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« Reply #100 on: Tue 09.06.2009 12:42:36 »

WTF I have the same problem now with the 60fps! Suddenly it decreased from 138 to 60 and now I cant get over 60  msn002.gif

When I set maxSmoothblabla on false it doesnt work msn004.gif

Turn off the dynamic net speed connection (ingame)
Turn off the v-sync in your graphic driver's settings (i think it will be the problem!)
Search the MaxSmoothedFrameRate=62 row in the UTEngine.ini (...\My Documents\%username%\...) and set it to 150 example. Set it to "false" wont occur the result u want.
If u're making movie with FRAPS than your FPS will be equal with the number of the movie's frame rate.

Almost forget, my new vga: Sapphire 4870 1GB Toxic



Improved cooling (really quiet) and raised clocks.
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« Reply #101 on: Tue 09.06.2009 13:15:33 »

eww ATi

xD

Only joking, i was ATi fanboy until now - i want to make use of PhysX, CUDA and Ambient Occlusion, only on nVidia ^^

If you read epic forums - too many people have problems with ATi cards and Unreal Engine games (Mostly UT3) but my card had problems with older games like Deus Ex (Unreal Engine 1) and UT99/UT1 Return to na Pali. Even some games like Quake 2 crashed eventually. im not sure if nVidia will provide better for the older games i play (Less crashes) but hopefully it will be more stable for UT3, as nVidia is recommended (For most games i might add)

I just want to try something different, and it looks like, nVidia provides better AA and AF, ATi cards seem to struggle when you turn AA and AF on (4870 Lot less frames compared to the 260 @ 1680x1050/4AA/8AF/Max Settings) But with no AA and no AF - 4870 and 260 are equal, but cost the same anyway.
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« Reply #102 on: Tue 09.06.2009 13:58:34 »

CUDA -> dead project -> Physx too because of it's not platform independent API. NVidia will suxx with their huge, expensive monolithic chips, lack of the support of the DX10.1 and DX11 ATM, lack of the tesselation (games with DX10.1 and DX11 support will be run much more faster with ATI cards). So the future is the ATI and Larrabee (by Intel) and the software-renderring (UT4 engine will use sw-render too when it will be released...at 2012).

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« Reply #103 on: Tue 09.06.2009 14:14:35 »

I get a new graphics card on average once a year, so by 2012, i will have what ever is good for the price then. Also, im still on XP - i have no use for DX10/11, i don't like Vista, im waiting for Windows 7.

When windows 7 is released, my PC specs will ge good enough anyway, but i will probably get a DX11 card sometime late next year, maybe i will come back to ATi, but i was really dissapointed in my 4850X2. Anyway, i sell that on friday for £150. ATi are good cards, but nVidia still seem to be a bit ahead.

It boils down to Opinion. Everyone has an opinion, i prefer to see the facts, the FPS, the temperature, the cards size. - Obviously, it will differ dependant on the rest of the system which is why i choose to look at reviews as close to the specification as my PC. It looks like the 260 is just ahead of the 4870 at the same price. Also the one im getting is factory overclocked and has a different cooler than stock. So its a good buy IMO.
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« Reply #104 on: Tue 09.06.2009 14:44:15 »

I'm sticking with nVidia since the Riva TNT2 and I can't recall any SERIOUS trouble for the past 10 years. A patch or a driver update always fixed the problem. Never had a reason to consider buying an ATi card.

The only thing that pisses me off lately is the insane power consumption of the top cards. I don't know about you guys but I don't own a small portable nuclear plant that I could put somewhere next to my PC. Buying a more powerful PSU with almost every upgrade is really tiresome....

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« Reply #105 on: Tue 09.06.2009 15:35:40 »

(UT4 engine will use sw-render too when it will be released...at 2012).
Where did u take this info from?

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« Reply #106 on: Tue 09.06.2009 16:30:00 »

Hehe, sike, I have a 4870 1GB too, but as I buyed the card, the first Toxics wasn't rly good. The second try fulfill the former marks as I heard (very quite, good oc capacability etc.) So my 36cm case fan is even louder them my card blower.  Grin

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« Reply #107 on: Tue 09.06.2009 18:37:21 »

So far i think GTX 260 - i hate having another 4 days to change my mind

Its starting to annoy - i still am not sure what to get :(

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« Reply #108 on: Wed 10.06.2009 08:59:00 »

are toxic a well known graphics card make? or the cheapest you could get your hands on lol? funny because my clans called toxic :D

but anyways... i only buy decent manufactures of graphics cards like XFX, BFG and EVGA... you can get cheap power colour, leadtek and PNY which I have had problems with in the past with crap coolers that make the card overheat :(...

anyways im defo getting a 260 or 275... Nvidia is the way to go in my opinion... never had a problem with them, drivers always a pleasure to deal with and the cards just seem to always perform that much better from all the reviews iv read... ATI are probably good aswell but its personal preference isn't it :)
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« Reply #109 on: Wed 10.06.2009 09:28:34 »

Toxic is a name for Sapphire OC model, so they're usually better than the non oc cards. Whereas Sapphire is Radeon only, XFX, BFG and EVGA are all old nvidia only brands, though I think they've started to make radeon cards now too.

Radeon 5800 series is due september, and Nvidia is supposed to bring their equivalent a few months later, so it might be a good idea to wait until then. Of course if you're not willing to wait, there are a lot of great offers atm in different price categories. I think UT3 likes Nvidia cards more, but I bet the more powerful cards like 4870/4890 have no trouble playing the game in any case, so the deciding factor should be something else.

I've used both Nvidia and ATI cards, and I do have to say I've had more problems with ATI cards. Usually though Nvidia cards are more expensive than the ATI equivalents here so I'm still more inclined to pick ATI. It's not like Nvidia doesn't have some problems too...

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« Reply #110 on: Wed 10.06.2009 10:50:40 »

yes XFX have started making ATI cards now...

just been reading reviews for hours and found that most people think the GTX 260 216 core edition has better performance over the Radeon 4870 1GB edition... This being as the frame rates are higher on higher resolutions with the GTX 260... but on lower resolutions the 4870 has similar performances... Also checking power consumption which people seem to miss out, the GTX 260 is alot cooler than the 4870 and also isn't as power hungry... also people say ATI are cheaper... but the 1GB 4870 and 260 are £130 lol same price :D

the advantage of the 4870 is that it supports directX 10.1... some people say it doesnt matter at the moment because there arent any 10.1 games out lol... I must point out that the 1GB 4870 did out perform the 192 core 260 until Nvidia made it 216 cores which was a good move to edge the performance once again Tongue

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=668&pageid=8

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-257403_15_50.html

Above are the reviews iv been reading... the driverheaven provides images of ther frame rates for certain games tested at specific resolutions... and the toms hardware is just a funny forum showing ATI fanboys being shown evidence of the GTX 260 being better, but still stating that ATI wins due to the directX 10.1 feature...

Im still getting a 260 anyways :D
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« Reply #111 on: Wed 10.06.2009 12:14:26 »

Yes Toxic / vapor-x is a special card from Sapphire.

Custom cooling, looks better than stock, factory overclocked, longer warranty (Normally)

At the end of the day, graphics card choice  comes down to preference, everyone wants to look at reviews and have someone choose for them, eventually you just have to bite the bullet and spend the cash.

This time i am going green rather than red, prices are good at the moment, and i need a new card now i have sold my old one and stuck my 3870 back in.
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« Reply #112 on: Wed 10.06.2009 12:15:18 »

I used to have luck with my grafic cards, so I didn't feel to upgrade that often.

2002 - Matrox G400
? - Ati Radeon 9600pro
2006 - Nvidia 6600 GT
2008 - Nvidia Gainward 9600GT bliss

...they were all premium cards, but in the mid-class price segment as I got them.

Mess with the best, die like the rest
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« Reply #113 on: Wed 10.06.2009 12:35:26 »

Since Vegas started this I just have to continue...  whistle

2000 - Voodoo 3 2000. What a great card this was at the time, I must say it's the best gpu I've ever had in terms of performance at the time, and I never had any problems with it.

2004 - Gainward Geforce MX440. I bought this one used for my at the time quite old celeron rig. The MX cards sucked, but it was a huge improvement over the voodoo in terms of perfomance...

2005 - Club3D Radeon 9600XT. This card I bought to a completely new rig, and I must say it was a good card for its price. I still have this card and it's working, but I don't have an agp rig...

2007 - MSI 7600GS. A nice budget card that gave a nice boost to my old rig. I think I bought it for about 130€ and sold it fo 40€

2008 - Sapphire Radeon x1950 pro 512. This is the last AGP card I've bought, I bought it used for 70€ and it sure was a great card. And maybe the best thing about it was that I sold it last february for 75€.  xxxlaugh.gif

2009 - Sapphire 4830. I bought this one for 96€, and overclocked it past 4850 speeds. A great price/performance ratio.
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« Reply #114 on: Wed 10.06.2009 12:56:14 »

I dont know my first gpu.

Then 2006 (or 2007)
Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS

And 2008
ZOTAC GeForce 285GTX

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« Reply #115 on: Wed 10.06.2009 13:25:37 »

My first vga card was a Trident 8900 512k, i bought it in 1993 (with AT286-20MHz cpu, 1MB EDO RAM, 20MB MFM hdd, 5.25FDD and a 14" mono vga)  :)

http://82.114.193.227/vga/image/sbirka/trident/tvga8900csiemf.jpg

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« Reply #116 on: Wed 10.06.2009 14:36:20 »

Heh i just started a topic on LoL forums (few hours ago) about graphics card family tree before i read that you had already started one here.

I usually upgrade once a year, sometimes more if i have the money.

the cards i have owned are in the first post of this http://leaveorlose.darkbb.com/general-discussion-and-media-f7/your-graphics-card-family-tree-t50.htm

that isn't all of them, but i can't remember the ones i had ~ 10 years ago, when my dad built my PC's xD
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« Reply #117 on: Wed 10.06.2009 15:27:19 »

I bought a 8500 january 2008, then a 9600 in July 2008, 8800 sometime near christmas and a GTX 260 in June 2009! :D
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« Reply #118 on: Thu 11.06.2009 21:51:34 »

Yeah, if some1 can't read a post 4 find out what a name means, I didn't wonder about problems with electronics beyond a simple switch. Roll Eyes

As I started, wasn't gfx cards in a pc, but there was cpus like 286, 386... :D

My laptop from 2002 has a Nvidia Geforce Go440 - don't ask me. My PowerColor X1950Pro was an Extreme Edition with 512MB VRAM and a Accelero Cooler direct ex factory. At least 60 fps with 1680x1050 and quiet as a whisper (0,4 Sone). My recent is a HIS 4870 1GB.

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« Reply #119 on: Fri 12.06.2009 20:05:00 »

cant wait to get this card :D :D :D

cant play ut3 until i get it :(
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