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AI capone
Posted - 2005.08.18 17:49:00 - [1]
 

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hi to all

what card do you use in eve...

and whats the best graphics card money can buy ?


SengH
Black Omega Security
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.08.18 17:52:00 - [2]
 

eve is for the most part CPU limited rather than video card limited... contrary to popular belief.

darth solo
Celestial Apocalypse
Posted - 2005.08.18 17:56:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: darth solo on 18/08/2005 17:59:35

<---dual 7800 gforce:).

Oh, and i run a high power cpu and 2 gb of quality ram, and i still get lag. so no matter how much u spend lag will always be an issue in EVE.

d solo.

SengH
Black Omega Security
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.08.18 18:02:00 - [4]
 

which is actually sightly slower in eve than 1 :)

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2451&p=10

AI capone
Posted - 2005.08.18 18:03:00 - [5]
 

ok thanks for the advice sengH... so what kinda card are you using on your computer.
i'm just wondering what people have cus i'd like to buy a new one.
sounds like a monster darth solo.. 2?

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.08.18 18:09:00 - [6]
 

An A64 with a GeForce 3 will go no slower than an A64 with a dual 7800 GTX setup in EVE.

EVE is very CPU limited.

AI capone
Posted - 2005.08.18 18:34:00 - [7]
 

you must have been reading my mind dark, cus i was thinking where does my 50 gforce 3 come into sengH chart Very Happy

DTM2752
Gallente
GC Metallurgical Industries
Posted - 2005.08.18 19:11:00 - [8]
 

GeForce 7800 GTX, overkill... ya I know. We need a graphics revamp ;-)

Original Downer
Caldari
PAX Interstellar Services
Storm Armada
Posted - 2005.08.18 19:15:00 - [9]
 

The 7800 is the best out there, but it really is overkill. I use a GeForce 6600 GT and it works fine with 2 gig of ram.

Guvante
Dreddit
Posted - 2005.08.18 19:51:00 - [10]
 

A Geforce 5300 or something like that (2 Generations old, mainstream) with a gig of ram and a 2.2 GHz processor

And still no problems Razz

Dual 7800 GTX's, unless you talk about proffessional products

darth solo
Celestial Apocalypse
Posted - 2005.08.18 19:52:00 - [11]
 

well at work i run EVE on 1000mhz with the most crappy card ever built .. and it runs eve pretty ok...

id deffo say dont upgrade ur PC just for EVE.. i bought the best PC i could get and the only real diff is when i run 2 accounts from my old pc... u should see half life 2 at max settings though boysWink.. sheesh.

Ill try switching 1 of the cards off from the SLI and running on 1 in EVE, interesting..

d solo.

Earthan
Gallente
GREY COUNCIL
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2005.08.18 22:03:00 - [12]
 

I used to have GF 4 ti 4200 and it run fine but lagged at big battles graphic side.

Bought a GF 6600 gt Eve looks much better then before and run smooth as hell ( 1280x1024 ,athlon barton 3000 +).

So i am very satisfied GF 6600 GT imho is sweet deal , its not so damn expensive and apart from Eve all new games run good .( even doom 3 and the like)

Bedrock
V0LTA
VOLTA Corp
Posted - 2005.08.18 22:15:00 - [13]
 

GeForce 6800.
Looks great and can be found for $150-$200
I used have the GeForce Ti4200.

On my laptop I have the GeForce 5200 Go.
Also works best and I believe it has 64MB.


SidViciousSG
Sturmgrenadier Inc
Posted - 2005.08.18 22:35:00 - [14]
 

I'm using a Radeon 9700 overclocked and flashed to 9800 Pro level (from 275/275 to 380/340) paired up with a watercooled Mobile Barton (from 1.8GHz to 2.6GHz).

Although it is overkill for Eve, specs like those are almost a requirement to play FPS on a competitive level.

The GeForce 7800 GTX currently is the bleeding edge video card but Eve does'nt even seem to care.


Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2005.08.18 22:39:00 - [15]
 

my ol' 9600 still dishes out nice gfx.

...my athlon 2000+ needs an upgrade thoSad

Maya Rkell
Third Grade Ergonomics
Posted - 2005.08.18 23:42:00 - [16]
 

I prefer how Eve looks on ATI than Nvidia. I admit it's quite seriously subjective tho.

SengH
Black Omega Security
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.08.18 23:46:00 - [17]
 

EVE tbh is a totally different game when AA/AF is forced by the drivers. Its amazing how big the difference is. However my 9700 pro is chugging trying to power my new 2405 FPW :(. I have the cash set aside for a AMD X2 system, but I'm waiting to see ATI's vid cards that are being launched next month.

Aryth
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2005.08.18 23:50:00 - [18]
 

2.6gig p4 and a fx5900xt (the cheapest 5900 with crappy ram) 1.5g ram and eve runs great.

Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.08.19 00:39:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: SengH
EVE tbh is a totally different game when AA/AF is forced by the drivers. Its amazing how big the difference is. However my 9700 pro is chugging trying to power my new 2405 FPW :(. I have the cash set aside for a AMD X2 system, but I'm waiting to see ATI's vid cards that are being launched next month.

A 9700 Pro can run EVE full speed without any bottleneck with 6x AA and 16x AF. I never turn those features off.

DigitalCommunist
November Corporation
Posted - 2005.08.19 00:42:00 - [20]
 

dual 7800 gtx? geez.. whats your fps on that with everything maxed? :\

I get around 50 with no AA on geforce fx 5600

GFLTorque
Minmatar
Lethal Corp
Red Alliance
Posted - 2005.08.19 01:51:00 - [21]
 

Was given a GeForce Overclocked 6800gt not long ago.

Heres the interesting thing.

My self designed 8 month old system running my prior card 9600PRO ATI got nearly the same frame rate.

Says it all I'd say. My 2 year old 9600pro keeping up with the 1,000mghrtz Memory Clock 370mhz core clock card.

When using AGP if your Mainboard/Bios can not default higher then 256vid memory allocation (And if its older then 12 months yours cant) its a waste of money for EVE to buy these new cards.


Dark Shikari
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.08.19 02:25:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: DigitalCommunist
dual 7800 gtx? geez.. whats your fps on that with everything maxed? :\

I get around 50 with no AA on geforce fx 5600

If you get 50 with that, you'd get 50 FPS with a 7800. EVE is CPU limited.

Drutort
Shiva
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2005.08.19 07:08:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Bedrock
GeForce 6800.
Looks great and can be found for $150-$200
I used have the GeForce Ti4200.

On my laptop I have the GeForce 5200 Go.
Also works best and I believe it has 64MB.




really? thats good to hear i still have a 4200 Confused

was thinking of going for the 6800, as its cheap and should be enough for my use heh.

Psym0n
State Protectorate
Posted - 2005.08.19 07:18:00 - [24]
 

CPU - 3.2Ghx P4 /w Hyper-Threading
RAM - 1GB DDr 400
GFX - GeForce 5700Ultra (128MB Ver)

No problems in eve, solid 30-40+ FPS even in large battles and POS Sieges.

Upgrading to 6800GT when im back from holiday.

darth solo
Celestial Apocalypse
Posted - 2005.08.19 08:53:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Dark Shikari
Originally by: DigitalCommunist
dual 7800 gtx? geez.. whats your fps on that with everything maxed? :\

I get around 50 with no AA on geforce fx 5600

If you get 50 with that, you'd get 50 FPS with a 7800. EVE is CPU limited.


thats not 100% true.

i used to get bout 50 FPS with my old PC with a 4600 gforce.

If i run 2 accounts both in windows mode with things happening in space im 65-70 fps per account..

Single screen im 90-100 fps.. i have had it as high as 170 fps... should have taken a screeny... ill do it when i get it again.. i was using the EVE cntrl/shift/shift/M window, not sure how accurate that is.

What im prob saying is 100 fps and 50-60 fps dont really feel all that diff to me, i find server lag is the main prob no matter how quick ur PC is eve will never be lag free.

What i have noticed a BIG diff in is warping into a fleet fight.. screens actually load upWink.

d solo.

Jenny Spitfire
Caldari
Posted - 2005.08.19 10:48:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Aryth
2.6gig p4 and a fx5900xt (the cheapest 5900 with crappy ram) 1.5g ram and eve runs great.


Hehehe... sorry that this is a little unrelated. I just couldnt help to resist in commenting the cute signature you have. Danger-mouse^^ ;)

Zyyrus
Minmatar
Command and Conquer
Posted - 2005.09.01 13:34:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Zyyrus on 01/09/2005 13:35:27
Originally by: darth solo
Edited by: darth solo on 18/08/2005 17:59:35

<---dual 7800 gforce:).

Oh, and i run a high power cpu and 2 gb of quality ram, and i still get lag. so no matter how much u spend lag will always be an issue in EVE.

d solo.


lag has nothing to do with how fast your PS is it has everything to do with wat type of internet connection you have, what type of internet connection the server has, and how many ppl are using that internet connection, ive got a 1.7Ghz processor, 512MB RAM, and 64MB video card

and i get lag buuuuuut about 15 FPS (press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+M to get FPS)


 

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