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06-15-2004, 07:35 AM
OK i have a 9800 SE.
Whats best DX or GL.... and please why ?

06-15-2004, 07:35 AM
OK i have a 9800 SE.
Whats best DX or GL.... and please why ?

06-15-2004, 07:40 AM
I would advise you to use opengl! That game was designed mainly for OpenGl and the best graphics (like the perfect mode for landscape along with some really nice water effects) is only available in OpenGl. DirectX often caused errors in the display and the fps were less than under OpenGl. But I have to say I haven't tried DirectX for a long time.. But I guess nearly everyone uses OpenGl. I hope that helps you!

It's too late now to get out of sight..

06-15-2004, 07:41 AM
OGL. IL2 is an OGL game, DX when used is just a wrapper for it so theres no point. You'll get better performance under OGL as well.

Check out PF coasties guide in the sturmovik essentials thread on a good set up for your IL2.

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06-15-2004, 08:43 AM
GL, and get a get a non SE 9800. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

06-15-2004, 09:49 AM
GL with V Sync On


06-15-2004, 01:27 PM
Thanx for the answers.
By the way i have a 9800Se cause i found it a bargain for 275 USD (converted), a pro is around 400USD, and a xt 500USD.
Since the SE can be overclocked to act like a pro..
here (Brazil) those kind of hard are taxed 100%... then people have to gain some buck so its end awesomely more expensive than US.
Even those days the GE force 4 are the most comon cards around.

06-15-2004, 01:45 PM

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06-15-2004, 02:01 PM
S3TC texture compression (saves memory, big FPS boost for me) doesn't work in DX so I also highly reccomed OGL.

06-15-2004, 02:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mc_Roth:
Since the SE can be overclocked to act like a pro..

Keep holding on to that dream...you're about to be disappointed.

The SE has 4 pixel pipelines compared to the non-pro and pro's 8. Overclocking isn't going to overcome that issue. In addition, the clockspeed and memory clock are significantly lower because the memory quality is lower. The price is different for a reason: the components are not of the same quality.

I suggest you do some reading on Rage3d's forums....you'll soon find out that your presumptions about the SE vs the standard 9800pro are nowhere near reality.


06-15-2004, 04:30 PM
Spectre is right. You're better off with a pro or a 5900XT for similar cake.

I chose a 5900XT for my own reasons but either way they are the best bang-for-the-buck since the ti4200's.

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