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Is this compatiable Geforce 9500 GT?

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July 22, 2010 10:55:23 AM

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By brother has the Geforce 8600GT and runs Crysis on high very well, is the better and could it run it the same if not better?
July 22, 2010 11:03:49 AM

In short: Yes, the video card is compatible.

PCIe 2.0 is reverse compatible for PCIe 1.0. The difference between 2.0 and 1.0 is that the bandwidth and clock speed is doubled (250 MB/s and 2.5GHz versus 500 MB/s and 5.0 GHz).

A 9500GT is about the same performance as an 8600GT.
July 22, 2010 11:07:39 AM

Correction, his card is a 9600GT, will it be far off if at all?

and what will lowering the bandwidth and clock speed impose?
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July 22, 2010 11:13:00 AM

Judging from the specs, a 9600GT appears to be considerably better than the 9500GT counterpart. A 9600GT has twice the cores, twice the memory width, bandwidth, and is in DDR3 as opposed to DD2. You will most likely have to turn down the settings in this scenario as a 9500 GT is not really a hardy gaming card.

Lowering the bandwidth and clock speed usually impedes the performance of some video cards, shouldn't be a problem with a 9500 GT though as it isn't too demanding. I use a 9500GT myself with my motherboard (which is PCIe 1.0 as well).
July 22, 2010 11:30:13 AM

Would it run Crysis on high then?

if not, whats the cheapest alternative that would provide similar if not better performance than the 9600GT?
July 22, 2010 11:46:21 AM

better performance directx 11 and will run crysis on v.high at 1280x1024
July 22, 2010 12:23:43 PM

hd 45xx series cards cannot be crossfired,they don't have crossfire feature.

what is your bugget for a GPU?
July 22, 2010 12:25:29 PM

well, its hard to say because i dont have one, but I have one for if I want it this month which I do a hell of a lot!
I was just suggesting, would using a worse ATI radeon HD worth around the £30-£40 mark and crossfire it with that mobo?
July 22, 2010 12:32:21 PM

im sorry but no low profile cards can be crossfired,same applies for SLI.

what resolutions are you going to play?
July 22, 2010 12:34:22 PM

thats a bit annoying!

Im really unfamiliar with how resolutions affect it, if it helps id be playing it on my 1080i HD 32" TV?
July 22, 2010 12:46:22 PM

Ok you want to play on your tv ,then you need a high-end card for that....
July 22, 2010 12:48:56 PM

Any suggestions under £100?
July 22, 2010 1:42:15 PM

And these will run Crysis on high on my TV?
July 22, 2010 2:07:10 PM

nothing less than a hd 5970 can run crysis on high on your tv.....crysis is not a well coded game.

the hd 5770 will be good try lowering the resolution and switch off AA.
July 22, 2010 2:11:24 PM

Whats the AA, and what resolution would you suggest?
July 22, 2010 2:23:52 PM

AA means Anti-Aliasing which you can find in game video settings.

it will be pretty good at 1600x900 resolutions
July 22, 2010 3:20:52 PM

July 22, 2010 4:54:28 PM

What does AA do exactly mate?
July 22, 2010 5:33:34 PM

mildren4ever said:
What does AA do exactly mate?

AA basically smoothes the edges

July 22, 2010 6:07:04 PM

would it be better than the 5570?

what about with the 512mb version?
July 22, 2010 6:50:10 PM

I wont suggest the 5570, its a low profile card. even the 4670 is better than that.

why dont you go for a hd 4850? its a good bang for buck.
July 22, 2010 7:00:24 PM

Its still quite expensive though isnt it?
what does low profile or med or high mean?
July 22, 2010 7:05:34 PM

low profile means its not meant for gaming, med means for casual gaming and high means hardcore gaming.......

then you must visit ebay they have great deals out there, you may even get a 5770 with your budget. :D 
July 22, 2010 7:07:00 PM

if you wish i can find a 5770 for you.within your budget.
July 22, 2010 7:07:02 PM

so you recommend the 5770 highest?
July 22, 2010 7:11:15 PM

yes its a high-eng card, and will suppy you for years.

you can wait for some time,because ati prices are going to drop soon.or you can buy it at ebay(its real cheap ).
July 22, 2010 7:13:23 PM

what about circa £70?
July 22, 2010 7:16:17 PM

what is that?
a c 273 U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 7:23:42 PM

raiyus13 said:
what is that?

It's how much a 5670 costs in the UK.
July 23, 2010 9:45:53 AM

they both look good, any ideas on places that ship to the UK though?
July 23, 2010 6:26:27 PM

thanks mate, really appreciate that, you think the ATI is the better choice?
July 23, 2010 7:39:37 PM

oh, your wellcome..... :D 

both are same ,choose which ever you want.....
July 23, 2010 10:17:06 PM

Is it not worth getting the 1GB?
July 24, 2010 1:27:48 PM

Thats brilliant, thanks alot buddy!
July 24, 2010 4:48:55 PM

ok let me know after you get it.

good luck [:bohleyk:1]
July 24, 2010 7:30:50 PM

Your gunna hate me! Basically ive just come into an extra £250, however im not spending it all, still keeping the budget as low as poss, whats the best bang/buck, max £120??
July 25, 2010 12:11:36 AM

whats the HD5550 like?