Hi all , This is my on going pursuit of learning what kind of stuff make s good video card. Below is a copy and paste of some specs on a GPU. Out of the specs what makes the card better.Performance wise.
Your gonna have a hard time comparing ATi and nVidia cards as there architechture is very different, also your missing alot of important infomation, The easiest thing to do is read reviews that compare different cards.
Obviously all of those things you've listed are important, but don't think card "A" is better than card "B" because it has a higher Core and memory clock.
ATi cards usualy have more stream processors (SP's) that run at the same speed as the Core. Where as nVidia usualy have less SP's but are clocked alot higher.
Your missing out
Texture fill rate
Memory size and type
I hate this looking for a GPU . Thought it would be easer. I am ready to buy a card to replace my Gforce 240 but it seems that just when I think I have the right card , I read some thing bad )conflics,its weak bla,bla ,bla ) What is a guy to do ?
i7-975 xstream OC 3.8
6 GB 1067 DDR3 its OC a little don't remember to what
640 GB HD
Gforce 1GB 240 (DON"T LIKE IT )
PSU 875 watt
Windows 7 64
I am looking to play FSX,MW2,BBC2 ect. I don't mind a little fan noise. I do OC with software like rivia tuner, EVBA precision ect. Might say simple OC. Warranty 2 years would be fine. Other upgrade latter a 1600 mhz DDR3 ram.