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what cards are direct x 9.0c compliant ?

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September 20, 2013 3:32:16 PM

I'm trying to buy a new pc as a gift, and I am not a tech person, lol, I'm a grandma..but his games are requiring direct x 9.0c compliant with 512 MB ram, I really don't know if that ram number even involves the video card, but any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank you all very much for your time:) 

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September 20, 2013 3:46:31 PM

If your buying a new PC from any company like Alienware, ibuypower, cyberpower PC etc any card will be Directx 9 compliant, I don't believe you can even buy a video card today that isn't. I think all of them now are DX 10 and 11 compliant, meaning they will work fine for DX9 as well.

Again same with the memory 512mb, 90+% of all cards today have more than 512mb of vram. If you let us know how much your looking to spend etc, we can recommend parts or a pc that will fit gaming needs and the budget.
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September 20, 2013 3:53:53 PM

Adamw0611 said:
If your buying a new PC from any company like Alienware, ibuypower, cyberpower PC etc any card will be Directx 9 compliant, I don't believe you can even buy a video card today that isn't. I think all of them now are DX 10 and 11 compliant, meaning they will work fine for DX9 as well.

Again same with the memory 512mb, 90+% of all cards today have more than 512mb of vram. If you let us know how much your looking to spend etc, we can recommend parts or a pc that will fit gaming needs and the budget.


oh I answered wrong, (clueless)
oh, thank you very much Adam! I am hoping to be as low budget as possible, really, is it possible to do in the 500 dollar range? A pc would be the best, if I buy parts I would have to get them installed, and I think he really needs a new pc anyway, his is several years old...any advice would be wonderful! the requirements of most of his games seem to be like this : OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
Memory: 2GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 6GB free HDD Space
Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
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September 20, 2013 5:56:17 PM

DX9 has been around forever now, so don't let him sucker you into a $500 video card...I've seen it over and over again and I always wanted to say something, but the one time I tried the Mom looked at me like I was crazy...

Anyhoo, just go visit newegg or tigerdirect or microcenter or frys online (all dot-com, of course) and look for a low-powered card (in the "Details" or specs it will say something like TDP 100w and look for something equal to or LESS than this). Virtually any card in the $80 to $100 range today will be worth its salt and certainly capable of running DX9, and they will all have at least 1GB of ram, no worries.

Just look for big numbers except in two areas: TDP and the Price! Because believe it or not, everyone else does the same thing...more or less! It will all be good in the end, and your boy will love you for it. Tip: Radeon 7000 class a very good buy.

Of course if you're looking for a complete PC then go with Dell, HP...or if you're willing to spend $100 more, check this out...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A six-core processor with a 2GB Radeon 7750, a 1TB HDD and 8GB of DDR3, for under $600. But if he doesn't want it you can always buy it for me! (:^D
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