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Old 08-13-2007, 01:03 PM   #1
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Can someone please tell me which video card would be better to buy?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=3195312
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...588&CatId=1826

I have 2gb of memory and using Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Old 08-13-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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Neither of them are real barn burners. I think the 8400GS may be a tad bit better than the 7300GT. But not by a whole lot. Vista should look prettier with the 8400GS because of it's DX10 support. If you are planning on playing some of todays high powered games, I would suggest going with something a little more beefier.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:02 PM   #3
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Well what do you wanna do with your system , As above if you plan to play any of the latest games you would be better off getting a better card , a 8800 series for example
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:29 PM   #4
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This would be better than both of the other ones I was looking at correct?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127299
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No, the 7300GT beats it in most performance benches.
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if your looking to run games soon
get the 8800 320mb or higher
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:21 PM   #7
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NO u dont really need a 8800 if im thinking right ur looking for a cheap video card with ur price range between 40 and 80

If u want DX 10 go with the 8400 but get it from newegg Cheaper and more reliable and a lot faster shipping
also if u want to game (plz some games u want to play)
Then go for a higher end 7 series card but if u want to playgames in DX10 then get a 8600 GT

The 8800 is a waste of money cuz DX10.1 is coming out and it wont support the 8 series anyway
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:13 AM   #8
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So should I wait for DX10.1?

The most resource intensive games that I play are Sid Meiers' Railroads, Flight Simulator X, and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.

I'm trying to keep this cheap.
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wat do u mean it wont support it?
thats 1 unconfirmed and 2
if its true the only difference is the shader to 4.1 witch is such a minor
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get an 8800 or a 7600
its the only way to go
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