i am getting Ati Radeon x1650 with core clock 500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102084
i know its comparable with the high grade card but this is what i can offer
i would love to know if it can run supreme commander r
do any one her have the same card
i have ( AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+, GIGABYTE GA-MA69G-S3H, G.SKILL 2GB PC2 6400, Seagate Barracuda 320Gb)
the x1950 one indeed a great card
but i am a afraid of its power consumption
even if i have 500W PSU with PCE-E power pin
but i cant get the combination of power with best outcome
and don't want to increase my electric bills its important to me
If you want tons of grapihcs like high quality, then you need high graphics power.
If you want tons of units and stuff to work smooth, you need a good CPUand ram.
But just because you dont have a superb graphics card and cant put it to max quality doesnt mean you can have tons of units. Personally on mine when im using everything on max with 4x SSAA and 4xMSAA with about 800units id guess I get about 20FPS, because its all smooth but when I zoom right in I can see a bit of stutter on units when they move.
Turning the mini map off solves that though.
Of coarse if I wanted I could just put 4x AA and everything on medium and it probably wont ever slow down