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RAYBEN

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graphics cards which one
« on: December 24, 2008, 08:20:46 pm »
Can any one advise me as to which graphics card I should upgrade too,at present I have a nvidia 6200 turbocache (dont want another turbocache)I have a  pcix16 slot and a max 300 watt for card usage,I use my graphics mostly for video editing and the card thats in now isn't good enough.
thanks ray

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Re: graphics cards which one
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 04:57:12 pm »
Hi Ray

just check requirements of the video editing software you are using regarding VGA card. As GeForce 6200 turbo cache was really entry level (slow) card.
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Re: graphics cards which one
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 10:34:23 pm »
I suggest getting something on the lines of the HD4850 / 9800gtx+. They are fairly low power consuming cards which should be plenty for video editing for a good few years.

Do you do anything else such as transcoding/gaming? The 9800gtx+ is able to GPU transcode, which is much faster than letting the cpu do it. For example, my GTX295 beats the Core i7 @ 4.35Ghz at transcoding a movie.

What is your budget? Is that 300W just for graphics or for the whole system?
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RAYBEN

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Re: graphics cards which one
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 07:44:30 pm »
hi badbonji the 300watt is the size of the installed psu so i guess it is for the whole system.
regards ray

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Re: graphics cards which one
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 07:35:22 pm »
Would you be able to get a 500 watt PSU? I would consider ATi's 4000 series for an affordable range, depending on your budget. But make sure you have a big enough PSU, especially for the 12V rails.
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
6Gb G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3 @ 1740Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T
HIS HD5970 @ 800/1100
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X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty
256GB M4 + 150GB Raptor
EK Supreme HF/GTX480/MCP655/EK Res :D

Re: graphics cards which one
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 05:52:25 pm »
There are a remarkable variety of graphics cards on the market aimed at gamers. While the very latest technology is always expensive, there are also solutions for those who don't have hundreds of dollars to spend. These video cards were selected because they are good values in their class, and they are ordered roughly from fastest (most expensive) to slowest (most affordable).

 

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