Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

The best nvidia video card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
December 6, 2009 4:58:02 AM

I need help, i want to buy a video card, I was planning on getting the GT 220 but then i read a thread about how its not good on this forum, so i got confused.
I want to ask the pros what video card do they advice me to get?
I want to be able to play gta4, star wars force unleashed, crysis, modern warfare 2, world at war, assasin creed and all these new games
I need help ASAP
thnx in advance

More about : nvidia video card

a b Î Nvidia
a c 376 U Graphics card
December 6, 2009 5:15:57 AM

The best Nvidia card right now is the GTX 295... but it also costs over $500 . You are correct that the GT 220 isn't very good and is to be avoided if you want to game.
What card you should get depends on your budget, your resolution and the quality of your processor and power supply.
December 6, 2009 5:19:02 AM

i have a budget of 0 to 200$,
the resolution i dunno, im planning on getting a video card with hdmi port so i can plug it to a 32" HDTV
the quality of the processore is core 2 duo 2.93 ghz
Related resources
a b Î Nvidia
a c 376 U Graphics card
December 6, 2009 5:24:55 AM

In that price range I would look at the GTS 250 or GTX 260. The GTS 250 is a good card for the money right now, the GTX 260 not so much. For less money you can get an HD5770 that is DX11 and a lot more power efficient. It's the better buy if you are willing to get an ATI card. Also the most powerful card available for under $200 is the HD4890.
December 6, 2009 7:38:33 AM

but i checked the GTS 250 and GTX 260 they dont have an HDMI Port,
which do u advice me to get an nvidia or ati video card
December 6, 2009 7:42:58 AM

i didnt quite understand why is the GT220 not good?
a c 80 Î Nvidia
a c 243 U Graphics card
December 6, 2009 7:47:13 AM

aizen92 said:
I need help, i want to buy a video card, I was planning on getting the GT 220 but then i read a thread about how its not good on this forum, so i got confused.
I want to ask the pros what video card do they advice me to get?
I want to be able to play gta4, star wars force unleashed, crysis, modern warfare 2, world at war, assasin creed and all these new games
I need help ASAP
thnx in advance



The rest of your computer better be pretty good too. GTA4 in particular eats quad core gaming rigs for lunch.
The others pretty much need a high clocked dual core ( over 3 ghz) to really run well. If thats an E7500 you will need to overclock it. 4gb of RAM is pretty much necessary as well. Also you need a good power supply to handle it all.
Go with ATI they have the best "bang for your buck" right now.
a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2009 8:11:26 AM

For both HDMI compatibility and best bang for the buck, get an ATI card. The 4890 should be under $200.
December 6, 2009 8:14:56 AM

anort3 said:
The rest of your computer better be pretty good too. GTA4 in particular eats quad core gaming rigs for lunch.
The others pretty much need a high clocked dual core ( over 3 ghz) to really run well. If thats an E7500 you will need to overclock it. 4gb of RAM is pretty much necessary as well. Also you need a good power supply to handle it all.
Go with ATI they have the best "bang for your buck" right now.


i didnt get what do u mean by "overclock it"?
as for the ram yeh its 4 GB
which ATI model so u best advice me to get, if i want 1 gb with an hdmi port?
December 6, 2009 8:27:47 AM

For under $200, the Radeon HD4890 is the best buy.But you should have a decent PSU.If you doesn't own a decent PSU,u should buy one.In this case,u have to stretch your budget or go for a cheaper card..
December 6, 2009 8:48:01 AM

wats a PSU
December 6, 2009 11:33:23 AM

PSU stands for Power Supply Unit.It fuels all the components of a PC.Since u have a C2D processor which has a peak power of just 65W,for a Radeon HD4890[Peak power of 190W],a good 400W - 500W PSU will be sufficient.I think the following PSUs will suit u.
1.Corsair CX400W
2.Corsair VX450W
3.Coolermaster Real Power Pro 460W
4.Seasonic S12II 430W
5.Seasonic S12II 500W
All the PSUs I mentioned above are reliable ones.I think the Seasonic models will suit u the best since they have two 6-pin power connectors which is required for a Radeon HD4890.These PSUs are available for under $100.
December 6, 2009 2:13:40 PM

thnx ramx for the info and the PSU list, but i dont think any of these are found where I live, but anyway, basically i need power supply of 400 or 500 W?
a b Î Nvidia
a c 376 U Graphics card
December 6, 2009 5:38:41 PM

What is your current PSU? There should be a label on the side of your PSU(inside the computer) with the brand/model #.
If the PSU isn't too swift an HD5770 would likely be a better call over the HD4890 as it uses much less power. But you may have to upgrade the PSU anyway so tell us what it is.
December 6, 2009 6:01:54 PM

i still didnt buy the desktop pc, first im gonna make sure all wat i want are available then ill buy them, but because im planning on getting these specs for now
a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2009 6:55:12 PM

you can pretty much buy an hdmi to dvi plug/adapter/connecter or whatever they are called from where you are from. its has a female hdmi connector @ its backend and dvi at the front end. prices starts @ $5 (guesstimate) and up.
December 7, 2009 2:38:02 AM

ahaa, but will it still give me hd resolution if i use this dvi hdmi connector?
a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2009 2:51:09 AM

Absolutely. It may or may not give you audio over HDMI though.
a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2009 2:51:58 AM

Yes.
a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2009 4:08:47 AM

ahaa, but will it still give me hd resolution if i use this dvi hdmi connector? said:
ahaa, but will it still give me hd resolution if i use this dvi hdmi connector?


as well as YcBcR color support. thats what im using right now with my gtx260-216.
December 8, 2009 8:49:27 AM

Yeah.Most of the decent performing video cards needs an auxiliary power connector.For gaming,video cards need continuous power.Only reliable PSUs can give continuous power.Cheap PSUs give peak powers.A PSU is a vital component of a gaming PC.Most people neglect it and go for cheaper ones.Good PSUs won't come cheap[Under $20].
!