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Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by Neddaf, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Neddaf

    Neddaf Just a flesh wound!

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    How is the engine looking in terms of performance on todays computers?

    I have no idea when its supposed to be, but does anyone have any idea of what the "minimum" specs will be? Even an estimate would be helpful.
     
  2. Zygar

    Zygar Resident doomnut.

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    It won't run on any card without support for SM3.0. (Shader Model 3.0)
    So basically the only cards today that could run it will be the Geforce 6x00 series. Now, you can forget playing it on a 6200, just not going to happen. So that leaves the 6600 series and the 6800 series. A 6600 apparently gets around 20fps on a standard resolution with medium settings, so if you want to play it with a decent framerate, the 6800 series are pretty much your only option.
    By the way, UEngine3 supports 64bit, multithreading, and SLi. So a computer with 4gb ram, a dual core 64bit processor, and a couple of Geforces will run it VERY nicely.
     
  3. Bazzi

    Bazzi Wearing pink

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    It WILL run on SM2 cards.

    Epic runs a business, remember?
     
  4. Zygar

    Zygar Resident doomnut.

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    I think I read somewhere that it wasn't going to have support for SM2.0. Most cards that don't have SM3.0 will be too slow to run UE3 anyway, with the exception of the Radeon X800 series.
    EDIT: Looking around, I may have my facts mixed up. I just read that you must have a DX9 graphics card or the game simply won't run. I probably mixed this up with some other information I picked up somewhere. Bah.
     
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  5. -AEnubis-

    -AEnubis- fps greater than star

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    Well maybe you should go back to that "somewhere" and refernce your sources ;)

    It is early yet though, and graphical optimizations for smaller systems usually come last.
     
  6. Bazzi

    Bazzi Wearing pink

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    Marketing anyone?

    ATI's current high end cards don't support SM3, and those will likely be used in 2006 still.

    Afterall, SM3 is more hype than anything else.... it doesn't turn an ugly game into a fancy one.
     
  7. Zygar

    Zygar Resident doomnut.

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  8. Bazzi

    Bazzi Wearing pink

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    You can compare SM2 vs 3 with AGP vs PCIe

    Now there isn't much difference but there will eventually be some because not of more performance now but because of better technology/scalability.

    But since they want to sell games to as many people as possible they have to support older generations of PCs.
    And the main problem is that Ati cards with SM3 will be released in june/July so realistically available in Fall/Winter. Those people who bought an X800/X850 right now want to play UE3 games though. And since UT3 will still look almost as good with SM2 as with SM3 why forcing people to trash their newly bought $500 card?
     
  9. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Right now, with the engine running at full details on a Dual Core 64-bit Opteron system with 3 gb RAM and 2 SLI GF6800GTs they were clearly getting 25-35 consistently in the 1up videos.

    That means for crap the next gen video cards are going to be the only ones running this sucker at full power.

    They would be stupid, however, to not support the 9600Pro series forward, which is where much of the playerbase is likely to lie in 2006.
     
  10. RaptoR

    RaptoR been here far too long

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    Current builds of UE3 probably require SM 2 or 3, however you can expect this to change before Envy is released. Just as in UE2 games like 2k3/2k4, Epic will probably use fallback textures to allow the game to run on older cards with less advanced shader support.
     
  11. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    I'm waiting as long as possible before I do any upgrading. My computer runs UT2004/HL2 fine and Far Cry/Doom3 decently, and I don't buy many games, so I don't have much to worry about much. Once UT3 comes along, I'm getting everything anew. Time to start saving up! It's gonna be so suite having a dual-core processor and two video cards... And I'm gonna be so poor! \o/ Has there been any talk of dual dual-core processors? :eek:

    I wonder how many gigs of textures the game is gonna ship with... There's, what, 3+ in UT2004? Since UE3 is gonna be based so much on normal mapping and such, I'm predicting 10+ gigs of textures. :D
     
  12. Bang Yr Head

    Bang Yr Head ( )

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    Yeah I agree, there is really no reason at all for me to upgrade right now. I can wait :)
    I'll probably upgrade a month before the game ships. Man this is gonna be sweet :D
     
  13. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    UT4.

    UT1 = Unreal Tournament (AKA UT99)
    UT2 = UT2003
    UT3 = UT2004
    UT4 = Envy
     
  14. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    UT3.

    UT1 = UT
    UT2 = UT2003
    UT2.5 = UT2004
    UT3 = Envy
     
  15. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Who ****ing cares? :p
     
  16. Faded Soul

    Faded Soul Sniper

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    you started it.
     
  17. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Shh.
     
  18. Nereid

    Nereid ・ ω ・

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    Unreal Tournament = UT1
    UT2003 = forget
    UT2004 = UT2
    Envy = UT3

    And this is where he gets his 1600 posts from.....
     
  19. Faded Soul

    Faded Soul Sniper

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    Exactly.

    I honestly can't wait for the new UT, and the need to upgrade my computer. I always enjoy upgrading, always eager to buy the top of the line stuff every year or so.
     
  20. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    What? I think it's 4, he thinks it's 3. Who cares? It probably won't be called either.

    Do try not to rub me the wrong way, Dakin.
     

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