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Kain
08-08-04, 03:39 PM
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Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
AlienRespawn: Alienware® Respawn Recovery Kit
Chassis: Alienware® Bot Chassis with 270 Watt Ultra-Quiet Power Supply
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 540 w/ HT Technology 3.2GHz 1MB Cache
Motherboard: Alienware® PCI Express Motherboard with Intel® 915 Chipset
Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR PC-3200 SDRAM at 400MHz - 2 x 512MB
Video Card: ATI RADEON™ X600 XT PCI Express 128MB DDR w/Digital and TV Out
System Drive: High Performance - Serial ATA - 120GB Seagate® Barracuda 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache
Optical Drive: Lite-On 16x DVD / 52x32x52x CD-RW Drive
Removable Storage : 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS High Definition 7.1 Surround
Network Connection: Integrated High Performance Intel® Ethernet Adapter
Display One: NEC 19" CRT Flat Screen MultiSync FE991SB - Black
Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia™ Ultra 5.1 500-Watt Speakers
Keyboard: Microsoft® Multimedia Keyboard - Space Black
Mouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 - USB - Space Black
Alienware Exclusive Offers: Gamespot Complete - Free 90-day Trial (a $20.85 value)
Alienware Exclusive Offers: 10% off your next EB Games online purchase
Benchmark Software: 3DMark®03 Standard Edition
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware® Mousepad (a $14.95 value)

Sazar
08-08-04, 03:45 PM
it'll probably be ok @ 1024x768 @ med settings tops...

best results == dropping res below that... perhaps 800x600 @ high?

the gfx == 9600xt with higher clocks m8... no super performance boost there...

-=DVS=-
08-08-04, 03:49 PM
How will this computer handle Doom 3

Poorly.

Kain
08-08-04, 03:50 PM
Which is the better graphics card, the ATI RADEON X600 XT PCI Express 128MB DDR or the NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5750 PCI Express 128MB DDR?

jAkUp
08-08-04, 05:15 PM
x600xt by a longshot

Sazar
08-08-04, 05:31 PM
x600xt by a longshot

really?

I thought the performance should be similar with the x600 up by a bit?

:confused:

jAkUp
08-08-04, 05:55 PM
I read a few comparision reviews... and the x600xt completely dominated it in most games.. unsure about doom3 though....

Kev1
08-09-04, 01:09 AM
Honestly, that computer is so powerful that any shortcomings in the video card would be overcome. Heck, on my computer Im playing Doom3 at 1024 x 768, high settings, smooth as silk :)

Thats kickass computer. You can upgrade the video card in the future :)

Kain
08-09-04, 06:10 AM
Thanks!

jAkUp
08-09-04, 09:27 AM
These are quite dramatic:

http://www.vr-zone.com/reviews/Albatron/5750/ut2k4-1024.gif

http://www.vr-zone.com/reviews/Albatron/5750/ut2k4-1600.gif

http://www.vr-zone.com/reviews/Albatron/5750/splinter-1024.gif

http://www.vr-zone.com/reviews/Albatron/5750/tomb-1024.gif

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=1074&s=1

stncttr908
08-09-04, 07:18 PM
Hold out until some top of the line PCI-Express cards hit the market. There is no sense on wasting money on a sub-par card with a new interface.

-=DVS=-
08-09-04, 07:48 PM
Why would you pay top bucks for ok cpu and low end graphics card ? you want gameing pc go with AMD 64 and X800 or 6800 , or wait for better PCIE support.

FastM
08-10-04, 02:00 AM
Why would you pay top bucks for ok cpu and low end graphics card ? you want gameing pc go with AMD 64 and X800 or 6800 , or wait for better PCIE support.

I agree, looks more like a photo editing/rendering system than a gaming one.

Heavyd
08-11-04, 07:10 PM
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Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
AlienRespawn: Alienware® Respawn Recovery Kit
Chassis: Alienware® Bot Chassis with 270 Watt Ultra-Quiet Power Supply
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 540 w/ HT Technology 3.2GHz 1MB Cache
Motherboard: Alienware® PCI Express Motherboard with Intel® 915 Chipset
Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR PC-3200 SDRAM at 400MHz - 2 x 512MB
Video Card: ATI RADEON™ X600 XT PCI Express 128MB DDR w/Digital and TV Out
System Drive: High Performance - Serial ATA - 120GB Seagate® Barracuda 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache
Optical Drive: Lite-On 16x DVD / 52x32x52x CD-RW Drive
Removable Storage : 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS High Definition 7.1 Surround
Network Connection: Integrated High Performance Intel® Ethernet Adapter
Display One: NEC 19" CRT Flat Screen MultiSync FE991SB - Black
Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia™ Ultra 5.1 500-Watt Speakers
Keyboard: Microsoft® Multimedia Keyboard - Space Black
Mouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 - USB - Space Black
Alienware Exclusive Offers: Gamespot Complete - Free 90-day Trial (a $20.85 value)
Alienware Exclusive Offers: 10% off your next EB Games online purchase
Benchmark Software: 3DMark®03 Standard Edition
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware® Mousepad (a $14.95 value)

Your Computer will be able to run it very well, if you didn't by a really poor video card, my brothers p4 2.4ghz with 1 gb Ddr400 and 9800 pro 128 can run at high in 1024 decently, in your case, a 3.2 with a 9800pro would do fine, you probably can do 800 high or 1024 medium

Gator
08-11-04, 09:02 PM
That system looks beautiful. The X600 video cards isn't that bad, it's just not the best. If you can afford to spend just a little bit more, get an X800 series instead. But if that's gonna go over yoru budget, then the X600 should be more than sufficient to handle Doom3 at least at 1024x768

I should mention though, you're spending too much money on that Alienware system. Alienware always charges a premium. You would be much better off shopping from http://www.newegg.com and building a top of the line Athlon64 PC with GF6800 or X800 video card for less money total

aaahhh52
08-11-04, 09:22 PM
and whats up with that 270 watt psu??

Gator
08-11-04, 09:24 PM
and whats up with that 270 watt psu??

yikes! That IS underpowered! :retard:

ynnek
08-11-04, 10:47 PM
wait for the newer PCI-E vid cards.

jAkUp
08-12-04, 02:11 AM
Intel recommends a PSU with a 12v of 19A on any of the new boards

de><ta
08-12-04, 09:14 AM
My friend has a similiar system (not alienware) Pentium 4 @ 2.8ghz, same ammount of ram and a x600xt.

On Doom 3 @ 1024X high setting he gets between 30 and 35 fps.

tvlad
08-12-04, 06:33 PM
Well, on my 2500@3200+ Barton, 512Mb 400mhz ram at 2.5-3-3-11 and an Ati 9600 Xt at 500 core and 650 memory, i'm running doom3 at 1024x768 @ high quality, i'd say i get around 25 or so fps, it usually moves a bit sluggish when i enter a bigger area, then it all goes smoothly :D

I did enable the aplication selected AF in the drivers and there was no need to add AF 8 in the doomcfg, since at highquality twas already there.

I'm thinking if i'd raise my card @ 550 and 750, at which it works, i think i'll be able to play without a hitch. Oh, and i'm on 4.7 Catalyst.

Btw, could someone tell me the command switch to show ingame fps ? i'm actually curious as to my exact fps :D

tvlad
08-14-04, 10:22 AM
I've extracted the pak files and placed them in the base folder. Now it's really going smooth, no more initial stuttering at first in larger areas.

And i've made my mind, i'll dld Cat 4.9, maybe i'll get 1-2 frames more, what's the point to wait for newer drivers, if i'll have finished doom 3 by then.