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graphics card recommendation
#1
Ok this is my doubt,im between buying a nvidia 8800 or either a 9800,i know you would say 9800 is better,but how much is the real difference both price and perfomance Tongue
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#2
you realise that there are like 10 types of 8800 and 9800 and each one have different performance and price? Tongue

ill just write what i think is best
8800 GTX, 12k 3dmark06
9800 GX2, 14k 3dmark06

i dont know about the prices.
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#3
Umm, they're all the same cards, with only the newest 9800 cards with a 55nm die shrink from 65nm.

9800GT = 8800GT.
9800GTX = 8800GTS, but with slightly higher clocks.
9800GTX+ = "Tweaked" 9800GTX.
GTS 250 = 9800GTX+ on the 55nm process.

There, simple Tongue2
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#4
Given your cpu and win xp, I don't think you will notice a difference between the two cards.
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(10-23-2009, 01:24 AM)CKL Wrote: Given your cpu and win xp, I don't think you will notice a difference between the two cards.

lol i know,im going to uprgade to windows 7 and a dual core 3.5 Tongue
anyway thanks all i think i will buy a 8800 gts but the mbs of ram do actually care?,i mean its the same an 8800 gts of 512 than one of 1gb or the diference its minumum ?
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#6
It depends on your monitor and gaming resolution. 512MB is perfect for 1600x1200 and below. 1GB is necessary if you game at a higher resolution (1920x1080 or higher) and like a lot of eye-candy to go with that resolution. If you have a high resolution monitor or plan on getting on in the near future, get the 1GB version. If not get the 512MB version.
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(10-23-2009, 02:07 AM)dr_thrax Wrote: It depends on your monitor and gaming resolution. 512MB is perfect for 1600x1200 and below. 1GB is necessary if you game at a higher resolution (1920x1080 or higher) and like a lot of eye-candy to go with that resolution. If you have a high resolution monitor or plan on getting on in the near future, get the 1GB version. If not get the 512MB version.

so are you saying me that for example if i run a game with native res on the one of 512 is the same as the one of 1gb i mean in fps terms Ohmy
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PCSX2 native res, yes, FPS will be the same. If you start to set internal resolution to something high like 4-8 times the native res, then you would need 1GB.
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#9
The amount of RAM on a video card has little to no direct impact upon performance unless you run out of RAM to load textures etc. RAM Speed (eg. DDR3 as opposed to DDR2) and bus width (eg. 256-bit as opposed to 128-bit) will though.
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#10
Dont go for a 8800GTS 320MB or 640MB they are older/slower than the 8800GT 512MB (or even slower than 8800GT at times), the older 9800GT were the same as the 8800GT newer ones (55nm I think) can be actually a little slower than the 8800GT but cheaper I guess...

Also the memory on cards dont really impact much unless you use very high resolutions with high AA both for PCSX2 and PC games.
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