Graphics & Games a Hardware Nightmare!!!

  Woody_69 11:31 18 Feb 2004

I am a student studying computer animation and am looking at buying a new pc. I want to get a great graphics card. I've cut the choices down to the 9800XT, FX5950 and the Quadro 4 750XGL. I'm pretty sure the Quadro 4 is the best choice, but I'm an avid gamer and need it to be able to play Far Cry, Half-Life 2, Doom 3...

Please a little advice, but no smart ass comments like 'you students should just be working!'.

Thanks in advance


  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 14:24 18 Feb 2004

They all sound pretty good,but my preference would be the FX5950,just cos i like nvidia cards and most games seem to support the nvidia chipset.I have a FX5700 and it always been good with games.Never played doom or half life but i have played far cry demo and it runs it sweet.


Some of the games are being supported by different manufacturers at the moment

Doom are being sponsered by nvidia (buy a card get game free, and same for ATI and Half life 2).

The 9800XT and FX5950 are similar kinds of card's.

But the Quadro i am sure is more suited to hefty graphic's work like rendering etc.

You just gotta get the best you can for the money you got. Although i know i could get a 9800SE and have HL2/Doom3 running on full whack easy...

(Tip. Look out for Unreal Tournament 2004 - That is gonna creep up on doom and half life. The demo rock's!!!!)

  Woody_69 00:48 16 Mar 2004

I've now ordered the nVIDIA Quadro FX1100 from dabs for a little over £600, but its f***ing fast!

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