Which Video Card Is Better

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    What you gonna use it for?

    Might I suggest you buy a second hand 7900GT? Performing better in games and roughly the same price.
     
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    The latter is clocked higher and has twice the memory. The 8XXX series and the 9XXX use more or less the same chip (they both have the same number of stream processors).

    I would agree with Scorpei though, my 7900GS still does fine.
     
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    For gaming and will the Geforce 9400GT be able to play games like GTA IV and dont worry about the speed of my computer its very fast im just wondering about the video card graphics
     
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    Both will play it, just how well is the question.

    I have a 9500GT 1.0gb, runs crysis oh high settings decently
     
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    For the bad port that GTA IV is, it'll probably struggle.
     
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    Here are some of my specs
    Processor: AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
    Memory: 2942MB RAM
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10

    This is the video card i have right now which is really lame Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 128mb

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    why do you think it'll struggle and will it struggle with the 8500GT too
     
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    GTA 4 needs at least 8800gt...well, maybe not if you can play at 5fps.
     
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    this guy is playing gta iv on a 8500GT perfectly
     
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    Also check others who have your computer model (if it's not custom built) has a PSU that can handle it and a PCI-E slot on your motherboard.
     
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    my computer model is a brand new compaq presario
     
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    here is some specs
    # Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2 ( 0 ) x Memory - DIMM 240-pin , 1 ( 1 ) x PCI Express x16 , 2 ( 2 ) x PCI , 1 ( 0 ) x Processor - Socket AM2 , 1 ( 0 ) x PCI Express x1


    and i was wondering does this mean that it has a PCI-E 2.0 in it

    source:http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-compaq-presario-sr5610f/4507-3118_7-33312220.html?tag=mncol;rnav
     
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    Right, although I'm repeating myself, might I suggest getting an 7900GT over what you have suggested yourself? It simply performs better in games. That is whay I and FAST suggested it. If you don't believe that check tomshardware's FPS benchmark tests.

    Not so much, that which you quoted doesn't mean it anyway (haven't checked the link). It doesn't really matter though as none of the current graphics cards really push for PCI-E 2.0. They are also backwards compatible with older PCI-E connections. If you really wanna know if you fully support PCI-E you should/could check which motherboard you have and try looking for that online (but seeing as you have a compraq I don't know how much that will help you).

    Also answer coolhbo's quistion [​IMG], ur PSU must be able to handle the extra power requirements if you are gonna put a new card in there.
     
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    He is playing at low settings at a very low resolution. Which is crap. It's better to get something decent if you want to play the game. At least a 8800 GT which will have problems on higher resolutions.
     
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    i doubt a 9400 would work...my friend has a 9600 and a few scenes it lags quite a bit.
     
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    When we say struggle, we mean that a certain game runs below 30fps under a desired resolution. I have a Geforce 8800 GT video card and it is supposed to be almost as good as the 9800 GT because nVidia used the same processor that generation, however, even then it was struggling to get GTA IV around 30fps with the settings around medium high and resolution at 1680X1050.
     
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    HD4670 or 8600GT which is better
     
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    definitely the Radeon 4670.

    However, trust me, even with that card, you will run GTA IV at 800X600 resolution with everything turned medium or even low, or it will be unplayable.

    GTA IV is not THAT beautiful, it's just a horrible port.
     
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    well then whats the best card you can get below under 80$ that plays gta iv good