Hi, I posted not so long ago on this forum about a graphics card. I've been using a GeForce 8400 gs, it was alright for awhile but basically I'm not satisfied.
I'm thinking of getting a GeForce GT 240 or a Sapphire HD5570. I hear most people say that a GT 240 is better but main problem is that apparently it takes two slots. I am a little confused about this because I could have sworn that I saw a review were it stated that it had one slot. If it does take two slots I don't think it will fit into my computer. My computer is a Compaq Presario SR5414UK, here is a picture of the motherboard.
If this is the case I'm thinking of purchasing a Sapphire HD5570, just so I dont have to worry about installing it on my computer. Oh does anyone know if HD5570 is Windows Vista compatible and does my computer have enough power to run it?
What's your screen resolution and what games do you intend to play,
My current screen resolution is 1440 by 900.
because with your system and a GT240; You will be extremely limited.
That doesn't sound to good but to be quite honest I have actually thought about not buying a new card. The game I want to play with the card is Champions Online, in all fairness GeForce 8400 GS has been alright and I really haven't had anything to worry about. I only started to notice things when I got into some really heavy fighting then the frame rate started to mess up. I have also played Dragon Age and to be quite honest I've had no problems at all with it.
Somebody on another forum suggested a GTX460 and as far as I can see thats even more powerful, he also stated my system was pretty modern.
GT 240 DDR5 not DDR3, that one is slower.
Doesn't it state its DDR5 on the link though? Again this is really confusing. Theres this card, it states here that its DDR3
The above is listed as DDR5 but on the Amazon description it states it's DDR5 then when you read down it says its DDR3
Manufacturer's Description Equipped with the world fastest GDDR5 memory, Palit GT240 offers you better performance. Surpass the demands of today's digital world with the NVIDIA GeForce GT240 graphics card. Get the graphics power you need to take your photos, videos, and games to the next level.
Interfaces:1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x DVI-I (dual link) - 29 pin combined DVI 1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A, Compatible Slots:1 x PCI Express 2.0, Supported Windows 7 Features:Windows Media Center, Certified for Windows Vista:Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security., Video Memory:512 MB, Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, Technology:GDDR3 SDRAM 128-bit, Features:Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision Ready, Nvidia CUDA technology, Nvidia PureVideo HD technology, Nvidia PhysX-Ready, HDCP compatible:Yes, Digital Video Standard igital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), API Supported penGL 3.2, DirectX 10.1
I'm getting mixed opinions on the HD5570 vs GT240, on paper the HD5570 should perform better but most people in practice seem to say GT240. One last question does DDR3 and DDR5 make that much difference? Really my objective is just to pick a card that is significantly superior to GeForce 8400 GS, so even if it's not DDR5 does it really matter?
Well looks like I'm going to be getting the GT240. There are too many people saying its superior and that graph seems to show that. I'm assuming the highier the percentage the better the performance as opposed to how high it is on the graph. I'm probably going to get this,
Whoa! Thanks but I'm only looking to pay around 50 something for a new card, thats more than I'm willing to pay. Bare in mind my objectives are simply to get a card that is significantly superior to 8400GS. A card that will give improved performance and eliminate choppiness. Even if the G240 DDR5 is less value for money it doesn't matter if it gives me what I want.
The 5670 is better than the GT240/DDR5 which is better than the 5570 DDR5 which is better than the GT240/DDR3.
Ok got it GT240 DDR5 is better than the 5570 DDR5. So it looks like I will be getting this.