Commander
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 369
# 11
01-21-2013, 09:16 PM
Honestly, either of those cards should play STO fine. STO does show bias towards nVidia however, and quite a few other new releases do as well, so that would favor an nVidia card as well.

As far as what kind of power you need to run STO....I'm running a 5 year old 9600GT over clocked and STO plays at 35+ FPS in almost every zone with everything maxed except AA (2x) and the Occlusion thing at 1080HD (1920X1080). Some particle effects cause intermittent lag in ground environments, but no problems in space except for the bright light patches in Borg events. Sure 35+ FPS isn't exactly stellar, but its more than sufficient. So, STO is not exactly a system killer, and whatever you pick should do you just fine.

Note: STO ship battles are SPECTACULAR on a 50" LED with a good surround system.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 494
# 12
01-21-2013, 10:40 PM
Please note that the 310.90 driver is having issues with the heads of NPC flickering in dialogs and on maps. Thankfully since we get frequent driver updates, a rollback to v304 works fine.
1hr of work @NYS Min Wage 7.25 = 725 Zen
725 x 102 (or current exchange rate) DL = 73950 DL <- can you earn that per hour in game?

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Ensign
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 8
Hey gang! I would appreciate if someone could give me a technical explanation of the difference between these two cards and a layman / moron explanation. Your input will be greatly appreciated.
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