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    The Radeon 9800 will beable to handle Doom III pretty well, if you have a fairly fast system (2.4 GHz+). You can see in the review that Persian Imortal had a link to, that the 9700 scored fairly well compared to the newer cards in places where the resolution and quaity are at about mid level. Another reason i wouldnt be to worried is becuase Id knows that not everyone has a P4C 3.2 with a 5900 Ultra, so the game should be scalable. I was reading a review in PCG about Half Life 2, and they said that the game will be able to play on a PIII TNT2 system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homeworld1031tx
    they said that the game will be able to play on a PIII TNT2 system.
    It won't, trust me. UT2K3 don't run on it either then imagine those new ones..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    It won't, trust me. UT2K3 don't run on it either then imagine those new ones..
    640x480 / Low Details ?:?:
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    If you run a game with a machine which is close to the minimum specs you will have a very bad experience. Don't expect to run HL2 or Doom3 on a P3 with a TNT or GF2 (or MX) card and have it looking even remotely nice. If you turn off all the effects and run it at 640x480 you will get an ugly slideshow.

    It's not just the CPU and graphics card either. If you have minimal RAM and a slow hard drive you will see a lot of loading and pauses in-game. Save yourself the disappointment and either avoid these games until you can afford a better system, or save up now and buy some good 2nd-hand hardware when the games reach the market. Everyone will be madly upgrading for the games so you can pick up a 9700/Pro very cheaply at that time, not to mention a good CPU/motherboard/RAM package.

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    Think my system will be up to the task ? (HL2 / Doom3) :?:
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    Hope so, ´cause mine´s about the same, except the vidcard....;)

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    same here, kinda similar system...but I've got a Ti4200 instead of a 9700 pro
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    It seems sooner or later PC parts maufacturers and Game manufacturers are going to burn out the market at the rate. I mean, my comp (see sig) isnt that fast, but its a lot faster than a good portion of potential buyers out there. It seems that the marketing strategy of producing high performace demanding games so that people will constantly upgrade their comps is gonna burn out. I mean, back only about a year ago, games like Ghost Recon had graphics that were resonably good, and could run on any PC. Now companies are just putting out high quality eye candy that kills most machines. I know alot of my friends are getting disgusted and moving to console games because there is no lock ups aor and problems at all, and the game will look like it does on the back of the box. It all just seems stupid to me. Maybe game producers should focus on game play instead of graphics, my friend just got Vice City for the PC, and he can barely play it, so all those extra polygons and the sea bed they added really means nothing. Ah well, its a little off topic, but its been on my mind. : peace2: , Mista K6
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    I completely agree with you Mista K6. Just think of the X-box, a complete machine for the price of 200$ and smooth as silk gameplay even at more graphic dense scenes. Most of the eye-candy I can't even notice unless I pause the games and look closer. Anyway all I can play with my Radeon 340M IGP is CS and sports games so I'm kinda out of gamers market atm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    I know alot of my friends are getting disgusted and moving to console games because there is no lock ups aor and problems at all
    I never experience any lockups on my games running with detonator drivers, just keep your drivers up to date and it shouldn't be any probs. Latest game patches is also very important.


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