Is my graphics card good enough?
I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics card and was wondering if this is good enough for 3DVision?

I tried looking on NVidias website, but couldn't even find the graphics card on there.
I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics card and was wondering if this is good enough for 3DVision?



I tried looking on NVidias website, but couldn't even find the graphics card on there.

#1
Posted 05/17/2010 01:18 PM   
[quote name='deathhill3' post='1057075' date='May 17 2010, 09:18 AM']I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics card and was wondering if this is good enough for 3DVision?

I tried looking on NVidias website, but couldn't even find the graphics card on there.[/quote]
No it isn't.

The minimum that you can get by with todays games is GTS250 SLI or possibly GTX260. GTX260 will run Metro 2033, Resident Evil 5, Batman Arkham Asylum...etc... at medium settings and 720p ~30 frames per second (per eye). And those are the games you want 3D vision for.

If your CPU is good enough is another question you should ask... :)
[quote name='deathhill3' post='1057075' date='May 17 2010, 09:18 AM']I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT230 graphics card and was wondering if this is good enough for 3DVision?



I tried looking on NVidias website, but couldn't even find the graphics card on there.

No it isn't.



The minimum that you can get by with todays games is GTS250 SLI or possibly GTX260. GTX260 will run Metro 2033, Resident Evil 5, Batman Arkham Asylum...etc... at medium settings and 720p ~30 frames per second (per eye). And those are the games you want 3D vision for.



If your CPU is good enough is another question you should ask... :)

#2
Posted 05/17/2010 02:09 PM   
2x gts250 is much faster than a gtx285. At 600mhz,2x g92 is faster than a gtx280.... I clock gts250 sli at 800mhz... These old chips have brutal texture perfomance. Metro is flawless in 720p high!
2x gts250 is much faster than a gtx285. At 600mhz,2x g92 is faster than a gtx280.... I clock gts250 sli at 800mhz... These old chips have brutal texture perfomance. Metro is flawless in 720p high!

#3
Posted 05/17/2010 02:12 PM   
[quote name='tritosine' post='1057102' date='May 17 2010, 10:12 AM']2x gts250 is much faster than a gtx285. At 600mhz,2x g92 is faster than a gtx280.... I clock gts250 sli at 800mhz... These old chips have brutal texture perfomance. Metro is flawless in 720p high![/quote]
Agreed. However a single GTS250 isn't good enough to run 3D vision alone. So GTS250 SLI is a pretty cheap solution to get decent 3D vision performance...
[quote name='tritosine' post='1057102' date='May 17 2010, 10:12 AM']2x gts250 is much faster than a gtx285. At 600mhz,2x g92 is faster than a gtx280.... I clock gts250 sli at 800mhz... These old chips have brutal texture perfomance. Metro is flawless in 720p high!

Agreed. However a single GTS250 isn't good enough to run 3D vision alone. So GTS250 SLI is a pretty cheap solution to get decent 3D vision performance...

#4
Posted 05/17/2010 02:15 PM   
[quote name='disolitude' post='1057099' date='May 17 2010, 03:09 PM']If your CPU is good enough is another question you should ask... :)[/quote]

I think it is, its an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, 2.50 GHz
[quote name='disolitude' post='1057099' date='May 17 2010, 03:09 PM']If your CPU is good enough is another question you should ask... :)



I think it is, its an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, 2.50 GHz

#5
Posted 05/17/2010 02:19 PM   
The thing is , anything you can play with a 9800gt (EVERYTHING), you can play it with gts250 SLI in 3d @ 720p, full settings.
The thing is , anything you can play with a 9800gt (EVERYTHING), you can play it with gts250 SLI in 3d @ 720p, full settings.

#6
Posted 05/17/2010 02:54 PM   
[quote name='tritosine' post='1057128' date='May 17 2010, 10:54 AM']The thing is , anything you can play with a 9800gt (EVERYTHING), you can play it with gts250 SLI in 3d @ 720p, full settings.[/quote]
Lets not go crazy here...gts250 sli will not run every game maxed out on 720p. I mean, it will but your frame rate will dip to unplayable levels for some games.

I have a hard time keeping 20 frames per second per eye in Crysis Warhead maxed out using overclocked GTX260 SLI with 3D vision. Granted I am running it at 1766x992 and not 720p but I really doubt GTS250 can do any better even at lower resolution.

Metro 2033, Gears of War, Just Cause 2...all dip under 30 frames per second when everything is turned maxed out. Anything sub 30 is considered unplayable to me.

GTS250 sli is a great budget solution but I wouldn't expect it to be able to run many of the newer and upcoming games maxed out at any resolution at a stable frame rate.
[quote name='tritosine' post='1057128' date='May 17 2010, 10:54 AM']The thing is , anything you can play with a 9800gt (EVERYTHING), you can play it with gts250 SLI in 3d @ 720p, full settings.

Lets not go crazy here...gts250 sli will not run every game maxed out on 720p. I mean, it will but your frame rate will dip to unplayable levels for some games.



I have a hard time keeping 20 frames per second per eye in Crysis Warhead maxed out using overclocked GTX260 SLI with 3D vision. Granted I am running it at 1766x992 and not 720p but I really doubt GTS250 can do any better even at lower resolution.



Metro 2033, Gears of War, Just Cause 2...all dip under 30 frames per second when everything is turned maxed out. Anything sub 30 is considered unplayable to me.



GTS250 sli is a great budget solution but I wouldn't expect it to be able to run many of the newer and upcoming games maxed out at any resolution at a stable frame rate.

#7
Posted 05/17/2010 03:12 PM   
[quote name='deathhill3' post='1057108' date='May 17 2010, 03:19 PM']I think it is, its an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, 2.50 GHz[/quote]

an overclock wouldn't hurt. Also if you don't want a crap experience don't use crap cards.
[quote name='deathhill3' post='1057108' date='May 17 2010, 03:19 PM']I think it is, its an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, 2.50 GHz



an overclock wouldn't hurt. Also if you don't want a crap experience don't use crap cards.

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#8
Posted 05/17/2010 09:28 PM   
metro 2033, you can count on one hand how often it will sink below 25. I know only 2 now.

crysis, no 3d game, upcoming cryengine supports consoles, gts250 laughs at current consoles.

gears of war, Unreal engine3, nvidia game, runs mighty good on 8800.

Just cause 2, IDK.

The thing is GTS250 is woefully close to GTX260! And btw 164 usd for the GTS sli totally worths it.
metro 2033, you can count on one hand how often it will sink below 25. I know only 2 now.



crysis, no 3d game, upcoming cryengine supports consoles, gts250 laughs at current consoles.



gears of war, Unreal engine3, nvidia game, runs mighty good on 8800.



Just cause 2, IDK.



The thing is GTS250 is woefully close to GTX260! And btw 164 usd for the GTS sli totally worths it.

#9
Posted 05/17/2010 11:50 PM   
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