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A guy at work asked me last night what was the cheapest card that could play unreal tournament 3 smoothly. Also it must have shader 2.0, he is taking some class that is built around that game/graphics engine.

Doesn't really matter if its nvidia or ati honestly, and he doesn't game so cheap is the key.
post #2 of 26
I suggest SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3650
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post #3 of 26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102064

Lower settings though. Don't expect it to max UT3 out
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You think a 1650 will handle it?

I was going to tell him to go with that evga 8800gs that is 99 with a 20 dollar mail in.
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I doubt the 1650 could run it. That 8800 gs should be able to run it around medium-high settings.
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Yeah the 8800GS is a good choice, I can play UT3 max out on 1680 x 1050 with around 40FPS and it can also play Crysis on HIGH with 1680 x 1050 res and its get around 25FPS.
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Smoothly.. But at what settings? If he can slump it at low settings the AIB equivalent of the Radeon IGP should do it. Unreal 3 scales well, it's made for consoles too, remember.
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post #8 of 26
FWIW my X1900XT smoothly maxes UT3 at 1280x1024. The 8800GS would be a very good choice, especially given what else is available in that price range. He could save a few dollars with something else, but he'll loose a lot of performance.
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Hello?!?

Ever forgot about this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102700
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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by FieryCoD View Post
Hello?!?

Ever forgot about this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102700
lol.. Radeon HD 3650 is cheaper/better
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