Whats the difference between Video cards????? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3
Default Whats the difference between Video cards?????

Hello, i'm kind of a newbie to the land of PC building. It seems the more i research the more i learn but i am completely stuck on not knowing the difference between the 256 mb card for $45.00 and the $250.00 card thats only a 128mb. I know the difference between PCI- E and AGP is, and i want an AGP card, i just don't get the price difference?!?!? PLEASE HELP, i want to make a good affordable decision. I'm kind of a gamer and i want good graphics i got an AMD 64 3200 on the way with a board, and a gig of corsair DDR SDRAM. I figure next step is Video card and i'm stuck. Any and all help would mucho appreciated.
__________________

FieldlyFreak87 is offline  
Old 12-01-2005, 10:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
My Swag is on!
 
rkf76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 411
Default Re: Whats the difference between Video cards?????

Quote:
Originally posted by FieldlyFreak87
Hello, i'm kind of a newbie to the land of PC building. It seems the more i research the more i learn but i am completely stuck on not knowing the difference between the 256 mb card for $45.00 and the $250.00 card thats only a 128mb. I know the difference between PCI- E and AGP is, and i want an AGP card, i just don't get the price difference?!?!? PLEASE HELP, i want to make a good affordable decision. I'm kind of a gamer and i want good graphics i got an AMD 64 3200 on the way with a board, and a gig of corsair DDR SDRAM. I figure next step is Video card and i'm stuck. Any and all help would mucho appreciated.
I feel your pain, i'm in the same boat and getting the same system you're getting so far except i'm going with the newer PCIe technology for my graphics card. At the least, I'd suggest you at least get a board with PCIe capability that way you can upgrade in the future w/o having to buy a whole new board.
__________________

rkf76 is offline  
Old 12-01-2005, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3
Default

good idea, i would have gone PCI but i got this AGP board with the CPU for a killer price. i know in the future i probably will have to go with a PCI board.
FieldlyFreak87 is offline  
Old 12-01-2005, 10:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,306
Default

the cheaper card with more ram is a marketing ploy for people who think only memory matters you also need to think aboul vertex shaders pipelines and clock and mem frequencies also if it is 128 or 256 bit memory intergration.
the othe card prolly all of what i just said what cards are you talking about
__________________
Lonewolf5460 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.