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Video Cards.

DSTM

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Hi Guys,I had a look at a new PC,and under specs it had,2D/3D video card.No further information.How does one tell how how good or bad this card is,or even if it suitable, for Vista?
ON my present PC,I have Nvidia Ge-Force 6200,which is nothing special. How do they compare?Thanks.
 

DSTM

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Thanks for the quick reply,Maynard.Will have to find out and get back.
 

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Hi;
Have a quick look here. It seems to be a compromise instead of two different cards. As for how good it is we can't tell without knowing more.
 

DSTM

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Thanks for the link,Randy.That explains more about these combination cards.
My best bet, is to look for one, with a Geforce 8600GT or better,to be safe,from what I can gather.
 
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8600GT is a very good mid range card is at the moment very sensibly priced - go for the reference Nvidea one - dont get one thats pre overclocked as you would not notice the benefits for the amount of extra cost.
 

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Thanks for your input, Dalo,I don't need a Rocket Ship.Heard good reports about this Card.I am looking for a second PC,and when I read the specs on the card,as 2D/3D I was confused,hence my original query.Will look for a PC with this card in or similar.Thanks.
 
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The only thing that you may find with this card is the heat - I installed one the other day and Ideally you need a case with a roof fan like the Antecs - as you are not after a rocket ship card - you may be better looking at the 9600GT range they are slightly cheaper and dont rev up as much - use less power and generate less heat, but they are a fair distance behind the 8600GT in term of raw power.