View Full Version : Video card questions... please

02-07-2010, 12:42 PM

I've been out of the computer loop for a while and just reloaded IL2-46 this morning for the first time in a very long time. Loving the new patches.

Video cards: I'm completetly out of the video card tech-loop. I'm using a BFG 8800 640MB card with an E6700 on my game rig. I'd like to know if it's worth upgrading. The card runs the game very well, but maybe there's a good deal on a card that will run it much better.

Also, I'm thinking of redoing my backup dinosaur rig with runs Windows Stone Knives & Bearskins and uses a Frog**** brand 256 meg card. What is the best deal for the cheapest card that will still give me decent performance in Perfect mode with Water 3 and extended distance viewing?

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02-07-2010, 02:22 PM
ATI HD4000 or HD5000 cards are good, but some people report Driver isues... altough im not able to duplicate those isues on a HD4570 and HD5870 with a Unmodded 4.09m install.

ATI uses Water=2, wich is identical to Water=3 (or even 4) on nVidia cards

nVidia has only been Rebranding everything recently, but a GTS250 is a nice.

If your "prehistoric" backup rig uses AGP leave it alone, the fastest AGP Card nVidia made is still the 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 AGP card.
ATI has HD2000, 3000 and 4000 series AGP Cards but these Need an AGP 3.0 8x slot, otherwise interface bandwith is to low, and in some cases the Signal Voltage might not be compatible wich could damadge the card.

02-07-2010, 04:00 PM
Me thinks you need a CPU upgrade if you really want to improve performance, frames per second wise that is.

You can improve things image quality wise by upgrading to a something like a GTX260, but it'll not bring you any true performance gain.

(I've replaced my 8800GTS/320 with a GTX260, can run at higher levels of AA and AF now, but the true gain was in overclocking my E6600 from its 2.4Ghz stock to some 2.8Ghz.)