Published on November 29, 2011 By Snowman In Personal Computing

Hey gang, I need your help/advice.
Looks like I might be looking at some extra cash and was thinking about (finally) getting me a proper GFX card again.
I'm currently running an ancient nVidia 7300 LE wuheeeee...... (not)
But it's a focking jungle out there.... and I'm sure some of you got your fingers on the hardware pulse.

So, what do I need?

Monitor support: 3. (DVI/VGA)
RAM: Enough to do some proper gaming. So at least 2GB.
Brand: I don't give rats ass..... As long as it works.
OS: Vista/Win7- primarily Vista (64)

Comparison: I had (and smoked) a 2GB HD 4850 X2 last year. Best card I've ever had, so that's the 'bar' performance vise.

I've been looking at a 2GB Asus EAH 6970 with 6 monitor support....
Mighty sweet card.
Price: $500 (local price)
I'm sure it's available much cheaper elsewhere, but anything electronic/fun over here costs a small furtune....

Anyway. Any other suggestions?


Comments (Page 3)
on Dec 14, 2011

Snowman

3) Monitor cables...
The card is appearantly so hightech that it doesn't support dual VGA monitors, so I had to dig very deep in my pile of monitor cables to find two DVI cables.
Gonna be extra fun when I get my 3rd monitor home again. Then I have to use a HDMI cable on the main monitor....

It's all HDMI/Mini HDMI (Mini-DisplayPort) these days though. I think DVI is becoming what VGA use to be but without the poorer picture quality.

 

It's a shame though that the past few months of latest games, AMD's drivers have been beyond a joke, more so for CrossFire. Forums have been full of complaints with their dual GPU setups.

 

Why is there no preview post button...

on Dec 14, 2011

atle-mj
Is this the score you got on your new gfx card, then you picked the wrong card bud, that is if you payed 2300dkk

Atle... I'm on Vista.

vStyler
if your 4 feet tall, and have more than 1 child, have more than one firewire port on you motherboard as well as any kind of allergies to beans, if you have problems spelling words derived from 15th century Colonial French, and would rather have a dill pickle than a bread and butter (sliced) one, AND.. and this is important.. if ANY of your relatives were born in the Azores (especially Sao Miguel).. between 1974 and 1987.. do NOT buy an nVidia...

....Cos lord knows, that green they use, in their website and packaging design, honestly, it just turns my stomach. Should definitely have more yellow in it.

Well... I'm not particular picky....

Wizard1956
@ atle-mj :Just a guess but I'd say that is a score from a Windows Vista rig and judging by the memory score, 32 bit.

Almost correct. 64 bit.

MadIce
That's a great graphics card, Snowy.
*waves*

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How'ya doing, Matthijs?!? Long time no see! =D
Screw Skyrim, and get you ass back on IRC.

Roloccolor
A to late since the choice has already been made i wanted to suggest a very silent piece of gfx card i came across-

Heh... this new card under full load, together with the new PSU is more silent than my old HD 4850 X2.
I'm not complaining.


It's a shame though that the past few months of latest games, AMD's drivers have been beyond a joke, more so for CrossFire. Forums have been full of complaints with their dual GPU setups.

You shut your piehole, Ian, and get your Scottish arse back on IRC, too.

Oh... and bring Mark with you also.

#Stardock needs an injection of fun/life.....

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