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When AMD launched the 7000 series graphics cards not long ago with the release of the 7970, they made changes were designed to move forward, with a new architecture and new expectations. Nvidia's GTX 580 had claimed the crown against the 6970, ...

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Benchmark Reviews has a very popular guide written on Overclocking Video Cards, which gives detailed instruction on how to tweak a graphics cards for better performance. Of course, not every video card has overclocking headroom.

AMD HD 7770 'Cape Verde' Video Card | AMD HD 7770 'Cape Verde' Video Card Review
An mATX gaming rig, HTPC or a media center - all of these setups require a graphics card and because the cooling and power requirements of entry level GPU's are much lower than their bigger brothers, they are perfectly suited to such setups... Vortez.

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On February 15th AMD released their new HD7750 and HD7770 graphics cards targeting the mainstream enthusiast audience. On launch day we reviewed HD7770 and HD7750 cards from partners such as VTX3D, HIS and Sapphire. Our XFX sample was originally ...

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How do Low Profile Graphics Cards fit in small desktops? by DaPinkMenace Q: I know how to install a graphics card, but seeing some pictures of low profile graphics cards seems like they wouldn't fit in smaller pc cases (hp slimline) because it has the portrusion with the extra video port on the top. How exactly does that fit in narrow case pcs?

A: Most cards advertised as "low-profile ready" come with a shorter bracket which only has one video port. Either the full or half-height bracket may be installed by default. You can switch brackets in under 2 minutes with just a screwdriver. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=14-134-089-Z05&SpinSet=14-134-089-RS&ISList=14-134-089-Z01%2c14-134-089-Z02%2c14-134-089-Z03%2c14-134-089-Z04%2c14-134-089-Z05&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16814134089 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=14-102-829-S05&ISList=14-102-829-S01%2c14-102-829-S02%2c14-102-829-S04%2c14-102-829-S03%2c14-102-829-S05&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16814102829

What are the best graphics cards in the $500 range for 2010? by Q: I'm going to be building my own computer soon, and want some additional feedback on what you guys think would be the best graphics cards available without spending much more than $500 on it. It's going to be a high quality gaming computer with dual monitors, so keep that in mind. The more detailed the answer, the better. I want to understand why they are the best as much as possible.

A: well it differs look at a visiontek killer hd 5770 (isn't out yet) it has a built in Ethernet port only card of its kind and at 200$ you could get 2 or just 1 gtx 480 superclocked.

when using 2 graphics cards in SLI do i use the HDMI cable in the first graphics card? by Q: I do only need one HDMI cable from 1 of my 2 graphics cards in SLI to go to the monitor right?

A: Yes

How can I tell which Graphics Cards can work in my computer? by Clark Q: I want to upgrade my graphics card, so I was just curious if there was a way to tell which video cards at the store can fit into my computer by looking at the motherboard or anywhere else on the computer?

A: Find out what motherboard you have and look up it specs

Which of these graphics cards are better and are ghz more important than RAM for gaming? by Q: Which is more important for PC gaming ghz or RAM? And which of these graphics cards are better for gaming a 1.5GB GDDR5 65W Nividia GTX 460M or a 1624MB ATI mobility Radeon HD 5850? And how much do you think the better of those could handle?

A: The cpu is more important than RAM when it comes to gaming (after 2 GB of RAM most games from crysis to Left 4 Dead perform the same).I'd choose the HD 5850 from these two but you should know that you can't change the graphics card of a laptop.

What are the graphics cards compatible with a HP Pavilion a6130n? by Q: I have a x86 based PC, with AMD athlon 64 x2 dual core prosesers, 3GB of ram, 400GB hard drive, and the original motherboard from 2007. Are there graphics cards compatible with my current set-up, or do I need to upgrade other things first? ....BTW I have windows vista.

A: Any graphics card is supported but heres the thing... You cant use a new graphics card with your stock power supply. Most graphics cards need at least 500 watts. If you don't upgrade your power supply you may break it along with everything else in your computer. Thats why graphic card upgrades are so expensive.

What are some good graphics cards that can run Starcraft 2 at maximum settings but don't cost a fortune ? by Q: I'm buying a new computer and I chose it because of the price, it meets all of the specifications for Starcraft 2 except for the video card, can you give a list of some graphics cards that can run the game at maximum settings but aren't too expensive ? Oh and also if possible can you tell where I can buy them. Thanks in advance (:

A: ive got a ati hd5770 1gb vid ram and dx11 only costs about 160-200 dollars depending on the make of it at tigerdirect.com but i was playing it on a nvidia 9800gt 512mb vid ram and it only costs about 60$ on the same site both played at 60fps but the nvidia slowed a little with to many units on the screen

Can anyone tell me the difference between the Blue and White input on graphics cards and monitors? by dcboys81 Q: On the back of graphics cards it has a white and blue port for the monitor. Which one is better to use or does it not matter?

A: The blue is a VGA connector. The white is probably DVI-I, possibly DVI-D DVI is a much newer standard and comes in three flavors: DVI-A is analog. This has exactly the same signals as a VGA connector but in a DVI connector shell. Signal quality is a bit better. You can get adapters that will remap the signals from a DVI-A connector to a VGA connector. DVI-D is digital. This will give a better image for flat panels as the video signal stays digital from the GPU through to the panel. VGA it gets converted from digital to analog, pushed up the (lossy) cable, sampled and converted back to digital. DVI-I is analog and digital. Usually seen on the back of video cards. Since the analog signals and the digital signals use different pins you can fully populate the connector and support either. If you have a second VGA monitor you can connect it via a VGA to DVI-A adapter, provided that the video card has DVI-I rather than DVI-D If you have a DVI-D input on the monitor, then you will get a slightly better picture connecting via a DVI-D cable than the VGA.

Is it possible to bridge 4 Nvidia Quadro fx graphics cards on a single motherboard? by Q: I recently purchased an Asus Sabertooth 990fx motherboard which supports up to 32GB or RAM. It also has 4 PCI slots for multiple graphics cards. I plan to use this as a 3D rendering workstation. Understanding that with any type of bridging, it must always be the same model. Is it possible to bridge workstation graphics cards to each other?

What are the advantages and disadvantage of both Nvidia and ATI graphics cards? by Q: I'm looking to build my second computer, and my first one had an ATI Radeon HD 5770 card in it. I didn't really care much to do research on the two companies in graphics cards, but this time I want to. So can someone please give me an idea of which is better in which areas and so on? Thanks.

A: Both companies make some great cards and some crap cards. It all depends on how much you want to spend. Each company has cards competing with each other in different price ranges. The general trend is that AMD (formerly ATI) are generally cheaper so you end up getting a card with better performance from AMD than if you spent the same amount of money on a card from NVIDIA. I personally don't think there's much difference between the two. I've used a few NVIDIA cards in my systems and i've used AMD (ATI) cards as well and they have all been good with ONE exception. And that exception is a card that died on me. It was a 4870X2 and it was the best card at the time. I believe however, that the cards death cannot be attributed to ATI but it must be the fault of the brand which manufactured the card. It was Gecube and the thing died a week past its very short warranty period. My bad for choosing such a crap brand due to stock limitations at the time. In my opinion, the manufacturer of the card is more important than whether it's AMD or NVIDIA. Go for quality brands like XFX, EVGA, Sapphire, ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI. Both ATI and NVIDIA have different features that they use to try to market their product better. NVIDIA have PhysX, which is really just a scam because hardly any games actually use it, and AMD have Eyefinity, which is the ability to easily hook triple monitors up to the card. Of course, there are fan boys in each camp. The fanboys will sing the praises of their favourite camp but really all their prejudice one way or the other is based on the cards that they've used in the past which have given them good experiences. It is said by many that driver support for ATI cards is much poorer than that of NVIDIA. Personally, in over 10 years of buying and using video cards, both ATI and NVIDIA, i have not found that to be the case at all.

What are some good gaming graphics cards? by Q: Im looking for the names of some good graphics cards that is greate for gaming. I plan on making my own computer and need to know some suggestions. Any recommendations?

A: This should give you a good idea. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

Why cant you change the graphics cards on laptops and macbooks? by Q: I really dont understand why you can't change the graphics cards on laptops and macbooks, can someone tell me why?

A: That is because the video chips are soldered to the laptop motherboard, and are designed to be integrated with that laptop. Laptop do not have external bus connectors, so you cannot add any video card. Even if they had external bus connectors, there is no way a laptop could handle the size of a real video card, much less the power they use (more than the entire laptop itself)

What graphics cards are compatible with IBM Thinkpad R51? by xfhxcsx Q: I have an IBM thinkpad r51, and would like to update my graphic card. The new card needs to have a minimum of Pixel Shader 2.0. Are there any graphics cards I can buy that would be compatible with my computer? And where can I purchase them?

A: Laptops are almost never upgradable when it comes to the video card except for buying a new laptop. Sorry but you'll have to live with what you have or upgrade to another machine.

What are some good graphics cards for games? by nemo3590 Q: I have a terrible graphics card, it barely runs Elder Scrolls IV. With Skyrim on the way, I'm thinking about buying a new computer. What are some good gaming graphics cards to watch out for?

A: Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB PCI-E Video Card or EVGA GeForce GTXD 460 SE Fermi 1GB Video Card or you can see more graphics cards and relevant detailed information at : http://www.dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?q=game video card &type=deal&ru=28800125 then make your own choice good luck

Can somebody list a list of best graphics cards that works on fsx deluxe and acceleration? by Q: I really need some graphics card cause I just got my favourite FSX: Gold! But when I set up my CD's, It says the requirements of graphics are not met... :( (typically bad news if you waited for it for 2 weeks) It also says I need geForce/radeon or something like that but do I really know this is the graphics card that I need? That's why I'm asking for a list of graphics cards. Thank you!

what graphics cards are good for flash games? by Q: graphics cards for flash games. I play city ville and poker on Facebook and I spend my lifetime waiting for the pages to load. What is the best solution?

A: update flash add memory get a faster nic or processor those things and can do the memory first.

How to compare ATI to Nvidia graphics cards? by Q: I don't know much about graphics cards, and this game I want to play lists the minimum system specs as Nvidia GeForce 5xxx series. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 Pro graphics card. I don't know how these two brands equate to each other in terms of minimum specs, is my graphics card enough?

A: Well unfortunately the games requirements are sloppy and misleading if that's how they listed them. The Radeon HD 5xxx series includes cards from the low-end 5450 which is only good for everyday tasks and light games like the Sims, to the high-performance HD 5870. Those are $40 and $350 cards respectively- their performance is nowhere near each other. Game publishers may recommend a particular series of card for specific features (for example ATI introduced DirectX 11 support with the 5000 series) but it's individual card models that you need to compare to, not a series. Anyway, back to your question- the answer is card reviews. That's the only way to get a sense of where different cards from AMD/ATI and Nvidia stand compared to each other. For example, here's part of a review of the Radeon HD 5670 showing how it performs compared to various cards above and below it: http://www.techspot.com/review/240-ati-radeon-hd-5670/page4.html Here are the GTS 450 and Radeon HD 6790: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/09/13/nvidia-geforce-gts-450-review/6 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6790-barts-gpu-geforce-gtx-460,2917.html Tom's Hardware has a hierarchy chart which shows the rough tiers that cards fall into. It's nice because it includes much older models like your X1600 Pro- which is quite weak by today's standards- about equivalent to $40 cards. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-game-performance-radeon-hd-6670,2935-7.html Do NOT pay much attention to the results from videocardbenchmark.net (a popular reference from some people here on Y/A) because those scores are based solely upon synthetic test results- they don't reflect how cards perform in actual games. Even worse is GPUcompare, which doesn't test anything- it provides THEORETICAL results of how they THINK cards will perform based upon the design specs. Yeesh! So always check reviews. Those provide actual results in games (which is what matters) along with power consumption, noise and heat information. Techspot, Hot Hardware, Tom's Hardware, Anandtech, Xbitlabs are all good. The major issue when upgrading a graphics card will be the power requirements- in order to run most midrange cards, your computer needs a 450W or higher power supply with a dedicated 6-pin power cable, while entry-level cards usually only need 300W, and don't need a dedicated power cable. So depending upon how much performance you're looking for, a new psu might be needed. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-game-performance-radeon-hd-6670,2935.html

What are the cons of having 2 graphics cards? by Q: would it heat up alot faster? or do the 2 graphics cards split the work so it wont heat up as fast?

A: Two cards draw more power, both at idle and under load, but they don't quite give you twice the graphics computation power. As such the system as a whole costs more to run (let alone to buy in the first place!) because it uses more elctricity. You also need to be able to remove the heat from the case effectively too, if you cannot you may not be able to overclock your CPU or graphics cards as much as they will become unstable sooner. Even if you don't overclock, your componants will probably run hotter than they would with only one graphics card in the system, this will reduce their life span. Some games can have problems running properly if there's an SLI or Crossfire configuration in the system, additionally games can only be supported under dual (or triple or quad) graphics card configurations if there is a profile for that game in the driver. Some programs that use the graphics card to perform useful work when not gaming, for example [email protected], cannot use multiple graphics cards without tricky configuration, so they can only utilise one GPU.

Are Dell Laptop graphics cards soldered on or simply connected using a cable? by Q: I was just curious as to how hard it would be to replace a graphics card in a Dell laptop. I've been searching and have been coming across posts and blogs stating that laptop graphics cards are impossible to replace because they are soldered on. Is this true?

A: It is a chip soldered to the motherboard. You'd be better off buying a new laptop as a motherboard is expensive.

What are the benefits of multiple graphics cards? by taxidriver1138 Q: I'm currently building the mac pro that I want and they allow you to get up to 4 ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB graphics cards. I've done research on this card and I see that it isn't good for gaming. My question is if I get four of them will the mac then be suitable to play games that require high powered video cards?

A: The benefit is having more cards to assist with graphical processing. This is not going to double the performance, because of many limiting factors I won't go into. The ATI Radeon 2600XT is an ok card, but nothing special. Having 4 of them is a waste of money in my opinion. If you really need game performance, don't waste your time with MAC.

Can i fit regular graphics cards into low profile computer? by Q: hi, i have a really small computer and have been limited to low profile graphics cards. i have heard that if i buy a new case i can fit regular graphics cards in their, is this true? and if i am only limited to low profile cards what is the best card?

A: If your motherboard uses a standard ATX power connector, then yes- you can transplant everything into a standard case and use regular height video cards (along with the higher wattage power supplies they require). But HP slimlines are a notable exception. Their motherboards use a proprietary small power connector so even if you move the motherboard, drives etc to a larger case, regular power supplies aren't compatible. But for most slimlines..... yes, you can. And it's a good move, since most small cases are cramped with poor airflow, which can lead to overheating problems. The best low-profile card for most slimline/small computers is the Radeon 5570. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102874 While there is a low-profile GeForce 9800GT (which is much more powerful), it requires a 400W power supply, which is almost unheard of in small chassis versions.

What's the main difference between consumer gaming and workstation graphics cards? by Meh, Internets Q: Such as the difference between the NVIDIA GeForce graphics card line, and their Quadro line. What do the workstation cards do better that makes them worth the large price increase?

A: consumer are more oriented towards gaming and drivers reflect that quadro and workstation cards are oriented towards large renders and other intensive tasks many workstation cards have large memory sizes too. for gaming the consumer card is more supported with drivers to help it in gaming and other consumer tasks. for stuff like video editing and photo rendering , mapping the interior of the heart in a 3d medical image they would use a "workstation card or specialty card" a workstation card could very well likely perform worse when it comes to gaming or not at all due to lack of drivers or support for some games.

What's the difference between integrated and dedicated graphics cards? by Q: Is my Nvidia 9500 graphics cards dedicated or integrated? In simple terms please =D thanks

A: Your NVidia GeForce 9500GT is a dedicated graphics card. If you open up your computer, you should see a large circuit board (called the motherboard) with a whole lot of cables and wires and other things stuck on it. Now, there should be another circuit board that is about a sixth of the size, sticking out at a right angle. Now, this board should also have a cable connecting it to your computer monitor. This board is your graphics card.

How do i use 2 graphics cards at the same time? by Q: I plan on buying another graphics card for my computer, i'm currently running on a ATI Radeon HD 5750 1024 mb right now, i want to add another of the same kind to my computer, once i place it inside is that it? or is there more to it? Also, will having 2 graphics cards inside my computer effect my power supply in any negative way? Thank you!

A: I am sorry you have not supplied enough information. Need to know power rating of your power supply you have installed and the other components fitted. So long as your total power requirements do not exceed PSU output all should be ok. Example: PSU output 300watts Power requirements 200watts ok 275watts not good to near operating limits 300watts or greater one fried PSU likely. Hope this helps. '

What are the differences between various laptop graphics cards? by MC Q: I don't have a question about any specific cards, but does anyone know of a good site comparing LAPTOP graphics cards side-by-side? Or, can anyone give a good rundown between the Intel chipsets, and the various nVidia/ATI ones? Thanks!

A: Notebook~ ~check.net ~forums.com ~review.com

What's the difference between nVidia graphics cards and nVidia based chipset graphics cards? by warennie Q: What's the difference between nVidia graphics cards like the nVidia GeForce's and nVidia based chipset graphics cards like Gainward, Galaxy, ASUS etc.?

A: It's been a while but i know some time ago you could buy video cards with the "brand" name chip set at a lot lower price than the original Manuf. I found that some "features" were deliberatly turned off in the chip and sold at a much lower price. That may..or maynot be the way it is now.

What are the best graphics cards, and processors for 3D games? by Sweetener Q: I have an HP Pavilion A1250N with an Amd Athlon 64x2 and 2 GB memory, 250 GB HD, and I'm looking to upgrade for better proformance and better 3D gamming, should I replace the Processor to something better, and Put in a stand alone graphics card, or can I just Replace one or the other? What are the best graphics cards for the money, and a good proccessor if I need one?

A: Your AMD processor is fine, and will be for the next year or so. Gaming is all about the graphics card, the CPU is secondary. A single core Athlon 64 with an 8800 series Nvidia would outperform your AMD Athlon dual core with an x1950pro. For your money, the best is the 8800GTS. It come in 320mb and 640mb flavors. You only need the 640mb if you have a high rez monitor (Dell 24" or a 21"+ CRT monitor) or you have a 1080p HDTV and you want to game on that. At $260, this is easily the best card for the money. It has DX10 capabilities for the next gen games coming out Fall/Christmas. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814122022 At a more pedestrian budget of $130, we have the ATi x1950Pro. It's only DX9 compatible: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161060 Here is a chart that compares the two cards above. I'm assuming you have a 19" monitor. Look at the blue lines: http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=725&model2=707&chart=277 The minimum you want in shooting/action games is 40 frames per second (FPS). For story / RPG 30 is okay. http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=725&model2=707&chart=296 Either card will require a new power supply as they consume massive amounts of power and your HP probably has a weak 300watt no name in it. And not all 500 watt power supplies are the same. You get what you pay for has great meaning in the power supply world. SilverStone, FSP, Seasonic, etc are some great brands. You want 450-500watts. A cheap power supply can fry your motherboard and other expensive components. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256008 Here is an install video: http://youtube.com/results?search_query=power%20supply%20install&search=Search

Would dual graphics cards work better than a single good graphic card? by Q: I currently have a AMD Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card and am able to get a Cheap AMD Radeon HD 5770 from a friend which i believe is exactly the same just a new model number. Would it be better to use these to cards in Crossfire or to buy a new card ( AMD Radeon HD 6950). If the performance of the new card is better would it be so significantly better than using the crossfire cards and would it be worth the money?

What graphics cards can my computer take? by Justin M Q: I have a old dell Optiplex GX240. 1024GBs of ram. 1.5 GHZ Processor I am not really sure how strong my power supply is. I think it might 180Watts. Are they any up to date graphics cards my computer can handle, with shader 2.0 support, and higher?

A: If you want a better graphics card you need to upgrade you power supply to 500watts.

How do you view multiple graphics cards? by khep24 Q: I have an HP Pavilion dv7 with a Intel® HD 3000 graphics card along with AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics card. I have tried multiple ways to view both graphics cards although it only allows me to see the Intel 3000 one. When I bought it, it said it has about 4gb of dedicated video memory but I can't seem to view it in windows7.

How do I tell if a laptop can use dedicated graphics cards? by funit49 Q: I'm looking to buy a laptop, and I want to buy one with a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card. How do I know if my laptop can take graphics cards and that it doesn't have an integrated card that I can't upgrade? Okay, so what would be a good laptop to get if I wanted to play--let's say atleast Half-Life 2. Like I'm looking for a decent graphics card...not too high end, but not low end either. What most people would get.

A: Look for any laptop that you can configure at least an NVidia 8400GS. Should be enough to play Half Life 2 at decent settings, plus it's DirectX10 capable so you will be able to run future games. Here are some computers that feature the 8400 card: Dell Inspiron 1420 Asus A8 Dell XPS 1330 HP dv6500 and many more Also, here is a comparison of all cards in the market. You should probably aim for the 'Mid-range' or 'Performance' graphic cards, so if you see any of those cards on a laptop you like, that's the one to pick: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=39568 And yes, sadly, once you build a laptop with x graphic card, it can't be upgraded.

How does powering two Graphics cards(SLI/Crossfire) work? by Vincent C Q: I want to someday use 2 Graphics Cards in my gaming desktop I'm going to build(I'm asking so I know everything will work). How do I know how many watts are needed to support them? The ATI Radeon HD 4890 I'm getting requires at least 550 watts. Do I need 1100 to run two cards? How can I calculate whether it will work or not? Thank you for your help!

A: The power consumption needs to SLI teamed video cards is not double of the power requirements of a single card. When manufacturers indicated minimum power supply, realize that the power supply is also powering the rest of the system in addition to the graphics card. Adding a second graphics card means you just need enough power to support the second card (the power supply requirements for the rest of the system have already been met). In my opinion, a 750 or 800 watt power supply would be sufficient for both cards. Just make sure you have enough 6-pin connectors to provide additional power (the PCI-E slots don't provide enough power through the bus).

What graphics cards are the most cost effective? by redravengod Q: I recently got the game the witcher and would love to play it. problem is, I have no graphics card. I am a big gamer and would probably need something more high end. Can anyone tell me what graphic cards will deliver the most bang for the buck?

A: This cards have good prices radeon 4670 69$ to play at low sittings radeon 5670 99$ to play at medium sittings radeon 5750 140$ to play at high sittings i prefer 5670 because it don't need extra power but 5750 will require extra power for more 50$ so the best deal is 5670

What required the same in 2 graphics cards running alongside each other with sli? by Q: Just wondering if i can use 2 different sli ready graphics cards together? If not what needs to be the same with the 2 of them? Be 100% sure please.. Thanks!

A: You require, 1) Motherboard with SLI-Support, SLI Cablestrip 2) Power Supply Unit to handle 2 graphics cards.. ( like 750 W) 3) Similar Graphics cards.. I mean same memory, same bandwidth,etc..

What is company makes the best graphics cards? by Q: I wish to find out what company makes the best graphics cards. It's a large topic, so let narrow it down to the best discrete (not integrated) graphics card for laptops. Please provide support for you answer using articles, and if possible, benchmarks. Remember, a powerful card is one that os powerful, fast, and reliable!

A: In the mobile arena, only one thing is certain- Intel sucks compared to ATI & Nvidia. For standalone desktop cards, ATI currently has the lead with their recently introduced 5000 series cards- the only cards on the market which support DirectX 11. Nvidia will have DX11 support in their next generation of cards, but those aren't expected until March, at least. If you eliminate the 5000 series, then ATI simply has better pricing- to get equivalent performance from Nvidia cards you have to spend $25-$40 more. The Radeon 4850 had equivalent performance to the GTS 250 but sold for the same price as Nvidia's lower-end 9800GT. The Radeon 4870 was comparable to a GTX 260 but sold for the same price as Nvidia's GTS 250, and so on. Here is a list of laptop graphics adapters ranked by benchmark performance: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html Broken down by gaming performance: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html And overall categories/comparisons: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Graphic-Cards.130.0.html

What external graphics cards work with my laptop? by Q: What external graphics cards work with Asus K53E-BD4TD? I know how to take apart a laptop and add/take away stuff from the inside so if you would need to connect it to the inside somehow I could do that. I'm fine with the "headache" I do that kind of stuff as my job and I need my computer to be portable, and I need that little performance gain

A: Not with laptops, too much headache for very very little performance gain theoretically. Just gonna have to buy a new laptop with a better card or get a desktop for gaming needs or graphic intensive applications.

What are the best graphics cards for the Dell E510? by LOST-ECHO8P Q: My graphics card is horrible right now w/ a ATI 300x and I'm planning to update my graphics. My problem with choosing cards is that I don't know which is most compatible with my computer. Some people have suggested the Nvidia 8600 GT due to my lack of ram and processing speed. If you could help me decide on some graphics cards that would be great. Thanks.

A: I used to have an ATI for my PC and it sucked... blew out after a year. I then bought a Nvidia and it has been amazing ever since. I think that's the best brand to go with. Compatibility wise... I wouldn't know lol... Dells really suck in my opinion... so I try to stay away from them XD But, I did look up some nice Nvidia/MSI video cards for you on this great website called Newegg.com. They're very cheap and it ships to you really fast. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%2050001312%201305520548&name=NVIDIA Check it out... I'm sure you'll find one that's perfect for that computer. I hope this helps you out =)

What is the future of graphics cards? Are current graphics cards sufficient for all future graphics needs? by Stochastic Q: The super fast Nvidia Geforce 9800 seems to be so powerful that there would never be a need for a better video card than that. Or could future gaming benefit from better cards? How long will graphics cards continue to improve in performance?

A: there are no " best for the future"products for computers only best for 10 min. ago, they will come out w/ new stuff til the Apocalypse

What are some graphics cards that are compatible with my computer? by Bkk Q: My computer is an HP Pavilion a1240n. Yes I know, its an old computer, but im just looking to do some gaming on low graphics till i get my college laptop, which is in july. I upgraded my power supply a while ago so its 300w now. So, what are some graphics cards that will work with my computer? My budget is around 60-70 dollars Also, does it matter what size the video card is? mb wise?

What are the advantages of having two or more graphics cards in a pc? by Q: I know using more than one graphics card will make the PC's graphics better but by how much i.e would it double if you had two identical graphics cards and what specifications would be improved and by how much i.e clock speed, ram etc and are there any disadvantages apart from power usage, cost, weight and air flow?

A: For motherboards which support SLI or Crossfire (which are proprietary technologies for Nvidia and AMD/ATI cards respectively).... the performance gains from a 2nd card are usually 50-95 percent depending upon the specific game title. http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/ati_radeon_hd_5770_crossfire_performance,6.html For SLI, the Nvidia cards must be identical models. For Crossfire, the cards must be from the same family/series (the first 2 digits of the model numbers must match). So you can Crossfire a Radeon HD 5750 and 5770, or 4830 and 4850, not just identical pairs. The advantages of SLI and Crossfire are simply price. It's cheaper to buy a 2nd identical midrange or higher card 1-2 years later, after newer generation cards have been released and prices on the original models have dropped. So having that extra PCI-E x16 slot serves as a low-cost upgrade path. Aside from power consumption and heat, the only disadvantage to Crossfire/SLI is that some game titles don't support it very well. Not many, but for some games adding a 2nd card only yields around a 30% performance boost, while others barely see any improvment at all. http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/ati_radeon_hd_5770_crossfire_performance,5.html Of course non-SLI/Crossfire motherboards can't install multiple PCI-E x16 cards. But people often add a regular PCI card not to improve gaming performance, but in order to drive additional monitors for work purposes (like Wall street professionals who routinely have 4+ screens)

How do you find graphics cards for your motherboard? by Q: Just asking how do you know compatible graphics cards for a certain motherboard. I have an ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5KPL-AM SE X.0x. Pls reply, I need to know how.

A: all cards from 4 years ago to yesterday are compatible. id suggest an nvidia card. peace

How do I know which Graphics cards my computer can handle? by Q: How do I know which Graphics cards my computer can handle? I'm thinking of upgrading my comuter so it can run a game I like to play, but the new game requires more than my computer can handle. How do I know which graophics cards are compatible with my computer?

A: power supply wattage and if it has a strong enough processor.

What is the difference between these graphics cards? by Q: I have been looking for a new computer and i have noticed that the laptops' graphics cards all say "Mobility". But the desktops doesn't does that change the quality in the graphics card or does that just mean that something else?

A: Well, you can't use a laptop graphix card on a desktop. They are made specifically for one or the other. Mobility means it is just a laptop card.

What graphics cards are compatible with my computer? by Sean Q: I currently have an Acer Extensa 5620 notebook with a Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family. I am not familiar with graphics cards and this is the first I am getting. What graphics cards will fit and which one do you recommend for gaming?

A: None. Its very difficult to install a GPU into a notebook, i've been a hardware specialist for 3 years and it is still difficult even when building a notebook from scratch, let aknown modding a prebuilt system from renowned company like Acer. You're only option is to buy a gaming notebook or looking into getting assistance from a hardware engineer to have a look at it him/herself

How come game consoles use graphics cards longer than PCs? by OKwithme Q: The graphics on the 360 and PS3 are comparable to the latest PC games, yet they use graphics cards from 2005/2006. Why is this? And what's the point of a better graphics card if Forza Motorsport 3 looks just as good as a PC game with the latest graphics card?

A: No, the graphics are comparable to medium/high end systems from 2006. They are limited to resolutions of 1080p, which any recent graphics card can surpass by far. Without getting too technical with things like shader models, directx versions, fill rates, triangles-per-second and other nonsense that only matters to advertisers, let's just say that modern high-end graphics cards are way in advance of the PS3 and 360.

What Graphics cards can be run with a 450 wt power supply? by Q: Si I'm building a gaming computer, its not the best in the world. But it does what I need it too. Anyway I got a bare-bones kit from TigerDirect and the only things left are a keyboard, ssd and a graphics card. To the point, it came with a 450 wt power supply and I was wondering what graphics cards can be run with that. I've been thinking about the ATI Radeon 6770 or the GTX 550 TI. Thanks for your help!

A: I have a GTX460 that says 450w minimum on the box and it fairly powerful. 450w is actually borderline as most people recommend 550w or more. Look up your 6770 and 550ti at Newegg.com and click details and it should say how many watts you need. If you need to upgrade your power supply in the future the Rosewill brand is affordable at Newegg.com.

How to find graphics cards for my computer? by Q: I have a great computer except for its graphics card. The graphics card is integrated but I have a pci express x16 slot, and two regular pci express x1 slots and ten also a normal pci slot. So how do I tell which cards will work in my computer? And how do I find them?

A: Most modern graphics cards will work in the x16 slot. Just google PCI-E x16 graphics cards and pick the one best suited for you.

graphics cards? by Anti*Star Q: hey, i was originally going to buy a 8600gt graphic card because mine sucks, and i was looking around at prices of different cards and i came across a ATI HD3850 card for only about $60 more than the 8600GT card i was looking at. i know that the HD3850 is a better card and that it comes in just below a 8800GTS in proformance. my question is do you think that i should go for the 8600 still or get the 3850? i'm not a heavy gamer or anything, so i don't really need a "big" card, but if i get the 3850 i would think that it would be able to hold up to games for a while (maybe 2 years+) before i would need to get a new card. as i said, the profomance of the 3850 is almost to the 8800gts, but the price is almost $100 less than any of the 8800's. here's the chart i'm going off of. www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=1061&model2=855&chart=318. anyways, do you think that i really should go for a DX10 card, or with a cheaper DX9 card and wait for the DX10's $ to go down?

A: Take a look at this article from www.tomshardware.com. It has the best video cards in a bunch of different price ranges. They are a well respected site in the computor community. http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/12/03/best_graphics_card/ Good Luck, James

Graphics Cards? by hipo8000 Q: I got a bunch of old computers, and I want to update the graphics card. I got my friend over whos really good with computers and he said the first thing I needed to do was upgrade my power supply for all the computers. He gave me a power supply he wasn't using, which is 550 w. max. and we swapped it with a 200 w. So then he gives me an graphics card he stole from his brother, we went to put it in, but it was an AGP card, and all the computers i have are PCI express. My friend now left, and im stuck shopping for a PCI card. Thing is I know nothing about graphics cards, when I shop for a graphics card, what do I look for. Are there any suggestions on what I should get. I have a VERY limited buget and i'm looking for something 70 bucks or less.

A: PCI-Express motherboard? Well, the GeForce 7300GT is your card- around 60 bucks. If you can scrape up around 80 bucks then I'd recommend getting the Geforce 7600GT instead, it's a much better peformer for just a little more money. Skip the Radeon series unless you're spending $150 or more- the X1950s are awesome but the lower-end X1650 and X1550 cards are more expensive than equivalent GeForce cards.

Graphics cards? by ChrisW Q: What should a user look for in a graphics card? I've personally only looked for The cheapest ones with the best memory ( I've been looking for 512mb ones). Although you often see 256mb ones costing alot more than 512mb ones etc. So what should you actually look for? I know compatibility is an issue but you either look for AGP ones or PCI-E ones. And is DirectX 10 becoming a concern for people, is it the 256mb ones which cost more the ones which have DirectX 10 compatibility. My main three questions are: 1. Whats the difference between 256mb and 512mb memory cards? 2. Will a 256mb card play almost every game there is, and if so how long will it be until games come out that exceed this limit. Or is it nothing to do with the mb. 3. Should everyone buying a graphics card now, who is expecting to keep in for a few years, make sure they buy a direct x 10 card, and is it a must. Thanks in advance - Sam

A: 1. the more memory the better it plays on righer resolutions if you have a computer that runs at 1680x1050 or below you should be fine with 256mb or video ram but if your playing on higher than that go with 512mb 2. it has nothing to do with mb mb just helps on resolutions like i said above 3. no direct 10 isn't a much buy now it will be 2-3 years before games become direct 10 only so games like crysis and unreal tournament 2007 that run in direct 10 will also run in direct 9 just fine if i were you i would just get a high end direct 9 card for now and get a direct 10 card when more games come out because there are like 1-2 game out now that support it and in order to get the best direct 10 experience you have to buy the 8800gts which starts at $260 so just buy a highend direct 9 card you can find a x1950pro and 7950gt for around $100 and $150 on newegg and those cards should run games on max in direct 9

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