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shipboy1313

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Graphics Cards
« on: August 11, 2010, 19:32:25 »

Ok.. well i have the ATI Radeon HD 3200 and im desperate to know if i have to get a new graphics card for ship simulator extremes. on the shipsim.com website it says Geforce 8800GT or ATI Radeon 4850. should i change my card???? Please Help : I
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Sebe

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 19:47:04 »

ATI Radeon HD 3200 is comparable to a GeForce 8400Mobile GS card. You will probably be able to play the game, but i think you will be disappointed with the performance. That gfx card is not really suited for todays games.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2010, 20:10:56 by Sebe »
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Denis

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 19:47:34 »

Hi,

I don't know this chipset, but from what you can read here and there, after a quick google search, this seems to be an integrated gfx processor, and with relatively poor performance (and more than 2 years old).

I'm afraid it won't let you play extremes with good resolutions and good level of details - if it can run it.

If it's an integrated, I believe it might be on a laptop - which means you probably don't really have the possibility to change it for a better one .
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shipboy1313

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010, 20:11:08 »

thankyou. i might get a new card.. i need a cheap one that will work good with extremes.. any recommendations? :-\
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Sebe

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2010, 20:36:10 »

thankyou. i might get a new card.. i need a cheap one that will work good with extremes.. any recommendations? :-\

I think a ATI Radeon HD 5770 is the cheapest card you can get if you're gonna run SSE with high details, however your other hardware like CPU and RAM should also be of the same caliber.
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Eike

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 21:14:29 »

I have the 4650 Mobility Radeon - and the SS2008 works very good with it - only some probs at night with many lights from a creator*s pack ferry ;)

Hopefully SSE will also wirk fine :)

br

Eike
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trains

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 21:59:28 »

Out of curiousity, how does my card compare with the reccomended for SSE?

AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
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Sjimmenof

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 22:22:55 »

Are there any suitable cards without active cooler? I prefer not to hear an aeroplane when playing a ships game...
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Lanedre

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 22:54:25 »

I don't think you will get a card without a fan that will handle SSE.
You could get a card with water cooling though,but then you would have to find a quiet water pump.
What you also could do is to change the stock fan on a card to a better and more quiet fan.
Or you could put your computer in another room and pull cables to your screen and other equipment,that way you wouldn't have to hear the computer at all :2thumbs:
« Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 18:38:49 by Lanedre »
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saltydog

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2010, 09:06:39 »

Right Lanedre, there are some pretty quiet fans to be bought.
I changed the fan on my 8800GT with this one.  You can barely hear it at all..
For completely noiseless cooling you could also consider a passive cooler..
« Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 09:14:55 by saltydog »
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shipboy1313

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2010, 20:45:41 »

Why does it matter if you have a better fan ???  ???  ???
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Kobus Post

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2010, 21:02:19 »

if you have a better fan youre card will be cooler and a little bit faster
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dodweb

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2010, 23:19:01 »

With a better fan/cooling solution you can overclock the card (making it work faster, as Kobus Post wrote) because the improved cooling performance will remove the extra heat caused by the overclocking. That is one reason to get a better fan.

Another reason, the reason that it was brought up here in the first place, is that most aftermarket coolers are noticeably quieter than the stock models. As the graphics card fan is the most noisy part in most gaming computers today, it makes sense starting there if your computer is making a lot of noise and you cannot turn the fan speed down on the cooler you have without your card overheating (rarely possible).
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Chitch

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2010, 23:35:12 »

For what it's worth...I run a GeForce 9500 GT and I can't hear the fan at all...it's a real screamer too...1 GB of video on this thing, but the fan is very quiet.

Jim
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Sjimmenof

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2010, 23:42:40 »

Ok thx about the fan things.

Anybody able to make a top 5 list of card & prices that will do the job?

thnx in advance.

Roger
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TNeves

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2010, 00:32:19 »

Well, it depends on the price, but this ones should be capable:
ATI 5770
ATI 5850
ATI 5870
Nvidia GTX460
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Then, you have overclocked ones, more memory, etc.
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2010, 00:52:35 »

The ATI 5850 is more than adequate. I get frame rates between 20-30, in most cases, on SSE.
The only question, which only the developers can answer: Is an nvidia GPU better able to pick up the inter-frame processing load?
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Sjimmenof

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2010, 02:38:36 »

 ???

You can not play SSE without paying 200+ euro for a graphics card?
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TNeves

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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2010, 12:15:36 »

???

You can not play SSE without paying 200+ euro for a graphics card?

Yes, you can, but this type of graphic card should play the game without problems.
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saltydog

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2010, 12:18:51 »

You can also go 50 mph on a bicycle, but it's not easy.. ;)
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010, 12:39:08 »

I've done 40mph on my mountain bike, though i use it as a road bike

WHAT A THRILL! ;D
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Denis

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010, 12:55:42 »

???

You can not play SSE without paying 200+ euro for a graphics card?

It's like any other intensive 3D game : you can play it with a cheaper graphics card, but not with a good Quality/Performance ratio, you would have to sacrifice one of the two parameters ...
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Sjimmenof

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2010, 20:08:10 »

I'm fine but just buying an expensive card is the way I could find out myself.

What is next best?
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TNeves

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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2010, 22:22:12 »

I'm fine but just buying an expensive card is the way I could find out myself.

What is next best?

Going up, we have, the GTX480 from Nvidia, and then dual GPUs configurations like the ATI 5970. Then  you have the Crossfire and SLi world :evil: :2thumbs:
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austin14

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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2010, 04:38:41 »

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339

this is a great card for the price. its what i have in my machine. itl play SS08 maxed and i hear itl play newer games fine if you dont use a real high resolution.
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