best gfxcard for demos (latest generation excluded)

category: general [glöplog]
mjz: I don't really *need* a fast card. Hell, I don't even really *need* a computer. It's just that at this moment in my life I (finally) have money to burn.
Money to burn?
Before you burn it, send me some *g*
added on the 2004-07-30 09:31:55 by imYemeth imYemeth
oh without doubt it is riva tnt. or hercules.
added on the 2004-07-30 13:09:41 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
anyway those are unavalaible here in poland. he have monkeys painting the screen instead. old versions include only hamsters. those are great for demos. but anyway, i must feed my monkey, monitor does not work properly.
added on the 2004-07-30 13:12:40 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
Yemeth: Sorry, but I'll need it to keep warm in winter.
i got an allinwonder 9600xt a few weeks ago. only the dx multisampling thingy is messed up, but other than that, im satisfied.

i love my rw2.
I like my 9000 better...
... Trident TVGA9000i-1 -- the best! ;>
added on the 2004-08-01 14:31:20 by bkil bkil
i wonder if it was only that ati sponsored the breakpoint party, why you request ati cards?!?!?!

ati suxx

nvidia 4 life

added on the 2004-08-01 15:53:00 by elkmoose elkmoose
tseng et4000w32pci 4 life :)
added on the 2004-08-01 16:26:05 by gloom gloom
TMB, let's say it this way:
ATI has better cards, nVidia has better drivers.
As if this TMB dork could name 1 reason for a particular graphics hardware vendor's entire product line to be 'good' or 'bad'.

You're a whining dumb stupid dork, Reebok. And a wanker. And I sincerely hope you get run over by a truck.

(Awaits.. :))
added on the 2004-08-04 11:08:56 by superplek superplek
i have one of those crappy ati 7000 thingies in my laptop (mobile ed. i suppose). it's really horrible :D
My first impressions of the X800: Nice performance, when it does work. Moppi demos all screwed up, timing issues on haujobb w/visualice demos, raw confessions has no depth of field and some other issues, can't even run conspiracy intros, blah blah blah...

Yeah, I know you don't care, and it's bedtime for me anyways...

Every time new generation of graphics cards hits the shelves, their drivers are full of problems.They are fixed eventually, of course, but it takes some time. A plus for nvidia cards in this regard, is that they tend to fix driver problems alot faster compared to ATI.
added on the 2004-08-06 06:33:34 by moT moT
thom: We care, at least I care. You showed me I could stay with my normal R9600 a bit longer. Thx man.
moT: Gosh, you really think so? Could that be why they release driver updates?? Wow, I never knew that...
added on the 2004-08-06 18:41:43 by xeron xeron
avoid the nVidia 5900 Ultra 256MB as it sucks hard
added on the 2004-08-07 01:44:34 by EviL EviL
thom: Don't get me wrong, some people (like myself in the past) expect that big corporations have QA procedures during which the new hardware is tested extensively so that incompatibilities are ironed out. Obviously, that's an illusion. What I meant was that it's very common for new hardware to have _many_ problems, making you wonder how these problems were not found and corrected during QA. I guess it's just cheaper to do QA on your actual customers...
added on the 2004-08-07 03:16:48 by moT moT
moT: Actually, I should apologize for my snarkiness. I guess I was still a little bitter after my run-in with Microsoft and just needed someone to vent at or something.

(((When powering on my computer, after installing the new card, I was greeted with a screen explaining my WinXP Pro registration key was no longer valid because I've changed my hardware more than the allowable amount.

This seriously pissed me off because this machine has only been running for less than two months, and it's non of MS's business how often I change my hardware.

So I had to call some Microsoft line and ended up talking to a machine for an eternity, which included me reading out a massively huge "security" number. None of that shit worked, so I finally got to talk to a "real" person who sounded more robotic than the automated system. (Probably reading off a computer monitor...)

I asked if I'm going to have to call in everytime I change my hardware from now on. The answer was yes. I asked why. The answer was this is piracy protection. I said bullshit, pirated versions most likely have this sort of nonesense disabled, so all you're really doing is inconveniencing legitimate users and rewarding so-called pirates.

Bah, and to think my CD drive is currently not connected because I used it's molex to power the card. When I reconnect I gotta call MS. And when I add a second HDD for my future dual boot Linux, I guess I gotta call MS again. What a load of shit. I've never been so angry...)))

In other news, I've played with the card some more, and it seems most demos run *better*, as in, some bits I never new were missing now appear. (eg. some 2D graphics near the end of Dreamchild, a transition effect in Arise, etc...) And, haujobb's famous z-buffer errors are no longer visible. (Although Elements is a bit hiccupy in the frame rate.) My second impression is much better than my first. And this temporal anti-aliasing is actually pretty sweet, which is something considering I was skeptical at first.

Although I have noticed OpenGL demos are more likely to have issues...
Fuck me, that's an Optimus-length post.
update: i traded my gf4ti4600ultra for a gffx5800ultra - believe it or not. a gamer i knew said he'd get better fps with the gf4-card and traded cards with me - no extra charge. :)
added on the 2004-08-13 23:11:17 by gloom gloom
He is an idiot and should probably be treasured to death -or at least 'till the next time he does something as ill-planned.

Still, you ought to have a Radeon card ;)
added on the 2004-08-14 00:57:59 by Shifter Shifter
tell me when he bought a 6800... i will trade my geforce3 and hey, of course without any extra charge
added on the 2004-08-14 02:12:54 by ttl ttl
thom: No worries, you know text is not the most efficient means of communication anyway :-) And as for the windows protection thing, the solution I use is rather simple: stick to windows 2000. I only use it for demos and games anyway.

I knew some gamers once, who had bought brand new (and ridiculously expensive) GF2 GTS' to play quake3. With those (then) beasts, they ran quake3 with no textures and 2d sprites to get an absolute constant 125fps which (apparently) makes you jump a little longer than normal... So, yeah, they are strange alright :-)
added on the 2004-08-14 06:11:30 by moT moT