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GPU/ Video Card shader problem

By CUkills
Jul 8, 2009
  1. hello everyone, i just installed one of the newest nvida video cards GeForce FX 5700, however i am trying to run a downloaded demo of Armored Assult 2 and when i tried to run it, it came up with the error that shader model 2 is not supported, i assumed that with this new Nvida that it would support that shader model but i cant find where it would post that. to run the game it requires shader model 3. so first i am asking is where i can find what shader model my Nvida is running? and second what other GPU's are there that support shader model 3

    Thank you
     
  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    That card is quite a few years old now, And sadly does not support shader model 3.
     
  3. CUkills

    CUkills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so what would you recommend, is there any update download that i can do or do i need to purchase a new GPU
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  5. CUkills

    CUkills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i would like to replace it with a Nvidia type GPU, what is the best for the price Nvidia, or how much does the AGP cost
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

  7. CUkills

    CUkills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how much did the 3850 cost? and where would be a good site to find it?
     
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    the one i linked to is $95.00, scroll up to my post about it and follow the link :)
     
  9. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    Some of the newest games require shader 4.0, for example cryostatis. but then 4.0 in cryostatis is optional so stick with a 3.0 gfx card
     
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Alster,
    do you have cryostasis? i hear it is impossibly buggy
     
  11. CUkills

    CUkills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so do cards with 4.0 shaders run fine on games that only require 3.0 shaders
     
  12. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    yep CU, its a backwards compatible deal :)
     
  13. CUkills

    CUkills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so is should/could but a new card with 4.0 shader and that would b fine, thank you for ur help
     
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    yep, a 4.0 capable card works for games that are SM model 3.0,2.0 etc
     
  15. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    no I dont have cryostatis but I have played the demo which was fantasitic, but my system cant cope with that game the detail is too great for my little GTS 250.
     
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    I heard it gives crysis a run when it come to detail, where did you get the demo?
     
  17. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    It cannot be compared to crysis in my opinion becuase they are two very different games we can only compare them by framerate.

    I got it from a pc zone dvd. Im subscribed to them you see, but you can find the demo at some download sites. try gameshell, gamespot
     
  18. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    I have cryostasis. its very pretty but i think crysis still has the edge, in the number and variety of textures used. As a pose to frozen steel, frozen rock, frozen water ect :)

    The physx is very very impressive though. snowflakes blowing around, blizzards ect.
     
  19. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Cryostasis is a shoddy port IMO. It runs like crap on most high-end rigs that can rip through better-looking (IMO) games like CoJ2 and Crysis.Just look at HardOCP's Performance and Image Quality article on the game for proof.
     
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