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Windows 7: Nvidia graphic card-budget is 100 $ max!

27 Jan 2011   #11
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You will get more bang for your buck from ATI in that price bracket.

I am going to leave my input at that.


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27 Jan 2011   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post

2) My need is excellent TO top-class picture resolution
That is up to the monitor panel type and maximum resolution

ie an IPS, H-IPS 2560x1600 panel with a digital connection (DVI, HDMI) has more bearing on 'top-class picture resolution' than the card that delivers it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
3) To confess openly, the Graphics card NvidiaGeForce 8400 GE series i have, though old is giving okay TO good graphics. So, for a non-gaming guy like me, is this upgrade necessary?
No.

There would be no discernible picture quality difference between a 'high end card' and a 'low end card' for 2D images.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post

On a scale of 1.0-7.9, the above was 3.5? So, i request you tell me what's gone wrong?
Nothing.

Anything above 3.0 that allows AERO and smooth HD video playback will deliver the same picture quality as one that scores 7.9

For your needs, I don't think a new card would make the slightest bit of a difference in comparison to what you already have.
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28 Jan 2011   #13
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear thefabe and Maguscreed,
Thank you for the inputs!

Regards,
Sreedhav
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28 Jan 2011   #14
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear smarteyeball,
I have thorougly enjoyed the analytical answer which was "top-notch" and in the process "your reputation" is glowing!

Am i to infer that a monitor with better resolution will do the trick? I have a Samsung monitor with 5000:1 Digital Fine Contrast . I am waiting eagerly for your reply. Who knows, i may take up gaming later on?

Regards,
Sreedhav.
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28 Jan 2011   #15
Maguscreed

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The quality of the image you see is directly reflected in the quality of your monitor. refresh rate contrast and resolution all play a part in that. Improving your graphics card will help render speeds in both 2d video/stills and 3d, but they are primarily focused on 3d rendering for games, design, and drawing apps like autocad.
Video playback quality is also heavily affected by your cpu power, because codecs convert within the player and this load is generally handled by the cpu, unless special software is in play.

I don't know what your specific target is here when you say quality. There are different applications and environment where slightly different factors add up to the best possible on screen image.
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28 Jan 2011   #16
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Video playback can also be effected by the program you use and the player.
For instance and this is with DVD movies. I've found that using a blu ray palyer has inhanced the viewing of regular DVd's along with using the power DVD Mark II 3d application.
Fabe
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28 Jan 2011   #17
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear Maguscreed, QUOTE " I don't know what your specific target is here when you say quality " UNQUOTE. To put things in perspective, i have read today where a discussion was going on about .avi format and it becoming "ancient"! I was watching a movie in my native language"Telugu" often referred to as the "Italian of the East"! It was in .avi format and not being happy with the "QUALITY", i converted it to "DIVX"format! It was so pleasing to the eye and the contours were so clear, there can be no arguement as to which format was better! It's like watching a program in a normal TV and a Plasma TV! The colors, the depth and the whole "feel" is refreshingly different! I would infer, it is more "objective" and less"subjective"! I had a talk with my computer tecchie who's into selling these things and told him about the 5000:1 Digital contrast and he was laughing his head off and in between bouts of laughter told me to switch to 500000:1 digital monitor ( after i explained what @smarteyeball was emphasizing that it's the monitor and not the Video card that's at fault)! This particular thread came to my rescue by stopping me spending money on a new G-card! I have placed an order for the 24 inch monitor with the new ratio! Keep your comments coming in, b'cause this thread will surely help others who are following it! Maguscreed and fabe-->i am adding to your rep. Regards, DR.Sreedhav
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28 Jan 2011   #18
sreedhav

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I typed the above post in the newly downloaded and yet to be configured "SeaMonkey" browser and sorry that everything came out as one concrete block! Pardons!
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28 Jan 2011   #19
toothbrusher

windows xp 32 bit
 
 

no gaming = no discrete gpu needed.
but if you really need the extreme resolution (from my knowledge i might be wrong, integrated gpu still work), Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX260CXXB GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
it is 100 dollars (if you dont count shipping) and if you ever decide to game, it will run games pretty good.
but if you really want more extreme resolutions i would go with ati, since they have eyefinity (if nvidia has an analog to that then well..) and you can put multiple screens together to get a bigger screen.

but other than that a better monitor is better(redundancy i know).
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29 Jan 2011   #20
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dear toothbrusher,
Thanks! " a better monitor is better " ! I wish to know the screen resolution of your monitor. Hey,You need to update your specs. as it shows only Win.XP (not 7) 32 bit!

Kindly go to the chillout room which you'll find as you scroll down the column under Seven forums and add your bit to the "age" thread! Only 124 folks had the guts to come clean! It's like voting, you see! Many Americans having a cynical attitude(as in my country--India) towards politics,do not come out to vote and ultimately they get a chief whom they have reservations about! My reposte' is "where were you on the day the polls were on"?

Pl. create the time to visit that forum and tick the age bracket into which you/he/she fit into! I am 49+months!

regards,
Sreedhav
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