I found a brand new nVidia 9300 GS for $40. Is it better than my current card? and is it worth it?
Chipset GPU Nvidia Geforce 9300 GS Memory 512MB DDR2 Core Speed 567 MHz Memory Speed 900 MHz Interface PCI Express Direct X Support DirectX 10 OpenGL OpenGL® 2.0 RAMDAC 400 MHz Memory Bus 64 Bits Output Ports D-SUB & DVI & HDTV Out NVIDIA® Unified Architecture Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2X the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs GigaThread™ Technology Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support World’s first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine Delivers stunning image and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rate 16x Anti-aliasing Lightning fast, high quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges NVIDIA® Quantum Effect™ Technology Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPU-all while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and AI NVIDIA® ForceWare® unified Driver Architecture (UDA) Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs OpenGL® 2.0 Optimizations and Support Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for Open GL applications. NVIDIA® nView Multi-Display Technology Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexible and control for multiple monitors. PCI Express Support Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X to deliver over 4 GB/sc in both upstream and downstream data transfer Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista Nvidia’s fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for movies and video
Edited by fortune82, 09 March 2009 - 08:33 PM.