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Half life 2 - GFX card recomendations?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by WYNIR0, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. WYNIR0

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    Hi Guys,

    Been playing HL2 a lot but my Geforce FX5200 isn't much cop, beautiful though the game looks, I want to see it in all it's glory. I'd not up to speed on cards these days and would appreciate recomendations of an upgrade up to the £100 mark.

    My mboard will accept AGP 8x cards and I'm running a P4 2.6 with 512mb.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Sinzer

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    9800 Pro is the lowest you will want to go. Will cost a little more than 100, but it is not worth buying any other card as you will just have to upgrade even sooner.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't get an fx 5900 or similar, they can't handle the direct x 9 codepath at all, and in direct x 8 they look a lot worse.
     
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    Yeah a Radeon 9800 pro, X700 pro or a GF 6600 is probably your best bet in the £100 to £150 mark. I have a GF4 Ti4400, which runs the game very well (about 70 FPS on med settings on 1024 x 768, and about 35 FPS on mainly high settings on 1280 x 1024) but you can't quite see it in all it's glory (i.e. 1600 x 1200 with all high settings on).

    I'd go for one of the 3 cards above - they are pretty evenly matched performance wise & price wise with the X700 & GF6600 being slightly better & also a tad more expensive at the £150 mark.

    Check out this site for some benchmarks
     
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    Thanks Guys,

    Just need to see how expensive my MOT is this afternoon and then I'll make a decision. :laugh:
     

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