Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: (comparison) geforce 8300gs vs 7300gt vs 6600

11 Dec 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
(comparison) geforce 8300gs vs 7300gt vs 6600

i know their all old and crappy cards but which of them will perform better, im planning to play left 4 dead and some online games
pls list in order depends on your opinion

and last question when picking a gpu card what SPECIFICATION is the most important in performance?. if latest games compatibility?

btw my specs
pentium D 930 4mb
2GB DDR2 667
160gb sata
dell optiplex 320

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64

I will suggest other card i.e. 6800 GT.

You can check out the specs here.

When you select a gpu,

I would say memory type (ddr3/ ddr5) and bus. Higher memory with higher bus+good, imho. :)

For eg: 512 mb ddr3 on a 256-bit bus isn't necessarily better than 512 mb ddr5 on a 128-bit bus. But a 512 mb DDR5 on a 256-bit bus IS better.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

You can get some good comparison information here:
Video Card Comparison -

They don't list an 8300GS though. The 8400GS should be close enough for comparison.

One of the first thing you notice is that the 8400 is DirectX 10 compliant, the 7300 is DirectX 9.0c. It is good to know what version the game is compliant with.

The card Archer posted has more bang for the buck, as you can see here:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Dec 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

In general, the high-end cards of any given generation roflstomp all entry-level cards of the 3-4 newer generations that came after them, if not more. This is simply how powerful the graphics processor is, before GRAM and other stuff is looked at.

the place I use to get an eyeballed estimate of power levels is here Graphics Card Performance Hierarchy Chart - Best Graphics Cards For The Money: November 2013
(Discrete is for the desktop cards, mobile is for the laptop cards, integrated is for cards that are integrated in something else, be it motherboard or processor)

If you see, the 8300 and the 7300 are quite a few steps crappier than the 6600, and way crappier than a 6800.

And 8300/7300 are indeed entry-level cards if you look up on wikipedia.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2013   #5

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit

ok thnks for suggestions. any more
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 (comparison) geforce 8300gs vs 7300gt vs 6600

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Laptop graphics comparison (Geforce 630m vs Radeon 7670m)
Which gpu has better graphics performance. I have the choice between those two (Geforce 630m or Radeon 7670m). I'm looking to buy a new laptop soon and that is the two I have choices from. I'd like to know which would be better. It would be for gaming some, Photoshop (graphics design and image...
Graphic Cards
2nd monitor not working NVIDIA GeForce 6600
I have spent 7 days on this, please do help! OS: windows 7 ultimate 64 bit when i boot, I can see display on both monitors, only till after that small 'window' icon, then the monitor on DVI shows no input siganl. The monitor on VGA connection always work. I can see both monitors on NVIDIA...
Graphic Cards
Is my Nvidia 8300gs card dying?
Three days ago I found the computer safe mode with the message: Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown...and so on...Computer then would boot normally, but after a few minutes the monitor would go black. After shutting down with the button, the boot sequence would read Windows did not...
Graphic Cards
Nvidia Geforce 7300gt
hi to all i am a new user to windows 7...i have just upgrade from xp to windows 7.. Everything is working great but i have only problems with my video here is my problem My video card in Nvidia geforce 7300gt,first i tried it to install it with the CD given but it doesn't work..then i...
Geforce 6600 is not detected Windows 7 x64
Well, I have installed and re-installed the drivers many times. The Nvida control panel shows only one monitor detected. I have two identical Acer monitors, both display when plugged into my integrated graphics card (Which is 8100) and is detected and running correctly. Any idea what the cause...
Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:40.
Twitter Facebook Google+