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Will this video card play Battlefield 2?


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Will these video cards play Battlefield 2? And how well would it play it? If they do, which one would play it better?

Edited by Comrade General, 18 December 2005 - 04:55 PM.

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Hi, they will both play Battlefield 2, the graphics should play perfect, but it is possible you might have to change a few of the settings, the first one you picked (ATI Radeon 9250) is better than the other (ATI Radeon 9200). The one is just a little better than the other.

Hope I helped a bit more with what you are looking for. :tazz:
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Let me tell you. Both of those cards are running at 6.4 gb/s which is really slow for that game. You should be able to play the game but it will be set on low detail.

The 9250 is actually slower a hair believe it or not, I dont know what they were doing back then making those cards. The 9250 is 10 mhz slower on the core clock than the 9200. Yes its true.


I work with video cards alot and I recommend alot of cards to people so I know what im talking about.

If you need proof here ya go...


http://www.hardwares...m/printpage/131
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I just remembered those cards will not work in battlefield 2 because its not listed on their supported video card list at all. The 9200 and 9250 is a poor video card for it to not even be listed.


For battlefield 2

Minimum Specification:
CPU: 1.7 Ghz
RAM: 512 Mb
Video Card: NVidia GeForce FX 5700, ATI Radeon 8500 or ATI Radeon 9500
with 128 Mb of RAM


Recommended Specification:
CPU: 2.4 Ghz
RAM: 1 Gb
Video Card with at least 256 Mb of RAM


If you dont have one of these video cards, battlefield 2 wont work!!

Video Cards
Battlefield 2 only supports the following video cards:
Radeon X700 (PCIe)
Radeon X600 (PCIe)
GeForce 6600 (PCIe)
GeForce PCX 5900 (PCIe)
GeForce 5800 Series (AGP)
ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition
ATI Radeon X800 PRO
ATI Radeon 9800 Series
ATI Radeon 9600 Series
ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350LX)
ATI Radeon 9500 / 9700 Series
ATI Radeon 8500 Series
ATI Radeon X300 Series
NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
NVidia GeForce 6800 GT
NVidia GeForce 6800
NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Series
NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Series
NVidia GeForce FX 5700 Series

Edited by jrm20, 18 December 2005 - 10:19 PM.

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Is there any PCI card that will play bf2 on low without lag?
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Nope
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Nope

Hehe, thanks for the clear answer. Well what AGP card would play it the best within 100 dollars?
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Let me ask you. Why would you buy a pci video card at all if you had agp or pci express??

If you have an available agp slot do not get regular pci for a video card they really suck...


You should of told us to begin with that you had an agp slot or not.
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Let me ask you. Why would you buy a pci video card at all if you had agp or pci express??

If you have an available agp slot do not get regular pci for a video card they really suck...
You should of told us to begin with that you had an agp slot or not.


My friend's old motherboard didn't come with agp slot because Dell is cheap. So I was just asking about PCI because thats all he has. Now it sounds like he should upgrade?
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There is a card that will "play" the game for regular pci slot and its called the fx 5700 le 128mb. That is the only pci video card that I know of that can actually play the game. The graphics are going to be crappy in my eyes and for alot of people. If you dont want to upgrade the pc then that is the only option you have. Goto google and type in pci fx 5700 exactly in the search bar. There are a few places that sell it still.


In my opinion I would get a new pc so you can take advantage of the new aged games and overall you will be happy or (your friend) will be.


Useful info if you will be looking for him a new pc....



*Hint - Do not ever buy a pc that has no agp or pci express 16X slot.

If you bought a pc today, do not get it unless it has a pci express 16X slot for the new graphics cards.

If you want to play new games like battlefield 2, cod2, f.e.a.r ect... Do not get anything slower than an ati x800 series of some sort or a nvidia 6800 gs. :tazz:
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I herd an fx 5200 would atleast play battlefield 2. The graphics are horrible and really really laggy though. Lmao


When we recommend a card we try to find you a card that is decent depending on your situation, limited space, limited slots, ect..


The reason I dont recommend a fx 5200 even though it will play the game atleast is because it is really crappy and laggy and almost unplayable. You wouldnt be happy or even satisfied with the purchase at all.

If a card is almost unplayable I dont count the card for working at all.

You would regret the purchase and in the long run end up buying a new pc later down the road.

Edited by jrm20, 19 December 2005 - 01:27 PM.

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with the settings all at low it will play online bf2 no problem at all, no hang ups lagging etc,

as soon as you hit the medium quality settings though its laggy as [bleep]!!
playable on low but ugly lol :tazz:
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Yeah, there is no way I could play a game again on low settings.
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i would take a screen shot if i new how lol :tazz:

remind you :)
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f12 in most games, or you can press print screen then exit the game then goto paint then edit paste save as .jpeg
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