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What do you all use for a graphics card?

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:31 am
by JeffM
Just want to know what everyone uses for a graphics card? In general

A hardware system would be anyone who uses somethign like an nvidia GeForce card or an ATI radeon, or any other "3d" card.

A software system would be those who use a normal video card that does not help with the 3d rendering. These would be like Trident, Cirus Logic, and older cards or older laptop chipsets.

The reason for asking is when doing all the new graphics it's nice to know what people out there have to know what kinds of effects we can do.

2/3 hardware

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:14 pm
by bryjen
My main PCs have hardware (ATI, Matrox) 3D. I do have another one with just Intel 8xx chipset video. I'd imagine there are quite a few of those out there (manufacturers going with straight Intel CPU + chipset). So far this poll seems to say otherwise tho. And its no big deal to me if my one PC needs an upgrade.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:18 pm
by JeffM
the 8xx chipset actualy does do some hardware rendering, It will do fillrate stuff. I do consider that a hardware system, just a slow one. Generaly people with the 8xx chipsets can run with textures and that is someothing generaly software systems can't do.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:33 pm
by Noodleroni
Lucky me's got an nvidia geforce 4 ti and a geforce fx something in both of my computers.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:45 pm
by ski
NVidia Gforce 2 here....

i need to

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:49 pm
by Death Barrel
i want a Radeon 9800 all in wonder :(
DM uses a 9600 i think and gets like 500+ FPS w/ bz

but i generally just use a Radeon 7000 in all my machines, i also have a SGI 320 which uses the Cobalt Graphics

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:53 pm
by ski
man, the most i can manage is 70fps and that on a good day. im usually at 36-40fps

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:16 am
by DTRemenak
I've a GeForce3 in my main computer, but play on (alternately) a TNT2 and a Radeon 7000 more often. Use high (well, experimental as of yesterday) quality, linear/mipmap/linear (until yesterday) on the GF3, medium, nearest on TNT2 & Radeon, because no textures is ugly and good textures are unplayable. I should note that it also gets played on a Sis 6326 (software mode, lowest, no textures).

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:46 am
by JeffM
the version that changed yesterday just combines the texture option with quality.

low and medium are the same as old low and old medium with textures off, high is the old high with textures on and set to the linear/mipmap/linear, cus 99% of the hardware cards support it, and you generaly need hardware to do textures. Experimental is the same as high right now. Just needed a place to hook up all the new stuff.

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:43 am
by DTRemenak
'twould be nice if medium used basic linear or nearest texturing; I did some tests about a year ago, and on the TNT I got 50 fps sans textures, 30 on either linear or nearest, but <10 with linear/mipmap/linear. Obsoleting the sweet spot would suck :)...and the differences between low and medium with texturing off aren't really noticable (at least on my cards).

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:47 am
by JeffM
it's suposed to be stable via config, but it's busted now.

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:25 pm
by ChickenM@n
NVidea GeForce2 32mb in use here.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 4:27 pm
by blast
I use a GeForce FX 5200. It's PCI because my board doesn't have an AGP slot. ;) But it does have 128MB of RAM and I don't have to use my Intel 810 anymore.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 4:34 pm
by Death Barrel
/me never uses anything lower than 512MB for RAM.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:40 pm
by david_v
Death Barrel wrote:/me never uses anything lower than 512MB for RAM.
blast is talking about the memory on his graphics card. :)

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:15 pm
by Noodleroni

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:55 pm
by Death Barrel
i know, i was talking about Video Cards myself.... you don't use/ or haven't heard of that new Radeon 10000 Pro Ultra Super Seceret Card?

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:49 pm
by sn0w_m0nkey
Geforce 3 or 4 i forget. has the 64meg memory. using nvidia's OpenGL drivers, runs pretty well. captain_proton sold me on openGl a long time ago.
want to see the difference between OpenGL drivers (nvidia 2 32Meg)?

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:53 pm
by SGI
My Sir that images remember me when I started shoting with BZ.........:).

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:45 pm
by JeffM
old textures make me shudder


Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:41 am
by Mozul
I have a n NVIDIA Quadro with 64MB of Memory on one of my computers.

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:56 am
by julesthejackal
Hi again everyone :D

I use only ATI cards on my computers
9200SE radeon
9000Pro radeon
7200 radeon
7000 radeon
and a RAGE pro for the server?

ATI you ask?

Because I get all the cards for free!


jtj :wink:

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:37 pm
by EvilChickenNugget
Use an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro in my main system. I've approached 500fps in bz with full textures on. WooHoo!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:41 pm
by jedi180
I am currently saving up for a Power Mac G5 with Radeon 9800 AIW PRO. That card is like the best... Can't wait!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:44 pm
by Grumbler
nvidia GeForce FX 5950 ultra
nvidia GeForce FX 5900
nvidia GeForce FX 5700 ultra
nvidia GeForce FX 5200

.....we just threw out all our ATI cards because of crashes/hangs/etc.........