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Windows 7: Good GFX cards?


24 Dec 2009   #1

Windows XP Professional SP 2
 
 
Good GFX cards?

Hello, its me again and well I was going to get myself a good GFX card and well I just wanted to know what a really good one is. Here is what I will be using it for; FSX XR (Xpand Rally) and some other intense games =D. Is there a good card out there that I can use with a dual monitor setup and play great games on? Just list some.

Thanks


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24 Dec 2009   #2

7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm looking at getting the Nvidia Geforce GTS250. The ATI equivalent (price wise) appears to be the Radeon HD4850. In terms of intense games, while ATI often has the edge spec-wise at same price range, many games utilise PhysX - Nvidia seem to have the edge software wise.

I'd look into the games you're going to play and whether you want PhysX, and then decide whether to go Nvidia or ATI.
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24 Dec 2009   #3

Windows XP Professional SP 2
 
 

Thanks! Ill go look at that
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24 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

For future prof cards look at the ATI 5 series. DX 11 Eyefinity, and 3 monitor support on one card.
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24 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hope this isn't for the computer listed in your specs as none of the suggested cards will work in it, as they are all PCI-E and your computer will only take AGP cards.

Best advice would be you want a new video card, get a new computer. Big reason is that anything you get for that Dell you won't be able to transfer over to a new computer.
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24 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

hmmmm yes you need to upgrade your computer if you really want to boost anything
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24 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

You could get

SAPPHIRE 100148 Radeon X1600PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card

OR
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP graphics card

Since you have Intel 845G Chip set it support AGP card 4 X
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25 Dec 2009   #8

win7 x64/win xp x32/ubuntu 9.1
 
 

on my other computer i ran a x1650 pro agp and it worked pretty good. it was only about 50 bucks too. it wont be better than pci of course, but if you are on a budget i say the 1600 series is a good choice
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25 Dec 2009   #9

Windows XP Professional SP 2
 
 

Thank you all, yes I figured out that it was an AGP instead of a PCI express, however I also have a PC that has a PCI Express slot so ethier card would work. Never the less thanks for the information I will look into it and thanks again. Here is the card that I am looking at for a PCI Express slot btw it is a Dell Dimention 8400:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...yCjCVqHCjCdwwp

Is that a good card?
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25 Dec 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Two things wrong with that card in that computer,

1. That Dell will severely bottleneck that card and keep it from running anywhere near its full potential. Really need a decent dual core (quad better) to get the most from a card like that.

2. You will definitely need a new power supply if you get that card as I really don't think the 350W in the 8400 is up to running that card.
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