Best graphics/video card?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by monomaniac1, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. monomaniac1

    monomaniac1 Guest

    Which is best? I see many brands, Nvidea, ATI, etc. Please advise on
    what would be the best, especially with Vista!
    monomaniac1, Mar 13, 2007
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    grappletech Guest

    go to and use their database to narrow down the video cards to
    your criteria--like "pci-express", "256mb", etc., then read the customer
    reviews. Whatever brand gets a higher percentage of 4 or 5's on the rating
    scale would be the best. Or if raw performance is what you are interested
    in, I think Nvidia usually out performs the others, at least they did a few
    years ago. go to google and google "video card shootout".
    grappletech, Mar 13, 2007
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    gowanoh Guest

    The Nvidia 8800 goes for around $600. It is the fastest video card
    available, supposedly will work with Direct X 10 in Vista (Direct X 10 deos
    not yet exist).
    gowanoh, Mar 13, 2007
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    grappletech Guest

    I just bought a circa 2002 Nvidia GeForce MX 64MB card for the wife's PC
    for nine bucks off ebay. 9 bucks. It sure is a HUGE improvement over the
    crappy 16mb onboard video she was using. And it plays the games that are 3
    or 4 years old just fine. See, if you're 5 years behind in technology,
    you'll save TONS of money. :)
    grappletech, Mar 14, 2007
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    babaloo Guest

    And if you want the ultimate in video processing get two NVidia 8800s in SLI
    configuration. $1200
    However in order to obtain the ultimate -you can not acutally see the
    improvement unless you have a computerized implant in your occipital lobes
    which, like Direct X 10 does not exist (the implant, not your occipital
    lobes)--you need a few more extras.
    Like the fastest Intel Dual core (better quad core) extreme processor:
    another $1200-$1500. If you can find one.
    At least an 800 watt power supply: $200-$300
    Liquid cooling for the CPU and video cards $300-$500
    The ultimate Asus Motherboard $300
    4 gbs of adujstable RAM $600
    To feed data off the hard drive think two 10,000 rpm Raptors in Raid
    Configuration: $400
    Semi-custom machines of this ilk are available for around $7000.
    Get the picture?
    However if you just want to play games the PS3 or X-box, while not
    technically equivalent, are alot cheaper and look just as good . . .
    babaloo, Mar 14, 2007
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    grappletech Guest

    However if you just want to play games the PS3 or X-box, while not

    I've played games on an Xbox and games on a PC, and the games on the Xbox
    seem to have better graphics, playability, more fun, etc.. Game machines
    are dedicated to one thing -- gaming, and it shows.
    grappletech, Mar 14, 2007
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