehee.

    Nah... as long as people are open minded and stuff then we can all have meaningful debates and stuff :)
     
  9. SpetsnaZ

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    Funny how the are differences, but the PCs are set up with diff specs.....but thx for the hot link HARDCOREGAMERS is a nice site. I set it up in my FAVORITES

    Praetor, where the hell you learn all that computer whiz stuff?
     
  10. Praetor

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    Which is why benchmarks should only be an indication of the general approximate performance of a product... if you note some of the values... ATi will beat nVidia (or vice versa) by a piddly 3fps -- that means jack shit all and realistically, on another day it could easily swing the other way. Now if there's a 15fps difference... thats something meaningful :)


    From 1 article of PCMag back in December 1991 (or was it January 1992) ... and then two books, 1500 pages apiece :) The rest is hands on
     
  11. SpetsnaZ

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    Hands on !!!! I'll give myself time to learn. Thx for all the help....much appreciated.
    :)
     
  12. Praetor

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    Ya you'd be surprised what you can learn and how fast you can learn it :)
     
  13. SpetsnaZ

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    First, I want to learn how to build my own PC and what the different components actually do......then I'm gonna head into Linux. I know about as much of LINUX as I do "The Quantum Physics of Black Holes" by what's his name in the Wheelchair? (no disrespect intended cuz He is the smartest guy around). Where u suggest I go to learn LINUX on the net?
     
  14. ian

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    Professor Steven Hawking
     
  15. SpetsnaZ

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    Thanx Ian......he just rewrote his theory on the Black holes....apparently, they are not a dead end but in fact full of life. Just felt like lettin out
     
  16. tommy8748

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    holy shit that pc is sweet
     

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