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Fortunas

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I have an old box lying around that im looking to put a PCI GPU in it.
I've been looking at these two cards. both of which are the same card with some differences I dont quite understand.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814129069

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814129062

which of these cards is better and/or which PCI card would you recommend.

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well the 129 dollar one has more advanced out ports for HD out.It has 128 bit which has better video performance wellt he 114 has 64 bit.They both require over 250 watt power supply well im guessig the 129 dollar one requieres one around 400 watts.if you want good video performance get the 114 dolar one. If you want exceleent preformance get the 129.

Edited by AMDAthlon64X2, 24 February 2007 - 02:44 PM.

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james_8970

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there is no difference on these two cards to explain the price difference.
Buy the cheaper one. They are the exact same card. Pocket the 15$ or whatever it is.
James

P.S. Just out of curiosity what are you buying this card to be used for?

well im guessig the 129 dollar one requieres one around 400 watts.

Edit: :whistling: it won't need a 400 watt PSU just because of the 128 bit output. :blink: That's an extra 150 watts just because one has 64 bit output and the other has 128 bit.

Edited by james_8970, 24 February 2007 - 02:50 PM.

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ok thanks a bunch mates
it will be used for some minor gaming (CS:S, Oblivion if im lucky)

what exactly is the difference between 64 bit memory and 124 bit?
is the performance difference noticeable?

and is this the best PCI card on the market?

Edited by Fortunas, 24 February 2007 - 03:34 PM.

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There will be no performance difference. You should be able to play Oblivion, but I think the FPS will be very low and difficult to play at times.
Just want to make sure you know this, this card is very out dated and if you have PCI-X you will be able to get a much better card for the same money. You are playing a premium for an outdated technology.
James

Edited by james_8970, 24 February 2007 - 03:37 PM.

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yeah i know its an outdated card, but all i got is PCI

is this the PCI card you would recommend?
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Yes since it was one of the if not the last PCI card eve released.
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I have a 256 mb GeForce 5500 FX overclocked by factory, makes my HP Pavilion 7935 (2001) play BF2. It works fine, it's manufactured by 3dfuzion. I'd recommend it anytime. http://www.3dfuzion....500_pci_256.asp

Edited by swordofdestiny, 24 February 2007 - 03:53 PM.

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Fortunas, stick with the ATI card, its much better.
James

Edited by james_8970, 24 February 2007 - 07:28 PM.

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