Just wondering what you guys think this setup would hold against Doom III and HL2?
Pentium 4 2.4C GHz
KingMax PC-3200 DDR400 SDRAM 2 x 256MB
Western Digital 36GB S-ATA, 10K RPM
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9700 Pro
I really doin't want to send the extra money on a 9800, but what do you guys think about how this system would far agaisnt Doom III and HL2 @ 1024x768? FPS? I'll be buying this system in about a month, so I won't be able to try the Doom III Alpha till then.
The Doom 3 Alpha test I saw had the 9800 PRO running high quality at 1024X768 at 60+ FPS. Keep in mind, it's an Alpha test and probably will be further optimized. Now, if I remember correctly, that was on an Athlon 3000+. So figure your setup should be able to pull 50+ FPS by the time all is said and done--more if you go medium quality. And Radeons do vertex shading a little better than GeForce FX, which should be very helpful in HL2.
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vacs, endyen pretty much took the words out of my mouth. I'm getting 2 sticks because I want to utilize the Dual-channel on my motherboard which doubles the bandwidth of your system memory. And I still have the option to get another 2 sticks to upgrade to 1G.
Thanks for your guys info.
'cause like I said, there are programs which run better with 1 gig of RAM than with 512mb Dual-Channel because they are memory-intensive and not bandwidth limited... got it?
Of course if you only play games, 512mb Dual Channel DDR RAM is the way better choice.
why is everyone so agressive the last few months, geez
whatever you say nowadays, there at least 2 people which reply with "you don't know what you're talking about" or "let me tell you how it works"... hey, calm down people, we're not at war!
im building the exact same system except with a 9800 pro or a fx5900 ultra.
i play d3 now on an 1800+ with a gig of pc2700, on a 266a via chipset, it isnt great but it is playable for the most part, the setup WE are building will run it nicely.
i play viet cong i cant wait to see how it plays on the rig you mentioned.