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Question about Video Cards and PCSX2
#1
I've read the guide "Will PCSX2 run fast on my computer?"
but i can't understand one thing (basically because i know nothing about hardware).
The new pc i'm buying should run without problems this fantastic emulator (Intel i5 processor, 4GB ram,etc..)
But the only problem is the video card i'm gonna buy: "ASUS GEforce GT220 1GB"
Where is this video card located? between the " reasonable to very good level of speed with both plugins" cards or "Very poor performance" cards?

Sorry for the dumb question but i know nothing about graphic cards Blush
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#2
Barely enough. The processor should be fine for most games.
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#3
(02-02-2010, 07:02 PM)Bositman Wrote: Barely enough. The processor should be fine for most games.

Thanks!
And.. do you think i should get another video card, for a similar price (70€), which is way better?
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#4
Don't think so, 70 euro is pretty low budget for a graphics card, but if you can dish out about 100 you can get a way way better 9800GT (at least that's the price here)
Edit: or a radeon 5670 which also supports DX11 so you're future proof too.
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#5
Ok thanks for the info i think i will get the 9800GT Smile
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(02-02-2010, 07:06 PM)Bositman Wrote: Don't think so, 70 euro is pretty low budget for a graphics card, but if you can dish out about 100 you can get a way way better 9800GT (at least that's the price here)
Edit: or a radeon 5670 which also supports DX11 so you're future proof too.

Sorry for the double reply.
I've checked out the Tech Specs of the two cards (9800GT and GT220)
and..the values are almost the same between these cards and in some aspects the GT220 even seems to be better than the 9800GT, but i'm totally ignorant in this, so what do makes the 9800 way better than the other card?

(p.s. i'm not saying that you are wrong, i just don't know why the 9800 is technically superior to the other card)
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#7
9800GT:

Memory Size / Type
256/512MB GDDR3

Core clock
600 MHz

Memory clock / Bus width
900 MHz / 256 Bit

ROPs/Pixel/Vertex Shaders (now known as cuda processors or something)
16 / 112

GT220:
Memory Size / Type
512MB GDDR3

Core clock
720 MHz

Memory clock / Bus width
790 MHz / 128 Bit

ROPs/Pixel/Vertex Shaders (now known as cuda processors or something)
?? / 48

An estimate comparison, it depends from release to release. I made bold the big caveats of the 220 compared to the 9800
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#8
You should be elected best user in the world!

thanks Smile
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#9
Don't buy 9800GT it's outdated! Buy a ATi Radeon serie 5 or 6

* 1.04 billion 40nm transistors

* TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture

o 800 Stream Processing Units
o 40 Texture Units
o 64 Z/Stencil ROP Units
o 16 Z/Stencil ROP Units

* GDDR5 memory interface
* PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
* DirectX® 11 support

o Shader Model 5.0
o DirectCompute 11
o Programmable hardware tessellation unit
o Accelerated multi-threading
o HDR texture compression
o Order-independent transparency

* OpenGL 3.2 support1
* Image quality enhancement technology

o Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
o Adaptive anti-aliasing
o 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
o 128-bit floating point HDR rendering

* ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology2,3

o Three independent display controllers
o Drive three displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
o Display grouping
o Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
o ATI Eyefinity Technology requires a Display Port out of three outputs

* ATI Stream acceleration technology

o OpenCL 1.0 compliant
o DirectCompute 11
o Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling4,5
o Native support for common video encoding instructions

* ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology6

o Dual, triple, and quad GPU scaling
o Dual-channel bridge interconnect

* ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology7

o UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
o Advanced post-processing and scaling8
o Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
o Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
o Independent video gamma control
o Dynamic video range control
o Support for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
o Dual-stream 1080p playback support9,10
o DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
o Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
+ Max resolution: 2560x160012
o Integrated DisplayPort output
+ Max resolution: 2560x160012
o Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
+ Max resolution: 1920x120012
o Integrated VGA output
+ Max resolution: 2048x153612
o Integrated HD audio controller
+ Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
+ Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio format

* ATI PowerPlay™ power management technology7

o Dynamic power management with low power idle state
o Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations

* Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

That's ATi Radeon 5770 156€ in Portugal
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#10
Yeah the 5770 is better but also costs a lot more, 9800gt is still better for the price and for the price of a 5770 I'd rather get a 4870 (cheaper and about as fast) at least until DX11 starts to be worth getting :P
Core i5 3570k -- Geforce GTX 670  --  Windows 7 x64
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