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Solved: ATI Radeon 1050 vs GeForce 7800GT

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MrFreeman, Jul 11, 2008.

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  1. MrFreeman

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    What video card is better?
    Radeon 1050 or the 7800gt?
     
  2. BG-0

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    7800GT is a little bit better, but I don't recommend buying any of those 2 cards.
     
  3. CommodoreSS

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    i would head towards the ATI if using vista due to the fact that vista seems to crash games when using Nvidia cards for some reason i would know first hand experience plus ATI Drivers come with a catalyst centre which has more options then the Nvidia Card
     
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    Good to know. I still don't recommend any of these cards. ;) Total waste of money. Get something like Radeon HD3870, or Geforce 9600GT. They are fine. GF 8800 GT(X) is better. Radeon 3650 cheaper.
     
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    We don't know why the poster is asking about these cards. It could be what friends are offering, what is on newegg, or what a Warranty service is willing to send him.

    These sound like AGP... but who knows.

    MrFreeman - we need more info. But the 7800
     
  6. MrFreeman

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    The video card my friend is selling is a e-GeForce 7800GT.
    My current card is an ATI Radeon X1050

    He's selling me the e-GeForce 7800GT and an MGE 450Watt Power supply for $50.
    (My current power supply is a 300watt)
    What do you guys think?

    There is no time soon that I will be buying a video card for more than 100 bucks, let alone a new power supply. I'm a poor college kid right now. :)
    So would it be better to save my money up for a better setup? The only games I plan on playing in the future are half-life 2 epi 3 and starcraft 2. I dont mind if the graphics need to be set at min, as long as it runs smoothly.


    Thanks
     
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    Thats a pretty good deal, and yes you definitely need the power supply too.

    But the Geforce 7800GT is a lot better then a Radeon X1050, the X1050 is a basic entry level card while the 7800GT is now a mid range card, it use to be a fairly high end graphics card.
     
  8. BG-0

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    I think 7800GT won't really be running HL2 ep 3 on anything but the extremely low graphics settings. But, yes, it's a good deal. It's your choice really, I won't say if you should buy that, or get a better card later (episode 3 won´t be coming out too soon) with an even better PSU.
     
  9. MrFreeman

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    Thanks again,

    Small problem. My mobo is a 24 pin and the ps is only a 20 pin.
    The power supply has an extra 4 pin put that powers the cpu. :(

    So, can I just buy an adapter to transform the 20pin to a 24 pin? Do those usually work out okay?
     
  10. Triple6

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    Its best not to use those adapters. What's the exact model of the power supply?
     
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    Gee that is news to me since my kid is running vista 32bit AND a nvidia 8800 series card. No problems at all.
     
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    I would look into buying just the card MGE pw supplies are not all that great for quality.
    In any case you are going to need a 24pin pw supply. Go with a name brand such as antec, enermax, sparkle, fsp, seasonic, etc.
     
  13. MrFreeman

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    Sounds good, thank you for all the input
    How about on newegg.com?
    Can somebody point me to a fairly decent ps.

    I need at least 450watts.
    Don't want to spend more than......$60
    Thanks
     
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    I was wondering about the same thing?
    Because if it's a 20 pin plus a 4 pin then I would need two 4 pins.

    Thanks
     
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