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upgrading video card from geforce 6600gt PCI-E

 
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franpa
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:16 pm     Post subject: upgrading video card from geforce 6600gt PCI-E Reply with quote

hi, I'm looking at spending 200$ (AUD) or less on a video card and don't know exactly what to get, theres not much point in getting a geforce 8xx0 video card because a new direct x standard is expected soon.

I've looked and still have no idea what would provide equal or better performance, what i do know is that a video card with 256mb memory with a 256bit memory interface is good.

I'm after something that specializes in the direct x 9c area and I'm not after SLI (tho its likely impossible to get a video card that lacks SLI or crossfire now a days.)

I'm not after a direct x 9 only card, I'm just after one that is known to have the least compatibility issues with direct x 9 and older. (i play crap loads of old games ya know.)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

7300gt? I dunno how much greater the performance would be, though
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

X1950Pro or 7900GS
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franpa
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

i think im gonna settle on the 7950GT, its a huge budget inflation, but... what ever.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:36 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

You will need at last 350W brand name PSU for 7950GT
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franpa
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:38 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, i got a 600 watt thermaltake power supply, got it like 4 years ago Tbbbbbth!
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