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Need Sugestions on Video Cards...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JayWicked, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. JayWicked

    JayWicked Thread Starter

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    Kind of urgent...

    Well anyway...

    I'm having trouble finding a place where it sort Video Cards. So hopefully, some of you know a website or some actual Video Cards that would work with my Computer/Monitor/PS3.

    Desktop. Vista Ultimate Edition. Direct X10. 256 mb+. Need to support Windows Aero.
    My monitor runs on 1920 x 1200 (Not planning to go lower), it's an HDCP/HDMI 24' Widescreen (The BenQ one)
    I play my Playstation 3 on my computer screen with a HDMI to HDMI cable. (Not sure if that change anything).

    I keep looking but I don't find anything with all criterias... =( Kind of upset.

    If you can help, thanks. If not, thanks anyway. I'll still be looking.
     
  2. Rich-M

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    You need to tell us your motherboard otherwise we are just guessing wildly...i.e. Nvidia 8500,8600 and 8800 at a whole range of pricepoints for pci-x 16 or ATi 1950 0r 2650 all should give you what you want but we don't know if your board has pci-x slot.
     
  3. JayWicked

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    Ummmm...

    Motherboard name = Foxcoon 865A01-G/865M01-G / QDI P4I865GA/GMA

    o_O

    I don't think it's good at all. Maybe I should change Motherboard too XD
     
  4. JayWicked

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    So nobody knows???
     
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  6. hudey123

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    I run the X1600 Pro and it's pretty dated. I don't think the 1650 has much more juice. Try to go for the x1950 :)
     
  7. JayWicked

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    Thank you very much! I'll go for the X1950.

    But one last time... I want to be sure. It does do all of this right??

    Desktop. Vista Ultimate Edition. Direct X10. 256 mb+. Need to support Windows Aero.
    My monitor runs on 1920 x 1200 (Not planning to go lower), it's an HDCP/HDMI 24' Widescreen (The BenQ one)
    I play my Playstation 3 on my computer screen with a HDMI to HDMI cable. (Not sure if that change anything).
     
  8. hudey123

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    NO!! It is not a DX10 card. Sorry about that.

    If you need DX10 in an AMD/ATI card you have to go with the new HD 2000 series. Using the DVI connector on an HD 2900 series card should work pretty well, enabling you to keep your PS3 in the HDMI port while your computer stays connected via DVI.

    The 2900-level cards have gotten great reviews. I would shy away from any of the cards that are 64-bit, they're not very powerful.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...05520549+106792278&name=Radeon+HD+2000+series

    I *believe* all of the Nvidia GeForce 8000 series cards are DX10 as well. I know that at least the 8600 through 8800 series cards are DX10.
     
  9. JayWicked

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    Correct me if im wrong, those doesn't seem to be AGP 8X slot card o_O
     
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    There might not exist an AGP 8X card that does direct x 10... The one Byron suggests is dx9. You might have to upgrade your motherboard to PCI Express to get a DX10 video card...
     
  12. hudey123

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    My bad... if you go to NewEgg, go to Video Cards, and sort in the left column by AGP 4X/8X you'll find a few Radeon HD 2600 cards that do DirectX 10... but you are pretty limited by the AGP port... can you find a motherboard that supports all of your other components and upgrades your video connection to PCIX?
     
  13. Waldo_II

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    I'm pretty much in the dark with ATI cards, but, correct me if I am wrong, the HD 2x00 series seems to be the DX10 series (ATI equivelant of the nVidia GeForce 8 series). nVidia does not have any AGP 8X DX10 cards, but here are all of the ATI DX10 AGP 8X cards.
     
  14. hudey123

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    Erm... cancel that. I've had too much to drink. Ignore this post. :)
     
  15. malm123

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129094

    that is what you are looking for, however, i work at a computer store and there is no way we would sell you anything like that. it is a no-name card, i personally dont like ATI, and i wouldn't reccomend an AGP card to anyone looking to use that kind of resoloution with vista.

    however, if your budget is low, there isnt much else out there.

    a new motherboard and a geforce 8600 GS would probably not be much more expensive for you. and that way you get the gaming possibilities too :)
     
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