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Which of these GFX cards is better

By liverpoolrdbest
Aug 2, 2007
  1. Halos

    Halos TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Normally when I look at buying Video Cards, what I look for are the Core Clock Speeds and the Memory Clock Speeds. Obviously the higher the speeds the better. These are both listed with 540mhz core clock speeds and one is shown with a 1400mhz memory clock speed. The second does not show it's memory clock speed but the same one shows a few moretechnologies; i.e. it lists that it supports 16x anti-aliasing.
     
  2. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    I looked and looked at the specs on both of these. The models with "HP" "need other HDCP compatible components". HDCP means "high definition digital content protection". So if any devices in the chain of your receiving High Def. are not HDCP compatible then you will receive a downgraded picture. It would follow (I think) that the "D3" model of the 8600 would also need the same thing. That's as far as I got.
     
  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    I didn't see that DDR3 spec. Beef Jerky is right.
     
  5. Halos

    Halos TS Rookie Posts: 36

    I missed that as well. Beef is right, go with the DDR3, huge difference.
     
  6. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 233

    IF you want to play HDCP content don't forget that you need a certified moniter also, going through a DVI connection at least.
     
  7. liverpoolrdbest

    liverpoolrdbest TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 233

    Yea that card is alot better than the other two. The interference is 384 vs. 256 and the memory clock is 200 mhz higher plus Gt vs GTO gto always wins anyways
     
  9. liverpoolrdbest

    liverpoolrdbest TS Rookie Topic Starter

  10. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 233

    the one from novatech is much, much better than the one from ebuyer
     
     
  11. liverpoolrdbest

    liverpoolrdbest TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Many thanks looks like I'll go 4 that one.
     
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