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Lord BeckettLord Beckett MemberPosts: 74Registered Users
edited February 2011 in Technology
Well I've seen the DX11 cards overview. It made me doubt if my card is enough to handle my demands :o

So here's the deal.

I have a ATI 5770HD. But in the overview stood it's not realy a card for the resolution I play at which is 1900x1200.
Still Napoleon runs pretty smooth at Ultra at this resolution mostly because I don't care about AA :o

I'd rather play Shogun 2 at ultra, as I like to play all of the total war games, but I wouldn't mind playing it at high since it won't look that bad anyway I think. Ultra usually means a bit more glimmer etc. which isn't that much of an addition.

I like to upgrade my cards to the demand of the total war games. But I won't waste 300 euro's on a card to get the performance I can get with a card way cheaper.
I've not yet seen a advice to show which card could do the job instead of overkilling.

So now I wonder if I should upgrade my card, to spare myself from getting grumpy from lag or poop graphics, for a card that could handle total war in high/ultra. And most of all, if it's worth it :)

If I would buy a card, I am considering a 6870.

Hope I diden't make this to long, Thanks already!
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  • evotucevotuc Senior Member Posts: 983Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    The 6950 or 6970 should run it at ultra.
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  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAPosts: 7,729Moderators, Tech Moderators, Knights
    edited February 2011
    Hey Lord Beckett! Nah, that's not long... I know LONG! LOL

    Um the 5770 is fine for smaller resolutions, or for larger ones with some things turned down. We don't know for certain yet, but we suspect the larger resolutions (where the 1920 x 1200 that you use, and I do too, is right on the cusp between average to smaller and larger) will want a little more than 1gig of vram. It will probably also require some significant firepower to really max things out and still be comfortable, but I suggest waiting to see how it runs before you burn cash. There are two reasons:
    1) You may be perfectly happy with the settings you develope for your current card, and/or we may be being too conservative of our estimation of the card's capability once all optimizations are in...
    2) Even if you decide, meh- this isn't cutting it for me, lets get something more powerful, guess what? Yeah by then more powerful cards available right now, will be cheaper then! YOU win either way.
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  • Lord BeckettLord Beckett Member Posts: 74Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Now, you are somebody I can talk to mate ^^ Thanks alot.

    Hope to see you on the battlefield ;)

    Oh and I suspect if the time comes to make a change in card, You will advice me like all the others to take a 6970 or 6950 card?
  • AlJabberwockAlJabberwock Moderator USAPosts: 7,729Moderators, Tech Moderators, Knights
    edited February 2011
    I shall do no siuch thing!

    I shall look at the field as it stands THEN. Who the heck knows what will happen and what will be out there for how much?? ;)
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