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Windows 7: card recommendation needed

03 Sep 2009   #1
soon2bexpat

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
card recommendation needed

Currently using a Radeon X700Pro. I'd like to upgrade to something that will have manufacturer supported drivers for W7 64. I don't play games but use Photoshop and watch/work with some videos. Any ideas for PCI Express x16?


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03 Sep 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if you're sure you don't want to play any games, then you don't need a card with a noisy fan. cards are available with passive cooling systems that rely on big heatsinks.

anything with either an nvidia or ati gpu will be fully supported by windows 7.

you really don't need to spend much money these days on a low-end card. anything from the ati 3000 series will have more than enough power for photoshop and movie acceleration.
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03 Sep 2009   #3
Sassa

 
 

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03 Sep 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i would chose one without a fan = quieter system.
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03 Sep 2009   #5
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i would chose one without a fan!
This card is quite quiet...
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03 Sep 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

some cards are silent.
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03 Sep 2009   #7
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
some cards are silent.
Sorry... Quiet was the first word in my mind...
Here is one without fan:
nVidia NX8500GT
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03 Sep 2009   #8
soon2bexpat

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It seems as though the Nvidia PC Express x16 prices are a lot lower than ATI. Or am I not seeing a large enough sample?
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03 Sep 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soon2bexpat View Post
Currently using a Radeon X700Pro. I'd like to upgrade to something that will have manufacturer supported drivers for W7 64. I don't play games but use Photoshop and watch/work with some videos. Any ideas for PCI Express x16?
I had the ATI X700 Pro. I upgraded to the ATI HD3850 512.

My WEI graphics scores jumped from 4.1 to 6.9. The 3850 also provides HDMI audio through the DVI port with a $15 adapter. I got my HD3850 for $25, but it was a score. You may have to pay around $50.
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03 Sep 2009   #10
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Antman, do you mean the AGP8X card..?
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