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Is NVIDIA 210gt good for gaming for some years????

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October 20, 2010 11:03:14 AM

Hello,
I have an NVIDIA GT210 graphic card..I dont know much about pc configs and all that sort but i m interested in gaming a lot..I have a i7 processor with 4gb ram and have brought my pc specially for gaming..
Does anyone know whether this graphic card can suffice me for 4 years of good gaming or i need to upgrade it???
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October 20, 2010 11:19:41 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Unfortunately GT210 is a low-end card,so it won't even play today's games fine let alone future games.So definitely upgrade it.(To at least GTS 250/HD 5750)
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October 20, 2010 11:56:40 AM

Yeah, the 210gt is obsolete by TODAYS standards. A GTS 250 is the minimum requirement these days, though a stronger card (such as a ATI 4890) is likely to have more staying power then a 250 would...
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October 20, 2010 12:53:38 PM

tell us your budget and we'll give you some suggestions.
atleast get a radeon 5750 or gts 250 if you want good gaming performance
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October 20, 2010 5:32:14 PM

mfarrukh said:
tell us your budget and we'll give you some suggestions.
atleast get a radeon 5750 or gts 250 if you want good gaming performance


My budget is around Rs 6000..I am from INDIA...I dont know how much it might cost in your country but can u please suggest me atleast a good graphic card..
This 210gt had costed me around in Rs 3000(This is for comparison)...
Please....
My existing PC config is
intel core i7 870@2.93GHz
Ram 4gb
and as u know 210gt graphic card
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October 20, 2010 7:02:47 PM

If you bought that for gaming you should have got a more reasonably priced CPU (i5 750/760) and put the money towards a good GPU. If you play at 1080p at the minimum you want a 5770 or GTS260 for decently high settings in most games. Seems like that might be above your budget tho, unfortunately. GT 250 is ok, or 5750/5670.
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October 20, 2010 7:59:39 PM

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Yeah, the 210gt is obsolete by TODAYS standards. A GTS 250 is the minimum requirement these days, though a stronger card (such as a ATI 4890) is likely to have more staying power then a 250 would...


the GT210 is far from obsolete. the video card is simply not designed to be a gaming card and Nvidia never intended it to be one. the card is designed for an upgrade from integrated graphics for streaming video, dvd playback, and MS office.

saying the card is obsolete is like saying the 2009 Honda Civic is an obsolete car by today's standards for sports car racing.
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October 20, 2010 9:04:23 PM

Only if you play the same games that you got now. Get your self something that has more might to it.

On the cheap
9600gt/9800gt
GT240/5570

I wouldn't recommend the GT430 as it just out right sucks even against older gpus.
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October 20, 2010 9:12:32 PM

it's probably good for SOME years, just not this year, next year, or any of the years after that ;) 
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October 21, 2010 1:45:10 AM

for a gaming card dont waste your time with anything less than an ati 5770 or nvidia gts450
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October 21, 2010 2:44:08 AM

gpchamp90 said:
My budget is around Rs 6000..I am from INDIA...I dont know how much it might cost in your country but can u please suggest me atleast a good graphic card..
This 210gt had costed me around in Rs 3000(This is for comparison)...


A GeForce 210GT in the US is around $40 - $50. Based your budget that would translate into the $80 - $100 range.

That means you are looking at the GeForce 9800GT ($100) and the HD 5670 ($90). However, import taxes and exchange rates could mean those cards could be above your budget in your country.

The good news if you live outside of the US I suppose is that the US dollar has depreciated in value by about 10% over the last month or two. It has increased this week due to China raising interest rates, but this is beyond the scope of this thread....

Of the two cards I mentioned, the GeForce 9800GT would be faster. The 9600GT should be in your range if the 9800GT is over your budget and I think is a little slower than the HD 5670. My advice to play whatever game you want to play with your current card. If it is "enjoyable enough" then postpone buying a new video, but continue to save more money. That way you may be able to buy a more powerful card (like the HD 5750 / 5770, or GTS 250) that can last you longer.
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October 21, 2010 8:56:22 AM

What's the precise difference between a 512mb and a 1gb graphic card if only the card matters like i have the 1gb graphic card 210gt does it make a difference against the 512mb????
Please can anybody suggest me 1graphic card that could suffice my pc for some years???
Just 1 card not many
a card around Rs 7000..
1$=45 Rs....
Hey guys i even have a macbook pro which has a NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM .. How is this card and how much does it cost?????
Is it a good graphic card???
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October 21, 2010 9:39:47 AM

For 6500 Rs you can get a 5670 1 GB and for 8000 Rs you can buy 5750 1 GB which is a little better than 5670.
Both the card support DirectX 11.
Memory depends on the resolution and games you play. If you are playing at 1680*1050 resolution or above then you may need 1gb memory to play without any bottlenecks. Anything below 1440*900, you won't notice any performance difference b/w 512 mb and 1gb
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October 21, 2010 9:53:58 AM

What about your Power Supply Unit? brand? model?
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October 21, 2010 11:16:33 AM

How to know whether PC has which power supply unit,brand & model???
I can tell u if anyone tells me where to find it????
So can anyone tell me whether to upgrade my card right now to 5750 within days or to wait for some time until prices come down and till then use the 210gt????
Thank you to all those ppl who answered my questions...
I am very grateful to you all...:-)
And should i finally buy 5750HD???
I play games at resolution 1280x960..
so to buy a 512 mb or 1gb is better????
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October 21, 2010 1:05:43 PM

you can open the case and see it for yourself...
Anyway, if you only play at 1280x960 then HD5670 is enough for your need and no need to worry about power supply, any 300W PSU should handle HD5670 just fine... :) 
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October 21, 2010 2:11:54 PM

For your resolution an HD5750 would do very well but first you need to make sure your power supply can use the card. The brand/model of the power supply can be found on the side of the power supply inside the case of your computer. The power supply is the part the power cord plugs into.
Other options to look at are the HD4850 and GTS 250. Both offer similar performance to the HD5750 but they use more power and are DX10 rather than DX11(not a big deal.) They usually cost a decent amount less. Once again though you need to make sure your power supply can handle either of them first.
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October 21, 2010 3:19:31 PM

my friend has suggested me the ATI HD 5165 ....so wat's ur opinion ..is it better than 5750 and wats the cost of 5165???
Pls help guyz....
And 512 mb of 5750????I was actually thinking of buying 5770 but wat do u guys think is it worth the price diff for my pc...
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October 21, 2010 3:23:05 PM

HD5165???
Is that card even exist?

Well, first of all, you must know about your PSU, we need that info first before choosing a card...
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October 21, 2010 3:30:43 PM

wa1 said:
HD5165???
Is that card even exist?

Well, first of all, you must know about your PSU, we need that info first before choosing a card...


Well,how should i know about my PSU???
How to search???
Please tell me???
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October 21, 2010 3:40:10 PM

Open the PC up and read the label on the PSU.

Secondly, instead of asking which to get, since we've given many good suggestions already, why don't you go onto a website or check a store that sells to India and see what card you can afford?? Then come back to us with the top ones you can afford and we can suggest the best. Everything you need to know has been said already.
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October 21, 2010 3:44:54 PM

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The brand/model of the power supply can be found on the side of the power supply inside the case of your computer. The power supply is the part the power cord plugs into.


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That's how to find out about your PSU...
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October 21, 2010 3:55:47 PM

wow, i don't even know that mobility chip is exist, thanks for the info, malmental... :) 
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October 21, 2010 3:57:54 PM



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October 21, 2010 4:02:24 PM

yeah, you can call me anything as you like, but that's a fact that i don't know that chip is exist, what do you expect? I'm just a noob, only a person that want to learn and learn, also i'm just 22 years old, i still have MANY things to learn...

Thanks to everyone's here on this forums, i learned many things. :) 
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October 21, 2010 4:31:58 PM

ATI Radeon HD 5750 in India – Approx 8k ~ 9K Indian Rupee (INR)
ATI Radeon HD 5770 in India – Approx 6k ~ 7K Indian Rupee (INR)
From priceindia.in
My PSU is 500W supply if i m not mistaken... I hope u got wat u had asked
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October 21, 2010 4:43:16 PM

5770 must be costlier than 5750. I'm also from India. here 5770 is Rs.9200 and 5750 is only 8200 rs
Which brand is ur PSU(like coolermaster, corsair, seasonic, antec,etc)??
A 500 W should be more than enough for 5750/70
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October 21, 2010 10:17:56 PM

just get the fastest card you can afford be it 5750 or 5770. anything less is not worh while IMO, even at that resolution. You will have no future proofing otherwise.
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October 21, 2010 11:51:28 PM

A 500w should handle either of the HD5750 or HD5770 unless it is extremely poor quality. If you can afford it the HD5770 is a great choice and should last you a long time at your resolution but the HD5750 would be very good as well.
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October 22, 2010 10:11:15 AM

I have decided to buy either the 5750 1gb or the 5770 512 mb....
Which to buy ????
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October 22, 2010 10:15:31 AM

Of course get that HD5770, it faster than HD5750...
About your PSU, the statement "My PSU is 500W supply if i m not mistaken" isn't going to make you safer, why don't you just open the case and see it for yourself?
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October 22, 2010 2:35:08 PM

+1 for 5770 512mb. Your resolution won't need more than that in VRAM. If you plan on buying a 1080p monitor tho, you should look at 1GB.
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October 22, 2010 2:47:31 PM

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+1 for 5770 512mb. Your resolution won't need more than that in VRAM. If you plan on buying a 1080p monitor tho, you should look at 1GB.

wat 5770 512 mb??? does 512 mb version of 5770 exist??
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October 22, 2010 2:49:45 PM

Quote:
I have decided to buy either the 5750 1gb or the 5770 512 mb....
Which to buy ????


Apparently it does.
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October 22, 2010 3:00:40 PM

I remember a Powercolor 512mb HD5770 an I believe an XFX one as well.
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October 23, 2010 7:47:23 AM

Thanks guys for your support ..i enquired the cost for 5770 its around 8.5k indian rupees but i m willing to spend 1.5K extra i.e i am willing to buy a card costing 10k..Can anybody give me more suggestions????
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October 23, 2010 4:06:26 PM

maybe a gtx 460 1 gb
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October 23, 2010 8:09:46 PM

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maybe a gtx 460 1 gb

If anything better will now fit in his budget it would be the 768mb GTX 460 which would be a good choice.
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October 28, 2010 11:32:18 AM

hey guys should i buy the 768mb or the 1 gb ???If there's not much of a difference i m thinking of buying 768mb GTX 460...
pls help
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October 28, 2010 1:21:42 PM

Anything more than the 768mb card isn't necessary at your resolution.
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October 28, 2010 3:14:06 PM

The fun of looking at hardware... there's always something better if you just spend a *little* more... and then again... and again...

Anyway, like jyjjy said, 768mb is enough. 512 is probably enough.

1280x960 is pretty low resolution, I think a GTX 460 768mb is the absolute most you'd need to max out games. A 5770 should be cheaper and perform great, the 460 will be better long term if you're planning to upgrade your monitor to 1920x1080.
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October 28, 2010 3:27:55 PM

isn't AMD 6850 better than 460 768 mb in terms of value and performance?
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October 28, 2010 4:19:55 PM

Not really, even at high resolutions, and much less so at low resolutions like the OP is using. Techpower has the HD6850 as 11% faster than the GTX 460 768mb at 1920x1200 while it costs 12.5% more($160 vs $180) so they are pretty equal in terms of value for the money. However at 1280x1024 they have the performance difference at a mere 4% and most of that comes at frame rates above 60 which are useless on most current monitors as they are above the refresh rate and won't be displayed.
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November 4, 2010 9:42:32 AM

Hey guys i purchased the NVIDIA GTX 460 768 mb
I have got an HDMI cable along with it...May i know whats the use of it?????
Pls help
The card's fine
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November 4, 2010 10:21:33 AM

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. By delivering crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.

HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital audio and all currently-available compressed formats (such as Dolby Digital and DTS), HDMI 1.3 adds additional support for new lossless digital audio formats Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements.

Source
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November 4, 2010 12:37:50 PM

The HDMI cable would be used to connect the card to monitors or televisions with an HDMI input. If you don't have one then don't worry about it.
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November 4, 2010 1:59:05 PM

What's HDMI?
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Well good luck with that :D 
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November 4, 2010 5:13:22 PM

No its not that good for years . maybe for less than 1 YEAR , if ur not Gamekiller then go for it ( if its max money u can pay ) . but wait more Collect more & get better .
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