Graphic Card Query

  briandy 14:41 09 Feb 2009

I am looking to replace my old desktop pc with a Dell Studio Slim. I have checked the specs and the Studio Slim has a higher spec than the machine I am replacing. I have just one query.

The Dell comes with an 256Mb ATI Radeon HD3450 graphics card which sells at dabs for about £37. I am not worried about a cheap card provided it is at least as good as the one I already have. My current pc has a 256Mb Radeon 1900GT. I am assuming that the Dell card will be at least as good if not better.

Am I correct?

  PSF 14:52 09 Feb 2009

Have a look at click here If your card at the moment is the ATI Radeon X1900 GT it is more than twice as fast as the HD3450

  Bob The Blob 14:54 09 Feb 2009

I'd say the X1900GT is a lot more than just twice as fast!

  PSF 14:59 09 Feb 2009

ok about 2.8 times faster ishhh :-) LOL

  briandy 15:11 09 Feb 2009

Thanks for your help.

The only reason I am interested in the graphics card is that I run microsoft's flight and train sims. My current card copes OK but I don't want to downgrade. I will probably not be buying a slimline.

  Terry Brown 15:24 09 Feb 2009

You may have a problem in that the older style computers had a PCI or AGP card (Fitting to motherboard), while the new ones have a PCI-e fitting.

In all probability your new computer will have SATA drives, and may (or may not) have facilities to use your curent (PCI ?) drives.

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