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ok so is turbo better than the original i take it?! ok, so out of that and the ati card, which would be best for games like fear? appreciate the help guys!
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:tazz: well i prefer the Nvidia Turbo that sounds cool and must be but the ATI costs alot i think... So from my point of view buy the Turbo for £75 should even play doom 3 but just make sure you update the Drivers dont use the CD as they might be OLD drivers :)

Edited by NvidiaDude, 07 October 2005 - 09:17 AM.

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i tried to play the demo and it was really jumpy and slow in general, is that all down to the graphics card? ive got p4 3.2ghz an 1.5gb ram. so with this turbo card for £75 ill be able to play it good, eh?
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Well Gritbox could you tell me the specifications of your video card like the Core Clock Speed , Bandwith and all that
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no idea ma man. its a geforce 5200 tho, which i know is crap! but is that the reason its so juttery and slow and stuff?
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Well The Core Clock Speed on that is 250Mhz and That sucks big time lol well i got you some specs on the turbo and it seems Great!

Full specs
Processor / Memory
Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce 6600


Memory Clock Speed 1 GHz
Video Input
Video input type None
Video Output
Digital video standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)


API Supported DirectX 9.0
General
Video output interface type PCI Express x16


Compatibility PC


Enclosure Type Plug-in card


Video Output:Type Graphics adapter
Expansion / Connectivity
Port(s) Total (Free) / Connector Type:Port(s) Total (Free) / Connector Type Port(s) Total (Free) / Connector Type 1 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 1, 1 29 pin combined DVI
Expansion / Port(s) Required
Slot(s) Required 1 PCI Express x16
Software / System Requirements
OS required Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP


Min Processor Type 650 MHz


Software type V-Tuner 2, CyberLink PowerDVD 5

not bad huh for £75
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ill be honest mate, that doesnt mean a lot to me! i did notice pci tho, an i need agp! bummer!
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Yes sorry about that but dont you have any PCI-E Slots ?? because PCI-E is better than AGP
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ok, your limited to agp and your current card is an nvidia 5200. your current card is not a dx 9 compatable card. therefore current games like fear, hl2, and quake 4 will not look thier best. You will see a huge increase in performance by upgrading to a 6600. price/performance says thats your best bet.

can the dell support more than 128... sure it can. which dell do you have?
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would you advise the same for me because my crad is a radeon x300/x550 series i have a 3.2 ghz processor and 1G of RAM but new games stil play badly
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the x300 is essentially the entry level gaming card. plays old games fine, but has issues with the new games.

this chart was used with the demo of FEAR. however I must note that the release version will be significantly different enough that most sights are not useing it as a benchmark.

http://www.digit-lif...-1024-pcie.html

even anandtech in their last price guide for video cards doesn't recomend anything less than the ati x700 for gaming.

you can even look at tom's hardware.

For me, the demo is just playable enough to make me want more. All I have is an ati 9600xt. my personal choice is something along the x800 or better.
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brilliant cheers. its a dimension 4600. ive been told it can take 256 cards...
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mine is a dimension 8400
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inferno, yours can definatly take a better card.
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and mine...?
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