VIDEO CARD UPGRADE

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I currently have the following system;

Abit KV7 motherboard with 1GB DDR333 RAM
Athlon XP3000+ processor
ATI 9600 Pro 128MB 8x AGP gfx card.

what would be a suitable upgrade to the graphics card to improve flight
simulator.

Thanks
 
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Save your money. The 9800 Pro is as good as any for FS9.

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"Steve Simpson" <stevieiz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I currently have the following system;
>
> Abit KV7 motherboard with 1GB DDR333 RAM
> Athlon XP3000+ processor
> ATI 9600 Pro 128MB 8x AGP gfx card.
>
> what would be a suitable upgrade to the graphics card to improve flight
> simulator.
>
> Thanks
>
>
 

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"Steve Simpson"
> Abit KV7 motherboard with 1GB DDR333 RAM
> Athlon XP3000+ processor
> ATI 9600 Pro 128MB 8x AGP gfx card.
>
> what would be a suitable upgrade to the graphics card to improve flight
> simulator.

Jeez.. what's the problem? Half the people in this group would kill for
your computer.

Seriously, you should be able to run with most things maxed out - what is
the problem?

Dallas
 
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Dallas wrote:

> Jeez.. what's the problem? Half the people in this group would kill for
> your computer.
>
> Seriously, you should be able to run with most things maxed out - what is
> the problem?
>
> Dallas
>
>

Yeah. What he said. ;)

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On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 20:40:54 -0000, "Steve Simpson"
<stevieiz@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I currently have the following system;
>
>Abit KV7 motherboard with 1GB DDR333 RAM
>Athlon XP3000+ processor
>ATI 9600 Pro 128MB 8x AGP gfx card.
>
>what would be a suitable upgrade to the graphics card to improve flight
>simulator.
>
>Thanks
>
January 2005 Issue of Computer Pilot Magazine tested about 35 video
cars and compared one against the other. Top 4 ratings went to
GeForce 6800 Ultra
GeForce 6800 GT
X800 XTPE
Radeon 9800 Pro256

With the same setup, frame rates varied from a low of about 8 FPS to a
high of over 80. If I were buying a card, I would get a copy of this
issue and see where the one I wanted to purchase, ranks.

www.computerpilot.com



Bob
 
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Bob Cordone wrote:

> January 2005 Issue of Computer Pilot Magazine tested about 35 video
> cars and compared one against the other. Top 4 ratings went to
> GeForce 6800 Ultra
> GeForce 6800 GT
> X800 XTPE
> Radeon 9800 Pro256
>
> With the same setup, frame rates varied from a low of about 8 FPS to a
> high of over 80. If I were buying a card, I would get a copy of this
> issue and see where the one I wanted to purchase, ranks.
>
> www.computerpilot.com
>
>
>
> Bob

Guess what? I have what can at best be described as an average system -
512 MB RAM, 2.6 GHz P4, ATI Radeon 9000 - and I just tried cranking
/all/ the detail options up. It ran smooth as poo. :)

Huw
 
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On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 20:40:54 -0000, "Steve Simpson"
<stevieiz@hotmail.com> brought the following to our attention:

>I currently have the following system;
>
>Abit KV7 motherboard with 1GB DDR333 RAM
>Athlon XP3000+ processor
>ATI 9600 Pro 128MB 8x AGP gfx card.
>
>what would be a suitable upgrade to the graphics card to improve flight
>simulator.
>
>Thanks
>

That would be an AMD 3GHz nominal clock speed CPU? and a 128MB
forced-air cooled video card? Amazing!! Now I'm going to be a wise
guy and describe my `upgraded' video card... yeah in 1998.. it was
upgraded. :) First have a look at these images..


Memphis Departure
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/flightsim/Memphis-100.jpg (294k)


Cleveland Night Cruise
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/flightsim/721_Cleveland.jpg (225k)


El Paso Approach
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/flightsim/El_Paso_approach.jpg (256k)



Can you tell what Sim platform is running?? well it's a 0.5GHz P3's
with 32MB nVidia Riva TNT2. Ya' know what graphics card that is?
It's a Diamond Viper 770!! Are you having more fun with 3.0GHz?
Probably a little more fun than here. How's that for squeezing the
last drops out of minimalist hardware? Has clouds, AI, and 1280x
1024 display screen. Notice the trade-offs? Oh yeah.. it's FS2002.

Am planning to get a new Sim box?? Not anytime soon. :)


-Gregory
 

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I currently have the following system;

Abit KV7 motherboard with 1GB DDR333 RAM
Athlon XP3000+ processor
ATI 9600 Pro 128MB 8x AGP gfx card.

what would be a suitable upgrade to the graphics card to improve flight
simulator.

Thanks


good system you shouldn't change it except up the ram a bit

here is my system info and i haven't found game that wont work

cool master tower 6 fans cranked up to 100%, gigabyte board w/Intel i5 pros. O.C.ed to 3.30 GHz, 8 GB corsair vengeance ram, nvidia gforce 620 w/2gb f.b. O.C.ed to 770/gpu O.C.ed mem./560
 

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Why would you bring back up a 7 year old thread..?? :heink:
 

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lmao... this thread should be locked or something... I thought I was being trolled... but when I looked at the date when it was posted I was like "oh" XD