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Rebel_INS
01-14-2007, 08:54 PM
First, these are my comp specs..

Windows XP Pro
Intel Pentium 4 (3.1ghz)
2GB RAM
230GB HD
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS 256mb/bit

Im lookin to upgrade to a better video card for gaming reasons... I play CS:Source and lookin to get on some Battlefield 2 but just lookin to get more FPS (frames per second) out of the game/card. The video card I have now is pretty good, but the FPS jumps around quite a bit and not quite strong enough imo.

I keep hearing that Nvidia is overall better than ATI but im not too sure on it, my price range is up to at least 350-400 tops. But anything cheaper would be good.

Peace.

EAGLE EYE
01-15-2007, 10:14 AM
Before you go out and buy a new card, be sure to check the manufacturer's website of your current video card for updated drivers.

Updating your video card drivers can really make an improvement in some games, from what I noticed. I myself actually found some forum where I could download "modded or tweaked" drivers which you have to use at your own risk, but I noticed a big difference.

Bloo
01-22-2007, 01:23 AM
Yeah, www.guru3d.com (http://www.guru3d.com) is where I usually get my drivers. I downloaded the tweaked forceware drivers for my bullshit Nvidia GeForce 5500 and it improved the framerate on a few of my games a lot.

But, if you just wanna upgrade to a better card then your best bet would be to shop around. People say Nvidia is the best but that's only cause it's the most supported. But ATI is just as good. I look at it like this, PS3s use Nvidia graphics chips. The Xbox 360 and Wii use ATI graphics chips. If you're a Nintendo or Microsoft fanboy, get an ATI card. If you're a Sony player, get an Nvidia card. Don't ask me about ATI cards though, I have no idea which one is better, i usually stick with Nvidia :)

Bloo
01-22-2007, 02:11 AM
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-130-071-03.jpg
This card right here my niggas is sexy indeed :yes:

This is the eVGA Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS GPU running at 500MHz per second with 640 MBs of 320 bit GDDR3 RAM runnin at 1600 MHz a second :D. It's got 2 DVI ports as well as HDTV and S-Video outputs to hook up to your TVs as well as DirectX 10 and Open GL 2.0 support. What's that mean for you?

It means your games will come out lookin like this on your PC...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Bioshock-Gunshot_Wound.jpg/800px-Bioshock-Gunshot_Wound.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4a/Bioshock_Protector.jpg/800px-Bioshock_Protector.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8a/Aitd54.jpg/800px-Aitd54.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9c/Aitd52.jpg/800px-Aitd52.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/98/Episode2-strider.jpg/800px-Episode2-strider.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d0/Hl2ep2_cinematicphysicsshack.jpg/800px-Hl2ep2_cinematicphysicsshack.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/86/Citadelsmoke.jpg/800px-Citadelsmoke.jpg

Hellz Jeah!

Newegg.com has this card for $399 plus shipping and handeling. It's really not that bad a price for what it does. Plus there's a $30 rebate with it so it'll only come out to $369. Hell, I'm thinkin about snatching this card up once I get my tax return.