PCI-Express Graphics Card Advise

  Weeby-Vuit 11:48 20 Nov 2007
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I'm looking at spending around £150 on a PCI-Express Graphics Card, the card need to be able to handle two screens well and high performance Games.

Please could you advise on what would be the best card to get for my money..?

Cheers,

  keef66 14:42 20 Nov 2007

find an extra £20 and get a 8800GT 512mb. Best bang for your money at the moment. Only problem is they are quite new and becuase they are such good value for money, it's hard to find one in stock anywhere.

Scan are taking pre-orders for a cheaper 256mb version, but I haven't seen a performance review yet

  bazman23 17:19 29 Nov 2007

could any one advise me on what graphics card to get i ve been looking at the nvidia 2x 512mb gt8800 or the 768mb 8800 gtx or maybe ultra not sure which one will give me the best performance

thanks

  TopCat® 17:41 29 Nov 2007

Here's a review of the 8800GT card - click here At the price it is what they call a 'sweet buy' when compared to the dearer GTX and Ultra versions. TC.

  citadel 17:51 29 Nov 2007

8800gt is the choice for now. there are 8800gts cards coming out that also have 112 stream processors. the current ones's with 96 may be reduced

  bazman23 17:56 29 Nov 2007

have seen a deal on click here which comes to £1,055.93 seems really cheap! not sure wot there like though?

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  Totally-braindead 20:18 29 Nov 2007

Weeby-Vuit read this, bear in mind its a couple of months out of date click here

  Totally-braindead 20:19 29 Nov 2007

Should have said make sure your power supply is up to it otherwise that will need replaced as well.

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