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good gpus for pcsx2?
#1
Hi, can you guys suggest me a good gpu (not too expensive) to play ps2 games with pcsx2 please?

i have an horrible 9400GT which lets me play games in a decent way (often 60fps, but sometimes it drops too much)

i was thinking about a 9800GT 1G, is that one good?

my other specs are:

CPU: Intel Q9550
RAM: 4G Corsair 1066
MOBO: Asus P5Q Deluxe
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#2
yes 9800gt is ok
Intel Dual Core E5200 @ 3,5ghz /gigabyte GF9500GT/2 GB RAM / ASRock P45XE/ Corsair CMPSU-400CXEU
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#3
Any modern mid-level GPU will work fine (Anything Nvidia X800 or 250, or any ATi X650+). Nvidia are recommended over ATi for PCSX2 since Gabest (the main graphic plugin coder) only has Nvidia and so does all his optimizations based on it.
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#4
Would my 8800gts be holding me back in any way?
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#5
The 8800 is a DX10 card correct? If so... then no, not unless you were trying to play in a very high resolution.
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#6
The 8800gts 320mb or 640mb are not as good as the 512mb card thou, they're a different chip (In fact even a 9600gt 512mb should be a little faster than a 8800gts 640mb and much faster than 320mb while a 8800gt or 8800gts 512 would be faster than the 9600gt).
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#7
people say that nvidia is better but there isint realy so big impact on performence from having ATI card, i have hd4850 and it goes above 50% cpu usage in gsdx only when i run gfx hungry games like SotC, Tekken or Rogue Galaxy ( and i still can run em on 100%), and with big internal resolution, the most important thing in emulation is CPU, and for that intels E8xxx are just better from Phenoms, buy any e8xxx and OC it above 3.5ghz to get 100% fps in any game with "playable" status and you wont even need to use speedhacks or set clamping mode to "none".
Check my profile for hardware/software and games i played on PCSX2.
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#8
(09-10-2009, 09:41 PM)Syphon Wrote: Would my 8800gts be holding me back in any way?

Very unlikely. The 8800GTS was one of the high-end cards in nVidia's first generation of DX10 cards. It is much faster than the later 9400GT and 9500GT, and more or less on a par with most of the 9600 range. There are actually two somewhat different 8800GTS designs, the original slower one which was available with either 640MB or 320MB, and a later faster one with 512MB or 256MB. Both of them are more than enough for PCSX2 at all normal resolutions and settings.
(09-10-2009, 10:17 PM)Shadow Lady Wrote: The 8800gts 320mb or 640mb are not as good as the 512mb card thou, they're a different chip (In fact even a 9600gt 512mb should be a little faster than a 8800gts 640mb and much faster than 320mb while a 8800gt or 8800gts 512 would be faster than the 9600gt).

Actually, for something like PCSX2, the amount of memory on the card will be almost irrelevant. The 640 & 320MB versions are generally a little slower than a standard 9600GT, while the 512 & 256MB versions are a little faster than it.
CPU: Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (2.2GHz @ solid 2.53GHz)
GPU: nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 640MB (not currently O/C)
Memory: 2GB DDR400 (2x 1GB @ DDR422 2.5-3-2)
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#9
bought a 9800GT and now Tales of the Abyss runs perfectly without any speedhack
love it Laugh
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#10
I personally own a 9800gt and have for about a year or more methinks, damn fine card. I think bang for the buck, its a def steal.
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