Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

ATI X800XL not compatible with new games!?

Tags:
  • Graphics Cards
  • Games
  • Compatibility
  • ATI
  • Graphics
  • Product
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
February 27, 2007 11:05:04 AM

I installed R6 Vegas and Splinter Cell DA and I cant play both of them.I noticed that my card is DirectX 9.0b,and I think that these games require 9.0c.Is this the reason I cant play these games?Is there a way around it or I will have to upgrade my gfx?

More about : ati x800xl compatible games

February 27, 2007 11:13:00 AM

Tried to download the newest DX9 from DirectX ?
February 27, 2007 11:19:22 AM

Quote:
I installed R6 Vegas and Splinter Cell DA and I cant play both of them.I noticed that my card is DirectX 9.0b,and I think that these games require 9.0c.Is this the reason I cant play these games?Is there a way around it or I will have to upgrade my gfx?


I am pretty sure R6 Vegas and Splinter Cell DA require SM 3.0 which the XX00 series is not capable of. SM 3.0 compatibility was not introduced into ATI cards until the X1XX series. Your card is only capable of SM 2.0.
February 27, 2007 11:24:10 AM

^ That'd be it.
February 27, 2007 11:30:25 AM

There should be a sticky for this, atleast one a week lol.
February 27, 2007 1:35:50 PM

You're in some bad luck; these are about the only games that won't play without SM 3.0 support. If you want to play them, you will have to upgrade to at least an X1650XT (for performance similar to your X800XL). For the money though I'd jump to an X1950Pro.
February 27, 2007 1:37:22 PM

Damn.I guess its time for an upgrade then :( 
a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2007 4:19:33 PM

Dumb move by them IMO (to elimnate such a large chunk of potential buyers), but yeah you are out of luck. SC:D A seems to be favoring the ATI cards, so a X1650XT would be better than the equivalent 7600GT. If you are on AGP, then the X1650XT is priced pretty good too. X1950 pro would be even better. If you are running PCI-e, X1950 pro would be better than a 7900GS. Check out the benchies below:

http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=2884

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
!