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January 14, 2009 12:06:45 AM

I am very new to the computer scene and i was wondering when looking at different gpu's what is the most important think to look for, what is the least? also can someone describe what stream processors are?

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January 14, 2009 7:23:45 PM

no one can help me :'( 
a c 160 U Graphics card
January 14, 2009 7:33:58 PM

Getting a video card is a balance between your budget, expected performance, how you intend to use it, what resolution, and what your current system is. I am assuming you are refering to games. Each card handles certain games better than others. It's hard to say "That one is better".

Right now the 4850 is the best price to performance card. Meaning it gives you the best bang for your buck. Is it the Best? NO. But for $150 you won't get a card that performs any better. For $50 more you can get the 4870, for $50 more you can get the 4870 1GB version, for $500 you can get the 4870x2. There there is Nvidia's offerings.... get the drift.

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a c 131 U Graphics card
January 14, 2009 7:39:25 PM

Sorry its way more complicated than that i would be here all night trying to cover every thing that matters or makes a difference.
What i can do is link you to some articles that may help.

You can also let us know what you are looking for, are you trying to research a card to buy ?
If you post your system specs including Power supply and Monitor size/resolution as well as CPU,RAM and Operating system we could offer sugestions on suitable cards and reasons why.

January 15, 2009 6:49:11 PM

i was planning on building a new computer for my self


corsair 750w

vista home premium 64bit

g. skill pi black

a c 160 U Graphics card
January 16, 2009 11:42:45 AM

What is your price range to spend on a GPU? What will you be doing with it? gaming I suppose. What resolution monitor do you have?
January 16, 2009 6:16:03 PM

i was probably not going to spend more than $200 and i wa going t oget a monitor based of the decision i make with the GPU

so suggestions on a monitor would be great to :) 
hope this helps!
a c 160 U Graphics card
January 16, 2009 6:51:22 PM

How large of a monitor? My buddy is crazy about the Acer monitors, they are a good bargain and still look really good. He has purchased them for the past several builds he has done.

I like Samsung, but they can cost a little more.

Is that $200 for a GPU and monitor?
January 16, 2009 11:00:19 PM

no, $200 for just the GPU and.... $150 for monitor?

but it would be really great to be less than $200