Graphics card

Graphics card

Post by Lyndsey_cl » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 19:45:23


What is the best graphics card?
 
 
 

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Post by KLin » Sat, 11 Oct 2003 00:00:23


What is the best chair?

Yep :-)

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Post by Thee_Psych » Mon, 13 Oct 2003 23:42:35


I like the ones with a back, seat and arms!
 
 
 

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Post by spitfir » Fri, 17 Oct 2003 02:10:25

The ATI 9800 is the best atm, but its new so its expensive.
 
 
 

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Post by Steven Hoo » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 21:43:38

Hi,
I'm wanting to get a new graphics card, I'm not a serious gamer, butI do
want to be able to play most things... I have a nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 AGP
8X now. Just a few things that I want to clear up first;
why do I want VIVO?
is ATI or nVidia or ATI better or is there not really any diference?
some nVidia cards have Turbo, why do I want this?
Any other advice or points I should consider?
Steven
 
 
 

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Post by Morga » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:11:53

You don't mention the type of games that you do play nor the resolution that
you like to run them at. And whilst the Ti4200 is not the latest or the best
it is still a very capable card that many people are using to fulfil the
requirements that you want.

Your machine spec and budget is also a factor to help people to help you.


I haven't got a clue why you want it.

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Post by Steven Hoo » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:32:09

> You don't mention the type of games that you do play nor the resolution

I don't really play games, occasionally Rise Of Nations or something like
that, NOTHING graphics intensive.


The Ti4200 is my Bosses and I think he'll be wanting it back soon.


AGP 8X I think, it's a relatively new P4.


Isn't it video-in? but what do I do with video in, can I like watch TV on my
PC or will I need something like a pinical TV Tuner card for that?
 
 
 

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Post by Steven Hoo » Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:41:32

I was looking at thease:

N52128TE
R 395
Gigabyte?nVidia Geforce FX5200 AGP8x 128MB 64 Bit DDR, TV-Out,
DirectX 9.0, Core-270MHz, Memory-400Mhz

N52128DE
R 495
Gigabyte?nVidia Geforce FX5200 AGP8x 128MB 64 Bit DDR, TV-Out + DVI,
DirectX 9.0 + OpenGL, Core-250MHz, Memory-400Mhz

N55128DP
R 695
Gigabyte?nVidia Geforce FX5500 TURBO AGP8x 128MB 64 Bit DDR, TV-O+DVI,
DirectX 9+OpenGL, Core-300MHz, Mem-500Mhz

R7064T
R 295
GIGABYTE?ATI Radeon 7000 AGP4x 64MB 64 Bit DDR / TV-Out / DirectX 8.0
+ OpenGL / Multi-View Function

R925128VH
R 595
GIGABYTE?ATI Radeon 9250 AGP8x 128MB 128 Bit DDR / TV-Out + DVI + VIVO
/ DirectX 8.1 + OpenGL / Multi-View Function


But I might be overlooking stuff I'll need or getting stuff I'll never
use...
Steven
 
 
 

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Post by Tod » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 02:05:48


A Nvidia 5200 "Ultra" is a good bang for the buck card.
Ultras have 128 bit wide memory pathways,
most 5200s only have 64 bit wide memory pathways.
The two ATI's you are looking at are a little bit older design.
If you want ATI, at least get a 9600.
 
 
 

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Post by Tod » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 02:06:15


A Nvidia 5200 "Ultra" is a good bang for the buck card.
Ultras have 128 bit wide memory pathways,
most 5200s only have 64 bit wide memory pathways.
The two ATI's you are looking at are a little bit older design.
If you want ATI, at least get a 9600.
 
 
 

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Post by VIDio » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:59:36

VIDiot here...

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:43:38 +0200, "Steven Hook"



Take my advice, from experience, stay away from ATI! They are very
fickle, and though they do work okay when you get the right drivers, the
biggest problem I have always had was that each card is specific to it's
drivers... where-as I have 4-systems, each with a totally different
nVidia card, from 8mb vram to 256mb vram, and I can put ANY of the cards
into ANY of the systems, and the cards ALL use the same drivers!! One
system even has Win98se, and it "still" works after a simple reboot once
the card is swapped!


VIDiot
...end of line.
 
 
 

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Post by Steven Hoo » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 16:46:13

Thanks 4 all the advice :)
Steven
 
 
 

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Post by Derek Bake » Wed, 16 Feb 2005 23:28:01


When was the last time you used ATI?

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