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11-29-2007 05:33 PM  9 years agoPost 1
maller

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I’m looking to replace my PC and want a video card that will run well with Phoenix. Any thoughts about the ones below? I’m trying to keep my overall cost down, so these are my only choices.

The only thing I know is that I should stay away from the first one, since it’s an integrated card.

-NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Integrated Graphics GPU
-128MB ATI Radeon X130
-256MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro
-256MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT

Thanks.



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11-29-2007 08:18 PM  9 years agoPost 2
WJackson

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Do believe Phoenix recommends 256 video memory, i ran it on a laptop that had 128 and it ran fine for about 45minutes, then would lock up.I'm sure a computer guy will post soon though.

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11-29-2007 09:00 PM  9 years agoPost 3
maller

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Thanks. Currently, I'm running Phoenix on a desktop with a lowgrade card. It runs OK, but the graphics aren't too sharp. So, I guess I'm wondering which of these cards I should get to make it run great.



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11-29-2007 09:03 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Synergy

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Phoenix seems to run on pretty much anything, but if you're looking for top-quality resolution, antialiasing, etc then I think an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVidia FX6800 or above would be fine.

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11-30-2007 10:19 AM  9 years agoPost 5
deiniolpook

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maller

I started a thread about graphics cards for Phoenix just the other day!!
The card that everyone seemed to agree would work quite well is the ATI Radeon x1650, this is the card I'll be getting very soon.
and yes you are very right do stay away from intergrated graphics cards they just dont have the horsepower to deliver decent consistent graphics, it's the reason why I'm upgrading mine.
before you purchase a new card what wattage PSU does your PC have?
you don't want to add a reasonable graphics card to your system if your PSU cant handle it.
your PC may well switch on and appear to run ok but when under load (ie. running Phoenix) you could experience frequent crashes if your PSU is not coping.

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11-30-2007 02:23 PM  9 years agoPost 6
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Hi All,

I went with the GeForce 5200 with 256 MB. It works great on my six year old, cheapo, AMD 1.4 Ghz machine. The nice thing about this card is that it only requires a 250 Watt power supply -- which is what I had. Oh, and it's available from Amazon.com for 59 US.

Cudos to Phoenix for making a sim that will run on a six year old computer and one of the cheapest graphics cards out there.

Good luck to you and keep 'em flying.
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