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New Video Card

Discussion in 'Games' started by Gregor Lumpkus, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. Gregor Lumpkus

    Gregor Lumpkus Thread Starter

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    I'm buying a new video card cuz sure my computer's got 2 gig's of memory , and a 3.6 Ghz processor , but I only have a stinking little chipset!!! I have Vista, and a PCI express slot. Here are the one's I'm looking at:

    ---Sparkle GeForce 8500 GT / 512MB DDR2 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card---

    ---XFX GeForce 7900 GS Extreme / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card---

    ---Visiontek Radeon X1650 Pro HD / 256MB GDDR2 / PCI Express / HDMI / DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card.

    Is a lesser quality 512 better or worse then a higher quality 256? please I would love a recommendation about one of these, or if you could recommend another card (not over $130 mind you) that would be great too.
     
  2. cancon

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    The first is the best.
     
  3. coolboy0286

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    7900 pwns 8500 anyday, too bad 7 series has no dx 10
     
  4. crazydutch

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    Where did you get that from ? even a noob knows the 8500GT is a complete flop, it's a useless underpowered DX10 Card, when DX10 game come on the market it won't even be able to play them, go with the 7900GS or the GT if you can.
     
  5. DarqueMist

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    I'm going to have to go against cancon here to, the only thing the 8500 has over the 7900 is DX10. At present who cares, the 7900 will walk over the 8500 in pretty much any other aspect
     
  6. coolboy0286

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    I would recommend getting the 7950GT also, great card and a very great price !
     
  8. coolboy0286

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    BTW, if you are getting the 7950 I posted, DO NOT ADD ANYTHING TO IT, dont buy a seperate cooler and add it onto it, that will void the warranty, if it naturally overheats without u adding anything, the warranty covers it.
     
  9. RALMAR

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    These 3 options are all different, with different bonuses but i recomend........ 1st or 2nd one, good luck anyway
     
  10. coolboy0286

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    Are you mad? the first one is completely trash, by the time there is a good dx10 game for dx10 to be utilized it would perform worse than a fx5200. Even at the nvidia website, the 7950 is ranked much higher than the 8500, click buy, then click graphics card, youll see what i mean.
     
  11. cancon

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    It depends what he wants from the card.

    The 8500 is not a good gaming card, but the 7900 is.

    He's running Vista therefore it's very much advisable to have a card which supports DirectX 10.

    If he's going for games then of course the 7900 wins hands down, but anyone with vista who's not interested in games should be looking forward and DirectX 10 becomes a must as the applications in vista become more demanding.

    And by the way, did any of you get a chance to look at my specs?. That's right. I'm running the 7900 with 512MB Memory and I know how powerful it is.

    Try thinking before insulting ;)

    If the guy is look to play games, then I'll agree with you no problem, but until then, the 8500 is a vista card.
     
  12. coolboy0286

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    Not trying to turn this into a flame war, but why would he want to buy a video card for 130~ if he isn't gaming? You don't need to use such a high end(imo) video card for non gaming purposes. FFS, if he don't want to game, he should get a cheap card for running the OS. Besides, if vista don't have dx10 exclusive, nobody would get it, imo it sucks overall.

    *ranting and partial flaming ended, will not reply unless possessing constructive criticism*
     
  13. cancon

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    :D Okay you have a point there...
     
  14. Gregor Lumpkus

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    You're right, I'm going for gaming. Wanna be able to run Assassin's Creed. (Wishful thinking) and SC2 and B for ME 2 and BF 2142 and stuff like that.
     
  15. coolboy0286

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    Well, thanks cancon for not flaming me back, quite cranky still from my last situation. Gregor, if you are going for gaming on a vista, a 7 series card would not last long at all, and that 8500 is just trash, If you really want to game, get a 8800GTS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038) that card imo is sort of affordable considering its quite a nice card, and the performance of it compared to the 640mb ver will not be much as not many games can currently utilize the other 320mb, but im not promising that its the best, just thinking its a affordable and good card.
     
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