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#1 Andrew D'Angelo

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:32 PM

So i just picked up a Foxconn Nvidia 8500gt 512mb Pci-e from Newegg (for 29.99 after mail in rebate!!!!!) What you guys think.....anyone play TDU..or Flight sim X on that....what setting...let me knowww!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:40 PM

You may find this useful.

Sorry, I just don't know: Whats TDU?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:02 AM

Sorry, I just don't know: Whats TDU?



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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:10 AM

That's not really a gaming card. gaming cards start at x6xx. x8xx are the high end cards. The card you bought is meant more for workstations. Don't get me wrong, you should be fine with it. Just don't expect to play Crysis on high.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:44 PM

for 29.99 i culd not go wrong....i dnt need to play anything that jacked out anyway

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:39 PM

Thats a very good price for the card. Definitely don't expect playing newer games on high settings though.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:13 PM

in my total opinion..some games i can't tell the difference from Low settings to high...and I dont plan to play any really high end games until i SLI this card in my new build(hopefully going to go core 2 duo..2gb and this card SLIed with an 8800gts) That'll do some stuff...or go for the whole bang and get PCIe 2.0 9000gt And Sli those...but thats out of my price range i think.....Anyoen know if Pcie 2.0 is backwards compatible(so i can use my reg pcie cards until pcie 2.0 is cheaper)? Thanks

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:32 PM

Ya you can use the X16 cards in 2.0 slots and vice versa. One thing you should know is that you can't so SLI with cards with different cores. You would need 2 8500GT's or 2 8800GTS
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:37 PM

yea you can plug it into any PCIe slot. even the 1x if you really really want to. If you notice the interface on the card is segmented. 1x lil section 16x the big section and 2.0 the lil hook part on the end. but if you get an 8800 you'll pretty much just put the 8500 in the closet.

the 9600 is almost the same price, but still outperformed by the 8800. the 9800 is about 600 bucks right now :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:58 PM

this card SLIed with an 8800gts

SLI requires identical cards.

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