Now adays you dont wanna go with under 256mb of ram. Id save up for a 7600gt, they are only like 30 bucks more but worth it.
i know, but i already ordered those two graphic cards and i have to pick on up. so, please state your opinion regarding those two. so far mkaibear and blade85 gave their votes for the first one. do you share their opinion?
128mb will not be enough at all for anything gaming-wise unless you're doing internet flash games. You may have a little faster performance for the first 20 minutes, but beyond that your frame rates will probably drop by half. If that's "better performance", then fine, go with it. Oblivion will use more than 300mb of video memory. My faster 256mb card was fine for a while till it filled up and dropped to 15fps outdoors, while my 512mb card held 30fps for hours on end. Benchmarks will show the first card to be faster as well, but the best test is to run the game for an hour and see where you're at. I'd personally go with the 256mb card.
oh man... it almost same here... i also asked few of my friends about these cards and half of them told me "take the first one", another half told me "no, take the second one" and now i'm pretty much confused. i want to use this card for playing call of duty 2, battlefield 2, fifa 08, nba live 08, nhl 08, company of heroes and that kind of games.
my final ask for your help (in about hour i'm going to the shop)... which one to take as you can see what kind of games i prefer.
if this can be of any help, this is my pc configuration: intel pentium D, 2,66ghz dual core, intel desktop mainboard, wd HDD 80gb, 768mb ddr1 RAM.
Pick none and save for a better system, those cards are really bad. The most common decent cards in the 7 series available are the 7600GT, 7900GS, and 7950GT. Save for one of those (which shouldn't be too much more)