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Old 10-04-2007, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

Was on the forums the other day asking for advice. Was told to buy this card

Inno3D 7900GS 256MB 256bit iChill Cooler DVI PCI-E Graphics card - Ebuyer

Seemed good.

Cousins father told me this card would be better for an extra 10, Is this true or am i far off better on the first Gfx card suggested:

Gainward BLISS 7900GS Golden Sample 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

Thanks for any quick replies!
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For 10 more pounds, you're only getting more ram, which doesn't matter that much. But if you do feel compelled to spend more, you won't be disappointed.
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Basically the same card with double the memory, if its only 10 bucks more get the one with more memory. The gainward also looks like it has a slightly faster core clock, but its out of stock in that link.
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more memory = help running higher AA, higher resolutions and other memory intesive graphical settings such as the ULTRA settings in OpenGL games (uncompressed textures)
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Basically the same card with double the memory, if its only 10 bucks more get the one with more memory. The gainward also looks like it has a slightly faster core clock, but its out of stock in that link.
Doesn't the original one have more core clock?
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Cheers for input lads, Keep going lol. Still not sure which one - Heading onto second card
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Cheers for input lads, Keep going lol. Still not sure which one - Heading onto second card
it depends, do you plan to overclock the card?

what resolution do you play at (plan to play at)
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Always played at 1024 by 768... And mays well overclock?
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dont bother with the 512 lol, thats an incredibly low resolution, 512 won't make a performance difference (possibly 1-3 fps...)
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What resolution should i use?
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