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GeForce vs Radeon video chipset.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by BuckyP, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Which chipset would you prefer if getting a new video card? My current machine is running a GeForce 256 meg. My wife is getting this machine, and I'm looking for a new card for it. I know I want 512 memory, but not familiar with all the DDR, GDDR3 speak. I'm inclined to go with another GeForce, since my current card has worked well. My previous card was a Radeon with 128 meg, which I remember working well to. Right now the Radeon seems to be more popular? Anything else I should know?

    TIA.
    Bucky.
     
  2. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    I prefer Nvidia (Geforce) cards myself. I have had good luck with them. I have had a few issues with my ATI's (Radeon) not playing nice with some software, both games and business. :dunno:
     


  3. Big Al 24

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    The chipset is on your motherboard. Nvidia makes them as well as many other companies. The video card you have is a Nvidia product too. ATI (AMD) makes chipsets and video cards too. Either company will serve you well these days, and they both have driver issues depending on who you ask.
     
  4. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    Had both and been pleased with each company. Right now the ATI have a little better performance for your dollar with the 4850 and 4870 series cards. You are you running PCIExpress slot right?
     
  5. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Yes, PCI Express x16 v2.0
     
  6. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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  7. BuckyP

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    Thanks for all the replies. I just pulled the trigger on a BFG Tech GeForce 896 mb card. I really like the current GeForce that I have. Sorry I missed your post RaiderRodney, I would have looked into the cards you suggested.

    As for power, I have a 650w Antec Power Supply, and the case I have is huge (full tower). Not only that, but the slot for the video card doesn't run in line with the hard drive bay.

    Thanks to all that replied!! :wavey:
     
  8. d3athp3nguin

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    If you decide to dabble in linux... Nvidia has much better video driver support.
     
  9. BuckyP

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    That's good to know, especially if MS doesn't fix this downward spiral of bloated OS known as Vista.

    I've actually dabbled in Linux a bit. I thought the Corel (sp?) Linux showed promise many years ago, but they never went anywhere with it. We used to run a Quake 2 server on this machine.