yeah 32bit colour/textures can really limit a card with such low memory bandwidth. Trying putting it down to 16bit and a lower resolution. It wont look as good but itll be much more playable. I just bought a cheap GF2 MX400 to pair with my p3 750 and I get really good framerates on max payne (about 80fps). at the moment I cant see the point in geting a much better card because im fully pleased with my present performance.
The TNT2 M64 has a terrible memory interface, and a castrated engine, hence it performs very slow. It is even slower than the original Riva TNT2, probably due to just the memory. You're getting bad FPS because, well, simply you have a bad card. Get rid of it. Even in 16 bit color, you probably won't get any tangible gains.
Soon enough, Intel will make the i845s...imagine dual channel Sdram...*shudder*
The M64 was released to replace the Riva 128ZX, (the card before the TNT which nobody remembers). The GeForce MX200 was released to replace the TNT2, a faster card in many games. The MX200 and M64 use similar stratagies to reduce performance.
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Jedi II is heavily CPU intensive, and even a video card upgrade, which will help, won't fix the system strangle hold it has on a system. Only in 1600x1200 do you see the video card becoming a bottleneck (The 9700 is still CPU limited on a P4 2.53, but that's it).
If ignorance is bliss, then why is everyone so miserable?
I reckon I should just buy a PS2 and keep my PC for programming (sniff), I just can't justify spending 600 euros just so that I can play Jedi Outcast.
Just a thought, it'd be nice to see a fps guide given in a games spec i.e. fps for 3 example pcs: low, medium and high end running the game at a "standard" resolution. I know that this is close to impossible given the number of variables involved but anything has got to be better than publishing a "Minimum Spec" that is to all intents and purposes a complete lie.
I used the minimum (or recommended) spec. for Jedi II as a guide, it was more or less the same for Blade of Darkness / Max Payne (which both run fine) so my thinking was "If they run ok, then why not Jedi II?". We need standards!!!
A PC is still a way superior gaming-platform (personal oppinion), depends on what kind of games you play.
Still, i doubt you would be upgrading just because of JK2?
You do want to keep playing on your computer, right?
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