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PC Video Card equivalent of the GPU in PS3?

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March 22, 2012 2:34:01 AM

Just wondering, what would be a graphics card equivalent to the one in the PlayStation 3?

Thanks in advance,
BlueAndGray
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March 22, 2012 3:24:07 AM

an Nvidia 7800
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March 23, 2012 12:21:58 AM

DelroyMonjo said:
an Nvidia 7800

Ah, thanks. I was wondering that since I was thinking of getting a new graphics card, and I thought the PS3 GPU is pretty good. Also, do you mean the Nvidia GeForce 7800? Or a different model? Another question, does the Xbox 360 have better graphics than PS3 for the same game? If so, what is the PC equivalent of the GPU in the Xbox 360?
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March 23, 2012 12:36:12 AM

There is absoloutley no point in getting the Nvidia 7800
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March 23, 2012 1:25:27 AM

You need to realize that console games are rendered at 720p, then stretched to fill the 1080p resolution of a HDTV. They also have less eye candy than PC games.

Roughly speaking, the nVidia 7800's performance is around that of a Radeon HD 6570.
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March 23, 2012 1:41:25 AM

Actually, it would be slower than a Radeon HD 6570.

A nVidia 9600GT is around 25% faster than a 7900 GTX. The Radeon HD 5670 is basically equal to the 9600GT. The Radeon HD 6570 is pretty close to the HD 5670's performance. The basically means a 7900 GTX is roughly close to a nVidia GT 440's performance.
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March 23, 2012 1:53:55 AM

Geez jag, heheh
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March 23, 2012 1:29:15 PM

Well, does that mean I should get a GT 440? Does it run well in a game like Battlefield 3?
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March 23, 2012 1:54:09 PM

BlueAndGray said:
Well, does that mean I should get a GT 440? Does it run well in a game like Battlefield 3?


HELL NO!

What we're trying to say is that the PS3 and the Xbox 360 are about 6/7 years behind PCs in terms of hardware. The reason games seem to run so well on them is because they're specially optimised to run on the hardware, and because everyone has the same hardware if they own that specific console, everyone can run it smoothly.

PC owners are the complete opposite. We all have different preferences and setups and therefore we run into more problems. Once we get it running however, things are SWEET. We can also play first person shooters with a keyboard and mouse, as God intended.

Upgrade to something like a GTX 560 or AMD equivalent.
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March 23, 2012 2:25:26 PM

PC versions of console games have extremely high requirements compared to the hardware found in gaming consoles. If it were possible to install a PC game onto a PS3 or Xbox 360, those consoles would simply choke.

PC games pushes the performance envelop because new hardware is always being released. For example, just recently the nVidia Geforce GTX 680 has just been released. That is 6 generations newer than the GeForce 7000 series. Next month Intel will be releasing their Ivy Bridge generation Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs.

Gaming consoles are static. The hardware does not change. If you were to play a current PC game on a PC that was built 6 or 7 years ago you will be sorely disappointed.

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March 23, 2012 2:59:13 PM

jaguarskx said:
PC versions of console games have extremely high requirements compared to the hardware found in gaming consoles. If it were possible to install a PC game onto a PS3 or Xbox 360, those consoles would simply choke.

PC games pushes the performance envelop because new hardware is always being released. For example, just recently the nVidia Geforce GTX 680 has just been released. That is 6 generations newer than the GeForce 7000 series. Next month Intel will be releasing their Ivy Bridge generation Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs.

Gaming consoles are static. The hardware does not change. If you were to play a current PC game on a PC that was built 6 or 7 years ago you will be sorely disappointed.


Spot on.
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March 24, 2012 1:31:43 AM

Erm... Alrighty then, I have no idea what I should get, but I've been looking at the GT 520, seems pretty good for a small card like it; what's you're opinion guys? Should I get it? I mean, I want to run a card on a low-profile 1 slot build, :p 
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March 24, 2012 1:40:08 AM

graemevermeulen said:
We can also play first person shooters with a keyboard and mouse, as God intended.


That made my day.
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March 24, 2012 1:50:23 AM

Is there any way you can get away with a dual slot card?
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March 24, 2012 1:55:46 PM

Um, I am looking for a product with a price in dollars, not pounds :p  Also, how about the HD 6670? Works well? What is the minimum psu it can probably survive on (ditch what AMD says about that :p )
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March 24, 2012 2:02:57 PM

It would work with 350w in my opinion although to be safe and for any future upgrades i would go for 400-500watts
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March 24, 2012 2:31:12 PM

BlueAndGray said:
Um, I am looking for a product with a price in dollars, not pounds :p  Also, how about the HD 6670? Works well? What is the minimum psu it can probably survive on (ditch what AMD says about that :p )



Based on the link to your configuration, you only have a 150w PSU. I do not recommend installing any graphics card without upgrading the PSU. The following link list all available mini-ITX PSUs available from Newegg.com.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

The most powerful PSU available is the Athena Power AP-MFATX40 400W for $89 + shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That should be enough to buy the recently released Radeon HD 7850 for $260 + shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ultimately, it depends on how much money you want to spend to be able to play games.

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