What video card?

By Cronnie · 38 replies
Apr 10, 2006
  1. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36


    So will:

    Item Code : GCA-AN68XT128
    Item : Asus 128Mb nVidia N6800XT, DVi, TVo, AGP8x VGA Card
    Brand/Model : Asus N6800XT/TD/128M
    Graphics Engine : GeForce 6800XT
    Video Memory : 128MB
    Core Clock : 300MHz
    Memory Clock : 700 MHz(350MHz DDR)
    Vertical Refresh Rate : 60-240Hz
    Max. Display Mode : 2048x1536
    Bus Standard : AGP 8x/4X/2X
    RGB Out : Dual VGA (with adaptors)
    DVI Out : DVI-I
    TV-Out : S-VHS and Composite
    TV-In : No
    Dual View : Yes
    DirectX Compliance : Directx9.0c
    Software : Drivers
    Weight (kg) : 3.00
    Price : £82.95

  2. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    Yes, sorry I forgot to mention that lol, it will run on an X4 slot, but it has a lower bandwith rate compared to x8, but that is a different topic
  3. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Oh right, but Age of Empires 3 will still work ok right...?

    I am looking for it to run on medium quality.... will it smootly?
  4. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36


    Also, i am mostly going to play Guild Wars: (Factions), which runs smooth on medium already so i expect it will run good on high details once i got my card?

    Also, what is the highest setting AOE III and BF2 will run on smoothly?
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    According to here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&product=411351&lang=en&y=4&docname=c00100539

    you do have an AGP. Looking good. Now the next concern is whether or not your current PSU will be able to power this newer, stronger card.

    I can't remember if we already covered this in this thread, and it's past my bedtime. How many watts is your PSU? If you don't know, open up your case and look at the sticker on the PSU itself.
  6. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Here you go, :)

    So we have gathered its an AGP 4x slot i have, so will the performance be significantly lower than what stated because it 4x?
  7. Simpsons Rule

    Simpsons Rule TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Hey, sorry to kind of steal a thread, but I noticed you guys were discussing the very same video cards I was looking at and I wanted to ask a quick question. Is a GeForce 6800 128MB card, AGP 8X, better or worse than a GeForce 6600 256MB card, AGP 8X? I'm running and Athlon 64 3000+ with 1 GB of DDR memory, @ 2.4GHz.

    Oh, and would Cronnie be so kind as to link where he found that 82.95 Euro 6800 XT? :D
  8. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Mate i think the 6800 is better... but ill let one of the experts explain :)

    And also, its pounds not euros....
  9. Simpsons Rule

    Simpsons Rule TS Rookie Posts: 17

    My mistake, I live in America. I started a new topic because I forgot to ask about another card I was looking at :blush:

    So the question you have is whether your 350 Watt power supply is good for the card. I'm not one to answer, but I'll tell you TigerDirect has the cheapest power supplies I've seen, if you do indeed need one:

  10. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    You won't find anything good enough to play Age of Empires III for around 50 euros. I would get a GeForce 6800. Since those actually cost more than what you are willing to spend, here's a card that is able to play Age of Empires III: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131227
    (It's Radeon because you have an Intel-based PC and ATI graphics cards are better for use on those systems.)
    It's really cheap but it will get the job done. :)
  11. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Better, Video Memory typically doesn't mean a graphics card is better or worse unless its the same GPU in the video card.
  12. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Yes i will see what performance i get with my 350W PSU, and decided whether to upgrade it :) Also, i was looking at misco.co.uk, which is the UK Version of tiger direct. (or sister site to be more precise)

    Ha ha! 50 euros?!?!? I bought my 6800XT for around 150 euros lol!

    And i am not using euros, im using GBP (£)
  13. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Umm...yeah...read what I said in the post again and see if what you said makes sense. Anyhow I didn't realize that the £ mean pounds, so anyway at least you bought a good video card. :D
  14. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Just like to thank all who helped me find my new card :)

    It arrived today, installed and im currently addicted to my Bf2 demo (until i get my full copy of course) it runs like a dream!

    I can also play Guild Wars on full quality and it is damn impressive, with no lag at all!

    Gonna check my AOE III tomoro :)
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