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New Graphics Card

By TheCase
Oct 10, 2007
  1. Hi,

    I have a 256mb ATI Radeon graphics card now. I am a gamer and I would like to increase the graphics card but then thinking a bit more the only advantage would be slight increase in loading time if I would go for 512mb and it would support Directx 10 so there is no point really? I have a 19" screen and it works super graphics I currently got, can anyone tell me if there is really any point?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    well i aren't going for directx 10 for a while yet. I'm waiting for more games to come out that are directx 10.

    I would stay as you are for the time being.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  3. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Ok. I am planing to get a 32" HD screen so I will also have to get an HD Graphisc Card how well will it work on a 256mb normal graphics card for the time being?

    Thanks
     
  4. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    It should work on your ATI card.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  5. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

  6. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    I think that would be ok, you might get some shadowing, but i think it would be fine.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Thats a tv, not a monitor.
     
  8. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I know its a TV, I want to go for a TV to connect to my computer instead of a mointor. What do you mean by shadowing

    Thanks
     
  9. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Yes, i know rik lol. I told him that before and he said yes i want it lol.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  10. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    What is wrong about using the TV as a monitor the TV's are more cheaper
     
  11. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Tv instead of a monitor?? Thats a very bad idea that wont work well.

    He meant ghosting, where you get multiple images for a split second during sudden movement i think.
     
  12. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Tv's aren't cheaper. You can get a good monitor, with a reponse time of 2ms for around £200.

    Edit: Yes, rik is right about the ghosting, and tv's don't go well for a computer.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  13. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Tv's and monitors have completely different electronics in them. You will never get the image quality on a tv that you get from a monitor from a pc.

    I know what i speak of, i have spent over 15 years in the electronics industry.


    Courtesy of Howard, here's why - http://www.monitorworld.com/faq_pages/q7_page.html
     
  14. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Completely agree with you rik.

    Also, 32 inch is not going to be a very good picture, especially as your a gamer.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  15. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

  16. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Yes, but what you have got to understand is, like rik said, you are not going to get the quality as you would with a monitor.

    They are two complete different things.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  17. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I was just replying to this bit. Maybe it is out of my budject then well thanks for your help

    Thanks
     
  18. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    No worries mate.

    But consider your choice wisely, we have given you some points, so it's up to you what you get now.

    Regards Jase :)
     
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