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Q: Graphics Cards and Video Cards

I'm trying to run a game in High Def and it says I need to upgrade to GEFORCE 3 or better. Is this a video or a graphics card and what is the best choice to fix this problem.
I've read posts on graphics card and have it down to a choice between GEFORCE and ATI Radeon 3870 that Im having a hard time making since I don't know much about this yet and my comp is at least 5 yrs old. Running an EMachine 3400, 512 mb with windows xp and extra membory added. And which is better the 9600 Geforce or the 3?

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Hi there,

My computer came with a VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP card, which is apparently a Graphics/Video Card with onboard video (or the other way around, video w/ onboard graphics) Now, this is a terrible card- it can barely play any modern games. I want to get a new graphics card, but I'm concerned if I install a new Graphics Card, that because of the onboard video, it will affect this greatly, or if I actually need a video card instead of graphics. What do I actually need, and will it adversely affect anything on my PC.

I can provide more information if you want...

A:Installing New Graphics Cards with Onboard Video/Graphic Cards

We need to know what mobo you have and what slots it has.

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We have a Dell 390 tower that has 1 pcie x16 port and 2 pcie x1 ports. We have 3 additional videos cards other then the onboard but we are having difficulty getting all the video cards to work. The mutiple option only comes up when you add the video card in pcie x 16 slot but will not come up if you remove that card and put video cards into the other slots. Need help getting all video cards to work at the same time.
Additional Video Cards ( all 3 besides onboard) are : 
 EVGA GeForce 8400 GS DirectX 10 01G-P3-1303-RX 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
We have converter cables converting the pcie x 16 to pcie x 1. We've seen where other people with this same setup have gotten them all to work together but we just can't crack the code...any suggestions?

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I am compiling a new pc.
How do the new video cards preform with graphics programs like Photoshop and Paint shop pro.
I find most reviews concentrate on speed and 3d for games!
What is the general opinion on these new cards for graphics?

A:video cards for graphics

I have an ATI Rage 128, and I use Photoshop everyday. Works great.

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I am trying to figure out the most efficient way to upgrade my graphics card so that I can join the online community called Second Life.

My computer is a Compaq Pressaio desktop purchased in 2007. It is 32 bit and has Windows Vista. It currently has an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. This is an integrated Video Graphics card.

I bought a RADEON 4550, on sale at Best Buy. My Computer does have the PCI Express with the X16 lane. And I believe my power supply will be at least 300 watts which also supports the card requirements. However, this 4550 number is lower than those listed on the requirements page for Second Life.

Therefore, I have now learned that ATI Radeon cards are made by AMD.


ATI 4550 card is designed more for video applications.
AMD graphics cards are not mentioned on the Second Life requirements page.
Currently I am quite confused.

A:Help me understand video graphics cards

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Hey all,

I picked up a custom built PC through a series of fortunate events and I have a rookie question about the video card. So the motherboard already has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 and I just not bought and installed an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. My question is, my monitor is currently hooked up through the VGA port that was on my motherboard from the beginning. But do I have to connect the monitor to the ports that are connected to the new graphics card in order to make use of this card? I ask because the new graphics card only comes with DVI ports. Sorry for the noob-ness of the question. Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Solved: Rookie question about video/graphics cards

In order to use the video card you will have to hook up the monitor to the card. If the cable coming from the monitor is VGA & your video card is only DVI you'll need to either get an adapter, or possibly, if the monitor is fairly new, you might be able to change the cable to DVI. What monitor do you have? Here is an adapter:
And here is a replacement cable for the monitor: http://www.amazon.com/DVI-D-Single-Panel-Monitor-Cable/dp/B000067SOL
If your monitor can take the cable that would be the better choice.

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Hello, I have to work with special PCIe cards (x1 up to x16), usually connected in a tower. I want to replace my old tower (E31) with a ThinkPad P51. I was looking for solutions to connect PCIe x16 cards over USB3 and found some do-it-yourself tutorials, but I didn't find a kind of cloed box for 1 to 4 PCIe cards that I can connect to the ThinkPad Dockinstation. I found a lot of threads concerning the extension of grafic cards for notebooks like:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/External-GPUs-on-P50-Mobile-Workstation-... But I don't want to connect grafic cards. The PCIe cards are used to connect other 3rd party hardware. For example I need the card "ADLINK PCIE-GIE64" because I only got drivers for this device and I can't use the onboard network card. Looking forward for advices how I can connect PCIe cards to the docking station in a "clean and not self-made" solution. Thank you in advance.

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I was wondering what makes NVidia's quadro cards so much more expensive than even the high end gaming GPUs? I know there more for the "workstation" PC and are used more for 3d modeling and such with programs like 3ds max and maya but what exactly do these quadro cards have that the high end gaming GPUs don't? More cuda processors? Higher Memory bus width? The reason I am asking is because I recently purchased a GTX 780 SC and was thinking of getting into either 3ds max/maya in the near future. Would purchasing another GTX 780 and putting into sli configuration help with programs like max and maya? Thanks for the any help!

A:Difference between quadro cards and gaming cards

boagz said:

I was wondering what makes NVidia's quadro cards so much more expensive than even the high end gaming GPUs? I know there more for the "workstation" PC and are used more for 3d modeling and such with programs like 3ds max and maya but what exactly do these quadro cards have that the high end gaming GPUs don't? More cuda processors? Higher Memory bus width? The reason I am asking is because I recently purchased a GTX 780 SC and was thinking of getting into either 3ds max/maya in the near future. Would purchasing another GTX 780 and putting into sli configuration help with programs like max and maya? Thanks for the any help!Click to expand...

To answer your question, the Quaddro series of cards or FirePro for AMD are different from the gaming cards because they re-purpose the cards for straight up compute. The software included with them and drivers along with some additional features make them poor at gaming but better in the fields of compute/cuda dev/opencl/etc. Also those cards in most cases also cram more RAM than the standard card models for higher rendering among other things.

You will be fine with a 780 for the basics of 3DS max and maya and adding another would be somewhat beneficial later down the line but you can definitly use your superclock GTX 780 for this and get decent performance for these programs.

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Hi.. So my psu got messed up so i have now sent it in and using a old psu without pci-e power so i had to change out my GTX 660 to my old ATI Radeon 4650
Though the gtx 660 kicks donkey in gaming the Radeon is running flash games smoother and some other stuff to
Also a bit of a OpenCL vs CUDA war
When rendering with my AMD A8 laptop with intergrated gpu the rendering times in Sony Vegas 12 accually was shorter than the video with OpenCL gpu acceleration on But with
Cuda acceleration on with my GTX 660 with around 950 CUDA cores the rendering times are about dubble the video lenght

This is soo confusing??
Did i do a very stupid move buying a 660 instead of a R9 270x card for Gaming and video editing and rendering

A:AMD cards Vs nVidia cards? Got very confused by a thing

You didn't mess up on anything but to be honest AMD has gotten better with encoding speeds over the years

I just recently bought a new GTX 780 ti I have not done any video yet i have been doing benchmarks but i will find out soon enough

the time it normally took me to render and burn with 2x7970's were about 20 minutes depending on what it was doing some took longer then others to about 30 minutes but actually cut down to 25 minutes

Direct Compute and Open GL are on fire right now with AMD cards they use it very well and Bitcoin Miners seem to love how much over Nvidia they run

For me it's doesn't mater as long as it suits my needs but other people may differ with the way AMD has been changing GPU Architecture people have been going red and also the prices have gone up so if you are looking to change now you need to look for a card worth the coin because they gone up 20% matching Nvidia prices

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Hi. I got a 2-3 year old Lenovo Yoga 500-14ACL laptop, Machine Type Model: 80NA002MMX, with the newest BIOS firmware from Lenovo, in which I got a Linux distro installed to a partition.  My only problem is, the WiFi does not work, as there are no drivers available for this card on Linux systems. I tried as a last resort to use a program called "ndiswrapper" to install the windows driver in my Linux distro with the help from Linux professionals, sadly it did not work. Now my only chance is to purchase a new WiFi card compatible with Linux distros (not a USB WiFi plug), so my question is, where is that "whitelist" which Lenovo has implemented into the BIOS online? I have searched online, but I cannot find a list containing compatible cards. I see many users has purchased cards previously without being aware that Lenovo reject certain cards, and that is exactly what many users report, the card is rejected by the BIOS, and the users are left with a card they can not use. Before I order a new WiFi card, I want to make sure the card I order is compatible in my laptop. I came from the store I bought the pc today, and the techicians there were very surpised that Lenovo in fact had such a list in their BIOS, and they were not aware about it until I informed them. They told me that all they could do is to contact Lenovo directly by mail, so they recommended I did that myself, in which this forum post is all about. What WiFi cards are in the BIOS'... Read more

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I am going into my fourth year of architecture school and I am building a desktop. I plan on using my system for Adobe cs5, CAD, Revit, 3ds max, Maya, Ecotect, Virtual Enviroment, Rhino, and Grasshopper. I am having trouble deciding on a graphics card. Is it necessary to have a workstation graphic card to do 3d modeling with these programs? If so, what type of card would you reccomend, Nvidia or ATI?

List of requirements given by the school:
Intel® Core? i7
12 GB+ Memory
2TB Hard Drive
Dual 20"+ monitors
DVD±RW Drive
Dedicated ATI or nVidia video adapter with at least 1-2GB memory
Wireless Network Adapter
Windows 7 ® Home Premium (64-bit)

A:Workstation graphic cards vs. consumer cards

The last question is the easiest - I would go with nVidia because their CUDA processing engine accelerates many of the applications you use. I know Adobe CS5 and Maya take advantage of it but don't know about the rest of the applications you listed.

Adobe CS5 added acceleration for multiple applications with the Mercury Playback Engine which is designed specifically for more recent nVidia cards with the CUDA feature set.


Third party review and recommendations for use with CS5 (the card list starts about half way down the page)


CUDA (see more info below about CUDA) supported graphics cards (note that the GeForce or mainstream and gamer cards (for desktop and laptop PCs) are listed near the bottom of the page:


nVidia provides information touting how much their cards accelerate Adobe CS5, including general description about CUDA with internal links to more info for advanced users:a


Here are a couple of reviews on workstation cards you might find informative:

Workstation Shootout: Nvidia Quadro 5000 Vs. ATI FirePro V8800

AMD FirePro V9800 4 GB: Eyefinity Meets Professional Graphics
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firepro-v9800-eyefi... Read more

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Hi, my graphics card recently stopped working, so I was going to obviously buy a new one.. My friend told me that I can't get a graphics card better than the one I've got, for my mobo, but he didn't really explain himself well, like why.. So i don't believe him..

So can anyone tell me what graphics cards I can use on my computer? Here's some info from speccy:

Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Model D945GCL
Version 300
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i945P/PL/G/GZ
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801GB (ICH7/R)
Southbridge Revision A1
Brand Intel Corp.
Version CF94510J.15A.0028.2006.1213.1629
Date 12/13/2006
PCI Data
Slot PCI-X
Slot Type PCI-X
Slot Usage Available
Data But Width 8192 bit
Slot Designation PCIE X16 SLOT
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI-X
Slot Type PCI-X
Slot Usage Available
Data But Width 256 bit
Slot Designation PCIE X1 SLOT 1
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage In Use
Data But Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI SLOT 1
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage In Use
Data But Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI SLOT 2
Slot Number 3

Old Graphics Card
(Info I took from speccy before it stopped working)
GeForce 9500 GT
Device ID 10DE-0640
Revision A2
Subvendor XFX Pine Group (1682)
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I don't think it mentioned it in the speccy, but the memory type of this graphics card is DDR2, don't know if this makes any difference, but worth a mention anyway.

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hi everyone

my friend has a nvidia leadtek 512mb 9800gt graphics card on his computer and claims to be better than many of the 1gb graphics card

which is better all up for performance gaming and all

leadtek 512mb 9800gt or ati radeon hd 4870 1gb

he saw that ati radeon and he says his one is better i dont agree but what do you guys think

thankyou very much

A:Which of these two graphics cards are better?

To put a long story short, the 9800GT gets PWNED.

The Radeon is far, far better.

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Hi I have a Dell XPS and am trying to run three monitors from two graphics cards.

I have a Geforce 8400 graphics card and an ATI Sapphire Graphics card.

When I plug both in, one is using a pci express 16 slot and one is using a pci express 1 slot, there is no monitor signal.

I have tried the graphics card in the pci express 1 slot by itself and that does not work either.

Can anyone help, I have seen lots of conflicting info on the forums.

A:Two Graphics Cards

Do you have the right drivers installed for each card?

nvidia will not (by default) allow an ATI card to be the primary video card.

With a single card in the pci-e x1 slot, do you get a signal in safe mode?

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Just need clarification...

Why does a PC have an external and onboard graphics card? Which should I connect my monitor to? I have a D-sub cable obviously with two ports for that both onbord and external!

I'm not a gamer at all...just in case it depends on that.

Thanks guys John.

A:Two Graphics Cards?

A onboard card is normally a cheap option so an extra quality card is often added so the new one will be best

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Have a 250W PSU and CANNOT put in anything larger....it's an HP Slimline. Most graphics cards have a 300W requirement or greater. If I stick in a card with a 300W requirement what would the logical result be? Crummy performance? Not work at all? Not looking for answers that are guarantees, just educated guesses from greater experience than I have.

Bottom line is I need a card no longer than 7" (otherwise it hits the HD cage) and can adequately run on 250W. Just as an FYI this is the card I'm considering: Newegg.com - SPARKLE SX84GS512S3LNM GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Any guesses on performance would be appreciated.

A:Graphics Cards and PSU

I think it'll work just fine. Though I'd look into a ati/amd 4350, most run on 250W.

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256 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration
Video HW Rasterization
Video HW Transform & Lighting
Vertex Shader Ver 2.0
Pixel Shader Ver 2.0



PS. If anyone could recommend a pci card ( not pci ex16) that too would be great.

A:which of these three graphics cards

For a PCI video card, you should choose between a Radeon x1300 PCI or a Radeon x1550 PCI.
Honestly though, a Radeon x1300 is as good as it gets on a PCI slot.

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Which of these 4 Graphics Cards is the Best? Sapphire R9 290X 4GB TRI-X vs Sapphire R9 290 VAPOR-X 4GB vs Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 4GB vs Gigabyte GTX 970 XTREME 4GB. Which of these 4 graphics card is the best for 1080p and 1440p? Which of these graphics cards is the most powerful enough to run The Witcher 3, Far Cry 4, Fallout 4, or GTA V at 1080p 60fps and 1440p above 30fps? Which of these graphics cards would you guys buy? BTW I want to upgrade my current graphics card the MSI R9 280X Twin Frozr 3GB.

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which card has Video HW Transform & Lighting


A:Do these graphics cards have it

"Almost all ATI/nvidia brand cards made after 02 or so support T&L..."

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having just fried my Ge3Ti200 im looking at buying a new graphics card
im looking at the Geforce FX 5600 Ultra (dont try and sell me an ATi card - i just dont like them) and i was wondering if anyone has the english release dates and prices? and most importantly is creative doing a card?
comments please


A:New graphics cards

Well Scan already have a gainward 256mb FX5600 Ultra listed...



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I have an ATI Radeon X800GTO card that I use with 2 monitors attached (2 x 19" TFT). This card is AGP.

I also have a second club 3D ati Radeon 9250 graphics card, which is pci and in slot 4. is there ANY way that I can use both graphics cards at the same time, as I want to have 3 monitors, maybe 4 in the future.

Any help would be very much appreciated, or just a point in the right direction!



EDIT: I have tried just putting both in, and have set the X800GTO as primary in my BIOS, and I get code 43 error on the second graphics card (9250). I am running windows Vista Business 32-Bit

A:2 Ati Graphics Cards

I have installed both ati drivers for both cards

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I've been looking to upgrade my graphics card so I can get a decent FPS going when I play any games or whatnot, but I have no idea which card would be a good replacement.

I currently have a run of the mill Dell Inspiron 530s and unfortunately, it only has space for a low profile card, which from what I understand limits my options by a lot.

It has a 3gb ram and a 250watt powersupply. The processor it has is a Pentium Dual core @ 2.20 GHz.

I would appreciate it if you guys could recommend me a decent low profile, x16 pci-express card that is below $100 and won't be bogged down by my low power supply.

A:New to graphics cards

Hi welcome to the forum.
As you have double posted and are in the games section also.
Check out the Gaming Rigs Threade, macandy.
That should, with the varios links and suggestions, maybe answer you question.
You are going to be limited with a 32 bit for ram.
New games coming out now are asking for more & more power.

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In the past whenever my computer got outdated I would just take out my old graphics card and throw in a better one. This would let me keep gaming on my computer for another year or so before I bought a new one. But lately I keep hearing about "SLI mode" or whatever it is called. From what I can gather about it, is it uses two graphics cards instead of just one.

I was wondering what people's experiences were with using this setup. So I have some questions:
Is it better to just get one up to date graphics card and throw out the old one?
I have a 9800 GT right now, if i wanted to do SLI would I have to get another 9800 GT?
Does it work better with a Dual Core?
Can my computer even handle doing SLI? I have a Quad Core 9300 @ 2.5 Ghz , 8 GB of ram and three "PCI Express Root Ports".
Is it easy to setup? I have put new graphics cards into computers before without any problems. Do I just put the other graphics card in another slot or do I have to connect them together? If so, would I be able to do it or do I have to get a computer technician?
Will it effectively double what the graphics cards can handle or are they less effective working together?

I don't know much about building computers, the most I've ever done is put in sticks of ram. Also another question though it is off-topic, how do I find out how many ram slots I have?

Any help is greatly appreciated (sorry for asking so many questions).

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I haven't had a great deal of experience with SLI myself but I can answer some of your questions to a certain degree. I am sure someone with far more knowledge will come along at some point.

1) From what I have seen in general, unless you are running two high end cards in SLI it is generally better to upgrade a single card for a better, single card. Of course, if you upgrade your cards aswell that will give an even better boost however it will double the cost.

2) Yes, both cards have to be the same.

3) Yes

4) Is your motherboard running an NVidia chipset? I don't know if it has changed but it always used to be the case that to use SLI you need an NVidia chipset.

SLI is the name given to NVidia method of running two cards, ATI use Crossfire which is essentially the same thing.

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hi i am wondering if there is any way of getting aero to work on a ati radeon 9200se graphics card?

A:graphics cards

Hello biesty and welcome to the forums

No, not the normal way anyway. Your graphics card isn't powerful enough to run aero, and it isn't supported in your drivers as the Radeon 9200 doesn't support DirectX 9.0, you have 8.1. You can use various customisation software to mimic the effect though:

Windows 7: Aero Glass Without WDDM Drivers ~ What the.....?


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i have an hp desktop a1310n and i want a good graphics card for under 100 dollars. Also i wanted to know the difference between pci and pci express slots.what are your thoughts about the ATI Radeon 9250 with 256mb ddr memory.

A:graphics cards, which one for under $100

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Hi all,

I recently bought Everquest 2 for the PC and found out that my GeForce MX 420 won't allow me to play the game. I, in my burning desire to play the game, convinced my friend to let me barrow is graphics card until I got a new one. He has a GeForce 3 Ti 200, and it works good, but I am looking for something a little better. I'm looking for a card around $200. I need to know what is good and why. What is the best card I can get for around $200 or under?

All help is greatly appreciated.



A:Graphics Cards

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how can i tell if im using both graphic cards on crossfire, i got Dual ati radeon 5970s.. if u need info just ask

A:How can I tell if I'm using both graphics cards?

Have you tried the AMD System Monitor? AMD System Monitor

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Hello, I need to upgrade my graphics card with something that supports 4k resolution and at least 1 HDMI output.  Ideally it would have 2 HDMI outputs and support 3 displays, but my hopes are not super high on the latter.  I also see products out there for external graphics cards and unsure if I should choose an internal or external.  Could someone help me figure out what I need? Thank you!

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I want to buy a new graphics card and this is the one I had in mind BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ OC 512MB PCI-E Video Card

I did a little looking around for prices on newegg and I came up with two more video cards that are similar but different in prices.

Zontac GeForce 9800 GTX
Evga GeForce 9800 GTX
BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ OC on Newegg

The BFG card is obviosly better, and I'll probably end up buying that one, but is there really that much of a difference between the cards?

My second questions is the power supply. I'll definatly need to buy a new powersupply, but i don't want to spend a lot of money on it. I found this one on newegg - Apevia Power Supply - is it good enough to run the BFG card and why/why not?

A:Graphics Cards Help

BFG and Evga are both excellent brands, you can't go wrong with either. Apevia is crap and I wouldn't even think about that. There are some Thermaltake units at good prices.
You need a minimum 450 watt psu for single card.

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Ok, recently, it was confirmed that in order to run Battlefield 3 on Ultra you will need 2 graphics card. Now here is my question, what will I need in order to be able to support these 2 cards.

The cards are 2 Radeon HD 6850.
I have AMD Athlon II X2 255 Processor 3/11 dual core.
8.00GB RAM
Crosshair IV formula motherboard
Power Supply - 350w (I know I need to upgrade, but I don't know how much I should have.)

A:What do I need to run two graphics cards?

I think you misread the quote from the EA guy. He said that you will need two GTX 580's (or equivalent) to run BF3 on highest settings. Two HD 6850's are are about equal to one GTX 580. You will be able run the game with one or two HD 6850's, just not on highest settings if this person is to be believed.
You will need a PSU of 600w BTW. Secondly, BF3 is going to use up to 8 cores like it's predecessor and using a dual core is going to limit things for you.

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hi, since my nvidia graphics card decided to die, i tried my brothers ATI card. the problem is that when i turn the PC on, i get a message saying that some power supply to the card isnt connected. i know the problem, but my computer doesnt have a power lead that will connect to the graphics card. are all ATI cards like this as im about to buy a new ATI card?
thanks James

A:ATI graphics cards

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So whenever a new card comes out people, I typically see, automatically recommend getting it. However, I am unsure as I am looking to get a mid-high end graphics card but I also want the most for my money, as anyone would. That being said I am told that there isnt that much performance difference between a new generation. For example I heard that between the 760 and the 960 you only get a few extra fps.

But as I am also told, there is no purpose in having the gfx card if you dont have the display for it. I want to game on this, so what GFX card should I get?

A:Graphics Cards

The one reason to upgrade your GPU would be to keep up with the new games for a longer period of time
than the older GPU will. But, this entails allot of other components. PSU , CPU , motherboard compatibility.

As far as the screen refresh rates is concerned, if you already run a 120Hz panel then, going to a 240Hz will bring
little to the viewing experience but, being able to handle more screens at higher resolutions will enhance your

So, it depends on what you're looking for , longevity or just handling more screens at higher resolution and / or
higher refresh rates (Hz.)

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i just bought a PCI express graphics card and plugged it into my computer. I wanted the card for duel monitors, but only the monitor with the vga plugged into the graphics card works. The other monitor just says "no signal" even though it is plugged into the inbuild card. I don't actually have windows because we're still looking for the code. Would this affect it?

Please answer


A:Help with graphics cards

whats the exact model of the graphics
moved to hardware forum

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Hello, I play alot of flight simulator X but the graphics are really bad. I want to upgrade my graphics card but do not know what to get or where to start. Here is my specs. I want to get something a little bit more then the bare minimum so i have some breathing room. Any help?

Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service pack 3

HP Pavillion
AMD Athlon 64x2Duel
Core Processor 4200+
2.19GHz, 1.93GB of Ram

32bit processor
32bit o/s
total physical memory 2,048MB
Available phyical memory 1.32GB
total virtual memory 2.00 GB
Available virtual memory 1.96GB

ATI Radeon Express 200 Series
PNP Device ID : PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5954%subsys_2A24103C&REV_00
Adapter RAM : 256MB
Driver Version

A:Graphics cards

Also want two ports on the card, a VGA and a DVI so I can hook up two monitors and spread my flight sim X across it.

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hi i am building a new computer and i was wondering what kind of graphics card should i buy.



thank you

A:which one of these graphics cards is THE best.

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I don't know if this is in the right section... but out of these which is the better one?

BFG Geforce 6200 OC--Bestbuy

PNY Geforce 8400 GS 512MB ---Staples

Egva Geforce 6200 256MB--Tigerdirect

I only have a PCI (not Express) slot....

if you guys have other goods ones under $150.00 PLEASE!! suggest

A:Graphics Cards?

The 8400, easily. It's two generations newer than the other cards.

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Just wondering if there are any graphics card that are 1gb please post me if u have any comments thanks......


A:Are there any graphics cards that are 1gb!!!!

no 512 is the biggest and its by n-vidia

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Well i im looking for a graphics card since i have an integrated one and want to play wow or some new games.and i was wondering if anyone would recommend one for me
my specs are:
CPU:Amd Athlon XP 2000+(1.66 GHZ)
MOBO:my computer is from northgate and unfortunately they took down their website but my mobo model is KM266-8235
GPU port:AGP universal 4x/8x
PSU:max of 400w

A:I need some help on graphics cards

I'm not real familiar with any of the high-end ATI AGP cards other than the HD2600. If you wanted to go with an nVidia card, a 6600/6800GT should run the game fine. The 7800GS would be the perfect choice but they are becoming hard to find. There may be some 7950GTs lying around as well...

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Hi guys

I posted a few weeks ago re upgrading my old Ge Force 6800 to something a bit more up to date, but have since decided I'd be better to go the whole hog and get a new rig.

I'm looking at a choice between the following:

Dual nVidia GTX 550 Ti 1GB PCI Express Graphics Card
ATI HD6870 1GB PCI Express Graphics Card

I gather the dual nvidias would be faster than the individual ATI, but would it be a marked increase? (I'm looking at the moment to play Skyrim at a decent rate, but obviously there's the future to consider).

I've not had a system with 2 gpus before - is there anything I need to be aware of or is it basically the same as having 1 card to the end user?

Any advice much appreciated!

A:Two graphics cards vs one

Bob Sawyer said:

I've not had a system with 2 gpus before - is there anything I need to be aware of or is it basically the same as having 1 card to the end user?Click to expand...

Connecting two nVidia SLI or two ATI Crossfire cards together would practically double your performance while connecting them together as if they were one card. There are issues that can arise from SLI or Crossfire (I have only read about the issues), so if possible it might be best to get the performance you need from one card.

If you are thinking about SLI or Crossfire for a future upgrade, you might consider changing the 550Ti to 560/560Ti. The 560/560Ti closer matches performance of the HD 6870.

I've not had a SLI or Crossfire system either so consider my post as opinion based on what I have read over the last two years. Even though not completely accurate, I base allot of performance levels from PassMark - G3D Mark. The reason for the inaccuracy is mostly from the scores being influenced by Over-Clockers. The benchmarks do give a general guideline for performance.

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I have a DELL D610 LATITUDE.

-Wndows XP
-Product code X11-45371

My question is:

I have messaged a ton of sites e.g pc word and no one has messaged me back in months.

I do not have a Graphics card and do not know what one to get ATI or nVidia or another one.
Do you know what type of graphics card and MB/GB size I should get?

Thanks in advanced


A:Graphics cards

You can't add a graphcs card to a laptop.

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So I have had my pc for about 2 years, and only recently I have found out that it doesn't actually have a graphics card. no idea how I missed that one. I have never looked at purchasing a graphics card before, so I dont know what to look for, power consumption, the plug that goes into the motherboard, all that stuff. I would really like one, so I can run games at 60 FPS

System info:
Motherboard: ASUS A55M A-USB3
Processor: AMD A8-6600K APU QUAD CORE
OS: Windows 10

Let me know if there is any other information needed

Any help would be really appreciated

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I'm looking into getting a graphics card for a budget gaming PC. I've narrowed it down to three choices. They're all similarly priced, and all have gotten good customer reviews, and I'm curious as to which would be the best at playing Bioshock, COD 4, etc. at Mid/High settings.




They all have 256 MB of GDDR3, and have generally similar specs, so your help would be greatly appreciated. Please no "Just go for the 8800GTX, you'll be happier in the long run" posts, as i have a pretty specific budget.



Those COD4 and Bioshock benchmarks show the X1650 XT running them at max settings at 1024x768 at over 30 FPS, so I'm leaning towards the X1650 XT as of right now. Do you think Bioshock will run on high at 1024x768 with a decent framerate with the X1650XT?

A:Out of these graphics cards, which should I get?

Out of the cards you have chosen, the EVGA card would do the best job

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I have an acer aspire xc - 330 with a radeon r3 graphics card, is it possible for me to upgrade this card. Im not sure if the PC is capable of switching graphics cards.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Graphics Cards

What's the exact SNID number and serial number of your Acer Aspire XC-330 series desktop?


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I was looking in Device Manager on my laptop, trying to find the specs on my display driver as I have always had problems with it, and I see (what I think are) two display drivers! Is this normal? 

A:Two graphics cards?

Yes it is. Your notebook has the Intel/AMD switchable graphics setup. For low demand graphics processing the notebook uses the Intel HD graphics. If your notebook needs more graphics 'horsepower' such as when playing video games, the AMD graphics kicks in.

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I am looking at buying a new graphics card for my Dell 4700 pc and I was looking for some good suggestions on some good brands/ cards. If you know of any manufacturers or even card models that are under $350, that would be great. Thanks

A:Graphics Cards

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