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#1 8800gt

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 10:38 PM

Cpu: intel core 2 duo 2.66ghz
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#2 Monty007

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:44 AM

Hi 8800, the hardware you have will run games ok, but what ram do you have an how much? and whats the OS?
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 03:35 AM

i have 2Gb kingtson 667MHZ and will it run games OK or GOOD or ECELLENT

Edited by 8800gt, 23 September 2007 - 03:39 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2007 - 03:39 AM

With these performances you will be able to run almost every new game!
What operating system are you using?
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:44 AM

WELL At the moment i'm using xp pro sp2 but i plan to get home premium 64bit

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:06 AM

Yes, that's the winning combination!
Enjoy playing your games! :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 08:07 AM

Try to get a better video card if you can. That one really isn't that great. It would be better if you could get an 8600GT/S, or better yet an ati x1950 series or nvidia 7900 series card. Then your computer will be running most games out on medium-high settings.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 12:59 AM

Try to get a better video card if you can. That one really isn't that great. It would be better if you could get an 8600GT/S, or better yet an ati x1950 series or nvidia 7900 series card. Then your computer will be running most games out on medium-high settings.




yeah i know my graphics card isnt all that good i am planing to get a 8600 gt silent soon. But just one question why would the 7900 series be better then the 8000 series (i'm not tryin to have an arguement but just asking)

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:21 PM

What makes a new series a new series is that it is using a new GPU usually with new technology that supports new features. There is also usually some performance improvement. The series are split into several performance and price categories. The cards in the new series then replaces the cards in the old series which are in the same price and performance category. So the 8500GT replaces the 7300GT, and is faster than that one. The 8800GTX then replaces the 7900GTX.

The thing to remember is that 8800GTS and 8500GT are only model names and that nVIDIA are free to name their GPU whatever they want and that the name doesn't need to have any relation to the performance of the GPU.

Edited by Mr Alpha, 24 September 2007 - 02:25 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:09 PM

Well the 7900 series is better mostly because of the 256-bit memory interface (at least I think thats why). While the 8600 series only has 128-bit. Theres some other factors to, but I think thats the main one.
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Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:55 AM

What makes a new series a new series is that it is using a new GPU usually with new technology that supports new features. There is also usually some performance improvement. The series are split into several performance and price categories. The cards in the new series then replaces the cards in the old series which are in the same price and performance category. So the 8500GT replaces the 7300GT, and is faster than that one. The 8800GTX then replaces the 7900GTX.

The thing to remember is that 8800GTS and 8500GT are only model names and that nVIDIA are free to name their GPU whatever they want and that the name doesn't need to have any relation to the performance of the GPU.





so the gt is different then the gtx so which ones faster gtx?

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:18 AM

Here is a chart that I threw together showing the performance for different GeForce cards in Battlefield 2142:
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For anything under the 7900GT you would have to lower the settings to get acceptable performance.

Edited by Mr Alpha, 25 September 2007 - 10:34 AM.

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