If graphics is the single most important thing on the computer the 8800 GTX should be your choice. If you were to upgrade the card later it would cost you around 500 bucks. The 8800 GTX is unbelievably better
8800 GTX 575 1350 900 768MB 384-bit 86.4 36.8
8400 GS 450 900 400 256MB 64-bit 6.4 3.6 CORE SHADER MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY TEXTURE RATE
CLOCK CLOCK CLOCK AMOUNT INTERFACE BNDWDT
While those numbers may not mean much the last one the texture fill rate the 8800 performs 36.8 billion per second compared to the 8400's 3.6 billion per second. If your not playing games or running graphic intensive programs this means nothing though. Windows XP and IE explorer can only look so crisp.
Edit: format, (keeps taking out the spacing you get the idea of what the numbers are)
Edited by Sneakycyber, 31 December 2007 - 06:37 PM.
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