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Old 07-15-2007, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've completely lost all my knowledge on PCs.

Basically, my graphics card is messed up (Leadtek 6800GT PCIE). I can still use it for my PC, but what I can't do anymore, which is what I really enjoyed, is messing about on my PC freely with watching a film on my TV. For some reason now, the TV doesn't detect the graphics card. I have tried connecting the TV to the other connection that my PC uses, and yes, it works, meaning that the second connection is messed up.

So, I don't really game much anymore, at all. But what I do use my PC for is for graphics, 3D work - programs like Blender.

I am not looking for anything great, so therefore I only want to spend about 100USD (£50). However, I would like to do my 3D work and graphics easily without having to wait ages for a render.

If you could help, I'd appreciate a lot if you could list maby 3-5 graphics cards that would be good for what I do, or if there is 1 or 2 clear ones, then that would be great.

Appreciate help,

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Old 07-15-2007, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The nVidia Quadro/ATI Fire lines are for 3D development but they are expensive.

An 8500GT would be good

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Old 07-15-2007, 08:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OK I checked it, thanks for the reply.

Just wondering, what are the most important specs for doing 3D work? Like renders, etc.


Appreciate any other suggestions also
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well i don't know what the specs are, but the reason why the geforce 8500 works is because of its purevideo2 engine? maybe u should look for that in the guadro line or the jargon name for AMD/ATI FireGL, i think its VIVO??
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