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Lt. Commander
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# 31
04-24-2010, 08:54 PM
Minor self-correction. G92 was the original 9800GTX, not G90. And I agree, the lower power and cooler running are big benefits on their own.
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# 32
04-25-2010, 02:19 AM
That old G92 has held up pretty well, considering. I'm running at 1920x1200 with full details on a GTS250.
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# 33
04-28-2010, 11:22 AM
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That old G92 has held up pretty well, considering. I'm running at 1920x1200 with full details on a GTS250.
Expect yet another refresh of it because of that. Lots of older cards hold up well with this game, doesn't mean I'm going to go out and buy them. I buy a new card for new features and new performance. Buying a GTS250 is a great purchase if you didn't own a 9800GT or 9800GTX before it, or even an 8800 series card. If you did, you screwed yourself terribly thinking it was a new card over 9800 series. Nvidia made a bunch o money on that little "mistake" because a lot of people thought exactly that. And G92 was a barely refreshed G80, a chip that came out 4 generations ago.

When you buy a GTS250 or GT330 based card right now, your buying 4 generation old technology that only runs cooler then the generation it came from, but has the almost exact same feature set. Dx10.1 and Dx11 are out of the question, and GPGPU compute is highly limited and barely functional on that generation.
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# 34
05-11-2010, 03:21 AM
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That old G92 has held up pretty well, considering. I'm running at 1920x1200 with full details on a GTS250.
8800GT > G92


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Originally Posted by the_moshpit View Post
Expect yet another refresh of it because of that. Lots of older cards hold up well with this game, doesn't mean I'm going to go out and buy them. I buy a new card for new features and new performance. Buying a GTS250 is a great purchase if you didn't own a 9800GT or 9800GTX before it, or even an 8800 series card. If you did, you screwed yourself terribly thinking it was a new card over 9800 series. Nvidia made a bunch o money on that little "mistake" because a lot of people thought exactly that. And G92 was a barely refreshed G80, a chip that came out 4 generations ago.

When you buy a GTS250 or GT330 based card right now, your buying 4 generation old technology that only runs cooler then the generation it came from, but has the almost exact same feature set. Dx10.1 and Dx11 are out of the question, and GPGPU compute is highly limited and barely functional on that generation.

Come forth GTX470 (or remake like 8800GTS - 8800GT)
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# 35
05-17-2010, 06:05 PM
FWIW I still run an 8800 Ultra (from circa 2007), and STO runs fine at 1600x1050, 4xAA, and most settings on High.

The only time it gets laggy is in really crowded battles with lots of explosions going on like SB24, but I don't know if that's video or server lag.
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