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512MB video card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bluecast, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. bluecast

    bluecast Thread Starter

    Aug 11, 2003
  2. hammerbill


    Feb 26, 2003
    I'm happy with my raidon 9200/128. For serious, exciting and realistic gaming with intense graphics and realistic adversaries I simply jump on my motorcycle and try to get to the mountains without getting hit.
  3. compilerxp


    Feb 24, 2002
    Those are workstation class video cards, they do nothing for gaming. They help in rendering 3-D objects and in image and color accuracy... Gaming cards ar made for speed rather than looks - which is fine.... 1 pixel "off" can ruin a professional project.

    In 1987 - I drooled at Apple's new MacintoshII computer which has a COLOR graphic option! The $5000 computer came with B&W still! $500 got you 16colors, $1000+ got you 256colors... those first 256 color images look awsome in 800x600.

    1989, the NEW Amiga 3000 was $2500 (Same CPU as the Mac II) with 25mhz CPU, 2mb RAM, 8 color desktop, 4096colors - max res of 800x600. Oh, 100mb HD. No modem or CD-ROM. Mine still works :) Funny - I can add a $50 video card and use it to access the internet if I cared too (and get a 24bit desktop)... not many 1990 PCs or MACs can do that.
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