Video Card Questions
Posted 22 November 2003 - 02:56 PM
Ive also read that halo PC requres directx 9 or later.
does thsi mean that a computer with the radeon 9000 wont play halo?
do alot of recent games require directx9?
Posted 22 November 2003 - 03:14 PM
Posted 22 November 2003 - 03:47 PM
Featuring a revolutionary Quad-pipe architecture and up to 128MB of memory, RADEON™ 9000 SERIES provides best-of-class* performance to accelerate all popular 3D applications. Four parallel, highly optimized rendering pipelines, typically available only for the high-end gaming cards, significantly enhance performance and game-play responsiveness when compared to the standard 2-pipeline architectures found in most mid-range products. The RADEON™ 9000 PRO is available in 64MB or 128MB configurations with a 275MHZ engine clock speed, and an 275 MHZ DDR memory clock speed. The RADEON™ 9000 is available in a 64MB configuration, 250MHZ engine clock speed, and an 200 MHZ DDR memory clock speed.
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dont expect to get very far with this card its not a REAL gaming card, meaning its not going to perform best under halo's requirements, halo is a beefy game,, so use a beefy card.
overall the card is crap.
spend the xtra cash for a 9700 or even a nice 9500 and softmod it to a 9700
Posted 22 November 2003 - 04:07 PM
|overall the card is crap|
i can imagine im going to some some feedback about that comment lol.
Posted 22 November 2003 - 04:16 PM
Posted 22 November 2003 - 04:36 PM
did you even go look at the system spcs for halo dude ?
Posted 22 November 2003 - 04:43 PM
MS® Windows® 98SE/Me/XP/2000
PC with 733 MHz equivalent or higher processor
128 MB of system RAM
1.2 GB available hard disk space
8x speed or faster CD-ROM drive
32 MB T&L capable video card required
Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio
MS Mouse or compatible pointing device
56.6 Kbps or better modem or LAN for online play; broadband to run a server
32 megs vid card,, man i would hate to see what that game looks like on a 32 meg card, everything turned off, resolution turned down to 800x600 or 640x480 no lighting effects, no reflections, no nothing,, just and ugly Halo.
then depending on what sound card you have and what cpu and mobo you have the game may run even worse.
never go by the minimum specs on new games, they are just not a true listing of what the game will run on. that is experience talking, not just me talking b.s.
Posted 22 November 2003 - 04:50 PM
......though it'll run like crap.
Edited by jm_007, 22 November 2003 - 04:50 PM.
Posted 22 November 2003 - 05:09 PM
so I think I may get the laptop with the radeon 9000 and then upgrade it to the 9600 later when it is more of a requirement especiall yseeing as I dont play alot of pc games anyway.
Posted 22 November 2003 - 06:54 PM
Edited by LESTAT, 22 November 2003 - 06:54 PM.
Posted 22 November 2003 - 06:59 PM
|QUOTE (LESTAT @ Nov 22 2003, 03:54 PM)|
|you cant upgrade a laptop's video chip,, unless the new laptops allow this,, which i am not aware of.|
nope, they don't
you could've answered his question with one reply
Posted 22 November 2003 - 07:01 PM
or even call his local game store.
people dont learn when they are handed the answers everytime.
Posted 22 November 2003 - 07:42 PM
And yes the video card in the notebook Im looking at is upgradable, it clearly says so and I even called the sales dept and asked them and they said it was.
Edited by pedro, 22 November 2003 - 07:44 PM.
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