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i only wish i could afford one of those..
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how does the next gen consoles compare to these graphics cards. i know there beat but by how much?
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@sit down droid it all depends on the game in a case like GRID for example, the PS3 version and 360 version both run at 720p at 30FPS, PS3 with 2xAA and 360 with 4xAA. A GTX 285 or 4870 is going to be able to run that at 60 FPS at 1920x1200 or 50 FPS 2560x1600 with 4xAA, or Far Cry 2 as another example, the console versions run at 1280x696, the 360 version with 2xAA, and the PS3 version with edgeAA, a GTX 285 is going to be running it a bit better than the PS3 or 360 version with better visuals at 2560x1600.
I have an 8800 GT (Overclocked) It's got Crysis running on full and I only have 2.5 GB's of RAM in this sucker. It only stutters every once in awhile. I'm not on DX10 though...only DX9. I have XP.
I bought an 8800GTS 640meg card about this last year and it runs everything at max settings so far. Once I put 8gigs of RAM in my PC it even let me run STALKER and Warhead maxed out just fine.
Nvidia GeForce 9800GT
Puts my 6800GT to shame. :(
I have GTX260 Black edition and I was thinking to go SLI but, first I need to make sure that DX11 supported by this card before upgrading
DX11 will not be supported until the newest cards come out this summer.
dude you should wait till the price goes down at the moment you do not need to SLI, even at this point I dontr find the need with my 9600gt
I didn't know that and thanx for the info Anyway, better wait than regret bubbles for you guys
been using an 8600GTS for the last year but just this week upgraded it to a gtx 260 (192 cores) for £180. Just waiting for it to be delivered now so hopefully will get it for the weekend so i can set it all up.
I hope your comp can handle it what are your specs?
I have the Nvidia 9600GT with 6gb RAM and I can run anything on market right now, dont waste all your money on something you dont need at the moment another good reason my comp runs is my quad processor MY COMPS A BEAST If anything buy the 8800
feh, at what resolution? At what fps? Yeah, I can run anything on the market at a million fps on the lowest settings, I only neeed a 6100! Don't buy this crap! people have different needs. And your comp is hardly a beast.
it's dated and gonna bottleneck but i should be getting much better performance than i am now/ will upgrade my mobo and cpu sometime soon anyway. e6750 dual core @ 2.66ghz (biggest problem), vista 32bit, 3gb ram. I understand that the cpu is gonna give me some bottlenecking but like i say can upgrade it in time + the performance shud still be a massive improvement. not to mention it barely cost anything more than the alternatives
what type of RAM are you running your 8600 might be at ddr2 but that new one ure ordering could be ddr5 let me look...
Great article, seeing as I'm thinking of purchasing a new graphics card myself soon.
better wait for DX11 cards
its ddr2 and the 1 i'm ordering is also ddr2? reccomend puttin a set of ddr3 in for the gtx 260...? can't tell u my exact spec cus i'm at work atm :p
well you cant just deside you want to put ddr3 instead of ddr2 for your RAM because the pin count is different and might not be supported on your motherboard, as for the gtx 260 im having a hard time finding the specs
well i can speak to a mate about it anyway cus he's running a 260 and his rigs not much better than mine. if it comes to it i don't mind upgrading my mobo etc anyway in time but got this card as a futureproofing thing tbh. why spend 150 on a card thats a bit better than mine wen i could spend 180 on a card that i wont have to upgrade for some time (even if it means i have to upgrade the rest of the bloody thing haha) just checking think my mobo only supports ddr2 so looks like another thing to upgrade :p
I have an ATI 128bit radeon 9800Pro in my once badass gaming computer. Now that thing barely runs anything. My newest computer is a gateway gaming laptop with the 8800GT and it runs current games pretty well at medium. The only thing that sucks is the CPU which is upgradable though.
I love my 260, haven't even overclocked it yet, and I have Crysis runningly on max (no software AA and no Motion Blur) running swimmingly, no slowdowns.
I have a 4870, and the card just rocks. I will be building a new rig within 6 months, if not sooner. So I will wait until then and see what is out before I buy a new card.
I CANT EVEN RUN BATTLEFIELD 2 ! MY COMPUTER specs : 3 giga ram 2.20 GHz GRAPHIC CARD INTEL G33/G31 EXPRESS CHIPSET FAMILY I NEAD A NEW GRAPHIC CARD WHAT TO BUY ? SOMEBODY HELP ME >
The 9800 gt is a good choice. Pretty much the same as an 8800 gt but gpu is made smaller so runs cooler. Also the 9800 gt doesn't take 2 slots which is nice and uses less power. Asus m3n72-d GeForce 9800 gtx Phenom 2 940 BE 2x 500 gb hdd 8 gb ocz sli pc6400 2x sata dvd burners apevia 600 watt psu darkside sli raidmax sagitarrius 2 case
I got a 4850 and love it- Phenom2 BE- NOICE!!! SKYGAMER VN-
....an article about the cheapest Crysis playing graphics cards that money can buy? I wanna know that more :[
you can get a 9600gt for around £60-£80 and that would play crysis at high, good res, no aa with no lag but u may need a good cpu also
Nvidia Geforce GTX 285 OC Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 OC PC2-6400 800MHz DDR2 4GB Foxconn P35AX-S Default clock on q6600 with 9800GTX http://pfcdn.net/site/galle... 23% overclock on q6600 with gtx 285 oc http://pfcdn.net/site/galle... 38% overclock on q6600 with gtx 285 oc http://pfcdn.net/site/galle... @ sit down droid most console games can not be called 7th gen. PC games like stalker clear sky and crysis are in the 8th gen imo also most console games are like playing the pc version on low
I still have a Nvidia 7950 GX2 and I am satisfied with it but I need to upgrade my cpu AMD x2 4200+ . Other then that I am good since I bought a PS3 also to save money from not needing to upgrade my PC every 6 months.
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