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Video Card Help !!!

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October 26, 2006 10:43:34 PM

Ok I am needing 2 know what the best video card that I can put in my computer. The motherboard is an Asus P5LDT-VM It has an e6300 c2d and 1 gig of corsair ram. Im kind of a noob I guess so any help would be greatly apperiated. Thanks

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October 26, 2006 11:26:34 PM

do you mean P5LD2-VM ? cause there's no P5LDT-VM

what is your budget and psu?
October 26, 2006 11:37:25 PM

yeah sorry its the p5ld2-vm
my psu is a antec smart power 500 watt
and im not to concerned with the budget but i guess it would be nice 2 keep it under 500
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October 26, 2006 11:44:46 PM

How much longer is a few weeks? How much more will it cost? And How much better will it be then this card?
October 26, 2006 11:50:35 PM

We can't tell how it'll perform. Benchmarks should start surfacing soon.

As for price, should be in the $450+ range.

Just wait couple of weeks, and make your decision then.
October 26, 2006 11:57:15 PM

I heard from somebody that in order 2 run a direct x 10 card you HAVE 2 have Windows Vista so I take it that thats not true?
October 26, 2006 11:59:27 PM

you'll be able to run it, you just won't take the full advantage of dx10, that's the vista's selling point support for dx10
October 27, 2006 12:06:57 AM

now what about my psu because ive also heard that it will take a 700 watt psu for the next gen cards is their any truth 2 that
October 27, 2006 12:12:22 AM


NVidia 8800 GTX
575Mhz "G80" core
768MB GDDR3 memory at 900Mhz
384-bit memory bus, delivering 86GB/s memory bandwidth
128 unified shaders, clocked at 1350Mhz
theoretical fill rate: 38.4 billion pixels per second
HDCP compliant
Length: "just under 11 inches"
450W PSU required
SLI capable
NVidia 8800 GTS
500Mhz "G80" core
640MB GDDR3 memory at 900Mhz
320-bit memory bus, delivering 64GB/s memory bandwidth
96 unified shaders, clocked at 1200Mhz
HDCP compliant
Length: 9 inches
400W PSU required
SLI capable
October 27, 2006 12:13:43 AM

to SLI them you'll need a 800w psu
October 27, 2006 12:16:23 AM

do u know or how can i find out if my board can run them in sli mode
October 27, 2006 12:17:41 AM

you can't
October 27, 2006 12:22:19 AM

ok thanks
October 27, 2006 12:23:54 AM

no problem, and i think no one really needs to sli 8800 GTXs, i mean take a look at its specs. 8)
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2006 12:29:29 AM

[/i][/b]Take a look at those specs for the 8800 gtx,its 11 inches long,so remember this is a huge card and may not fit alot of boards/cases
October 27, 2006 12:30:55 AM

good thinking, i was about to mention that. it's a good thing i got a full tower 8) :lol: 
October 27, 2006 12:38:31 AM

I just checked and it will fit but it will be tight. Do you think that ati will release something after nvidia that is smaller that is directx 10 capable?
October 27, 2006 12:40:27 AM

Do you think that ati will release something after nvidia that is smaller that is directx 10 capable?

what do mean by smaller? size or perf.?
October 27, 2006 12:45:38 AM

October 27, 2006 12:48:24 AM

don't know
October 27, 2006 12:51:10 AM

has anybody heard about a release date from ati of their version of the dx 10 card
October 27, 2006 12:52:02 AM

~ the end of q1 07
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2006 12:53:20 AM

sometime after the first of next year. i do believe :?:
October 27, 2006 12:55:52 AM

any idea about specs of that card
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2006 1:05:12 AM

if you mean ati,s r600? um no not sure.

imo it will be better than g80=nvidia.
October 27, 2006 1:24:17 AM

Where'd you get those prices? Seems awfully low.

From what I've read, the 8800GTX will be $649 and the 8800GTS will be around $499.

Considering both cards will be better than the 7950GX2, they will probably be more expensive than the 7950GX2 is currently.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2006 1:29:09 AM

From what I've read, the 8800GTX will be $649 and the 8800GTS will be around $499

man i hope not :cry: 

but you may be right :?:
October 27, 2006 1:33:25 AM

sorry, looks like i got those prices wrong. nobody is 100% sure though
October 27, 2006 1:46:07 AM

Sadly it will be in January/Febuary release date whereas the 8800GTX/GTS will be out in December/November. ATI i hope is taking there time to tune there R600 cards.

On that note anyone heard anything lately about the R600? or got pictures?
October 27, 2006 1:49:33 AM

nothing new :( 
October 27, 2006 5:11:48 PM

All you have to do is look at history. And history shows that when NVidia lauches it's latest and greatest, it's usually $649 and the 2nd best is usually $549.

I put down $499 for the GTS because I read it somewhere but my personal feeling is that it will be $549 to take the place of the 7950GX2.

Without competition from ATI, it really wouldn't surprise me to see the 8800GTX sell for $699 and the GTS for $599.
October 27, 2006 5:17:21 PM

yep, i think we're gonna see the same story as with c2d prices right after launch. that's why i'm going to wait until jan or feb and see what's going on with g80, r600 and vista