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what to upgrade?

Discussion in 'Original Unreal Tournament' started by DeDirecteur, May 23, 2001.

  1. DeDirecteur

    DeDirecteur CEO of Nijmegen

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    I have a p3 650 mhz CPU, 128 megs of ram and a tnt2 ultra videocard.
    What, in your opinion will get me the most performance boost with UT; faster CPU, more memory or another videocard?
    Since I'm only a poor student, I can't afford more than one upgrade right now. (Gotta save for a Geforce 3 for U2
    :D )
     
  2. Robot TinMan|BuF

    Robot TinMan|BuF Godlike Blues Brutha

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    Hmm, why upgrade at all?
    I know peeps playing with less power in their rig than U've got. ;)
    Save yer money and upgrade everything later.
     
  3. 8-4-7-2

    8-4-7-2 New Member

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    Definatly a video card
     
  4. Toolvana

    Toolvana RL hostage

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    I agree with TinMan. Your system sounds fine as it is. You've got at least one year to save up. Wait until Unreal 2 comes out and do a major overhaul. :)
     
  5. AmigaOne|BuF

    AmigaOne|BuF Masterful

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    Upgrade choice

    DeDirecteur,

    I'd agree with 8-4-7-2. You definately should upgrade your video card. You have plenty of horsepower and memory. However while your TNT2 Ultra card has some horses it does not have the capability to utilitize specialized 3D features that most new games will be employing. Basically your choices would be GeForce or the ATI Radeon. If money is a concern you could purchase the newly released GeForce 2 MX and gain some features over the TNT2 card and enjoy a bit more at a relatively low cost however if you are a serious gamer hold out and get the high-octane GeForce whether it's a GeForce 2 GTS or GeForce 3. You'll be happy you did.
     
  6. Robot TinMan|BuF

    Robot TinMan|BuF Godlike Blues Brutha

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    Well, I'd say a vidcard too of course, but since DD is short of $ and is saving for a GF3, I thought it'd be better to wait.
    Why spend money now when they'll be needed for the GF3 and U2? ;)
     
  7. Slick_Willy

    Slick_Willy Anyone Else Want Some?

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    Go pick yourself up a GeForce2 MX for $75 for now until your are ready for a GeForce3 or whatever they have out in six months when the next card comes out.
     
  8. Jancaz Bru

    Jancaz Bru the preposterous bollox of the situation

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    I would say another stick of 128 ram should also make it run better, along with a new video card.
     
  9. Dead_Hood

    Dead_Hood The Seventh Sign

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    Contrary to what the others say, I think you should get more memory. I am running the same video card as you are, with the same amount of memory. You can push your video card to run high detailed actors, smooth surfaces, and vertex fog, but this adds more overhead to the game. Also, using EAX adds more overhead. Besides that, memory is cheaper and you'll want more for a Geforce 3 anyway =)
     
  10. Roguefryfry|BuF

    Roguefryfry|BuF Sup_W{TSU}

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    Go get a fresh credit card today and just max that baby out on the most expinsive rig you can find. Then change your name and file chapter 11. That way when Unreal 2 goes Gold you'll be ready
    for it and you'll be set dude.

    Or maybe just boost your Ram. 2 of my rigs have TNTs and they do well with 256Mb,my 3rd rig is a hog with a Radeon 64. I still have a Radeon All-In-Wonder sitting in the box waiting for someone to write a Cable Decrabaler program for it.

    I'd hold out for GF3 man you own yourself.
     
  11. ASMDstick

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    Does TNT2s prfomance really improve with another 128Mg?, i have a similar rig to DD and ram is sooo cheap now :)
     
  12. DeDirecteur

    DeDirecteur CEO of Nijmegen

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    thnx y'all

    Thanks for all the advice pplz

    I'll probably get more ram and a geforce 2, (just have dry bread for a while then).
     

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