Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by melbourne720, Jan 31, 2007.
Can anyone provide a link to these?
There you go:-
The cheapest 512MB card is the best one to go for IMHO.
evga 8800gt 512mb x2 sli
my first post guys,
ok i have these graphics cards on a j+w ip35 pro mobo with 4gb sli ram and a q6600.
question is this:
I purchased the additional graphics card so I could use a sli bridge to get better performance, does it matter my mobo has no apparant support for sli?
That motherboard doesn't support SLi, only crossfire (2 x ATi cards). You won't be able to SLi to NVidia cards in that mobo.
What card do you have two of?
Time to add in the ATI 3870 XT and Nvidia 9600GT Melbourne ?
Indeed, I'm trying to ascertain where the 9600 GT falls, some say above the 8800 GT, some say below it
IMHO its falls below both the 8800GT and the 3870 XT, but is faster than the 3850 and 8800GS.
Quite a cramped price bracket now...
Thanks for your opinion, am revising the OP now.
Not been on the forums for a while, I see the new ATI X2 is fastest - are they much faster than GTX ultra's?
Hi Mish, good to hear from you again.
I very much depends on the game tbh. I think the NVidia cards are still the thing if crysis is your one and only game, but the X2 pulls ahead in a lot of other titles.
So ATI are still very much behind in the battle then? The GTX has been out for a long time now and they have finally come up with something that equals it?
could someone slot the X800 XT PE into the above list?
For AGP or PCI-E? From what I remember it is more or less the same on AGP as the X850XT (PE), the only difference is that the X850 series used a different process which enabled higher yields. For PCI-E then you are looking at performance roughly equivalent to a 7600GT but with higher power usage and no DX9 compliance.
I'm looking at getting the AGP version, so wondering how it was stacking up for not only speed but also power
Updated for the 9800 GX2. Thanks for fielding the question semi pro, is their no end to your PC knowledge?
I know this is largely pointless now, but for those on a tiny budget:
Radeon 9500 < Radeon 9600 < Geforce 4 Ti < Radeon 9500 Pro
The 9500 Pro has double the pixel rendering power of the 9600, I don't know why you put it below. Sure, in the odd game at lower res it may match it, but for the most part, 8 pipelines > 4. The Geforce 4 Ti series may only be Directx 8 compliant, but their 8 pixels per clock architecture puts them ahead of the Radeon 9600 apart from when AA\AF are enabled.
You also got the wattage figures wrong - the 9500 requires a floppy power connector so its a lot more than just 17W, that includes the non-pro version.
Of course as you may know the Radeon 9500 non-pro has a high chance of softmodding to a 9700 if it has an L-shaped memory configuration, ie the 128MB version. Worth picking up if you see one, as when modded it vastly outperforms all of the above and matches the Radeon 9700.
An update to the type of gamer section if you have time melbourne
will do, its long overdue
If anyone has anything they want to add then feel free to post it and I will add it to the original post
Some GTX 280 and ATI 4800 should be good too! I'll update my website with the info as and when mate
Very useful, thanks for all the effort.
For the next update, clarification of HD TV capabilities might be useful, specifically which are HDCP compliant (i.e. they'll play Blu-Ray DVDs), which can connect directly from a DVI to a HDMI socket, and which will really support 1080p/50 Hz playback. Many modern cards doubtless do all three, but, for example, unless it actually says "HDCP compliant", which it almost never does, on etailer sites it's hard to be sure.
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