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Windows 7: Video card upgrade

30 Nov 2009   #11
ThePizzaMan

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
There have been so many problems with ATI cards,. I wouldn't use one if if was given to me.
like? can you name a few over the past three months?


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30 Nov 2009   #12
ThePizzaMan

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jester45 View Post
Hello I recently built a new computer but used an old pcie x1650 radeon card. The card can play most of my games at decent frame rates. The negative part is that it seems to have a hardware flaw that forces me to put the computer into sleep and wake it up to resolve. its not a driver or motherboard thing as it does the same thing on winxp with a different motherboard.

I would like to buy a new nvidia card for about 250 USD im looking at the GTX 260 or 275 but im not sure what would give me the most performance. My motherboard is sli compatible but i dont want to buy the 2nd now. so im hoping to get one that i could buy a 2nd of the same type later.

thanks for any comments as im really stuck on which to choose.
ok yes a 275 if you want to stick on nvidia, or wait for the 300 series....
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30 Nov 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
There have been so many problems with ATI cards,. I wouldn't use one if if was given to me.
Ya, where does this come from? What problems?
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30 Nov 2009   #14
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Didn't look over the initial #1 post carefully

I seen he was talking about a Radeon card.
And even if he wanted one, Radeon cards aren't bad, I was actually thinking of getting one instead of nvidia this time. But since I don't want to run the risk of Linux problems I'm going to wait for a bit. Radeon is very good, and no disrespect, but I just think Nvidia is better.
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30 Nov 2009   #15
ThePizzaMan

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Didn't look over the initial #1 post carefully

I seen he was talking about a Radeon card.
And even if he wanted one, Radeon cards aren't bad, I was actually thinking of getting one instead of nvidia this time. But since I don't want to run the risk of Linux problems I'm going to wait for a bit. Radeon is very good, and no disrespect, but I just think Nvidia is better.
actually its Linux support is much better i had no problems at all with mine except when i tried to use ubuntu studio for some reason it didn't like my driver.... but ubuntu 9.10 works awesome
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30 Nov 2009   #16
Jester45

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice but I would like to stick with nvidia.

Any guess on when the next round of price drops will be.
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30 Nov 2009   #17
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

It depends on what you want. If you play at 1080p, then a GTX 275, if you play at 1680x1050, a GTS 250 is enough. If you want DirectX11 support I'd wait until drivers are straightened out for the 5770.
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30 Nov 2009   #18
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Well once the 300's come out everything else should drop a little as the card specs shift, and then probably another 3 months after that once they get different 300 series cards made
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30 Nov 2009   #19
ThePizzaMan

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

after the 300's come out maybe.... maybe not...
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01 Dec 2009   #20
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
after the 300's come out maybe.... maybe not...
when they come out prices will drop no matter what as the 200 series become the mid range, it's just standard marketing. Your not going to pay "top dollar" for the new mid range card? I wouldn't, I'd be angry.
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