Thread: 9550 for half life
November 20th, 2004, 01:42 AM #1
9550 for half life 2
hi , i might be going for Asus 9550/GE card which is 250/400 and the review on the internet says it is value-for-money card and they got a average about 36 fps at 800x600res high quality ( Doom 3 ) and 30fps in far cry - 800x600 resolution maximum quality . this card is pretty cheap over here ( i'm in India ) i wish i am in us so i can get xfx 6600GT easily . that is not possible .
so i am asking you guys if this one will run Half Life 2 smoothly and will it work smoothly in 800x600 high quality? i can get Asus 9600XT but i dont want to waste a lot of money on that since i am not a heavy gamer anymore....
thanks in advance
Last edited by broar94; November 20th, 2004 at 01:55 AM.
November 20th, 2004, 01:56 AM #2
November 20th, 2004, 02:52 AM #3
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Assuming its the 128 bit edition, it should be fine for half life 2 as the game is very flexible with different types of hardware you have. There's a review on Anandtech on performance of different video cards playing half life 2. Even a old old gforce 4 mx can pull out decent fps.
November 20th, 2004, 04:01 AM #4
November 20th, 2004, 04:05 AM #5
People are over estimating the system requirements used by HL2, the engine is coded so well that I can play it on my GeForce2MX perfectly smooth ( on the lowest res, textures etc. of course ) so that card will do fine.sporkey _ at _ gmail _ dot _ com
November 20th, 2004, 04:45 AM #6
yeah decent FPS with very bad image quality . i wouldnt like to play the game with that card ( yep i have geforce 4 mx 440 at the moment ) which is why , i am looking to upgrade my graphics card . do you think WoW requires high-end graphics card ?
November 20th, 2004, 05:21 AM #7
I play @ 1200x1024 everything on high and the FPS rarely drops below 20, most of the time hovering in the mid 30's and always very playable. That is with a 9600np which is about equivalent or less powerfull than a 9550.
November 21st, 2004, 10:33 PM #8Originally Posted by broar94
No WoW does not, i've played it on my GeForce 2 as well.sporkey _ at _ gmail _ dot _ com
November 22nd, 2004, 07:25 AM #9Originally Posted by bombledmonk
thats unbelieveable . what sort of games do you play ? played ur half life 2 , doom 3 ??
btw, thats very good news to me!
November 22nd, 2004, 07:30 AM #10
can you please post your card speeds ( core/mem ) ? the one which i am looking for is having 250/400 ( core/mem ) .. should I go for 9600np then if this is too low ? and over-clocking potential of this card is none ( thats what i heard )
November 22nd, 2004, 07:57 AM #11
i have a Gigabyte Radeon 9550
I use the Omega Drivers which allow overclocking...i have it running
i had a score of 3480 in 3d2k3 (overclocked) can't remember how high...
also i played Doom3 fine, not sure the settings..used the default settings I guess...and also play NFSU2 well also...
it's a good card and overclocks well, i am looking into getting a Zalman Heatpipe or Giant II or III for it ...comes with a dinky little HS....
November 22nd, 2004, 09:03 AM #12
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Plain 9600 is 325/200 core/RAM, 9550 is 250/200. SE versions use the same frequencies, but with 64-bit RAM for halved throughput.
November 23rd, 2004, 07:34 AM #13
damn guys! i am really really annoyed . the card ( asus 9550GE ) is not available anymore. crap man .. everytime i deal with buying of graphics card, it always turns out to be bad day!!!!!
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