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What graphics card have you got

AMD 7xxx series
- 8 (14.8%)
AMD 6xxx series
- 4 (7.4%)
AMD 5xxx series
- 2 (3.7%)
AMD 4xxx and below
- 1 (1.9%)
Nvidia 6xx series
- 20 (37%)
Nvidia 5xx series
- 9 (16.7%)
Nvidia 4xx series
- 6 (11.1%)
Nvidia 3xx,2xx and 88xx  series
- 4 (7.4%)
Intel 4000/2500
- 0 (0%)

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cameni

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« on: January 02, 2011, 07:18:28 am »

A survey to see what graphics cards do you have.
Please specify the series you have got. This basically starts from the recommended models, some lower ones will work too but it might not be optimal in terms of smoothness etc.

Minimum GPU memory size is 512MB.

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 09:07:30 am »

GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB - bought just after release.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 11:55:04 am »

I'm on a 8600GTX 256mb ... well, I was until it burned out.  I'm now down to a 7900 series.  Hoping to upgrade in a month or two though.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 12:31:09 pm »

The graphics card in my laptop doesn't meet the specifications, but I'll mention it anyway.  It's a Quadro NVS 130M, with 256 MB.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 01:01:34 pm »

8800GT OC here.

Question though:  How CPU intensive is it?  I'm still stuck with a Pentium 4 HT 3GHz  :(
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 01:15:38 pm »

CPU power isn't that problematic, as it was said elsewhere the engine is GPU-bound. However, CPU should be with 2 cores, because there is a lot of tasks that run in parallel with the rendering loop. On a single-core CPU it means that these tasks would interleave with the rendering loop, possibly causing stuttering. But we actually didn't try it on a single-core CPU so I don't know to what extent it affects the smoothness.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 01:41:13 pm »

Was looking at the possibility of doing this sometime early February: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125342

For $114US, that's not terribly out of reach for a lot of people, including me.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 02:39:05 pm »

If you want cheaper graphics cards, you could take a look at microcenter:
http://www.microcenter.com/
their stores have great deals, got something similar to the graphics card above for $90.00
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 05:02:46 pm »

Nvidia GTX 460 Special Edition 1GB
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 06:28:51 pm »

Quote from: cameni
CPU power isn't that problematic, as it was said elsewhere the engine is GPU-bound. However, CPU should be with 2 cores, because there is a lot of tasks that run in parallel with the rendering loop. On a single-core CPU it means that these tasks would interleave with the rendering loop, possibly causing stuttering. But we actually didn't try it on a single-core CPU so I don't know to what extent it affects the smoothness.


How about hyperthreading?  Hyperthreading was supposed to help, but in my experience it only made things worse.  For example, turning on HT in TF2 makes it stutter even after they first gave TF2 HT capability and even after a HT performance update.  :mad:
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 07:29:08 pm »

Just recently upgraded to a Gigabyte GTX470 "Super Overclock" with 1280MB of GDDR5 RAM. If anybody's considering an upgrade, I'd highly recommend it. I've managed to squeeze a massive 228MHz increase in core clock from nVidia's reference card. The memory managed a good overclock coming from 1674MHz to 1950Mhz. :D

I upgraded from a Gainward GS GTX260 896MB and the difference was incredible.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 07:38:42 pm »

Using an Radeon 4850 for the last couple of years.  Still gives good performance (except for Outerra!  :mad: ).
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 09:15:54 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 09:25:40 pm »

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Dude, that's hardcore :) +1
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2011, 03:36:57 am »

Quote from: OGREMAN
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Screenshot or it never happened..

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