Jump to content
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
bucky Barkley

Recommend a high end graphics machine for SL - with all features turned on?

Question

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Peewee, maybe it's just me, but when people frame a question in the manner as the one above, I assume there is no budget - they are a mac user already - a high price for a luxury item, but not a high end machine. If they want 'real' computing they can spend the same dollars for high end computing machines. What's your opinion on this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

To get what you want, you'll need to either build the computer yourself or have it custom built...........a laptop won't do.  The computer is the major factor for obtaining optimum performance in SL but it's not the only factor.  You'll also need a fast and very clean Internet connection.  You'll most likely need to reside somewhere in the United States, reasonably close to to San Francisco, CA and Dallas, TX (the two main server locations).  And you'll need to have your computer set up in such a manor that next to nothing runs in the background.

 

But that's the "ideal" world.  You can get by with a lot less computer with very good performance.  If you are going to demand high frame rates, then you are going to have to spend quite a sum on a graphics card (and a high speed CPU).  I'm not sure what you would call high frame rates.........some would define that as anything over 35 fps and others would consider 90 fps too slow.  Most people cannot see a difference between 30 fps and 60 fps since 25 to 30 delivers fluid motion video.

 

We need to know your budget.  You're probably looking at anywhere from $1500 and $3000 USD depending on who you purchase the computer from and just how far you go with hardware choices.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...