TechSpot

new build... help on deciding which vga card

By elpibebz
Mar 29, 2007
  1. hi, in a couple of days im gonna make my second build, and this time i want to make one for gaming only, and leave the current one for school purposes.

    i already have an idea of the parts im going to buy. the only part that im struggling to decide on is the video card. since i have a limited budget, but the mobo is gonna have pci-e, i dont wanna settle for just any card. My current choices are either the EVGA Geforce 7600 GS/ 512MB GDDR2 / SLI / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card or the EVGA GeForce 7300 GT / 512MB DDR2 / SLI / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / TV Out / Video Card.

    7600 gs specs:
    Performance


    GPU/VPU
    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS


    RAMDAC
    400 MHz

    Dimensions


    Length
    8.980 in. (228mm)


    Height
    4.700 in. (106mm)

    Memory


    Memory Type
    GDDR2


    Video Memory
    512MB


    Core Clock
    400 MHz


    Memory Clock
    800 MHz

    Connections


    Interface Type
    PCI Express


    Connector(s)
    DVI
    VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)
    HDTV/S-Video

    Performance


    Maximum Resolution
    2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz (Analog)


    7300 gt specs:
    Performance


    GPU/VPU
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT


    RAMDAC
    Dual 400 MHz


    Pixel Pipelines
    8

    Dimensions


    Length
    8.980 in. (228mm)


    Width
    4.700 in. (105mm)

    Memory


    Memory Type
    DDR2


    Video Memory
    512MB


    Core Clock
    350 MHz


    Memory Clock
    532 MHz


    Memory Bandwidth
    8.51GB/sec.


    Memory Bus
    128-bit

    Connections


    Interface Type
    PCI Express


    Interface Speed
    16x


    Connector(s)
    DVI
    TV/S-Video
    VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)

    Performance


    Maximum Resolution
    2048 x 1536 x 32 bpp at 85Hz
    2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz



    another thing that concerns me is that i've read that the 7300 GT's fan seems to be deffective. the price on those two cards doesnt concern me though becuase they are within my budget.
    i highly appriciate any help.

    laterz,
    ivan
     
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    Well if they both have the same amount and speed of memory, isn't the 7600GS the better choice? I'd think so.

    Edit: Corrected.
     
  3. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 137

    he said 7600gs :)

    7300gt vs 7600gs? 7600gs definitely. the 7600gs beats this 7300gt easily. There is also a GDDR3 version of the 7300gt, I believe it comes quite close to the 7600gs, but don't quote me on that. However, if you're going to choose between these two, the 7600gs wins.

    on a side note, if you've got another 50 dollars(or so) to spare, you might want to consider the GT version, although I'm pretty sure you are looking at the GS version for a good reason :) good luck!
     
  4. elpibebz

    elpibebz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    thnx for the advice!!:grinthumb ... then, 7600 it is
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.