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Galaxy - GeForce 210

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November 10, 2009 12:16:55 AM

I'm looking into buying a not so expensive, but relatively good graphics card, and ran into this


Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce


GPU Series: NVIDIA GeForce GT200


GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT210


Video Memory: 512MB


Memory Type: DDR2


Memory Interface: 64-bit


Stream Processors: 16


Core Clock: 589 MHz


Memory Clock: 800 MHz


Shader Clock: 1404 MHz


Interface Type: PCI Express 2.0


Interface Speed: x16


APIs: DirectX 10.1
NVIDIA CUDA



Will this be a good graphics card to play games like Aion, World of Warcraft, Perfect World, and Final Fantasy 14(when it is released) at a good frames per second.
If not can anyone recomend me something better along the same price range.

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November 10, 2009 12:26:38 AM

Just warning you that is not a gaming card at all. The only card around that price (which is very low for games) that is decent for games imo is the ATI Radeon HD 4670
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November 10, 2009 1:14:49 AM

is it better then the 6800?
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November 10, 2009 1:21:03 AM

If you check the benchies for an 8400 and 9400 against the 6800, you should get a feel for the 210's performance.
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November 10, 2009 1:30:31 AM

it can't be that bad, i mean, Aions recommended graphics are only a 6800 or better, and i'm sure this cards almost double that.
And World of Warcraft only recommends a 7600 class card or better with 128 MB VRAM.
I'm only a beginner with graphics cards though, so i'm sure you guys know better. I'm not looking for the best graphics card, just a good one. Play with decent fps. All i have is onboard right now. Though if i'm gonna spend money it might as well be for a big improvement in graphics.

If i could fix my computers problem with not picking up graphics other then the onboard, i'd have 50 dollars more to spend, but thats gonna go to the geeksquad.

Maybe you guys can help me though.
I've tried 2 different graphics cards, and 2 different PSU's.

My Nvidia card's fan was spinning, but my ATI card wasn't.

Whenever i put the card in the PCI-Express slot and plug the VGA into the graphics card i get a blank screen on my monitor. I tried going into BIOS to disable onboard graphics, but it didn't have the option.
I tried disabling the onboard on device manager, it didn't help, same thing.
I resetted CMOS, didn't change a thing, though it did get my fan spinning on my ATI card.
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November 10, 2009 1:35:43 AM

Mousemonkey said:
If you check the benchies for an 8400 and 9400 against the 6800, you should get a feel for the 210's performance.


what do you mean by that mousemonkey?
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November 10, 2009 1:47:20 AM

fatedcloud said:
it can't be that bad

Oh really?






Source

It's only one site but a crap card is a crap card, end.
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November 10, 2009 1:51:24 AM

oh wow, yes it is.
I just looked at the benchmarks on tomshardware. I was expecting much better.
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November 10, 2009 1:55:39 AM

The 6800 was quite funky in it's day and the GT210 is not really any comparison, sorry.
The HD4670 or a cheap 9600GSO might suit budget wise perhaps?
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November 10, 2009 1:57:15 AM

What about this card?
BFG - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card

My Motherboard uses DDR2, that won't matter with graphics cards though right?
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November 10, 2009 2:02:14 AM

Mousemonkey said:
The 6800 was quite funky in it's day and the GT210 is not really any comparison, sorry.
The HD4670 or a cheap 9600GSO might suit budget wise perhaps?


I'm kind of limited of what they have in bestbuy, since they're installing it for me and i want to avoid any problems, like me picking on online and it not being compatible with my motherboard, i tried 2 cards so better safe then sorry.

they have the HD4670 and the 9800GT
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November 10, 2009 2:02:57 AM

fatedcloud said:
What about this card?
BFG - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card

My Motherboard uses DDR2, that won't matter with graphics cards though right?

That would serve the purpose well, unless you want/need DX11, in which case a 5xxx ATi card would be required. And no the type of RAM on the motherboard and the type on the graphic card do not matter in respect to them working together, you'll be fine.
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November 10, 2009 2:04:05 AM

I've heard stories of the HD4670's fan dieing shortly after purchase though
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November 10, 2009 2:05:40 AM

Mousemonkey said:
That would serve the purpose well, unless you want/need DX11, in which case a 5xxx ATi card would be required. And no the type of RAM on the motherboard and the type on the graphic card do not matter in respect to them working together, you'll be fine.


Oh okay, thanks mousemonkey. I'll aim for the 9800 GT
Thanks for the info too, now i know i'm not limited to the type of memory the card uses
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November 10, 2009 2:10:24 AM

I hope it goes well and you enjoy your card.
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