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Offline Admiral Nelson

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GPU recommendations for FSO
Goober suggested I post this question here.  My current GPU (8800 Ultra) seems to be on its way out, with periodic crashing and the requirement to underclock it for it to run in a stable manner.  Given that FSO is what I play most often I wanted to solicit an informed opinion on what GPU would be the most appropriate to replace it with. I have a Q9550 CPU with 8 GB of RAM installed.  I figured an nVidia Ti 560 of some sort would be the most logical replacement given the issues I have read about with Radeon boards and FSO.
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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
Well, not all (or even a majority of) the Radeons cause issues. It's only older models that aren't really supported by the drivers that get shafted, or ones that you can't really buy anymore. A 5k or 6k series card should definitely be OK.
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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
I'm dealing with some kind of issue right now with my GTX 460, I was searching for a solution when I noticed this thread.

I played FSO 2 years ago with a Radeon and it worked great and now that I've been dealing with random crashes with the 460 I'm thinking about going back to Radeon.

 

Offline LHN91

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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
Currently running a Radeon 4870, it's been fairly good with FSO. Before that I ran a Geforce 9800 GT. Also worked fine with FSO. I'd probably get a radeon, but that's at least as much because I'm a bit of an AMD fanboy as it is because of relative quality, but admittedly, historically NVidia has had better openGL support.

 

Offline Admiral Nelson

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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
Hmm, thanks for the inputs, guys.  I suppose I am still leaning to an nVidia 560Ti.  This 8800 Ultra has worked great for years now, so I'd hope to get something that can last as long.
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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
I'm still sticking to my 8800 GT (slightly overclocked) and it's running FSO (and Crysis 2 e.g.) like a charm. Gonna buy a complete new machine when the next GPU versions are out.
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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
Yeah, if I wasn't worried that this board will give up the ghost entirely I'd wait too.
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Offline LHN91

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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
Would have held on to my 9800 GT too had the situation not warranted a swap (Needed a graphics card for a budget build for a friend, and the 4870 was only 50 bucks Canadian used, and was subjectively better than the 9800GT, so I kept the 4870.)

 

Offline AV8R

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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
Since FSOpen is OpenGL driven (for the most part), has anyone tried using an AMD/ATI FirePro series card? I know they're more for professional use but the OpenGL driver optimizations for these cards far exceeds the "gaming" cards out there (which are more DirectX optimized). I got a FirePro V4800 from a friend who recently bought a new high-end PC (the V4800 came with it). He wanted to put some other nVidia card in the PC so I got his "cast off" (pretty nice - for a cast off).

Anyway, I soon plan build a new Intel "Sandy Bridge" processor-based gaming rig and use this FirePro V4800 as the video card. I'll let everyone know how well it works with FSOpen when I get it all together (should have it done by December).

Specs on the AMD/ATI V4800:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstation/graphics/ati-firepro-3d/v4800/Pages/v4800.aspx#2

 
Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
Don't let FSO be your deciding factor in which graphics card you buy!
FSO is fine with any current generation card from either manufacturer, you wont regret anything past a 58xx or a 480 really.
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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
Don't let FSO be your deciding factor in which graphics card you buy!
FSO is fine with any current generation card from either manufacturer, you wont regret anything past a 58xx or a 480 really.

See my post again - FSOpen was not my deciding factor, a free professional-grade video card was! ;)

Anyway, most of the video games I play are ported to, or can do, OpenGL graphics (I'm partial to older space-combat sims). That's the only reason why I mentioned it. Since I really don't have a lot of DirectX-based games an OpenGL-optimized card like this fits the bill for me (but that's my situation - YMMV).

I was really just curious to see if others have tried FSOpen with a FirePro-based video card, that's all.

 
Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
I was talking to the OP.
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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
I got GTX 560 Ti  and i'm happy with it, just ran BF3 on Ultra without any problem, same as FSO
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Re: GPU recommendations for FSO
I was talking to the OP.

Wow. Sorry. My bad.