Nvidia or Radeon

  ZootHornRollo 21:20 11 Nov 2006

I am looking to buy a new PC either now or after Xmas
a PC with intel core 2 duo probably the 6400 and 2Gb DDR RAM

I can't decided which graphics cards to go for - it will be used mainly for gaming as well as the usual net surfing and office stuff.

I am tempted by the nvidia geforce 7900GTS or GTX by the ATI X1900 XTX or 1950 XTX. And now there is a new nvidia -the 8800 I think it's called? Is there a significant difference between these cards and which is the best?

  Arthur Scrimshaw 21:42 11 Nov 2006

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Note that the 8800 is a DX10 card with few if any games out to take advantage of this. Also buying top of the range is an expensive and normally a poor value for money exercise.

  ZootHornRollo 00:08 12 Nov 2006

Great site you have told me about - thanks Arthur - it's on my bookmarks for ever!

  Arthur Scrimshaw 00:50 12 Nov 2006

a E6400 core 2 duo and it's a great performer + excellent value for money. You can take full advantage by using DDR2 ram and SATA II drives (ideally in RAID form)for a really rapid system. Check your motherboard will support these.

  vinnyT 11:03 12 Nov 2006

Although there will not be any games to take advantage of directx 10 for a while, a directx 10 compatable card ie any of the 8800 family will beat any 7900/x1950 card. So if you are planning to get a new pc for games, the 8800 cards are the way to go.

  vinnyT 11:04 12 Nov 2006

PS. of course the introduction of the 8800 means that the previous gen cards will come down in price, and may be worth a punt.

  wjrt 17:11 12 Nov 2006

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mebbe help

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