On graphics cards (was: Re: ATi graphics cards)

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Wed Jun 1 16:13:42 UTC 2005

> You don't necessarily need hard numbers, just look at the two and decide
> what you think is better or worse.

Yes, but the problem is that I doubt computer stores will let me take
half dozen cards home, try them all, and chose the one I like most ! :-/
Would be nice though. :-)
So I need numbers beforehand, to buy the most appropriate from the
It's not like Linux distro that you can try at will until you eventually
realize that Ubuntu is the best ;o) :o)))

> If you get 120 FPS instead of 60, so
> you pay double the price for the card, but you can't actually tell the
> difference between the two, obviously there's not much point.

Well, the higher the number, the more I can up all the rendering options
in X-Plane, texture resolution, number of objects, visibility, rain,
various effects...
Obviously, my eyes are plenty happy enough with about 15 FPS.  But the
higher the cards number, the more I can afford to improve the image
rendering for a fixed 15FPS !  :o)))

But obviously, once I am happy with the rendering of the image, and I
have at least 15FPS, then there is no point using a more powerful card,
it will only cost more electricity/money and worsen the global
pollution&warming, not very nice.


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