SI performance on various graphics cards...

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old.Fangrim

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I have tested SI on 4 different configurations:

1) Athlon XP1700 1.49 GHz, 512 MB DDR, GeForce 4 MX 64MB

2) Athlon XP1700 1.49 GHz, 256 MB SDR, GeForce 2 Ultra 64 MB

3) Athlon XP1700 1.49 GHz, 512 MB DDR, GeForce 3 Ti200

4) Athlon XP1800 1.55 GHz, 1 GB DDR, GeForce 4 Ti4200

System 1 and 2 does not have the new water effect/shadows.
System 3 and 4 have the new water effect/shadows.

I checked the framerate, and I did not see any major difference in any of the 4 configurations. Of course the faster graphics cards have a better framerate, but IMO it's not that big a difference.

So to sum it up:
The game is very much playable on any of the four configurations. If you want the nice effects, you'll have to invest in a GF3 or above (not MX version), but the game will run nicely with GF 2 or GF4 MX. There has been some optimization done to the graphics engine, which will show when a large amount of players are present on screen, but in normal play you will not see a big decrease in performance.

This is my personal opinion, based on the tests I've made. I made this thread to try calming those people down that fear that they need an uber-fast system for SI to be playable.

Edit:
Here is what Mythic has written about some graphics cards:

http://support.darkageofcamelot.com...W55fiZwX3NvcnRfYnk9ZGZsdCZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=

A benchmark test from Tom's Hardware might give you an idea about where your gfx card is compared to others...

http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20021218/vgacharts-02.html

PLEASE! This is not the Ultimate Answer! The performance will vary on each individual system. All I can say though is, that if you are satisfied with the performance of your current system, it will probably pull through with SI. Only major concern is the new effects - if you have a non-effect gfx card, and can live with your current framerate, my bet is that it'll run just as nicely in SI.
 
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Amadon

Guest
re the optimizations for large numbers of people on screen..
with how many, if any, is the game still playable with say 100+ people in the near vicinity? (eg. on a relic raid)
By playable, I mean at least 10 fps.
 
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old.Fangrim

Guest
I have NO idea!

I am running on an almost empty server, so I don't have a clue. I can only refer to what I have read on the Camelot Herald.
 
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belth

Guest
I'll volunteer to test it too :p Where do I sign up? ;)
 
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belth

Guest
You might want to consider becoming deaf with one of those too.
 
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StormriderX

Guest
any ideas on how it will run on Athlon 2000+ xp 256mb ddr ram ti4200 128ram?
 
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NoBrains

Guest
Originally posted by stormriderx
any ideas on how it will run on Athlon 2000+ xp 256mb ddr ram ti4200 128ram?
Get 256 more ram :)
 
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DroP DeaD

Guest
I have a GF4 MX 420 and I cannot see:
a) the inventary picture of your character
b) Names of any item (have to right click all the time)
c) I cannot train my character
d) on the character select screen it flickers
e) I think it has slowed my computer down

Any Ideas?

I did get someone in the try fix it (coz im shyt with computers apart from games :)) but he e-mailed Dell then aint come back yet coz he busy. :(

Its so annoying to!!! :( :(
 
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Keri

Guest
I have been playing SI on an old P3 500, 256MB, GeForce2 MX400. It's playable, although I do get some gfx bugs at times. I have found that I don't have to relog ... moving to a different area seems to get rid of them.
 
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SingerOfSoul

Guest
dont get water/shadow effects with a ATI Radeon 7200 64mb...
altho SI run pretty well on a atlhon 1ghz 512mb ram and the above gfx card (think ill have to upp to a gf4 :( )

edit: im sick of having no new fx
 
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Tank Init

Guest
for all you people who want to upgrade your gfx cards do not, and i repeat do not buy a GeForce 4 MX they are just suped up GeForce 2
 
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Kobold

Guest
When it comes to GFX cards, anything with MX in the name is pure crap :p

if you want a good card get GF4 TI4600 :D
 
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inuyasha

Guest
hehe

you think SI will work flawlessly on my abit raid card? :clap:

Just kidding :D

Anyways, i think geforce 4 ti 4600 rocks :D
 
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Kobold

Guest
INU!! you're supposed to do homework now :p

or come ingame hehe :D
 
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old.Fangrim

Guest
Personally, I just bought a Geforce 3 Ti200. This serves my playng needs fine. NEVER buy MX versions of anything - they are crap - my GF2 Ultra benchmarks 8% less than a GF4 MX.
 
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DroP DeaD

Guest
Could someone tell me what the best GeForce is so I can order it plz? :p
 
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Kobold

Guest
btw the diff in daoc isn't much at low resolutions, but i'm running 1600x1200 with /effects all and that go smooth on GF4 ti4400 :D
 
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DroP DeaD

Guest
GeForce4 Ti 4800 Vertices per Second:
Fill Rate:
Operations per Second:
Memory Bandwidth:
Maximum Memory:

136 Million
4.8 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
1.23 Trillion
10.4GB/Sec.
128MB

GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE Vertices per Second:
Fill Rate:
Operations per Second:
Memory Bandwidth:
Maximum Memory:

125 Million
4.4 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
1.12 Trillion
8.8GB/Sec.
128MB

GeForce4 Ti 4200 Vertices per Second:
w/ AGP 8X Fill Rate:
Operations per Second:
Memory Bandwidth:
Maximum Memory:

113 Million
4 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
1.03 Trillion
8GB/Sec.
128MB

GeForce4 Ti 4600 Vertices per Second:
Fill Rate:
Operations per Second:
Memory Bandwidth:
Maximum Memory:

136 Million
4.8 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
1.23 Trillion
10.4GB/Sec.
128MB

GeForce4 Ti 4400 Vertices per Second:
Fill Rate:
Operations per Second:
Memory Bandwidth:
Maximum Memory:

125 Million
4.4 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
1.12 Trillion
8.8GB/Sec.
128MB

GeForce4 Ti 4200 Vertices per Second:
Fill Rate:
Operations per Second:
Memory Bandwidth:
Maximum Memory:


113 Million
4 Billion AA Samples/Sec.
1.03 Trillion
up to 8GB/Sec.
128MB


Note: GeForce4 Ti 4800, GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE and GeForce4 Ti 4200 w/ AGP 8x are all AGP 8X products.


*NVIDIA supported specifications. Performance numbers are based on a specified clock speed.

Out of them which is best?
Aint the GeForce4 Ti4800 and Geforce4 Ti4600 just the same? Or am I seeing things?
 
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Kobold

Guest
Not easy to see with that overwiev, but where u got the info? might be some wrong writings etc ;)
 
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inuyasha

Guest
hehe

Originally posted by old.Eternal[EW]
INU!! you're supposed to do homework now :p

or come ingame hehe :D

your SO right :D

Im SUPPOSED to do homework now :D

thats why i have gotten 50+ posts on bw instead, lol

DAMN i suck at homeworking :rolleyes:
 
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Keri

Guest
I know of a couple of people who have the new GeForce FX on order. Personally, I think that's a severe case of overkill if the most you will be doing is playing DAoC or other MMO games, If you are going to be doing cinematic/video work, then it's a good card to get. I'm sick of people saying they are getting the latest card, just "because it's the best".
 
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Sneaks

Guest
If you want a GREAT gfx card at a low cost get an Albatron GeForce4 Ti4200P Turbo 128MB, I have this card and its AMAZING ive clocked it to just over Ti4600 standards with no problems at all. And at nearly half the price of a Ti4600 what have ya got to loose?
Anyways heres the site where I bought mine.

http://www.tekheads.co.uk/tekheads/index

Albatron ROCKS!
 

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