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Windows 7: Advice on a new Graphics Card Requested.

15 May 2010   #11

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
I, personally, do not think it is reasonable to consider the gfx card in a vacuum. For example, what is the native resolution of your monitor(s)? Are you one who thinks bigger is better? Consider this article.

I have to agree with Kurahk7: I think it best if you figure out your needs based on your existing system (CPU, PSU, RAM, cooling), anticipated upgrades, and primary usage. Also, any chance of SLI or XFire in your future?

First challenge: ATi or NVIDIA.

Good luck,

ive already considered his needs based on his existing system , he has 100 quid , not 1000 , there is no option for sli or xfire without a major upgrade , its simple , he has 100 pounds and he wants faster performance
I suppose it could be argued that simplicity consists of consulting a guru and following his or her advice in all matters within one's sphere of existence. I'm new here but there appears to be more than an adequate supply of gurus who populate Windows 7 Forums. Better would be to consult several gurus (Google, e.g.), attempt to divine a consensus therefrom, and follow their advice. In this example one would be tripping over gurus.

Best is to cultivate a working understanding of computer components; then familiarize oneself with what is available and how it would nexus with one's needs, one's system, one's plans, one's budget; and then make that informed decision, "What is best for me."

So, let me reiterate and invite folks to waft technical vis--vis my initial query: which should ViperMWC buy: ATi or NVIDIA? Why? Simple answers only, please.


P.S. I would not let NVIDIA in my house, let alone my case. Now that's simple!

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16 May 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - SP1

Thank you all for your suggestions and advice.
As Archie pointed out this is about the last upgrade my system as it stands can handle.
So a little more graphics power and I'll be happy, until the time I can afford a new system.
No brand loyalty here Monk LOL, Nvidia at the moment, but I'll go with the best i can get for my meagre resources,
I was looking over the GTS 250, but wasn't totally sure if it was suitable, but as it's come up on the
suggestions here I'm happy this is the range/type I should be looking for.
The ATI Radeon HD 5750 cards seem to be a touch more expensive here in the UK, but not by much.
So for me it'll be a quick look at the merits of each and I'll be set.
If I can corner the piggy bank that is.
Thanks again everyone.
Mick C.
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