Slow graphics

  Joeyace 10:57 15 Nov 2004

My friend has an amd athlon 64, 3000. 1 gig of ddr ram, and an ATI radeon 9200 se 128 bit.Much the same setup as I have except he is starting to become an avid gamer.Some friend of his gave him (Rome Total War),which he installed in his pc, but he is now complaining that the cursor is quite slow in the actual game and moves in kind of "steps".The game in whole seems slow compared to what he has seen in other friends houses.Could it be the fault of the graphics card? Thankyou.

  BITS&BOBS 17:27 15 Nov 2004

Absolutely 100%!!!!!!!!!! that card is proberly the worst on the market, it really is that slow.

You friend would really benefit with an upgrade, depending on how much he wants to spend his sytem has the making of a great gaming machine,

ATI 9600/9800 or n'vida FX 5700/5900 £60-£135

or even better:

ATI X800 256MB or GFORCE 6800 256MB !!! £250-£375

I have a PNY 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 £279inc vat card with a AMD 2500+ Barton and 1GB PC2700 RAM and hit 10,000+ 3DMark03.

In your friends set up that card would be hitting 11,500+ and would run anything he throws at it fora good couple of years, this generation of cards really has offered over a 100% performance increase after the last and will be a little while before anything 100% better arrives.

Having said that if 3D gaming worlds are not really a desire your friend good quite easaily be playing high resolution great games for £60 with a ATI 9550/9600 or FX 5500/5600/5700.

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