Quick question about video card - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-16-2008, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 92
Default Quick question about video card

I was really trying to hold off on buying a new video card until the next generation of ATI and NVIDIA come out, but.....I want to play AoC.

So I have a AMD X2 6000 and a Radeon X1900XTX. I need to ditch the card, and I was just curious what you guys think I should do? I was thinking about going to a really cheap 8800 GTS (G92) card, there is one for like 169.00$ with rebate on newegg.com

But do you think it would be stupid to buy a current generation card right now? I guess I want to run AoC maxed settings with no problems. And I am thinking the GTS can do that.
__________________

DavidJC is offline  
Old 05-16-2008, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Quick question about video card

Whats AoC?

Its pretty likely that the GTS g92 will run all games out right now except Crysis maxed, there are 9900gtx's coming out and HD48xx series coming out, but those will be $400+
__________________

__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 05-16-2008, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 92
Default Re: Quick question about video card

Age of Conan MMO

Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures

yeah the GTS looks pretty nice, and I need to get a new card I was just wondering if someone thought something like the 9800 would be worth it instead or something
DavidJC is offline  
Old 05-16-2008, 06:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Quick question about video card

9800gtx is a big disappointment, its only slightly faster than a G92 GTS, but if you don't mind paying a lot for the 9900gtx or HD4870 when it comes out... they are viable options (they are in July-August for both)
__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 05-16-2008, 06:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 92
Default Re: Quick question about video card

Ah I cannot wait! So I was looking at these

Newegg.com - ECS N8800GTS-512MX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


and

Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I am sort of bad at mailing in my rebates soo, that is why I don't know how much I care about a rebate. Also the cheaper card is a no name and at stock speed
DavidJC is offline  
Old 05-16-2008, 06:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Quick question about video card

Who cares, you can overclock it yourself using ATiTool

and ECS is not a no name..
__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 05-16-2008, 06:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 92
Default Re: Quick question about video card

Ok Vern I was just making sure before I spent the money on the ECS. I mean I figure these all perform roughly the same so just sorta checking.
__________________

DavidJC 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video Card Question... KNiGHTMaRe89 New Systems | Building and Buying 4 03-03-2008 12:06 PM
Possible video card issue -- ATI X1650 houndofspace Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 12-04-2007 02:17 AM
Video Card question jpfan18 New Systems | Building and Buying 7 08-13-2007 08:41 PM
Video Card Power Feeback? Lord Zeon Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 06-27-2007 07:45 PM
damaged video card sb14blue Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 05-13-2007 03:13 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 PM.


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