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Quick Question I am a potential buyer of this card and wanted to know if it had video hardware transform & lighting. Thanks in advance

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These are the oficial requirements:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP
  • PC with 1.4 GHz equivalent or higher processor
  • 256 MB of system RAM
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    The criterion of a good VGA Card


    10 Things you should know before buying a Video Card





    Selecting a video card upgrade can be an intimidating task. Unless you've kept up with all the GPU announcements and performance reports, it's practically impossible to know which cards are worth buying.
    Graphics processing units, like CPUs, improve year after year, and that means there's a staggering selection of graphics cards available to choose from and retailers just love to place obsolete cards right alongside the latest and greatest. If you're not careful, you could very well end up paying a lot of money for technology that's already a generation behind. Here are 10 things you need to know about video cards before shopping for one.

    1. Memory isn't everything
    Here's the deal. You need a video card that has a decent amount of memory to play games at high-resolution with quality graphics settings enabled. Good video cards usually have lots of memory because all of that GPU horsepower will go to waste if you don't have enough memory space.
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    2. It's all about the GPU
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    You could look at a GPU's clock speed and the pixel pipeline count to get a rough idea of the card's performance level in the early days of 3D acceleration. Today's GPUs have evolved to do much more than brute-force pixel processing. Lighting and other effects that used to take several pipeline "passes" can now run though a shader program to get the same results with fewer passes and less wasted work. GPUs now have specialised processing units dedicated to crunch through complex vertex and pixel-shader programs. Shader units might become an important specification to watch in future video cards as games become more shader-intensive. ATI has recently started reporting the number of shader units it has assigned to each pixel pipeline in its Radeon X1900 XTX line.



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    4. Windows Vista and Direct3D 10
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    Video card problem


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    Question about video hardware T&L


    Hey there.

    Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transform_and_lighting , since the Geforce 256, T+L has been included in Nvidia cards.

    Hope this helps :-)

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    Every Nvidia card since the GeForce 256 in 1999 has had Hardware T&L.

    May 14, 2008 | MSI FX5500-TD256 GeForce FX 5500, (256 MB)...

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    Hardware transformation and lighting


    T&L stands for Transform and Lighting. In earlier days, T&L operations were done by the CPU, which limited the game's geometrical complexity quite a bit and limited developers' creativity while creating environments.

    A T&L capable card is one that contains two separate engines for Transform and Lighting operations. So the CPU is not stressed with the task of doing T&L operations and developers can create better artificial intelligence and physics using the freed CPU power.

    Transform performance determines how complex objects can be and how many can appear in a scene without sacrificing frame rate. Lighting techniques add to a scene's realism by changing the appearance of objects based on light sources.

    It's built into the card or not there's no way to upgrade to T&L plus certain games require T&L version like v1.0, v2.0 graphics cards. Best bet is if you can't play a game that supports T&L is to buy a newer card that supports it.

    Hope this helps. M~

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