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Locher2000
07-23-2006, 12:25 AM
how should I have the control panel for ATI set up so when 3 or 4 ships are exploding in my periscope view the game doesn't lag so much?
(settings as far as antialiasing and all that)

thanks guys

Locher2000
07-23-2006, 12:25 AM
how should I have the control panel for ATI set up so when 3 or 4 ships are exploding in my periscope view the game doesn't lag so much?
(settings as far as antialiasing and all that)

thanks guys

cpt_Alex2006
07-23-2006, 03:38 AM
The 9550 is not a power house, try diasbling everything first and see if you get a lag then build up. The vid card alone may not be the only bottleneck.

Alex

Bubblehead1948
07-23-2006, 07:07 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif I'll be honest with you; while the 9550
supports all the newer Directx features, it is not a power house. Even the ATI 9800 performs significantly better. The 9550 is an entry level card. But... If you want to get the most out of it, try using ATI Tray Tools available free for download at many sites. These tools will give you a great degree of adjustment range from Quality to Performance. They also feature some valuble tweaks which will benefit any ATI card. These will enable you to squeeze out as much as that card is capable of. Hopefully, it will be enough. If it aint, may I recommend newegg. They constantly have price specials on new and referbished ATI cards. Of particular value are the Sapphire series. They are made in Russia, but with the ATI chip set. They are good performers at a bargain price.

3.JG51_Molders
07-23-2006, 10:04 PM
Well, that explains why the only pictures I could find of my Sapphire 9550 64 bit were on Russian sites http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif. Never the less, it was a great card and gave me the performence I wanted back then. Its just sad it has to end its days in my BFG 7800GS box as a back up card.

Bubblehead1948
07-24-2006, 09:56 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Its just that particular model that is slow. I recently scored a sapphire x800 Pro 250 pci-e for about $146.00 USD. I got it for my wife's machine.

The ATI x800 250 originally sold for about $399.00
and its still quite a good card. Even the AGP model does real well combined with a decent processor.