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mediasaurus
08-23-06, 10:48 PM
I'm looking for a card that meets the following criteria:

1. agp (I know I know, we can talk about PCI Express's superiority in another thread, I'm not in a place to buy a new system)
2. plays Unreal Tournament 2004 at 1920x1200, more or less maxed out
3. has room to grow into UT 2007 (doesn't necessarily have to max out but should be able to play at 1920x1200
4. can hook up a Dell 2407 at 1920x1200 via DVI and a Viewsonic VX900 at 1280x1024 via DVI or VGA (wasn't sure if I need dual-link dvi for this, my Quadro FX 1000 doesn't seem to be able to do it)

Thanks guys!

mediasaurus
08-27-06, 03:23 AM
Okay, so I solved the multi monitor problem. Turns out the Quadro can do both and I don't need dual-link dvi.

Which of these cards would play UT2004 maxed out at 1920x1200?

Geforce 6800 base/GT/Ultra
Geforce 7600 GS
Geforce 7800 GS

darkrider01
08-27-06, 07:35 PM
If you are going to dump money into another AGP card, buy the best and probably last great AGP card - the 7800GS. A friend of mine just got one and he loves it to death. As to whether or not any AGP card will play UT2004 at 1920x1200, with everything maxed and decent fps, I can not say. But at least with the 7800GS, you have the best that AGP has to offer. Also, if the 7800GS won't do it, then you're looking at a new system :(

mediasaurus
08-28-06, 02:21 PM
Thanks for hittin me back darkrider. I was thinking 7800gs (actually just got scammed on ebay on a Gainward 7800gs+ :thumbdwn: ). I figured UT2004 didn't have quite as stringent requirements as say FEAR or Oblivion so I wasn't sure if someone was gonna tell me a 7800gs was overkill.

Bman212121
08-30-06, 11:58 AM
I figured UT2004 didn't have quite as stringent requirements as say FEAR or Oblivion so I wasn't sure if someone was gonna tell me a 7800gs was overkill.

There is NO such thing as 0verkill. :) (we'll see if anyone gets that reference)
Just because a 6800GT can run 1024 x 768 max settings and 4x AA 8x AF @90fps doesn't mean you don't need a 7800GS. There are some maps that when you walk outside the frames go through the floor.