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Old 05-21-2007, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wanted to know what I'm have to look for in a video card to know if its good or not. Not just memory... 256mb, or 512mb... Becaouse I've seen card that are 256mb 300-400 bucks more expensive then a 512... I know PCI-E is the fastest port for VGA.. But I want know know more in detail, what other things to look for that will make my card run nice. I want to avoid buying a 512mb that doesnt run as good as a 256mb... You dig what Im saying? Sorry I'm confusing.
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whats your budget?
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for a video card... 130 bucks max.
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I can hear Sora, telling you, that for a little more, you can get the X1950XT. Which is a very powerful card for the money. But if you can't, I'd suggest this:
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail
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btw can your psu handle such a card?
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I can hear Sora, telling you, that for a little more, you can get the X1950XT. Which is a very powerful card for the money. But if you can't, I'd suggest this:
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail
lol i can hear him too

peter y did u recommend a 140$ card and choose an 7600.. its a good card nonetheless but u can get better card for 140$
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Like the 7900GS, I suggested earllier.
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Just wanted to know what I'm have to look for in a video card to know if its good or not. Not just memory... 256mb, or 512mb... Becaouse I've seen card that are 256mb 300-400 bucks more expensive then a 512... I know PCI-E is the fastest port for VGA.. But I want know know more in detail, what other things to look for that will make my card run nice. I want to avoid buying a 512mb that doesnt run as good as a 256mb... You dig what Im saying? Sorry I'm confusing.
Look at the cards specs. You generally want to look at the number of pipelines, gpu and memory clock speed, memory and gpu interface, and directx support. The higher, the better. Generally, you can get a good guess as to how well a card will performs by the number of pipelines alone. I guarantee you that any card with 16 or more pipelines will perform very nicely. Beware of marketing ploys like the suffixes they apply to models. They mean nothing (for instance, SE, short for special edition, sounds really fancy and fast, but it's not. It should be Sucky Edition).
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Newegg has a "info learning center" Newegg.com - Buy Video Cards For Less at Newegg
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