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Which video card is better?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by popol24, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. popol24

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    The top one (evGA 8800GT) is streets ahead of the Inno3D one. It will play crysis far better.
     
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    Agreed, the 8800GT is way better. It costs less, is faster than a GTS, takes up only 1 slot and is almost on par with a GTX for half the price.
     
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    =) thanks guys! I just have one more question tho. Are there any features of the Inno3D that are superior to the eVGA card? And will I still be able to play cysis with the Inno3D? I've got a quadcore that'll come with any of the video card. And also, I'm a noob when it comes to hardwares and I just want to be able to play games with little or no problem. Thanks again!
     
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    Crysis won't run very well at all with the Inno3D GTS because it doesn't have enough video RAM. It doesn't have any features that the eVGA board doesn't have, I assure you.
     
  6. funky22

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    go with 8800 gt its great but only 256bit bus , u can go with 8800 gts but dont buy with 320mb, 640mb is more future proff and works better in high resolutions u wont go wrong with both of those cards they are amazing ;)
     
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    From what I've seen the 8800GT outperforms the GTS even in Crysis, and considering its much lower price, the GT is what I'd recommend.
     
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    All I see is three "picture not loaded" icons...
     
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    Hmmm.... what do those numbers on the graph mean? LOL
     
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    The frame rate the card can achieve (how many pictures per second). Higher is better.
     
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    The reason I asked this is because I've already bought the Inno3D one =[ So, is there a way I could increase the memory, or make it better, apart from buying a new one LOL? Thanks again!
     
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    If you've only just bought it, take it back and swap it. You'll regret it otherwise.
     
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    I can't =[ I've already asked if I could swap it, they said they can't. There's no other way of increasing its RAM now is there? I've heard that some video card "borrow" memory from the CPU or something. Is this the case for this Inno3D one?
     
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    No, it's only the case for the cheapest graphics cards as the process is intolerably slow. You could try selling the GTS second hand and buying the GT new, but second hand buyers may be wise to the market change...
     
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    How much you reckon I should sell it for? $300? I haven't used this or the computer that will use this at all, believe it or not. I'm still waiting for my custom built pc to arrive lol
     
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    Yeah, $300 sounds about right if it's new.
     
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    Ok I have this pc:

    -Antec NSK4000 Black Steel Mini Tower Case - Silver Bezel - NO PSU

    -Coolink SWiF Fan 800 - 80mm Fan - Basic Version

    -Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 'Kentsfield' QUAD Core Processor - 2.40GHz, 64-Bit, 1066FSB, 8MB Cache, VT, LGA775 - BX80562Q6600

    -400GB Samsung HD403LJ SATA II 3Gbs NCQ HDD - 7200rpm, 16MB Cache Spinpoint Series

    -Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L ATX LGA775 Mainboard - Intel P31, 1333MHz FSB, DDR2-1066, PCI Express x16, SATAII, GbE LAN, 8ch Sound

    -Thermaltake A2088 60cm UV Reactive Rounded FDD Cable - Red

    -Crucial 3-3-3 PC2-5300 Ballistix MICRON 2GB DDR2 Kit

    -Inno3D 570Mhz 8800GTS Overclocked 320MB 320-bit DDR3, Dual DVI, HDTV, PCI Express X16 interface, Fan, 1800MHz Memory Clock Nvidia Geforce

    -Hiper Type M 580W EPS Active PFC PSU ATX2.2/BTX 4xSATA, 8x Component Connectors, 1xPCIe HPU-4M580

    Will I be able to play Crysis at all? Yay or nay? =) (Sorry i'm such an annoying bastard LOL)
     
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    Unfortunately you have the 320MB 8800GTS, which means although you'll be able to play Crysis fine, you may have to turn down the texture sizes quite a lot.
     

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