Please help me choosing my new video card... I want the best one to play all High-Definition videos (they accept HDCP) and to play all recent games. I also need one video card using all connections:
HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite, DVI
Is there any major difference between the first one (using the techology G80) and the second (G92)? I need something that should last for many years. I am going to purchase the Abit IP35Pro and the new processor Q9450.
My old video card was the ATI Radeon 9600/X1050/RV360, 256 MB, along with Pentium 4, 3 GHz, Asus P4S800-DX and a 19" CRT (Samsung SyncMaster 997MB).
there are only one card that has almost all the connection and they are from AMD!!!
But bare in mind that Nvidia card are more powerful and trouble free with the driver.I would recommand get the 9800GTX or the 8800GTS 512MB if 9800GTX is too much for you.9800GX2 got HDMI connection by the way.and if there are HDMI usualy there wont be S-Video,and DVI is present there wont be VGA onboard.max connection per card is about 3 types.most common DVI+HDMI+S-Video.
personal recommandation 9800GTX.but its a personal perference thing.
It looks like the Ultra 768 MB model is power hungry, spends more energy and the second model (8800 GTS using 512 MB) supports new functions regarding video processing, used by some softwares to drain resources from the CPU to use on the video card).
However, the Ultra 768 MB model is faster than the 8800 GTS using 512 MB, according to Tom's Hardware benchmarks.
I guess I will stick with the 8800 GTS/512 MB. Is there any difference between the GT and GTS? Or they are the same thing? And I believe I have found different models from different companies (MSI 8800 GTS/512 MB for example). NVidia it's the best choice, right?