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Windows 7: Which graphic card?

24 Jul 2009   #11
dan7777

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
And my PC brought me back from console gaming
+1 here too


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25 Jul 2009   #12
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

well.....if you dont game i'd say the HD4650 (ATI) would do, but as time winds on even your GFX apps will become more intensive, so i'd grab something with a bit of poke (PSU permitting)

GTS 250

9800GTX

8800GT

HD4850

HD4870

all of these cards are pretty low power, but are great performers.......even if you dont game these cards are now cheap enough to consider for any platform.
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25 Jul 2009   #13
Sandygay

dual boot XP Home & Win 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
I'm contemplating buying a graphic card, but have no clue on which one to get!
I'm not really playing games, mostly for my graphic drawing programs. So looking at my specs what would you guys suggest?

Thanks!!
Hi There,
I'm a digital Artist and do play the odd game, I'm using a 7800 GTXpci express, which by todays standard is an old card and it's fine for my digital software N Painter and Artrage, I don't know if it's sold anymore, if it is, it would be cheaper, but if you wanted directX 10 I'd go with a single slot 9600 pci express 768mb memory only 74 in overclockers, I'm getting similar when the card I'm using dies. Sorry didn't look at your specs.
Sandy.
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25 Jul 2009   #14
Sandygay

dual boot XP Home & Win 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
I'm contemplating buying a graphic card, but have no clue on which one to get!
I'm not really playing games, mostly for my graphic drawing programs. So looking at my specs what would you guys suggest?

Thanks!!
Have now taken a look at your specs and the card you are using should
be fine for what you're using it for.
Sandy.
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28 Jul 2009   #15
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I have an Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT and I got for about $200 best thing is that it's Plug'n'Play and it does 3d as well.
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30 Jul 2009   #16
Static

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

Hands down. Nvidia GeForce GTX 260. So nice. and relatively cheap 150bucks. for the xtra 50 or so from the under ones. its well worth the money. the 250 is just a rehashed 9800 which is a remodeled 8800 that was just triple overclocked.

Id recommend the 260
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23 Jan 2010   #17
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Honestly I do not feel there is a better card between the two companies. If you can swing the cash then the software is better for Nvidia even though I run the sapphire 3870 x2 which is also a great card. I do not game at all! A buddy of mine uses two 4870 x2 as he plays flight simulator. He loves them!
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23 Jan 2010   #18
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
I'm contemplating buying a graphic card, but have no clue on which one to get!
I'm not really playing games, mostly for my graphic drawing programs. So looking at my specs what would you guys suggest?

Thanks!!
If by, "not really playing games", you mean that you don't game and don't see yourself gaming anytime soon, then why bother getting a new card at all? As it stands, your current card is about on par with an 8800... which is quite powerful for an admitted non-gamer.

About the only real case against your current card is going to be made in the context of gaming, by fairly serious gamers... but for CAD, not so much... you've got more than enough as is.

If you want to get a new card, "just because" (which is the best reason of all ), then perhaps you might want to look into the Quadro line as they're for CAD.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/quadrofx_family.html
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23 Jan 2010   #19
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

ATI Raedon HD5860
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23 Jan 2010   #20
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheBull View Post
I'm contemplating buying a graphic card, but have no clue on which one to get!
I'm not really playing games, mostly for my graphic drawing programs. So looking at my specs what would you guys suggest?

Thanks!!
If by, "not really playing games", you mean that you don't game and don't see yourself gaming anytime soon, then why bother getting a new card at all? As it stands, your current card is about on par with an 8800... which is quite powerful for an admitted non-gamer.

About the only real case against your current card is going to be made in the context of gaming, by fairly serious gamers... but for CAD, not so much... you've got more than enough as is.

If you want to get a new card, "just because" (which is the best reason of all ), then perhaps you might want to look into the Quadro line as they're for CAD.

NVIDIA Quadro FX ? Professional workstation graphics cards and solutions for workstations
Well said mate, well said. I would recommend the 9600 series from Nvidia, and the 57xx series from ATI. Good luck choosing
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