nthang989
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Graphic Card Suggestion

I have a XPS 600, Pentium D EE 965 3.73GHz 1066MHz FSB, 8GB RAM 666MHz, Windows XP Pro 64bit.

I'm just wondering what would be the best graphic card  or cards for my configuration?

I know that any PCIe x16 would work, but I want to get a card that is at the right level for my configuration.

Basically, I don't want to get a graphic card that is slow for my configuration or that it is too fast that my CPU is the bottleneck.

Also, please suggest if I should get 1 or 2 graphic cards as I do have a SLI board.

 

Thank you.

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squeeba
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Re: Graphic Card Suggestion

What do you have now and how much were you looking to spend?

 

I would think the easy answer would be a Nvidia 9800 GT 512 would do the trick for you.

They cost about a $100 on new egg, should blow away what card came with the PC and your power supply should be powerful enough to drive it. 

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nthang989
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Re: Graphic Card Suggestion

I currently have GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB.  Thought about getting another one for SLI, but I've read somewhere that it would be better to just get a different card.  Still trying to find out if I should just get two new one or just one.  I'm not taking in the account for the price yet.  Just want to know what would be the best one for my current XPS configuration.  I know there are the GeForce 280GTX and GeForce 9800 GX2.  I don't know if those are worth it since I don't know if my configuration is fast enough for them.
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Davet50
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Re: Graphic Card Suggestion

You would be better of with just a single card and I would second the 9800 card. anything more and with your processor you would not reap full benifit of the card

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squeeba
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Re: Graphic Card Suggestion

This should answer a lot of your questions as far as comparing card speeds:

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q3-2008/benchmarks,30.html

 

I looked up a couple scores :

 

your 7800-SLI Crysis 7.1 FPS

8800GT(same as 9800): 21 FPS

 

7800-SLI 3d mark: 3995

8800GT 3d mark: 11109 

 

looks like a single 9800 is about 3x faster than a 7800 in SLI 

 

As far as the cards you spoke of, the 280 is SUPER power hungry(and big..might not fit in a xps 600) and I'm sure the x2 is also.

Just be wary of what PS you have in your machine when getting one of these power hungry cards 

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mayu_1
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Re: Graphic Card Suggestion

Hi Dave my name is Hammad. I have a question if you can help me with this. I have a XPS 700 Q6700, 4Gig RAM  and Nvidia 280GTX anow I am thinking to put another card in SLI Mode will it fit in my CPU and work perfectly fine please let me know any suggestions thankyou.

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