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Old 11-05-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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What kind of video card?

I have a Nvidia 6200 Over Clocked, 2.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, uh....Yeah. My system is okay but I plan on getting a new video card. What would you suggest as one that is the best but is cheaper. Between the 7950 GTX and the Raedon equivilant. What would you suggest?


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Old 11-05-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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The nvidia 7950 gtx the dual gpu has no match its 600 dollars but i dont think any video game out today could make it lag.


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Old 11-05-2006, 06:09 PM   #3
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I was thinking about that. But isn't the ATI equivilant cheaper?


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Old 11-05-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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I use ATI myself. The best ATI card out at the moment is the X1950 XTX, which is the variant of the X1950 (Obviously lol).

EDIT: Just checked price from ATI's store. Their price for the X1950 XTX is $499. That's with 512mb memory. Looks nice.


p.s. this is a PCI Express gfx card.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:42 AM   #5
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Huh, so they cost the same. Do you know which is better?


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Old 11-07-2006, 12:11 PM   #6
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theres no need for dualcore gpu cards atm. plus with windows vistas release next year and upcoming directx10 cards it would be dumb to buy a highend card right now.
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:48 PM   #7
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When do you think the directx 10 will start to appear on cards?


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Old 11-07-2006, 10:07 PM   #8
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i expect them mid next year with the next big gfx-card generations at the conventions, that they will support it.
id wait for a real big investment on hardware till that day ^^. but i guess since then some ppl will already run around with quadcore type computers lol *hinting at the direction of the presentationvideo of alan wake*
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:46 AM   #9
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I would wait but my card is lacking. It's not even a 512. I mean, at the moment, how long do you think the 7950 GTX would last until it would be required to upgrade?


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Old 11-09-2006, 05:19 PM   #10
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are u people blind?
gefore 8800 is a DX10 card and has been RELEASED!!!!
it is the greatest g-card on the market!
(and the most expensive )
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:17 PM   #11
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yea, but i wouldnt buy it, cause, simply the fact its _that new_ that theres no real driver support for it. i read in a couple of gamerelated forums that those who bought one not even got a real boost at fps cause of that.

PS: and at the guys question.. if u ask me, buy a 7800gt(/x) at ebay, old, cheaper, but good enough for todays games. and buy a "real one" next year.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:46 PM   #12
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I'm gonna end up needing to get a new system all together because apparently I don't have a PCI Express x16 slot on my Motherboard. So I'm getting a gateway with integrated 6100 graphics. It has a core duo and 2 GB or RAM. I still plan on getting a new card.

BTW, the 7950 GX2 comes in a whopping 700....That's the one I WANT. But ya never know. Maybe Santa will bring me a new card.


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Old 11-11-2006, 10:51 PM   #13
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I would go with the new dx 10 cards but i would wait they will drop in price in a few months to a understandable point why pay 500 when u wcuold wait a few months and get it for less.


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