ATi 1950XT 256MB enough for Ultra details in Company of Heroes?

By Gamax
Nov 30, 2006
  1. Hi, first off, my system

    - AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Stock (2.2)
    - ATi Radeon X800 XL 256MB (Stock)
    - 1GB OCZ PC3200 RAM
    - MSI K8N Neo4 Motherboard
    - WD 120GB HDD

    Well I am thinking of buying a new graphics card to play CoH tomorrow, yeah that is the only game I'm going to be playing. Basically, I'd like to play at the max settings. My budget is of 250-270 (no more). So yeah I looked on newegg and zipzoomfly and found the X1950XT 256MB, which is supposed to perform a little better than the X1900 XT, at $260. However, I have heard and read that the 256MB won't allow me to play at Ultra textures? I am trying the demo with my 800XL and can run it at 1280x1024 everything on the max settings, except Textures (High) and Shadows (Medium), getting a 25 FPS average on the Performance Test. If I try Ultra textures it will crash after it's done loading ..

    So, is 512MB a must to play with the Ultra Textures option? If it is, please help me find a video card which is as good as it or even better at the same price range? 7900GT?GTO?. I can play Doom 3 with ultra, and although it tells me that I need 500MB VRAM it works and I get decent frames per second.

    I am planning on playing the game at this settings:

    Since my x800 xl can't handle them

    - Shadows - High
    - Effects Fidelty - Ultra

    THanks for your time!
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