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Old 06-21-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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I've been looking at buying a video card for a while because I'm pretty sure my onboard graphics aren't going to run Crysis so I was looking at these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127277
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284

My price range is around 150 bucks, ya I know thats kind of low but the only game I like to play is CS:S but I want to be prepared incase a game comes a long that I really want to play.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:53 PM   #2
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The 8600GTS, simply because it's DirectX 10.
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Would that really be worth it though? The other has 512MB and its 256-bit.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:05 PM   #4
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I'd say so, especially if you're going to be running Crysis.

Look at the difference between DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 in Flight Sim X:
DirectX 9


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Old 06-22-2007, 09:50 AM   #5
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Thats a big difference, how much power will I need to run it?
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You will need around 500W to run it optimally. What are the rest of your specs?
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:17 AM   #7
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AMD athlon 64x 3500+
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Wait, if those are your specs, then what is your Mobo?

Judging by that, you will need around 600W-700W to power that video card.
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I'd say so, especially if you're going to be running Crysis.

Look at the difference between DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 in Flight Sim X:
DirectX 9


DirectX 10
wow that is a massive difference but my only problem is how come dx10 makes the weather worse , the weathers bad enough in Manchester as it is
also clock speeds are slightly more important than memory sizes
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3Dmark03 says I have an MSI MS-7184, but on the MSI website it says that product doesn't exist, also it says I don't have a PCI-E slot but I do.

To Muz, well I guess I know now, thats a useful bit of info when searching on newegg.
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