Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Dual monitors ?


  • Please log in to reply

#16
Ferrari

Ferrari

    PC SURGEON

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,939 posts
Graphics cards can be misleading at times. Some think that if they buy a more expensive card that their screen will look better. This isn't really the case. For the regular user, you just need a card that supports the monitors max resolution for best results.

With that said, $200-$400 cards are what gamers, CAD users, and any 3d (not 2d like photoshop) applications are used for. And when I say "gamers" I'm talking about highly intense graphical games like Crysis, Call of Duty, Mass Effect, Far Cry 2... not casino games, kids games, or solitaire. Also, high end cards require a more powerful power supply.

Do you do any of that? If not, just stick with the one I recommended.
  • 0

Advertisements


#17
Bosscoe

Bosscoe

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 69 posts
yep I got the geforce 6600gt because it was the minimum spec gfx card for call of duty & counter strike source. I'm just wondering if I can have both gaming and dual monitors available to me with either the current gfx card I have or the one you posted, last but not least a new gfx card ?
  • 0

#18
Ferrari

Ferrari

    PC SURGEON

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,939 posts
Since your processor is a 1.8ghz Sempron, I don't think upgrading to a better card will do all that much. You would really need to upgrade your processor, if not just get a completely new system if you are looking to improve FPS in gameplay.

Once you get into higher end cards like 9XXX series, GTS, or GTX in Nvidia and the 4XXX and 5XXX series of graphics cards with ATI Radeon, you would have to upgrade the power supply because those cards draw more power and need dedicated power to them.

But yes, any of the cards I'm talking about support dual monitors and gaming.

Edited by Ferrari, 21 March 2010 - 11:31 PM.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP