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Compatable Vid Card?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Raiten, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Raiten

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    I'm planning on builing a new computer for myself and i'm trying to do some research. I'm not too familiar in this area but i do know my fair share about computer hardware. I just wanted to know if an ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe Mobo would be compatible with an EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Graphics Card. The card says it needs either a 4X or 8X AGP Slot, but no where in the specs of the mobo can i find if it's compliant or not.

    If these 2 are not compatible i am willing to change the mobo, so if there is any suggestions i am open to them. Please keep in mind i'm on a budget and can't spend TOO much on these parts.
     
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    it has onboard video & has pci/e in place of agp
     
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  4. Raiten

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    Shoot, well i guess i'll for sure have to look for another one. I was looking at the DFI LanParty PRO875B Mobo, lots of extras and has an AGP slot so i think i'll get this one. Still compatible with P4 with HT Tech.
     
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    Thanks for all the info, but i decided to get the DFI LanParty mobo. I have another question/dillema though, i want to get a GeForce 6800 graphics card, but i don't know whether i want to get the 6800 or the 6800GT. Each one looks great, but i don't know if i should save up a bit more and get the GT or settle with the 6800. Oh and i'm getting the prices from newegg.com, if anyone knows of a site or place that i can get them cheaper please let me know.
     
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    what are you going to use pc for, gaming, video editing or what. what is difference between the 2 cards without me looking for them
     
  8. Divinus

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    The two cards have a small performance difference unless you're a super gamer and jack up the resolution to 1600x1200 and run it with AA/AF maxed.

    If you do like running games with those insane settings, you should really get the 6800GT. If you run in say... 1024x768 with no or very little AA/AF i'd just get the 6800. In most benchmarks with lower resoltutions and the AA/AF turned down the 6800 is only a few FPS behind the 6800GT
     
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    Cool thanks. I play games mostly, Farcry, Doom 3 are the major graphics killers. But i play WoW a majority of the time and that game is pretty graphics intense for a MMORPG, i get about 20FPS at the MOST on my Ti4600, i run it at 1280x1024, no AA or AF since it can't really handle it. I think i'll just get the 6800 card then. Thanks for the input.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=14-130-202&depa=1

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-130-203&depa=1

    These are the 2 cards and their differences.
     
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  10. Divinus

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    Wow, you should get honestly like a 400% increase on the old Ti series. My 9700 dominated that series and that was what? 2... 3 years ago?
     

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