View Full Version : Upgraded my GFX card to a ATI 9600 XT

08-21-2004, 11:15 AM
This is for those that are looking at to upgrading thier card but not looking to spend over $200. I just upgraded my GFX card to a ATI 9600XT 256meg card from a nVidia Quadro NVS 200 64meg card. It cost me a $200 even wioth shipping form newegg.com.

I fired up BattleOne.lws form the Content dir. I check on all the OpenGL check boxes, set OpenGL texture to 512x512 and max OpenGL lights to 5. Bounding Box is set to 400,000. It plays preview with no problems . Also I can move around in perspective with ease. With my older Quadro NVS card the scene would not run at all with these settings.
ATI settings are Anti-Aliasing is set to 4x and Anisotropic Filtering is 16X.

In Modeler there was not too much difference sofar. THe quadro held its own, well atleast at my low level modelling skills. But in Layout it was real slow.
So I'm glad I didn't spend alot on a card.