hey i was looking to buy an upgrade for my video card i currently have an 8800 gts 320mb and i was thinking about about getting this geforce 9600 gso 1gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or the 9800 gt 512mb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would these be an upgrade? i was also wondering what the difference was between gddr2 or gddr3 was, or if you have any other recomendations for around a 50 dollar price difference that would be great, so just give me some ideas because i am a noob and too dumb to figure this stuff out for myself.
thanks for the responses guys, my monitor is a 24 inch 1080p asus. so i like to play at 1920x1080 but for most games but that doesn't work great with a few like the new gta barely runs at 1680x1050. so mainly i kind of would just like to spend between 100-150 and the reason i was drawn to that 9800 gt is because of the call of duty 4 and 5 games that come with it for free. so i would like to get that card if it is worth the money and comparable to the rest at that price range and also if it is an upgrade to my videocard.
i also had another question, i like to watch videos at the same time that i play games on my computer i did this when i played wow but now all the games i play take alot more to play so i can't do that. i was wondering if i could get one of these video cards and run two monitors off two separate cards without doing sli or crossfire.
sorry for all the questions guys i have a lot but i appreciate your help.
If you are going at 1920x1080 I would recommend more than your $150 budget to be honest. You could try with a HD4850 but if you like anti-aliasing then you probably want more card, maybe the 1GB version of that card as it is quite popular right now.
The HD4870 would be a solid card at the levels you are seeking. The 4850x2 1GB as well though that is a bit over $200. The 9800GTX fits in to the price range as well though the other two seem to be better values.
ok cool, well i went ahead and bought two 9800 gts they should get here tomorrow, i am impatient and seem to like to always spend more than i should lol. any ideas on how that might compare to the cards you guys are talking about?
that kind of blows, but i have it on xbox anyways so i don't play it alot. the only reason i like to play it sometimes is because i can save replays. but i hear sli is pretty cool i'm excited to try it out when my cards get here tomorrow! is there possible a forum or post on this site that will tell me how to set it up or is it pretty simple?
looks like my mobo is incompatible with sli... guess i should have checked that before going through all this trouble buying it and trying to figure it out... can any of you tell me what would be as good or better than sli 9800 gt?
ok i think i want to get the 4870 or the GTX260 but there are so many options with those cards, like manufacurer wise, different size memory and such, i think i would go for 1gb mem but any suggestions on manufacters boulard? could you put some links up if you have any?
but i guess manufacturer doesn't really matter so much except like warrentee wise is that right? i might like a better deal than this one but it seems like a decent price compared to the other ones i saw plus it looks really cool!