News UnrealEd Files Mods FragBU Liandri Archives
BeyondUnreal Forums

Go Back   BeyondUnreal Forums > BeyondUnreal > Games > Unreal Tournament Series > Unreal Tournament 2003/2004

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3rd Mar 2002, 11:38 AM   #1
rh71
Lurker
 
rh71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug. 31st, 2000
Location: NY
Posts: 70
ATI vs. Nvidia cards for UT2/Unreal 2

It may be a bit early to ask, but I wanted to get opinions...

I know Nvidia has pretty much taken over the video card wars (at least in popularity) and so the programmers are probably coding the UT2/Unreal 2 for the Nvidia chips.

Now I have the opportunity to purchase any ATI video card for 50% off... will I be at a disadvantage with an ATI card (even top of the line) ?

Thx.
__________________
:: http://www.rh71.com :: (high bandwidth preferable)
rh71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Mar 2002, 12:03 PM   #2
Tetris L
Smartass
 
Tetris L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb. 15th, 2000
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,136
The results differ slightly, depending on what driver version you use and what built of the Unreal engine, but overall the ATI Radeon 8500 is about equal to a regular GF3. The Radeon8500 has even slightly superior hardware, but the GeForce3 compensates that with better drivers.

The GF4 (non-MX) clearly beats both the GF3 and the R8500, but due to the very restricted availability and the resulting prices I guess a GF4 isn't an option anyway.

The Unreal Performance Test 2002 gives you a better idea of the cards performance relative to eachother.

I'd say: If you can get a Radeon 8500 at 50% off, GO FOR IT. It's a very good card hardware-wise and over the months ATI will hopefully optimize the drivers and erase all bugs.
__________________
Tetris L The L-shaped Tetris Block, not the pansy 4x1 Block
Tetris L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Mar 2002, 02:21 PM   #3
RegularX
Master of Dagoth Lies
 
RegularX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb. 2nd, 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,215
and remember that the games abusing these new cards aren't coming out tomorrow. So if you can get a high end ATI card for 50% off ( ) then you should be golden for a while.

Personally I liked playing the new games on lower-than-the best thing out there and then swapping it out later. Makes the appreciation a bit sweeter.


rgx


(oh and double on the GF4 non-MX thing ... see the Geforce3ti200 thread)
__________________
_____________________________
I remember old school.

Champion of Glaucoma Inducing Radiation Everywhere
RegularX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Copyright ©1998 - 2012, BeyondUnreal, Inc.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
Bandwidth provided by AtomicGamer