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Phoenix Lord
The Scope
Posted - 2007.10.17 04:23:00 - [61]
 

Originally by: Xebov Darklight
My Card dosnt Support SM3, and the Devblog said 52% of the Cards, so why CCP doesnt add SM2 and SM3 to teh new Trinity to make it possible for more ppls to use the new engine?


Originally by: CCP Explorer
Originally by: MHayes
I agree that if SM2 support is easy to implement then make it so but I assume it isn't or they would have done it.
SM2 has a limit of 32+64 shader instructions (see the Wikipedia link above) whereas SM3 has more than 512. We already have shaders in the new graphics engine with more than 200 instructions.

ThaMa Gebir
Gallente
SUECHTLER Inc.
Saints Amongst Sinners
Posted - 2007.10.17 05:07:00 - [62]
 

Originally by: F90OEX
Remember you can't buy champagne on a coke budget, same goes with graphic cards :) Razz


Fair enough, but what if I were to buy a glass to drink the champagne from on said coke budget?

Bacci Galu
Caldari
Posted - 2007.10.17 05:55:00 - [63]
 

Edited by: Bacci Galu on 17/10/2007 06:34:50
Originally by: Valeo Galaem
Originally by: MrTripps
Anyone know of an inexpensive card that has SM 3 and runs on AGP? I wanna keep my dinosaur going as long as it can.

Find a cheap GeForce 6 series (recommend the 6600, 6200 will work but are crappy) or better. I should know for ATI, but I don't ugh


Lowest end GF 6 series card that will run SM3 and not look like a slideshow is 6300GT(at low res.) BUT for the same price u can get a 7300gt (around 70 AU dollars (aussie dollars).

just a note tho...just because the test says your card is SM 3 complaint DOES NOT MEAN it will not look like a slideshow. SM3 is VERY intensive on low end 6 series cards and will push them to the max....in the end it is really how efficient CCP has made their engine.

For the record I am VERY familiar with nvidia GPU architecture due to my previous employment :) i would imagine the above applies to ATI cards of the same calibre...

KenDoll
Posted - 2007.10.17 06:08:00 - [64]
 

sm3 also means no more anti-aliasing, thats going to suck balls.

Bacci Galu
Caldari
Posted - 2007.10.17 06:12:00 - [65]
 

Edited by: Bacci Galu on 17/10/2007 06:35:02
Ok current price i can get cards; (well what i sell them at if i was still doing hardware)
(should be able to get these for the same price where u live if u look hard enough)

Cheap recomendations:
AGP 7600GT 256mb 140 AUD, 127 USD (these kick ass for AGP)
PCIE 8600 GT 256mb 130 AUD, 118 USD (dx 10, SM4 complaint) << SM3 fly's on these :P

Baseline card;
AGP 7300GT 256mb 96 AUD, 86 USD
PCIE 8500 256mb 90 AUD, 82 USD (dx 10, SM4 complaint)

PRICES BASED ON AUSTRALIAN MARKET, US PRICE CONVERSION DONE VIA GOOGLE (AUD to USD SYNTAX)

if your reseller can get these into your country at a cheaper base price, they will resell cheaper.... so check where u live, they may very well be cheaper)

Bacci Galu
Caldari
Posted - 2007.10.17 06:19:00 - [66]
 

Edited by: Bacci Galu on 17/10/2007 06:33:49

Originally by: etgfrogs
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT supports it....it had better because i would cry if it didn't when this laptop was getting a good 200 fps after undocking....


It supports SM4 so u are very well covered

Flinx Evenstar
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.10.17 06:29:00 - [67]
 

Call me a cynic..but I will no doubt, have to work out, how to switch it off, along with turret effects, just so I can play the game while actually firing my guns Neutral

Am sure the new update is perfect for the solo mission runners and market traders that want to walk in stations.

Good job CCP, what more could anyone want, than better textures...

Sirial Soulfly
Posted - 2007.10.17 06:34:00 - [68]
 

Originally by: Flinx Evenstar
Call me a cynic..but I will no doubt, have to work out, how to switch it off, along with turret effects, just so I can play the game while actually firing my guns Neutral

Am sure the new update is perfect for the solo mission runners and market traders that want to walk in stations.

Good job CCP, what more could anyone want, than better textures...



Why don't you wait and see what will actually happen before making baseless assumptions ?

Goktar illiat
Gallente
SniggWaffe
Posted - 2007.10.17 07:38:00 - [69]
 

7900GT supports it :D

and my hd2400pro does aswell... no surprise

Flinx Evenstar
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.10.17 08:10:00 - [70]
 

Originally by: Sirial Soulfly

Why don't you wait and see what will actually happen before making baseless assumptions ?

Laughing Baseless

You mean baseless as when DEV's tell you to switch off all effects , turret effects and lower your resolution just to be able to have a fight

Nice one fan boy

Marketintarkkailija
Posted - 2007.10.17 08:16:00 - [71]
 

Originally by: Flinx Evenstar
Originally by: Sirial Soulfly

Why don't you wait and see what will actually happen before making baseless assumptions ?

Laughing Baseless

You mean baseless as when DEV's tell you to switch off all effects , turret effects and lower your resolution just to be able to have a fight

Nice one fan boy


I think he was referring to the new engine which we don't really know anything about yet and yes it definetly would be nice to actually be able to have some effects instead having to turn everything off.

Dave White
Interlude.
Posted - 2007.10.17 08:42:00 - [72]
 

Good thing I ordered that 8800 GTX. Razz

Nian Banks
Minmatar
Berserkers of Aesir
Posted - 2007.10.17 09:18:00 - [73]
 

Originally by: Bacci Galu
Edited by: Bacci Galu on 17/10/2007 06:35:02
Ok current price i can get cards; (well what i sell them at if i was still doing hardware)
(should be able to get these for the same price where u live if u look hard enough)

Cheap recomendations:
AGP 7600GT 256mb 140 AUD, 127 USD (these kick ass for AGP)
PCIE 8600 GT 256mb 130 AUD, 118 USD (dx 10, SM4 complaint) << SM3 fly's on these :P

Baseline card;
AGP 7300GT 256mb 96 AUD, 86 USD
PCIE 8500 256mb 90 AUD, 82 USD (dx 10, SM4 complaint)

PRICES BASED ON AUSTRALIAN MARKET, US PRICE CONVERSION DONE VIA GOOGLE (AUD to USD SYNTAX)

if your reseller can get these into your country at a cheaper base price, they will resell cheaper.... so check where u live, they may very well be cheaper)


If someone wants a decent AGP card, the best option and probably the top of the line for agp users is the ATI x1950pro 512mb, In australis if ordered online + delivery it will cost roughly $250AU

Thats a GOOD PRICE, I will be getting one for my 2ndary pc this week, just before a 20" WS lcd. I need 2 pc's for eve as if I run 2 accounts on one pc and alt tab a couple of times, eve crashes windows and does an instant reset of the pc, no wait no blue screen. Just flick flick reset rebooting.

Curryzia Kinwurry
Posted - 2007.10.17 10:04:00 - [74]
 

This topic is stupid, as if you don't know the shader model of your video card.

At least, i think everyone does. You all do, right?

Suddenly, i feel very much like a nerd...

Kasak Black
The Collective
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2007.10.17 10:50:00 - [75]
 

I'm going to use this thread as an excuse to get a new rig. I've been looking for one for some time now. This is it! Cool

Isan Danderoda
Strix Armaments and Defence
Posted - 2007.10.17 10:50:00 - [76]
 

Aw man! And here I was looking for a reason to upgrade my one computer.

Oh wait...I'll do it anyway!

Norris Neophitus
Minmatar
Posted - 2007.10.17 10:58:00 - [77]
 

Who needs new graphics, when im shooting its only at red dots with turret effects turned off and extreme lag anyway.

I say boo to all you ppl with graphics cards pretty content and SM3 my pc can crunch more numbers than your so there Evil or Very Mad

I will not have new stuff on principal !!!

Bob Niac
Gallente
freelancers inc
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2007.10.17 11:13:00 - [78]
 

A) It's Shiny.

B) Said graphics are no longer taxing CPU to unspeakable measures.

Phoenix Lord
The Scope
Posted - 2007.10.17 11:18:00 - [79]
 

Originally by: KenDoll
sm3 also means no more anti-aliasing, thats going to suck balls.


What....? You can have AA with SM3.0.. Or are you getting that mixed up with HDR?

Some Caldari
Caldari
Sanguine Legion
Posted - 2007.10.17 11:21:00 - [80]
 

Your graphics card:
VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
Does not support Shader Model 3.0

Hmm bugger umm what card will I need to get then an AGP one?
(Sorry but I have no idea about these sorts of things.)

Idara
Caldari
Queens of the Stone Age
Posted - 2007.10.17 11:34:00 - [81]
 

Lousy x850XT.

Pretty sure the next card after mine supports it.

MrTripps
Gallente
Hedonistic Squirrels
Posted - 2007.10.17 13:10:00 - [82]
 

Originally by: Kasak Black
I'm going to use this thread as an excuse to get a new rig.


Damnit, me too. The article over at tomshardware.com about the $89 chip that runs at 3.2 Gig isn't helping.

cRazYf1St
tempered steel
Posted - 2007.10.17 15:49:00 - [83]
 

w00t my nvidia geforce 7300 go supports it Very Happy

Ilea Celentay
Mystification
Posted - 2007.10.17 16:02:00 - [84]
 

My 300! X800 does not support SM3 *cries* (300, 3 years ago Razz)

Now all I need is a couple of 100, to get me a new card, CPU and stuff... Looks like I will be waiting until next year before I have a computer powerful enough to play 'Pretty-Eve'.


Roc Wieler
Masuat'aa Matari
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2007.10.17 16:13:00 - [85]
 

Just used this app to test my Radeon X1600 AGP card, and it works! I am so glad. Thought I was going to have to buy a whole new system.

000Hunter000
Gallente
Missiles 'R' Us
Posted - 2007.10.17 16:59:00 - [86]
 

Tried it, and it said ok ur good to go, so bring on the patch!!! Very Happy

Ehranavaar
Gallente
Posted - 2007.10.17 17:23:00 - [87]
 

Originally by: Valeo Galaem
Originally by: MrTripps
Anyone know of an inexpensive card that has SM 3 and runs on AGP? I wanna keep my dinosaur going as long as it can.

Find a cheap GeForce 6 series (recommend the 6600, 6200 will work but are crappy) or better. I should know for ATI, but I don't ugh


the 6150 LE chipset on the cheapy computer i use for eve at the office works with SM3.

Gamer Maximus
Posted - 2007.10.17 17:34:00 - [88]
 

For those of you looking to upgrade your cards, you can get a decent mid/high-end card for about $75-90 or so, or a high-end for about $120-140 or so.

If you have AGP, your best bet would be a NVIDIA GeForce 7600 (256 MB) for about $90 (cost is high becuase AGP isn't used much anymore). As far as i know, this is the top card avaliable for AGP.

For the rest of us who have PCI-E, a NVIDIA 7800 (256MB) goes for about $75-85, a 7950 goes for just under $100, and even a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 (256MB)(supports DX10) sells for just under $140 these days...


Oh, and my TWIN Very Happy NVIDIA GeForce 8800 (512MB) support the new engine. No surprise there.

Martin Mckenna
V0LTA
VOLTA Corp
Posted - 2007.10.17 19:21:00 - [89]
 

Originally by: Icome4u
WOW... some people are spending $50ish on vid cards... while i spent almost $500 for mineLaughing


that makes you cool!

Marcus Druallis
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2007.10.17 20:14:00 - [90]
 

Does anyone know anything about updating vid cards in HP laptops? (It says HP Pavilion zv6000 on my laptop). I'd realy like to get something with SM3.


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