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Grifter
11-20-2000, 01:42 PM
Hey Everyone, I'm considering getting a Radeon for my system and just wanted to get everyone's opinions on it before I go out and spend the cash? In particular, has anyone played XWA on a Radeon? If so, how does it look?

Thanks,
Grifter

K_Kinnison
11-20-2000, 02:56 PM
a what? is that some kinda of processer or computer?

Keyan Farlander
11-20-2000, 07:13 PM
It's video hardware. Sounds pretty hardcore, but I have no idea how it would work with XWA.

Fondas
11-21-2000, 04:31 AM
Radeon is ATi's effort to confront nVidia and it's GeForce 2 . It's a card with two GPU's, namely 2 Rage 128. Hmmmm...no, that's Fury MAXX. Radeon is a brand new GPU ! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

It's a very good card wich excels in video and DVD playback, but regarding 3D, it was never ATi's strong point !

Make no mistake, it's powerful alright, but it's no match for the new Geforce.

Considering the fact that it's price is not giving to it a clear marketing advantage Grifter, you should deside what features you really want from a card and the spend your money.

As for XWA performance, because of ATi's standards, it will perform extremelly well with vivid colors and fast frame rates.

Remember that XWA's rather old graphics engine cannot cause problems to such a card.

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[This message has been edited by Fondas (edited November 21, 2000).]

GUNNER
11-21-2000, 10:05 AM
Get a Geforce 2 card. The Raedon is a good card but so is a GTS and the Geforce is less money. I bought a Geforce2 GTS 32mg and it screams, well , in Half-Life anyway. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

[This message has been edited by GUNNER (edited November 21, 2000).]

Grifter
11-21-2000, 04:29 PM
Thanks all of you for your replies. I'm debating the ATi Radeon because I can get a Radeon 64MB DDR for 280 bucks (an assortment of discounts at a local store and I get a brand new retail version) so the cost of the card is lower than a Geforce 2 GTS that I have been looking at. I'm just concerned with its weaker 16-bit performance. I enjoy playing XWA and Jedi Knight and both are 16-bit color games (I could be wrong about XWA but JK is 16-bit). I do like the DVD playback on the Radeon though.

I've been living with the built-in graphics card on my ASUS CUSL2 i815E motherboard for the past 3.5 months and I'm getting really itchy to get a new video card.

I'll guess I'll just keep debating. More opinions and/or personal experiences are welcome.

Thanks alot,
Grifter

SadShadow
11-21-2000, 09:04 PM
i dont care what Video Card do you want JUST PLAY XWING ALLIANCE AND SIT DOWN!!! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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GUNNER
11-22-2000, 06:03 AM
Grifter, you just have to know where to find your hardware. I bought my GTS2 from a guy at a hardware forums. It's an brandnew OEM creative labs 32mg Geforce GTS2. Which means no box or drivers. BUT, it cost me $180. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif I went and loaded the detanator 6.26 drivers and that baby screams. I have a PIII 700 overclocked to 933 so that GTS card is running at a FSB of 89, stock is 66. It is very over clockable and has many functions.

since I bought mine his price has gone down too. he also caries the 64MG version which was about $260 when I bought mine but it has gone down also. The guy ships them packaged very nicely and I had mine in 3 days.

he has sold a bunch of these and has a very good reputation there.

Let me know and I'll tell you where you can find him.

GUNNER
11-22-2000, 10:58 AM
I just went and looked a bit and found another guy that is a great trader also and he has some creative GTS2 cards for sale also. $150 for the 32MG and $240 for the 64MG. the 32MG comes with infineon DDR ram and the 64 comes with Hyundai ddr ram.