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graphics card for playing crysis at a medium level graphic detail

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May 18, 2008 11:58:50 AM

can u pros help me choose a graphics card between da winfast 8600gt 256mb ddr3 128bit or the asus 3650 top 256mb ddr3 128bit or the gecube 3650(overclocked) 256mb ddr3 128bit. Or better the msi 3650 256mb ddr3 128bit. Thanks
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2008 12:11:36 PM

What resolution?
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2008 12:18:18 PM

I played Crysis with an 8600GT and a 2.8 C2D 2GB or RAM at a mix of Med/High and had decent mid 20's framerates at 1024x768. Just so you know.
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May 18, 2008 12:19:22 PM

I can do that with my 7900gtx now. They might actually cost less then they used to, or even less than the 8600gts.
May 18, 2008 12:35:33 PM

er i mean playing crysis as in a resolution of 1650X1050. And i dun noe whats is fps. The more the better or what? Can u tell me is it smooth or not.
Shall i get one of this cards instead
1. ASUS TOP HD3650 (256MB DDR3 128BIT) (CORE 800 RAM 1800)
2. GEXCUBE HD350 OVERCLOCKED (256MB DDR3 128BIT) (CORE 800 RAM 2000)
3. MSI HD3650 OVERCLOCKED (512MB DDR3 128BIT) (CORE 750 RAM 7600)

May 18, 2008 12:50:06 PM

at that resoultion you'll be looking at an hd 3870, best for the price, and your in luck, price just dropped again. pick one up for as little as a 140 over here http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

but you probably won't be satisfied with any of the cards you listed, or better yet, you can wait for the 4000 series which is supposed to kick even more butt for your gaming dollar, then you can just max it all out with no problem. (hopefully). They should be hitting newegg's shelves soon. If you can't wait, i suggest nothing less than a 3870, low power consumption add a little overclock if you want ( i got decent results with the one from gigabyte), and it's inexpensive.
May 18, 2008 12:56:06 PM

I owuldnt buy none of those cards for Crysis. You should get a card with 512MB 256BIT. If you dont you will be in the market again.
May 18, 2008 1:11:28 PM

but there is a prob. My psu is a acbel 390W True power psu. Running 1 hdd n 1 dvdrw. My processor is a intel pentium dual core e2180 and a giagabyte p35 ds3l. so u think that hd3870 will work
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2008 1:11:41 PM

FPS means Frames Per Second, the higher the FPS, the smoother the games will be. For me you need 25 FPS to consider a game playable and there is no noticeable difference over 60 FPS.

Unfortunately, none of the cards you listed will be able to give you a decent experience with medium settings @ 1680x1050. You have to understand that Crysis is THE most demanding game right now, much like Oblivion was about a year ago. To achieve this, you will probably need, as someone else suggested, at least an ATI HD3870. You have to consider that there is nothing preventing you from using a lower resolution, but the rest of the system might also be a limiting factor.
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2008 1:22:50 PM

Agree with others here, if you want to play Crysis at the resolutions you are talking about, you are going to need much more video card than you looking at.
An 8800GT is minimum I would go for, an 8800GTS 512 if you can swing it, but you are going to have to get a better power supply as well, if you want to get ANY card that is going to play Crysis very well at all. That's about all there is to it.
May 18, 2008 1:26:55 PM

^ in his case the pentium D is going to bottleneck the system big time.
May 18, 2008 1:52:48 PM

ok how bout asus 8800gs. but my psu its acbel 390w. u think can support or not?
May 18, 2008 1:54:57 PM

dude....at that resolution 3650 or 8600 wont help at all. 9600GT is least wat u have 2 get 2 handle at medium setting. or ati 3870
May 18, 2008 7:34:56 PM



The older 8800gts seems to perform worse in Crysis against cards in performance range.

The 320mb also is the limit up to 1280x1024 resolution @ high detail with crysis and then it starts to texture thrash above that.

To: OP a 8600gt or 3650 is not going to cut it @ medium unless you run low resolution. I barely got away @ 1280x1024 with medium settings on a overclocked 8600gts. Average of 28fps and when I got to the end I had to turn some stuff to low to get playable frame rates. A 8600gt is slower than that.

Your best bet is getting a 8800gs, 9600gt, 8800gt. These cards seem to perform the best with Crysis for the price.
May 18, 2008 8:06:01 PM

smalltime0 said:
^ in his case the pentium D is going to bottleneck the system big time.


....... your an idiot.
May 18, 2008 8:15:01 PM

^ agreed. Pentium Ds are now based on Allendale core. Same die as Core 2 Duo first chips, only difference is smaller cache which wont be a bottle neck.
a c 259 U Graphics card
May 18, 2008 8:29:40 PM

Only a very good quality 390 watt psu will be able to deliver the 26a on the 12 v rail/s that a 8800 class vga card will need. You may have to change the psu. What kind is it??
a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2008 8:52:46 PM

smalltime0 said:
^ in his case the pentium D is going to bottleneck the system big time.


I get so freaking tired of seeing "bottleneck" post nonsense.
I don't know what you people are smoking but you really need to go back and relearn everything you ever knew about PC's, because you have apparently gotten side-tracked by all the fan-boy's somewhere along the way.
May 18, 2008 9:00:54 PM

Zenthar said:
FPS means Frames Per Second, the higher the FPS, the smoother the games will be. For me you need 25 FPS to consider a game playable and there is no noticeable difference over 60 FPS.



If you are talking about constant 25fps and constant 60fps than I agree. Since frame rates fluctuate. An average of 25fps is barely playable. 60fps average would be better.

May 21, 2008 1:51:55 PM

so can a gigabyte 9600gso support a acbel 390w true power power supply?
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