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Pale Horse
Skirmisher
posted 11-02-05 05:22 PM EDT (US)         
Now that I have the mods attention, please retitle and sticky.

Age of Empires 3 Benchmarks on a Variety of Graphics Cards


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raaman
Guest
posted 11-02-05 05:26 PM EDT (US)     1 / 97       
Clever

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raaman
Guest
posted 11-02-05 05:29 PM EDT (US)     2 / 97       
But I can't understand it

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Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-02-05 05:30 PM EDT (US)     3 / 97       
They may ban you anyway :-\

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Duan Xuan
Skirmisher
posted 11-03-05 00:00 AM EDT (US)     4 / 97       
I knew something was amiss when I saw your name beside the thread title.
Chris27
Skirmisher
posted 11-03-05 08:52 AM EDT (US)     5 / 97       
............grrrrrrr

ummm.......

what was wrong with my thread?

http://aoe3.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=11,26159,0,10

[This message has been edited by Chris27 (edited 11-03-2005 @ 08:57 AM).]

Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-03-05 04:39 PM EDT (US)     6 / 97       
In case you haven't noticed there is absolutely 0% mod activity in this topic section.

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Chris27
Skirmisher
posted 11-03-05 04:57 PM EDT (US)     7 / 97       
Sith
Skirmisher
posted 11-03-05 05:04 PM EDT (US)     8 / 97       
Heh, a cunning plan to grab my attention

I stuck this one over yours Chris, because it was more impartial - sorry.

Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-03-05 05:07 PM EDT (US)     9 / 97       
So stupid with all the other factors that you have to take into consideration.

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AnC_Ivo17
Skirmisher
posted 11-11-05 05:34 PM EDT (US)     10 / 97       
unstick this sticky thread!
No attention paid to it.

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fabiodovalle
Skirmisher
posted 11-19-05 02:40 AM EDT (US)     11 / 97       
alright, i am looking into buying this machine:
Dell Dimension E510 Series Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 650 w/HT Technology (3.4GHz,800FSB)
Memory 512MB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz (1x512M)
Video Card Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelator 950
Hard Drive 80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
CD ROM/DVD ROM Single Drive: 48x CD-RW / DVD-ROM Combo Drive

And i want to find out which video card should i buy to be able to play AoE3?
Thanks, and can you email me at fabiodovalle at gmail.com

[This message has been edited by fabiodovalle (edited 11-19-2005 @ 02:41 AM).]

Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-19-05 09:07 AM EDT (US)     12 / 97       
Instead go with the XPS 400

-1 gig 533 mhz memory
-6800 graphics card
-P4 3.2ghz processor.


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Peterman
Skirmisher
posted 11-19-05 11:41 AM EDT (US)     13 / 97       
I'm shopping for an XPS 400, too. I'm getting the gig of ram and already have a 6800gs to put into it... now i'm wondering about the processor. Which is better, getting the higher GHz processor with HT technology or getting the lower GHz with Dual Core technology? (3.2 GHz P4 w/ HT -or- 2.8 GHz Dual Core)
AnC_Ivo17
Skirmisher
posted 11-19-05 01:43 PM EDT (US)     14 / 97       
3.2ghz is better.

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lilshroom
Skirmisher
posted 11-19-05 03:47 PM EDT (US)     15 / 97       
I have the same system specs, so i went with a Nvidia GeForce MX 4000. You can get either a PCI version or AGP. in all respects, any graphics card that supports DIrectX 9.0 will do good with this game.
Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-19-05 05:07 PM EDT (US)     16 / 97       
Uhh ... no. PCI graphics cards have a very difficult time even opening AoE3, let alone playing it (I know from experience). Direct x9 is a barebone requirement. Half the G60 series won't play it that well.

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scipio_africanus
Skirmisher
posted 11-25-05 08:50 AM EDT (US)     17 / 97       
How does a Sapprire Radeon 9800 pro 128MB 470MHz core clock compare to a FX5200 128MB, and is it worth $40?

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Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-25-05 05:59 PM EDT (US)     18 / 97       
Upgrading to anything below the 6600GT or x1800xl is not worth it. Check my list for prices and alternate options in my signature.

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lilshroom
Skirmisher
posted 11-25-05 06:30 PM EDT (US)     19 / 97       
Interesting Brtn.... I just upgraded to a PCI graphics card and it kicks butt. no problem what so ever with the game.... hmm.... intresting
Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-25-05 06:49 PM EDT (US)     20 / 97       
Well then this is one of two things ...

-your definition of great is poor
-by PCI you infact mean PCI-express


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AnC_Ivo17
Skirmisher
posted 11-26-05 05:59 PM EDT (US)     21 / 97       
i have to add to brtnboarder's comment
or
- u r playing AOE2-AOK

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Neon_Blue
Skirmisher
posted 11-28-05 07:45 PM EDT (US)     22 / 97       
Radeon 9250 might run Aoe3 for PCI. 256 MB, I know that doesn't matter a whole lot, but it is the best PCI card. What I'm looking to slip into for $65. Core's clocked pretty decent too, 325 mhz I think.

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Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-28-05 08:31 PM EDT (US)     23 / 97       
O_O You are joking right?

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Pale Horse
Skirmisher
posted 11-29-05 12:09 PM EDT (US)     24 / 97       
Here are some screens from an ATI Radeon 9250 PCI 256 MB

Screen 1
Screen 2
Screen 3


NOOB'XPERT wannabe
Brtnboarder495
Skirmisher
posted 11-29-05 04:57 PM EDT (US)     25 / 97       
Heh, hard to believe nevertheless I'm going to trust ya. FPS please? That's really what makes or breaks a video card.

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