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Need advice...

By Saibokas
Sep 15, 2007
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  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

  2. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    well i prefer Nvidia because i think it's better and i want it in a range of 100$
     
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

  4. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    But is that card good for games?
     
  5. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    yes.. wouldnt be the best but for $90 you can't go wrong.

    Here are some facts:

    featuring the world's first DirectX® 10 GPU and a powerful unified architecture that delivers an incredibly true-to-life gaming experience. Power through games at record speeds and charge through game maps with vividly realistic, sun-up to sun-down HDR lighting effects while steering clear of mind-blowing physics effects such as explosions, fire, and smoke. Crank up 16x full-screen anti-aliasing without missing a beat - no jaggies, no worries. And relax watching your favorite movies with NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology.

    Regards Jase
     
  6. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    would 256Mb be better? i heard that express are the one of the worst cards...
     
  7. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    Express are the advanced cards o.O All the high end cards you see today are express
     
  8. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    So you want to know about PCI Express? PCI Express is a recent feature addition to many new motherboards. PCI Express support can have a big impact on your hardware choices both now and in the future. This article will explain the topic in plain english withoutboring you with useless information.

    Common Buses and their Max Bandwidth
    PCI 132 MB/s
    AGP 8X 2,100 MB/s
    PCI Express 1x 250 [500]* MB/s
    PCI Express 2x 500 [1000]* MB/s
    PCI Express 4x 1000 [2000]* MB/s
    PCI Express 8x 2000 [4000]* MB/s
    PCI Express 16x 4000 [8000]* MB/s
    PCI Express 32x 8000 [16000]* MB/s
    IDE (ATA100) 100 MB/s
    IDE (ATA133) 133 MB/s
    SATA 150 MB/s
    Gigabit Ethernet 125 MB/s
    IEEE1394B [Firewire] 100 MB/s

    Yes and No. A 16x PCI Express connection is at least 190% Faster than AGP 8x but this is the connection between the system and the video card. You use the connection the most when your video card is low on memory or when the game you are using uses a Direct X or Open GL feature that isn't supported in hardware.

    Conclusion
    PCI Express is an exciting advance in the area of computers. Although AGP is now starting to die rapidly, standard PCI is taking/will take longer to die off. Expect to see at least 1 or 2 standard PCI slots along side PCI-E in all motherboards for at least the next 2 years. By that time there will be PCI-E replacements for all common devices such as modems, network cards, raid cards, i/o and more.

    Very sooon it will be all pci-e

    pci-e is better in my opinion

    Regards Jase
     
  9. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Like i understand that express card should be great but then game requires 32Mb card and the game lags, like games san andreas, scarface, lineage 2, it lags on this card...
     
  10. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    32mb? 32 MB for VRAM is...really small isn't it?
     
  11. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    well if you wanted to play games with maxed settings and that you would have to be willing to pay more.

    Personally i think that card would be ok for you

    Regards Jase
     
     
  12. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    no on the lowest settings it lags too, my friend has 64 MB GeForce which he doesn't lag at all.. well what i believe is that express cards are piece of s*** and it doesn't cost much, why they are so cheap?
     
  13. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    64 MB of VRAM is also realllllly low. My moms PCI card Radeon 9200 has 126 (I tihnk that was the correct number) Of VRAM, and thats bad =O
     
  14. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    an ati radeon x1950 pro 256mb is a very good graphics card

    Regards Jase
     
  15. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    how much is it?
     
  16. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

  17. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    anything little cheaper cuz it's like 150$ on ebay.
     
  18. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

  19. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    i see, nVIDIA 7600GT 256MB 7600 GT DDR3 PCI-E Video Card, would this be good and would it work?
     
  20. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    The 7600s are really good cards for the money. I would probally say its a good price for preformance card.
     
  21. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    yes that would be a good one, but not brilliant

    Regards Jase
     
  22. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    you know anything little better than this?
     
  23. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

  24. Saibokas

    Saibokas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    nVIDIA 7600GT 256MB 7600 GT DDR3 PCI-E Video Card is this better than that you mentioned before?
     
  25. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    id probably go for the nividia one

    Regards Jase
     
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