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Old 21st July, 2003, 11:10 PM
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If I buy HL2, will a GF3 Ti200 be useless?

Howdy, virtual friends and neighbors! After seeing the promo "movie" for HL2, I got me a hankerin' fer that air game. I'm thinking that a GF3 Ti200 won't be good enough, if the game even runs on it!

I want to try an ATi Vidcard--but all I really know about them is that the 8500 LE is better than a 9000. Will HL2 run OK on a 9100, 9???, 9??? Advice humbly solicited. Thank you in advance!
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Old 22nd July, 2003, 04:53 AM
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Howdy, virtual friends and neighbors! After seeing the promo "movie" for HL2, I got me a hankerin' fer that air game. I'm thinking that a GF3 Ti200 won't be good enough, if the game even runs on it!

I want to try an ATi Vidcard--but all I really know about them is that the 8500 LE is better than a 9000. Will HL2 run OK on a 9100, 9???, 9??? Advice humbly solicited. Thank you in advance!
Actually in the PC gamer article on HL2. Valve said they made the Source engine to be able to run on a TNT2 with a p3 550 and it can scale all the way up to taking advantage of the dx9+ features on recent videocards with a 3ghz p4. They said they did that so they dont lose the majority of their fanbase that still runs on sub 1ghz machines.
So it will run on a gf3 you just cant turn all the eye candy on like it was in that movie
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Thanks for the replay there Big Red.
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Old 23rd July, 2003, 01:49 AM
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for more info on Ati's Naming scheme, check out:

http://oc3dmark.octeams.com/radeonguide.html

Also I would wait until HL2 and DoomIII come out to upgrade video cards, that is only when we will really know what is enough.
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Old 23rd July, 2003, 05:19 AM
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Thank you for your knowledgeable replies, all! That's very good advice, funnyperson1, thanks!
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Also I would wait until HL2 and DoomIII come out to upgrade video cards, that is only when we will really know what is enough.
*Glances at his 9800pro*

Im ready for the both of them
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*Glances at his 9800pro*

Im ready for the both of them
grrrrr..... and I JUST sold a 9700 pro!!!
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