which video card for gaming??

By topps999 ยท 11 replies
Apr 23, 2007
  1. i need a new video card for gaming , its gonna be a new one so i was thinking...





    please help im SOOOOOOOOO puzzled, just put which you think is best, note that the bottomt 2 are the cheaper of the lot, by about 40-60 pounds, thanks! topps!
  2. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Well this is pretty simple if you can spend the extra cash go for the 8800GTS, or if you can wait, as a lot of people are doing now, and see what ati comes out with to make nvidia drop their prices.
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    I too say that the 8800 GTS is the best choice. But may I recommend something?

    eVGA is, in my opinion, the best graphics card maker. So I would purchase the eVGA version.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    if you purchase a g80 card now, buy evga, they allowed people to upgrade there 7900/50 cards for g80's at a discounted price. My advise is to wait though.
  5. RamenNoodles

    RamenNoodles TS Rookie Posts: 83

    I've got the eVGA 8800gts and its the best purchased I have ever gotten for my gaming computer. It does so much more than I want and more. Go with it, you will be way glad you did.
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    But waiting for the R600 series of the card may be worth the wait...

    Its really anyones call.
  7. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Yeh, gotta agree, Hd 2900 series should be coming out any day now..
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    The only reason why I'd bother waiting for the R600 would be to get my hands on their mid-range offerings. But thats because of budgetary concerns, which seems to bother the person who started this thread.

    And since it might be sometime away, and even once its out, there is no guarantee that it will perform better than anything else thats out at the moment. It is doubtful that the 8600GT outperforms the X1950Pro, even though the X1950Pro is out significantly earlier.

    I still think the best advice is to get the best you can afford right now, because there's always something better just around the corner.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I think for the best bang-for-buck and future-proofing, you should wait for the mid-range offerings due from ATi/AMD.
  10. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    umm but how long is it going to be, by next week i will have 200 pounds, and the week after 210 then after that 220.. and so on :-/
  11. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    well at that rate when it does come out you'll be able to bye the most powerful card available and the rest of your computer will be out of date... thats how the computer industry rolls, though luck.
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    They'll be out in another two weeks or so. May 14th is the actual launch date, so it's not too far away. If they're not very good performers, you can still be sure that the prices on NVIDIA's cards will fall so you'll be able to get a great card for less.
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