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Old 07-21-2007, 11:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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my parents mac has a geforce4 and i can't run anything on it besides Wolfenstein ET: on lowest possible settings lol

Don't macs not play games well/at all anyway?
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my friends MAC plays wow at fair settings lol. My 3 year old computer pawns it.
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Mac doesn't seem too good for gaming, at all.
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.... ram matters little..... its the gpu speed.... the 7800gs is a good choice assuming u don;t have a crap PSU
well, system ram definitely matters. But video ram doesn't matter much.
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my friend had a radeon 9800 128mb laying around, I installed it....works a little better.

but I have decided I want to get a pretty good viedo card.... what is out there at least 320mb or bigger? are they worth getting over a 256 ?

I HATE video lag !
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my friend had a radeon 9800 128mb laying around, I installed it....works a little better.

but I have decided I want to get a pretty good viedo card.... what is out there at least 320mb or bigger? are they worth getting over a 256 ?

I HATE video lag !
With AGP? you don't have a lot of options past the Nvidia 7 series.

And you won't notice a difference between a 256MB card and a 512MB card, unless the GPU is also more powerful.
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if he has video performance, that like with light gaming, a geforce 8500 or 8600 series might no because it has that purevideo2 engine that uses less CPU consumption.....

but its not in AGP yet, and the VRAM (apok) matters very little, PC RAM is vital , the GPU is more powerful
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so what is a the "GPU" and how much of it is a minimun when looking for a decent video card ?

yes I'm using an AGP slot...
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so what is a the "GPU" and how much of it is a minimun when looking for a decent video card ?

yes I'm using an AGP slot...
GPU = graphics processing unit/ GFX/ Graphics card/ Video Card

um decent ones cost around 100$ i mean, the 7600gt is an awesome mid-range card, those are around 100$ i think
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GPU = graphics processing unit/ GFX/ Graphics card/ Video Card

um decent ones cost around 100$ i mean, the 7600gt is an awesome mid-range card, those are around 100$ i think
Yup. Newegg's has a few 7600GT from EVGA.
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