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hello

i got radeon 7000 installed in my pc, its the graphic card that came already with the computer.

it seems like it doesnt support pixel shaders. i updated all possible drivers etc but i still cant play the new game i bouhgt.

Does anyone know what else i could do rather than buying a new graphic card?

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have you updated directx?
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direct x 9.0b i think its the latest.
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Ill pass this one to the next person with a suggestion all I could think of is Driver and DirectX. BTW Direct X 9.0b is the latest.
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whats the game you brought?..

i am guessing that it is a relatively new games..and the card just basicly gives up trying to play it
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Thief! Deadly Shadows...oh yes very new game :( I wanna playyyyyyy i was so happy buying it..for nothing.

i have no money for new graphic card, i cant use my radeon this sucks. Is there any other chance?
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The Radeon 7000 is old technology nowadays. I don't think it supports the new pixel shader technology and I doubt directX 9 will help. Here is what i pulled from ATI's website. The 7000 is not even regarded as a gaming card.
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RADEON™ 7000 / RADEON™ VE
Overview
Previously know as RADEON VE, RADEON™ 7000 delivers enhanced 3D and 2D graphics performance for today's demanding applications. Powered by the RADEON™ 7000 graphics processor and up to 64MB DDR memory; RADEON™ 7000 features HYPER Z™ technology to increase effective memory bandwidth and PIXEL TAPESTRY™ for fast image rendering. Plus RADEON™ 7000 has industry leading, built-in DVD playback capability.
At-a-glance
Powered by the RADEON™ 7000 (a.k.a RADEON VE) graphics processor
HYDRAVISION™ Multiple Monitor Management Software gives you flexible multi-display support to enable many combinations of VGA, DVI and TV
ATI HYPER Z™ technology reduces memory bandwidth consumption resulting in improved 3D performance
Incredible 3D graphics performance with ATI PIXEL TAPESTRY™ 3D rendering engine
Supports DirectX® 7.0, DirectX® 8.0 and OpenGL®
DVD playback with integrated motion compensation and iDCT
Supports 3D resolutions (32-bit color) up to 2048x1536
AGP 2.0 Compliant BUS - AGP 2X (3.3V), AGP 4X (1.5V), or AGP2X/4X based systems, PCI 2.2 compliant - PCI-33 and PCI-66, or Universal PCI based systems
Designed and manufactured by ATI
Featuring CATALYST™ - ATI's industry-leading software suite with frequently scheduled free updates providing additional features and performance over the product's lifetime
Here is the url http://www.ati.com/products/radeon7000/ ... index.html
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also if you looked at the system requirements you would have known that your card is not supported for the game.
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SUPPORTED GRAPHICS CHIPSETS:
ATI RADEON 8500
ATI RADEON 9 SERIES (9000,9200,9500,9600,9700,9800)
NVIDIA GEFORCE 3TI SERIES
NVIDIA GEFORCE 4TI SERIES
NVIDIA GEFORCE FX SERIES
NVIDIA GEFORCE 6 SERIES
GRAPHICS CARD MUST SUPPORT PIXEL SHADER 1.1!
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..which means i am forced to buy a new Graphic Card in order to make use of my bought game. Crap!

Which card is good, and also doesn't require me to dig to deep inside my wallet?

Btw, thanks grinch for the details
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I have the Radeon 9700 Pro and it handles any game thrown at it.
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hehe nice, great but what about the $$ how much was that one
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When I bought it $300 USD, now probably a lot less. Cheapest I saw on pricewatch was $169 USD.
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My current video card is a MSI GeForce 4 Ti4600 (I'm still waiting for my Radeon 9800PRO to come back from warranty), and Thief- Deadly Shadows works on this old card, not well, but it does.
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You can get old Nvidia cards for around $80. I am running an NVidia GeForce Fx 5200 that cost $90 I think and it runs pretty good. I am sticking with it until the new doom and halo 2 come out!
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A Radeon 9600 can handle a good amount of stuff, and its relatively cheap.
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just wait 2 months, the old fx line will drop in price heavily once the 6800's are released.
this has already been seen with the 9800 pro, because of the X800's
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If you do that you will be forever waiting for the next card. Note this guy wants to play the game he has already got.

I like these 2 cheapish cards but you need to tell us what processsor you have!

Radeon 9800 PRO
XFX NVidia Geforce FX 5900XT 128MB
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yeh, he will be doing that forever, but because of the release of the x800 series the 9800pro's have dropped, im just saying wait until the 6800 and x800 full series are released, beause then the 9800 pro's 5900's will drop more

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