Video card

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Travis King, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Travis King

    Travis King Guest

    If you had an NVIDIA GeForce FX5500, how was/is your experience with it in
    Vista? Is the card slow for Aero Glass or does it do fine? At what
    resolutions does it start to get slow if it's not right off the bat?
    Thanks.
     
    Travis King, Mar 12, 2006
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  2. At the moment, you won't really get "fast" because Vista isn't optimised.
    However, if you check out the Nvidia website here, there are Forceware
    available for the 5308 build - just select your model and have a look.

    www.nvidia.com

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 13, 2006
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  3. Travis;
    I have that card, a gift from someone who wanted to be sure I had a card to
    test Windows Vista.
    I have the resolution is set to 1024 x 768 and 32 bit color.

    It seems to work well with the new drivers that Zack refers.
    I have not tried other resolutions as of yet.

    I currently have Build 5308, I never had good drivers in the previous build.

    FS 2004 seems to work well.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Mar 13, 2006
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  4. Travis King

    Travis King Guest

    I'll be running the card at around 1280x1024 most of the time.
     
    Travis King, Mar 13, 2006
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  5. Travis King

    Travis King Guest

    Zack, I bet you're thinking in the back of your mind that my questions are
    repititious, since you've addressed a similar question before, but I'm
    trying to get more opinions because if I get lots of people saying the
    FX5500 worked fine with them, I will likely get one, but if I get people
    that say it runs slower than it should with it, then I'll get something
    better, but I'd just not like to spend a lot more money for a better video
    card if Aero Glass will run almost if not just as well on a cheaper card.
    I'm also keeping an eye on GeForce 6200's, 6600's, and 6800's on ebay if I
    can snag one cheap enough. I will make sure that I get a video card with
    256MB of VRAM.
     
    Travis King, Mar 13, 2006
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  6. Travis King

    Travis King Guest

    I won an NVIDIA GeForce FX5600 tonight.
     
    Travis King, Mar 13, 2006
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  7. Travis;
    Well it is now elementary.
    You use it regardless what anyone else thinks and decide if it fits your
    needs.
    Congratulations.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Mar 13, 2006
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  8. Travis King

    Guest Guest

    Travis, don't get any sub-x500 NVIDIA cards. They just don't deliver
    well in Aero Glass, espcially for resolutions starting from 1280 x 768.

    GF 6600 is a good starting point in my opinion, for those resolutions.

    5xxx is good for 1024 x 768 and up to 1280 x 768

    I say this because you got to count the reality, not the jsut the
    fantasy. Running Aero Glass on 30 FPS, so what? What about thw
    WPF-hungry programs?

    Think of WPF programs as DirectX games, but just a little bit less
    hungry than Doom III or whatever hit game that's out there.

    regards.
     
    Guest, Mar 13, 2006
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  9. Travis King

    Guest Guest

    Congratulations!
     
    Guest, Mar 13, 2006
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  10. Nooo of course not :eek:) It's just that at the moment, I don't know a single
    person who's got Glass running perfectly and it being so smooth yet - it
    will end up being fixed, it's just a performance thingy.

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 13, 2006
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  11. Seems to work okay for me at the moment, 3.2Ghz HT P4, ATI X800XT card, 2Gb
    fast RAM.
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    Tekguru (Daron Brewood), Mar 13, 2006
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  12. Travis King

    Travis King Guest

    I believe it will fit my needs. (And if not, I only have myself to blame.)
    The most gaming I do is Quake 3 Arena, and my current NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti200
    does that very well as it is - even at 1600x1200 at the highest quality.
    (The maximum my monitor supports.) It does get just a bit on the shaky side
    at 1600x1200 at the highest quality when you're around LOTS of reflections.
    It runs very smooth at 1024x768 no matter how much reflection is going on
    the screen. That card has a fill rate of 700 versus the 1300 the FX5600
    has. While I don't expect graphics performance to double, I do expect a
    noticeable increase. (Perhaps I will be able to run at 1600x1200 with no
    slow-downs.)
     
    Travis King, Mar 13, 2006
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