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chinablue32uk

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« on: August 24, 2007, 03:33:47 AM »
Hello I was wondering if anyone could help me....I am looking to upgrade my Graphics Card at present I have a g force 5200 and am wanting a card that will support all the latest games at a reasonable price any advice and help would be appreciated.
Thank You

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 03:57:06 AM »
what's your budget?

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 05:34:21 AM »
Well I havent got a budget really but I dont want to be spending hundreds

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 07:12:33 AM »
what's your motherboard support, agp or pci-e?

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007, 07:29:44 AM »
pci

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007, 09:37:35 AM »
from reviews i've seen:

BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB PCIe http://www.bfgtech.c...bfgr88320gtsoce.aspx hightly rated for under £200.

this is an overclocked card so be careful to get the right model - otherwise it might not be such a great card.

if you aren't bothered about directx10, and i don't see why anyone should be at the moment when none of the current cards seem to be up to the task of playing directx10 games, then you could go for something a bit older and therefore cheaper.

if you want directx10 then i'd wait until next year before buying a new card - there might be something available by then that will be worth buying. or maybe we'll have games that are a bit better tuned to work with the cards that are already for sale.


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Re: Graphics
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007, 10:56:01 AM »
Nick! Congratulations on the new website!!
The pages look seriously outstanding  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2007, 11:14:33 AM »
Nick! Congratulations on the new website!!
The pages look seriously outstanding  :Thmbsup:
thank you very much for saying so.

(it's just a quick start with plenty waiting to upload - i think i will be bending your ear soon with a few things.)

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2007, 09:22:56 PM »
i bought a GF7600GT earlier this year only to see the price of GF8800 plummet.. :o btw, IIRC http://Crysis uses DX10.

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007, 04:04:19 AM »
i think Crysis will also be supporting directx 9. or maybe it was unreal tournament.

obviously everything is going to look better with dx10 - but from the reviews i've seen it sounds like the current crop of dx10 cards aren't really up to the job of playing dx10 games - not at high settings anyway.


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Re: Graphics
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2007, 04:21:19 AM »
exactly, as usual early adopters of DX10 will be unofficial beta testers.. ;)

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2007, 04:35:32 AM »
umm, never thought of it like that but you are right.

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2007, 06:03:52 AM »
I have already decided not to go DX10 - enough great games I havent finished playing and enough good games that won't require it. I can live without the others, especially if the cost is installing vista.

(i have vista on my work laptop and I want a downgrade!!!!)

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Re: Graphics
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2007, 06:04:34 AM »
and yes, last I looked crysis was going to be both dx9 and dx10.