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28-Jul-2012, 12:17 PM #1
Solved: Problem with new gpu!
I just upgraded my old Nvidia 9400 GT with Nvidia Geforce 210. After the upgrade, i tried out some games and found that the fps has considerably dropped, at the same graphic settings. Also, i had installed the latest driver from the nvidia website. Any reasons on why this is happening?



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28-Jul-2012, 09:27 PM #2
Long answer...
I found a review of the GeForce 210 that compares it to the GeForce 9400 GT.>>>
Inno3D GeForce 210 512 MB Review

The 210 loses to the 9400 in all of the bench marks that I looked at.

Also:
GeForce 210 : 64 bit memory interface width + memory bandwidth (GB/sec) = 8.0
GeForce 9400 GT : 128 bit memory interface width + + memory bandwidth (GB/sec) = 12.8

Short answer...
the GeForce 210 is a slower video card than the GeForce 9400 GT.
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29-Jul-2012, 09:58 AM #3
Thanks
Thanks for the information. I see it was a mistake to get this GPU. Could you recommend me a good GPU for playing games, the conditions being that it is a single slot one and obviously should perform better than my current one (Nvidia 9400 GT)?
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29-Jul-2012, 03:20 PM #4
Give us a budget and we can make a recommendation. Also, see this site for hierarchy http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ew,3107-7.html

This site to compare cards http://www.hwcompare.com/category/gpu-comparisons/

What games do you want to play?
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29-Jul-2012, 07:46 PM #5
If space in the computer case is an issue, you may be limited in what you are able to get.
Even so-called single-slot video cards can have coolers that take up more space than
the one slot that they occupy.

To add to the information that black-wolf has provided, with regards to your budget,
you may have to factor in the cost of a new power supply, depending on what you
have now. I'll assume that you have at least a 300 watt power supply now, as that
would have been required to run your Nvidia 9400 GT.
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30-Jul-2012, 01:13 PM #6
The power supply is a real issue since I have no idea what my current is, as you say it must be at least 300 watts. As for budget, it will be around 2k - 3k ( in Rupees ), but the prices of cards in India are probably different (even after currency change). Since my PC is pretty old, and was custom made, I don't have a lot of idea about spacing available for cooling system. As for the games I want to play, hard core ones, and my pc runs most games fine on lowest settings ( Batman - Arkham City, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3), but I would like to play on higher graphics settings, so maybe it's best if I wait a few months and get a new pc (with dual slot gpu support). Thanks for the quick answers.
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