Video card updating - Page 3 - 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 08-10-2008, 03:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 806
Default Re: Video card updating

If he's gonna do SLI I'd say the 9600 or 9800 series. But I don't think he is he's just saving for one *snippeted* card.
__________________

Thresh25 is offline  
Old 08-10-2008, 10:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default Re: Video card updating

a single 4850 performs about as well as a 9800 GTX+, though pulls ahead when you use AA
I'd still get a 4850, because they use less power, are cheaper, and have more overclocking potential, as well as having a single slot cooler.
G92 is a good GPU, but is already being pushed to its limits with 9800 GTX+

the only thing is, the 4850 tends to run a bit hot. The GPU is designed to handle a higher amount of heat though, and the fan speed, by default, is not that high (which you can increase and have the temperatures drop significantly)

*edit*
If you get a second 8800 GTS 640MB card, it will use a lot more power. the 8800 GTS 320/640, GTX and Ultra's all use the G80 GPU, which uses a lot more power than G92
__________________

__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 08-11-2008, 01:29 AM   #23 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
hickfarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 357
Send a message via AIM to hickfarm Send a message via MSN to hickfarm
Default Re: Video card updating

Yes the more seasoned members agree with me. I kind of just threw the 4850 idea out there not knowing for sure.

I should have waited to get one myself instead of springing on a 130$ 3870 from best buy.
__________________
AMD 64 x2 5000+ BE Zalman 9700
OCZ 700 watt Power Supply
2x1 gig OCZ 800mhz dual channel ram
Custom John Deere
DFI Infinity NF UlTRAII-M2 motherboard
20" Benq Monitor
320 gig Seagate hard drive, 1000gig internal Western Digital, 500gig MyBook
My John Deere Case==> http://hickfarm.com/blog/?cat=7
hickfarm is offline  
Old 08-11-2008, 01:31 AM   #24 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 806
Default Re: Video card updating

9800GTX+ runs better in a lot of games. They've done a lot of tests in games and most games it gets better FPS.
Thresh25 is offline  
Old 08-11-2008, 02:01 AM   #25 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baron5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: Video card updating

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thresh25 View Post
9800GTX+ runs better in a lot of games. They've done a lot of tests in games and most games it gets better FPS.
really they do tests now?
as apoko just said wen u add in the Aa nvidia cards seems to drop below, otherwise they are pretty close. nvidia cards seem to do a bit better due to lack of support for ati in some games (crysis).
__________________
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito
r

baron5 is offline  
Old 08-11-2008, 02:09 AM   #26 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 806
Default Re: Video card updating

I assume the they do tests now? was sarcasm lol. but yeah they do better. and in SLI they do better than the gtx280. and they do better in tri-sli than the gtx280 do in quad sli.
Thresh25 is offline  
Old 08-11-2008, 02:16 AM   #27 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baron5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: Video card updating

quad sli isnt relly mainstream, and not really support for any drivers yet.
__________________
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito
r

baron5 is offline  
Old 08-11-2008, 02:19 AM   #28 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 806
Default Re: Video card updating

right, i wasn't saying it was an option for him, just saying how 9800GTX+ are superior cards
Thresh25 is offline  
Old 08-11-2008, 03:02 AM   #29 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default Re: Video card updating

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thresh25 View Post
right, i wasn't saying it was an option for him, just saying how 9800GTX+ are superior cards
well I don't want to start an argument here, but they're kinda not.

*edit*
ATI driver updates have a history of doing a lot for performance. I think Catalyst 8.8 is supposed to have a good performance increase across the board, especially with multi-GPU's
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 08-11-2008, 03:17 AM   #30 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 806
Default Re: Video card updating

Kinda not? As far as nvidia goes, the only better cards are the gtx280, gtx260, and 9800gx2. And those are all over 100 bucks more expensive. The only card ATI has over it right now is the 4870, and once the 4870x2 comes out. I dont want to start a fight either though lol, but it is a very good card.
__________________

Thresh25 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 Upgrade youngflyer12 System Upgrades 2 07-11-2008 08:25 PM
BFME2 Video Card Japes PC Gaming 5 03-03-2008 05:46 PM
New Old School Video Card Badgerme New Systems | Building and Buying 4 02-21-2008 01:13 PM
Possible video card issue -- ATI X1650 houndofspace Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 12-04-2007 02:17 AM
This video card or that video card? ArchisT New Systems | Building and Buying 21 07-11-2007 06:05 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 PM.


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