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« on: October 27, 2007, 10:33:02 PM »
hi, right the other week my graphics card overloaded or something, completly knackered my lovely BTRL gaming machine, weeks of sadness followed, anyway tonight after deciding that i couldnt repair the card, my dad ordered me one ofr my christmas but said he's give it early, it's compatible with my computer and i understand what most of it means, but i'm a bit confuse,

can anyone here tell me what pipelines are, aparantly the card that i'm getting has 124, but i dunno what that means and this forum happens to be the only place i go to were people seem to know everythng about computers, thanks in adive for whatever you can tell me,

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 11:10:52 PM »
124? That isn't right.

You need to know the model number, such as 9600xt, 8800gts, 8800ultra, etc.

With out that, We can't help you if he's already bought it. If you do find the model here  is a pretty good list ranking cards.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2007, 11:14:12 PM by Cl1nt »
Or something.



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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 12:44:15 AM »
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=689141


thats the one there


i'll go chack on that list cl1nt posted, thanks a lot

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007, 04:00:53 AM »
Ugh. AGP.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007, 05:05:57 AM »
At least its better than my old Fx 57000

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007, 05:08:03 AM »
Quote from: KaraBulut;82613
Fx 57000



Oookkay, now tell me where you hid the flux capacitor? :p


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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 05:21:00 AM »
Flux capacitors becoming a new BtRL them? Troubling.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007, 05:54:29 AM »
What ? I got nothing wrong with my card its only 3 years old thats it
It can run Half-Life 2 and the episodes that only that matters to me

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2007, 06:04:53 AM »
He's making reference to you having 1 to many 0's in the 5700.

As in it's a card from the future! wooo scary! >_>
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2007, 07:53:05 AM »
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Ugh. AGP.


He's getting a replacement card. No sense in getting a spanking new PCI-E card if your board is AGP is there? :p



As for the card itself. Well technically it's a budget card. You'll have no trouble running BtRL on it and it should run most modern games. Just don't expect to run them in 1600x1400 with high detail on everything.

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007, 08:31:31 AM »
Well i dont know about 57000 but 5700 runs Btrl in 1280x1024 with about 40-55 FPS

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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2007, 12:10:40 PM »
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He's getting a replacement card. No sense in getting a spanking new PCI-E card if your board is AGP is there? :p



As for the card itself. Well technically it's a budget card. You'll have no trouble running BtRL on it and it should run most modern games. Just don't expect to run them in 1600x1400 with high detail on everything.


I really hate it when sellers pass-off budget stuff as supa dupa gaming/media power-houses. It's like those PC world ads that drivel on about Dual Core Processors being great for games but making no mention of the GPU. Twats.

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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2007, 03:59:29 PM »
Ender, do you know the model number of that card which broke?
The comparison between that and the new one will determine how happy you're gonna be with a 2600pro. :)
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2007, 01:21:28 PM »
i belive it was an ATI 1600 pro or something along those lines, this is the model up from that i think, and my old one played command and conquer 3 on the highest graphics, so i'm not really that bothered, trust me if i could, i'd get one of the big frak off cards that do just about anything, but my motherboard wont take it, and i dont have the sort of money, i'm quite happy with this card but i only really wanna know what all these pipeline things are,

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2007, 06:41:27 PM »
Ok. Then you should get a performance increase in the range of about 50..100% (closer to 50% than 100% in most cases though).
Anyways, the most important, it will surely work just fine with BTRL! :biggrin1:

Pipelines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_pipeline
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