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New graphics card.
#1
Ok, I am posting to find out how much better PCSX2 will run on a graphics card.

My current specs:

Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit
5GB of RAM
AMD 2.7 GHz duel core processor
128MB graphics card

Right now I get 7FPS in-game in Tekken 5

I want to upgrade to this graphics card:


GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI-E 2.0
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What do you think?
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#2
Don't upgrade to a 9400GT.. get an ATI 4670 at the least..512mb will do.
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#3
Why? And why would I want 512mb when I could have a 1GB?
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#4
Because there are more to video cards than just the ram. Look at the shader model, shader clock, core clock, and memory clock. You can have all the ram in the world, but if the card is slow, then a card that is faster with less ram will be more effective.
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#5
And just so you know, you won't likely see a large boost in FPS by just getting a new graphics card. Your processor is probably bottlenecking your system for PS2 emulation.
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(04-24-2009, 04:52 PM)Sothh Wrote: Why? And why would I want 512mb when I could have a 1GB?
You don't have much idea do you?
The 4670 is miles ahead of the 9400GT.

Hell, a 256mb 7900GT would destroy that 9400GT.
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(04-25-2009, 10:30 AM)Sythedragon Wrote:
(04-24-2009, 04:52 PM)Sothh Wrote: Why? And why would I want 512mb when I could have a 1GB?
You don't have much idea do you?
The 4670 is miles ahead of the 9400GT.

Hell, a 256mb 7900GT would destroy that 9400GT.

Not a lot of people understand how gfx card companies rebrand/relabel cards so they can get away with selling previous generation cards at the new prices. If more people knew and made a fuss about it, they wouldn't be able to get away with it Angry
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(04-25-2009, 04:39 PM)KrazyTrumpeter05 Wrote:
(04-25-2009, 10:30 AM)Sythedragon Wrote:
(04-24-2009, 04:52 PM)Sothh Wrote: Why? And why would I want 512mb when I could have a 1GB?
You don't have much idea do you?
The 4670 is miles ahead of the 9400GT.

Hell, a 256mb 7900GT would destroy that 9400GT.

Not a lot of people understand how gfx card companies rebrand/relabel cards so they can get away with selling previous generation cards at the new prices. If more people knew and made a fuss about it, they wouldn't be able to get away with it Angry

Ironically, you're using a 9800GTX..
8800GTX/GTS250/9800GTX are all based on that GPU XD.
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#9
So? A 9800GTX which I also own had (and I believe still has) an amazing price to performance ratio. Plus the thread starter is asking for a graphics card that works well with PCSX2 so taking into account the Ati issue with GSdx, I would not recommend getting an Ati card for it,except if it is top tier (which is not what he is aiming for obviously).
Yes, I know not all Ati cards have that issue, yes I know some games don't suffer from it, but I wouldn't risk it.
Of course if your main concern is not PCSX2 you can just ignore that warning
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#10
For gpu, why you? just take 9500gt ddr3 equal to 8600gt/gts (128bit and same technologi=directx.10 and ps.4) instead 9400gt ddr2 especially that card is rebranded from 8500gt 64bit. I suggest you to buy seconded card for 8600gt/gts rather than new rebranded 9400gt/9500gt for cheap price.
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