View Full Version : Need a hand guys...

02-25-2006, 01:01 PM
Which one???

BFG GeForce 7800 GT OC 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card


ATI RADEON X1600 PRO 512MB PCI Express Graphics Card

Any suggestions?

This is what I'm going to be running it on.

-AMD Athlonâ"ž˘ 64 X2 dual-core processor 4200+
-2GB PC3200 DDR memory for multitasking power, expandable to 4GB
-320GB hard drive with 2MB cache (7200 rpm)
-ATI Theater 550 Pro TV tuner with 3D comb technology and Media Center remote
-Micro-BTX cooling technology
-Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2 operating system

I'm not gonna run two video cards.

02-25-2006, 01:06 PM
nVidia is best....today.

02-25-2006, 01:08 PM
I have the 7800 GT OC 256MB PCI card and I would say go for the ATI card as the IQ is better than the G-force card not to mention that is has 512 MB of ram that will come in handy on some games and perhaps many more in the future.
The 7800 is a great card but to get rid of the jaggies you need to run at least 4X AA and AF, it hits it much harder than an ATI card, games like HL2 look so much better using an ati card. One could argue that the water in IL2 uses GF drivers, true but I can tell you the difference is not that great and where you get fancy water you lose in overall IQ.

03-05-2006, 07:54 PM
Actually, I just recently bought an ATI X1600 and I can't seem to get the perfect water to work. Everytime I try, all I get is a black landscape. Do you know how to get it working? I am aware that some of the higher water settings don't work on the ATI chipset, but shouldn't some of the lower settings work? I have the latest driver for it and have played with the water settings in the config file and I'm stumped. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

03-06-2006, 12:00 PM
Asus N7800GT here, passive cooled - just entered my PC about a month ago.

It was tested better for the games I play most: IL2 and UT2004. IIRC for BF2 ATi has a slight advantage.

03-06-2006, 01:08 PM
The few extra bucks spent for an ATI X1800 series is well worth it, considering what you'll be paying for a X1600. In particular, the X1800XL is an excellent value, and is very much worth a look. Don't bother with a 1600 series...

If you really want to go out on a limb, replace your dual core for a powerful single core (much better for gaming) and get an ATI X1900XTX! With one of those, you won't need a two-card setup!

03-08-2006, 03:00 AM

Here you go...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

03-08-2006, 05:39 PM
Here you go......

Thanks - you wouldn't happen to have a matching arm to spare would ya?