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Glad I didn't buy a Geforce 6800

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Anonymous
August 29, 2004 7:21:15 PM

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I bought my Leadtek FX5900XT mainly for UT2004. I was very tempted to
upgrade to a Geforce 6800 for Doom 3. But I decided to wait and see how
the game actually played before I did anything.

On my P4 2.4C, 1GB dual-channel DDR400, and FX5900XT Doom 3 looks and
runs great. To keep frame rates up I run at 800x600, medium quality, and
2XAA. The game looks very good and I haven't experienced even a hint of
slowdown during game play. Would I like to play at higher resolutions
and quality settings? Of course! But would the actual Doom 3 game play
experience be any better? Not really.

From the initial benchmarks I've seen on the Source engine it looks like
HL2 will also perform decently on this card. Even though it may be
forced to the DX8.1 code path.

I may still buy a 6800. But it's nice to know that even if I don't my
current FX5900XT should carry me through this year.

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Anonymous
August 29, 2004 7:21:16 PM

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wgd wrote:
> I bought my Leadtek FX5900XT mainly for UT2004. I was very tempted to
> upgrade to a Geforce 6800 for Doom 3. But I decided to wait and see
> how the game actually played before I did anything.
>
> On my P4 2.4C, 1GB dual-channel DDR400, and FX5900XT Doom 3 looks and
> runs great. To keep frame rates up I run at 800x600, medium quality,
> and 2XAA. The game looks very good and I haven't experienced even a
> hint of slowdown during game play. Would I like to play at higher
> resolutions and quality settings? Of course! But would the actual
> Doom 3 game play experience be any better? Not really.
>
> From the initial benchmarks I've seen on the Source engine it looks
> like HL2 will also perform decently on this card. Even though it may
> be forced to the DX8.1 code path.
>
> I may still buy a 6800. But it's nice to know that even if I don't my
> current FX5900XT should carry me through this year.

Doom3 ran beautifully with my TI-4600. The only thing off was FSAA at
1024X768.

I installed far cry the other day, though. Without FSAA, it makes me a
little queezy. It is sort of like the feeling staring at a 55 or 60hz
monitor will give a lot of people. An upgrade might just be in my future ;) 
August 29, 2004 8:54:19 PM

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I have 5900xt (with a P4 2.6 and 1 GB memory). You can play Doom3 on 1024 x
768 (high quality). Sometimes a slight hitch when a new door opens (but
that's it).

You get better visuals and sound that way -- you should play high quality
(no Anti aliasing though), but with 8x AF.

And definitely do NOT buy the 6800. The 6600 GT is coming out for less than
$200.00 (or you might be able to get an OEM only 6800 LE for the same
money). Both will be great.




"wgd" <wgd@nomail.com> wrote in message
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> I bought my Leadtek FX5900XT mainly for UT2004. I was very tempted to
> upgrade to a Geforce 6800 for Doom 3. But I decided to wait and see how
> the game actually played before I did anything.
>
> On my P4 2.4C, 1GB dual-channel DDR400, and FX5900XT Doom 3 looks and
> runs great. To keep frame rates up I run at 800x600, medium quality, and
> 2XAA. The game looks very good and I haven't experienced even a hint of
> slowdown during game play. Would I like to play at higher resolutions
> and quality settings? Of course! But would the actual Doom 3 game play
> experience be any better? Not really.
>
> From the initial benchmarks I've seen on the Source engine it looks like
> HL2 will also perform decently on this card. Even though it may be
> forced to the DX8.1 code path.
>
> I may still buy a 6800. But it's nice to know that even if I don't my
> current FX5900XT should carry me through this year.
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