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EGeForce 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon HD 4250

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March 2, 2011 5:57:19 PM

Help please,

Which one is better?

ATI Radeon HD 4250 build-in 128MB DDR3 1333 SidePort Memory (Integrated in my new ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

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eVGA eGeForce 8800 GTX 768MB PCI-E (my old PCI video card)

Which one would you use?

Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 6:05:13 PM
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8800 GTX easily.
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 6:08:40 PM

8800GTX
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March 2, 2011 6:10:43 PM

thanks.

omnisome, why is it a stupid question?
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 6:17:12 PM

sapaso said:
thanks.

omnisome, why is it a stupid question?



Apologies, I often forget that there are people who are new to computers on the forum.
March 2, 2011 6:30:03 PM

Ok.

I will install the 8800GTX card and I then will have:
2 video ports from the card + 1 integrated video port + 1 HDMI integrated port.

If I want to use 2 monitors for working and 1 TV for watching movies from the computer,
What is the recommended setup?

For example,

Should I connect the 2 monitors to the 2 video ports on the 8800GTX and the TV to the HDMI port? and forget about the Integrated ATI video port?




a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 6:40:07 PM

omnisome said:
Apologies, I often forget that there are people who are new to computers on the forum.


I feel your pain. A lot of stuff could just be googled, but I guess if you're a noob you prob don't think about the stuff ever being reviewed, or to go look up said reviews and info.
March 2, 2011 6:44:23 PM

well, I have tried to find these answers but the info I find is very confusing. That's why I am asking in here.
March 2, 2011 7:23:42 PM

thanks for your precious time.
I am reading those links now.
a c 106 U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 7:53:16 PM

Do you have a powerful enough PSU to power that 8800GTX? By the way, that 8800GTX is easily over 10x faster than the integrated 4250.

By the way, the 8800GTX can only use two outputs at a time.
March 2, 2011 8:03:17 PM

megamanx00, thanks for your reply.
Yes, I first ran through that power problem when I first got that 8800GTX, and ended up buying a 850w PSU, which I still have.
2 outputs at a time, thats fine, for 2 monitors.

I am now trying to figure out how to use the TV as a third display, I guess I should use the HDMI integrated port for the TV.
March 3, 2011 2:00:38 PM

I installed the 8800GTX card yesterday night and it worked well.
And I had to remove the ATI driver.
For what it is worth, Windows 7 system rating improved from 4.6/5.5 to 6.9/6.9 in the 2 graphics sections after the video card change.
Thanks.
March 3, 2011 2:01:47 PM

Best answer selected by sapaso.
a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2011 2:10:19 PM

sapaso said:
I installed the 8800GTX card yesterday night and it worked well.
And I had to remove the ATI driver.
For what it is worth, Windows 7 system rating improved from 4.x to 7 in the graphics section after the video card change.
Thanks.


Glad it worked for you. The 8800 GTX can still run a lot of games out on the market right now with decent settings just fine, so you can still get a bit of use out of it.
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