It's true that mine's an old system. But what I've learned is that you shouldn't expect miracles from a new card, even if the benchmarks say so (they say 50-60 FPS in Oblivion!).
And yes, it's Geforce 9600GT.
I got the 8600 because its only $99 now, which is cheap enough for me to justify it as an experiment, since my current card, an X1550 still runs all my games, but wont let me run rapidmind.
Last edited by abachler; 04-11-2008 at 12:24 PM.
Most likely its the memory,which is the biggest bottleneck in modern systems.
This is also an area where LCDs sort of kill gamers on non-high-end systems. To have a game look decent at all you are restricted to the LCDs resolution which is usually one that is too high for mid to low range systems to run smoothly.
I love my LCD in an unnatural way. Think I'm going to try to get another one just like it, so I can have twins I love the no warkup time and high equivelant refresh rate (5ms = 200 FPS)
I love my LCD also, it's jsut some times running a game in a res lower than 1680x1050 would be nice ^_^
I donthave this problem, I run the game in whatever resolution I want, including as low as 800x600. Methinks its an issue with your LCD, nto LCD's in general.
Yeah... LCDs don't have to run at any particular resolution. It's plasma TVs that have native resolutions. ...and besides, what size is your screen that it needs to run at 1680x1050? Memory could potentially be the bottleneck on Vista. I'd like to hear the full specs of the computer in question, though.
Last edited by SlyMaelstrom; 04-11-2008 at 01:18 PM.
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You can change the resolution, but it will not look nearly as good. If you put your LCD on it's native reolution and look at an image and then put it on something lower and look at the same image, you should notice quite a large difference (Assuming the image quality is decent on the LCD to begin with).
I'm not saying it's impossible to change the resolution, but it takes a huge visual hit.
Ive never noticed it much, but then I'm legally blind without my glasses adn I rarely play the computer with them on. Probably why i prefer no AA as well, the jaggies help make the outlines clearer.
Back to games: Anyone play the new map pack for CoD4? I played a bit of them but due to end of semester blues I have to put gaming on hold.