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modi
12-06-2003, 09:12 AM
just bought prince of persia Sands of time, i'm a huge fan of prince of persia and was really disappointed that it won't play on my pc cause i have a Gforce 2 card and a the min requirement is Gforce 3.

So i'm planning on buying a new one and really want a kick ass graphics card which is also good for maya. Any suggestions??

imashination
12-06-2003, 01:21 PM
Going by the budget you've listed, ATI Rage.

CgFX
12-06-2003, 05:39 PM
Just for the game, GeForce FX 5700U.

For Maya and the game, Quadro FX 1100.

modi
12-06-2003, 08:14 PM
Is this any good?

GeForce FX 5200 Video Card, PCI, 128MB DDR


whats the difference between PCI and AGP?

imashination
12-06-2003, 10:13 PM
The 5200 is ok, nothing earth shattering though. You will want AGP, not PCI

loop29
12-07-2003, 12:39 AM
avoid the 5200, you will find yourself upgrading again next year if you continue playing directx9 games...
at least a 5200 ultra would be better

regards

WhiteBlaizer
12-07-2003, 06:43 PM
for directx games i recommend you to buy a radeon. Those cards are the best cards today in games.
But if you want to use maya, i say: look at quadro fx 1100 (is very expensive for only gaming and only do some tiny 3d)

i have a fx 5200 and i can say u it's a holy crap. i don't recommend u to buy that.

I also have bought prince of persia :), it is awesome!

J-Bird
12-07-2003, 07:45 PM
I bought a Geforce4 Ti4200 128MB last year around this time. It's a great card, and although it's not a fully Directx 9 compliant card, it still does really well in Maya and FPS as well. It's also really cheap (below $100). In fact i think Ars Technica or HardOCP just recently did a review up sub-$100 cards, and this card came out on top. It rocks for the money.

My plan is to upgrade to a higher level NVidia card (FX9590) but not until they come down in price a bit, and not until HL2 comes out.

If you're looking for an overall great card, and cheap to boot, check out the Ti4200 128MB. NVidia also has tremendous driver support, and they often upgrade drivers to increase performance in <a href="http://go-advertising.com?go=games" onmouseover="window.status = 'goto: games';return 1" onmouseout="window.status=''">games</a> (Halo PC for example). I wouldn't buy an ATU card specifically because of their past driver support issues.

Just my $.02.

J-Bird

NueFoX
12-07-2003, 08:20 PM
Geforce FX 5600 with 256MB Ram is cheap and a great card for both games and 3d applications.

modi
12-08-2003, 04:55 AM
Originally posted by WhiteBlaizer


I also have bought prince of persia :), it is awesome!

Yeah,It is awesome.
the gameplay is kinda wiered on PC atleast, the A,W S D directions are all messed up at times. But awesome game, the rewind time things OMG :drool: what a concept. And the best part is theres no way u can save other than the default way , so no quick saves and stuff, i think this makes the game more interesting.

CgFX
12-08-2003, 05:30 AM
Originally posted by WhiteBlaizer
for directx games i recommend you to buy a radeon. Those cards are the best cards today in games.

I am not sure you can say that in such a black and white way.

A GeForce FX 5700 Ultra is faster than a Radeon 9600 XT in the midrange, across the board.

A GeForce FX 5950 Ultra is the same perf (nV wins some, ATI wins some) as a 9800 XT.

ATI has no entry level DX9 card.

3Dfx_Sage
12-08-2003, 10:51 PM
the 5200 and 5200U can hardly be considered even a DX8 card because their performance is so lousy. It is most certainly not a DX9 card because, while it doese have the technology, it's so slow that it is entirely unusable.

The 9600XT will beat even the 5950U when running a pure DX9 path that is shader-insensive, but you definitely don't want to use it for Maya. Really, I'd advice you to stay away from any ATi card if you plan on using Maya. The next generation will likely have a lot better compatibility and speed, but don't ever buy a card assuming that future drivers will make it better.

That leaves the QuadroFX 1100 and 3000 and the GeForceFX 5700 and 5900 / 5950. But theres still the problem of the FX's missing some very basic DX9 features like floating point render targets.

Really, if you want to do some real gaming and real pro work then right now you have little choice but to just buy two damned computers- Quadro in one, Radeon in the other.

CgFX
12-09-2003, 01:57 AM
The crack you are smoking is more black and white than his.

Halo on a Quadro FX 3000 rocks. :buttrock:

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