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Comparison of ATI vs Nvidia video cards

Q: Comparison of ATI vs Nvidia video cards

Is there any site that lists which ATI video card is a relative equal to which Nvidia card? I am not as concerned with comparing specs-I can do that by reading on each card but was really looking for a quick reference to compare ATI and Nvidia cards and prices. For instance, the closest ATI card to a XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX card is what? etc....Thanks!

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A: Comparison of ATI vs Nvidia video cards

Awesome listing! That is what I was looking for because the numbering system of the different cards wasn't making sense to figure out which cards were comparable. I tried to compare even memory, etc but still wasn't figuring it out....awesome listing-I am looking for best couple of cards I can get under $100 each to run 3+ monitors...was leaning toward a Crossfire based MOBO but was only finding good info/prices on Nvidia....Thanks!

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I've searched the Net from top to bottom to find some UniVBE drivers that support the nVidia Vanta chipset and I've turned out blank. Does such a thing exist? Like, I can't play Contructor, that's why I'm asking

Someone said that I can find UniVBE drivers for nVidia cards at www.bootdisk.com, but I searched almost every link there and haven't found it.

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advantis I have the same problem. I've looked everywhere but the drivers either have different series numbers (like 1630 or 2311) and I have a (supposedly the last 4 digits are the key).

Just read a long post from 12/01 and that guy didn't have any luck eithr.

They're telling us to live with what we have or ... get a new video card.

gah. But: you mighat want to read this post:
Drivers padutch All Other Software 28 198 12-09-2001 05:29 PM
by padutch

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alotted $500,i am to choose a video card. Now one friend says go ATI another says go Nvidia. I want at least a 256mb but if i get a 256 i want it to be good. I do have SLI on my mobo. I did read that SLI isnt THAT great unless you have super mega cards. DO i go with an SLI feature(2 cards) or stay with oen card?I'd like to have a 512mb but really good but i jsut don't have $800 to spend on a video card. So do i go with one card or two cards. and next to that: do i go with an ATI or a Nvidia?
KEEP IN MIND I'M QUITE A GAMER,have 2 PCIE 16X slots on my mobo(NO AGP), and i shop www.newegg.com for all my pc stuff!

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Can you overclock these cards?

<b>The MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G:</b>
1140 MHz (OC Mode) 1114 MHz (Gaming Mode) 1051 MHz (Silent Mode)

<b>The EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Card: </b>
Core clock of 1050 MHz Boost clock of 1178 MHz

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Although this guide is mainly based on video cards, it was impossible not to cover a bit of the other topics associated with upgrading a video card.

Nvidia GeForce and ATi Radeon Buyers Guide

What do you need a graphics card for? Word processing, internet browsing, gaming?

Many computers have built in (integrated) video cards. This means that when you plug your monitor into the VGA (video graphics array) slot, you're plugging it directly onto a port that is part of the motherboard. This slot is good enough to take you down the internet highway and view sites. Or to do some work on excel, word, or maybe just for sending emails. These are very simple tasks for a graphics "card".

What if you hunger to play the latest games on your PC? Well odds are, your onboard video wont do the job. This is most likely what brought you here.

You've heard that you need a video card and you probably looked through the thousands of listings offering you one, but what does everything mean? If anything, you're probably more confused now than when you started looking into buying a video card.

There are 2 main manufacturers you want to look for when buying a video card, ATi and Nvidia.

Important Information for choosing a Video card

A:Nvidia & ATi Video Cards Explained

So you are publishing a short guide on video cards while on your first post? Great! We need more brave souls on this forum.
We do already have a large number of excellent posts on Video Cards. We will shall see what we shall see.
But this one you posted appears to have been posted on another site. I am not sure, but I think that is a no no on Tech Spot. You might want to ask Julio and the other powers that be.

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What program do i use to change the fan speed of my 8800 GS? some people said that you can do it with RivaTuner, but I don't speak RivaTuner.

A:How to change fan speed for Nvidia video cards?

MSI Afterburner

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Anyone using or think you can use Nvidia video cards on an Intel 975XBX2KR Motherboard? I know it can run ATI Crossfire but I am finding better deals on the Nvidia cards. Think those will work okay in this mobo?

A:Nvidia Video cards on Intel BX2 mobo?

It will work on that motherboard but not in SLI mode, that can only be done on nVidia based motherboards.

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I'm not sure if this exact question has been posted, and i'm sorry if it has, but I am planning on buying a new desktop with 3gb memory. I'm not sure yet what kind of video card I want, but my choices are the nvidia geforce 6150, nvidia geforce 7100, 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400, DVI-I, VGA adapter, and 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT DVI-I, HDMI. I really want one that will allow for Sims 2 to run pretty smoothly , but also for one that will run my photoshop cs3. I have the nvidia geforce 6150 on my laptop with 2gb of memory and it runs ok...but it's a little slow. Which of the top options is the best? Is the 8400 a good card? I would rather get the 8400 because it's a better value, and I am assuming that the higher the number the better the card? is that true for nvidia video cards? Will having at least 3gb of memory on the desktop help for the video card to run better?


A:Solved: SIMS 2 and nvidia video cards

sarahelsharif said:


I'm not sure if this exact question has been posted, and i'm sorry if it has, but I am planning on buying a new desktop with 3gb memory. I'm not sure yet what kind of video card I want, but my choices are the nvidia geforce 6150, nvidia geforce 7100, 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400, DVI-I, VGA adapter, and 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT DVI-I, HDMI. I really want one that will allow for Sims 2 to run pretty smoothly , but also for one that will run my photoshop cs3. I have the nvidia geforce 6150 on my laptop with 2gb of memory and it runs ok...but it's a little slow. Which of the top options is the best? Is the 8400 a good card? I would rather get the 8400 because it's a better value, and I am assuming that the higher the number the better the card? is that true for nvidia video cards? Will having at least 3gb of memory on the desktop help for the video card to run better?

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I'm not sure about nvidia cards, but higher numbers USSUALLY mean better card. The exception is probably with the radeon x series cards. The numbers are only between 1k and 2k but they are better than the regular 9k series ATIs from what I understand. As for the memory count. More is always better.

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hey all,

im gonna be swapping out my 660 Ti for a GTX 1060 in a few days and i was wondering if i can keep the current drivers (v375.95) that are installed via the GeForce Experience.
will the GeForce Exp know i have a different video card and automatically find the appropriate drivers for it?
or should i just manually try and uninstall then reinstall whatever is the newest driver
and are the drivers universal across the GTX line of cards?

A:changing video cards and NVIDIA GeForce Experience

All need to be removed before you install the new card.
Windows will install a generic display driver so you can login but download the new driver for the new card before hand so you can manually install it after getting to the desktop
The cd that may come with the card is probably old anyway,
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

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Looking to get an ATI All-in-Wonder card and also boost the performance of my existing card (a GeForce3 ti200). I'm using a P4 1.7 and 512MB RAM.

Found a great deal on the 9000 Pro at $150 CDN (complete with remote, etc.). The obvious question is, with a P4 1.7, will this be much of a performance boost over my existing card?

Any other All In Wonder cards in the budget range you would recommend? I'd like the break out "box" and remote control.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hi, In my PC I have an Nvidia GeForce GTS250 1GB, I am looking at getting a new game 'King Arthur Fallen Champions', the sys req says recomended GPU is a 9800 GT 512MB. I have read in the web that some GTS250's are rebranded 9800's, this leads me to believe that the two cards are on par as far as performance? Am I correct, will my GTS250 have any issues running this game?


A:Nvidia old and new model comparison help please.

If I recall corrctly, the GTS250 is actually just slightly faster than the 9800GT.
Granted, its not by very much.

While that game does need the GPU power, its also more of a CPU heavy game.
But I think you'll be fine with your E8400.

The game isn't nearly as demanding as TW Empire for example.

Have you played the K.A Games before?
I can tell you right now, if you absolutely hate games like Rome Total War, you probably will not like it. If you do enjoy those type of games youll have fun with it.
They are much like a Total War game, only with RP elements. Its set up a bit different, but sorta has that TW gameplay feel to it.
I like it myself , but its not everyones cup of tea.

If you didnt realize, thats a stand alone expansion. Theres also the main game itself (King Arthur the Role Playing War Game)
I do not have the stand alone expansion myself, but I would guess that the full game may have more content.. not 100% sure though.

At any count, I think youll be fine.
You may not be able to have all settings at MAX, like view distances on a battlefield, but you should be able to play the game well.
Your system exceeds the Min requirement, and much closer to recommended.

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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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I've read Quadro's are stable and highly recommended for CAD, etc workstations (not for gaming) and gaming cards are obviously better for gaming. I am looking to setup two separate dual output video cards in a new machine. It will be used primarily for streaming real time financial info/web surfing (no CAD nor any 3D modeling) with a secondary use of gaming (not important for me to run top games at top resolutions-average is fine). Should I look at getting Quadros or game cards. I am leaning toward the game cards like Nvidia 8600GT, etc as they are lower price and seems like if they can run games fast/no problem-why wouldn't they easily be able to handle business applications? Quadros seem to cost more and can mainly only be used for business apps?

A:Nvidia Quadro vs Nvidia gaming cards

Quadros are for Digital Content Creation and CAD purposes mainly. For you, a pair of 8600GTs would be fine.

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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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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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Most recently I bought a Radeon X1300. It unfortunately has a "nifty" feature called HyperMemory that leeches onboard memory. I currently have 512 Ram(will be upgrading to 1 gig ram soon) and it leeches about 320mb from it.

My question is, would it be better to keep this radeon x1300 or should i go buy a different card due to me only going to have 1gig for awhile. If so, I was planning on buying the Nvidia 6200 256mb that i saw in the PCI Gaming Post.

Or on the other hand, is there any way to jsut completely disable HyperMemory?

A:Video Card Comparison

either card, since you are pci, will do about the same. The x1300 is going to be the better choice and is probably the best choice for PCI as it boasts GDDR2 memory vs the 6200's GDDR. and if you are wanting to play todays games on those card choices, id get the card that can squeeze out more performance. as far as disabling the memory leech thing, someone else may be able to chime in. Because pci is a way older interface, I would stick with the card you have, as you wont get any significant gains over the 6200 in todays games.

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I am fairly new to a lot of computer modding, however I own a Dell Dimension 4600 with a 250W PSU and AGP slot. I want to add a video card for 3D gaming because the Dell graphics are integrated/onboard and don't play 3D games too well.

I have been recommended the ati 9800pro, nvidia 5800, and geforce mx 4000 ...but know nothing about which will work for my current PSU. Please shed some light. I would love to be able to play some of today's current 3d shooters like doom3, bf2, hl2, farcry, etc... without having to lower detail and res.

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Hi I am looking to buy a good vid card. I think my vid card is done!

I do not do any heavy gaming, only autocad 2d, IE MS word outlook powerpoint. Google earth etc etc.

I have been told a eVGA 7600GT PCI express is a good card. Not sure if it more than what i need... here in canada sells for 155$ CDN.

What would U recommend? Can someone tell me what would be a good one to buy?

y PC: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
512mb dual ram
Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 m/bd

O/S Win2k
Video Adapter Properties
Device Description SAPPHIRE RADEON X300SE -
Adapter String SAPPHIRE RADEON X300SE -
BIOS String BK-ATI VER008.015.136.001
Chip Type RADEON X300/X550 Series (0x5B60)
DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag (
Memory Size 128 MB

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any opinions on how these two cards compare?

XFX GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 PCI Express

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INtergrated video sucks, but......

Which chipset/intergrated video is better?
Intergrated Video on VIA PLE 133 chipset(Integrated Trident 2D/3D video accelerator)


intel 810E chipset intergrated video.
It's a long story, but I need to know if this
http://www.elements-pc.com/mb/cm33/cm33.html motherboad is better than a similar featured motherboard with an intel 810E chipset.

A certain union computer was suppose to come with a motherboard that had an 810E chipset. However it came with the one above. The one it came with has integrated video, intergated sound, 3 pci slots, 1 shared, 1 amr slot. pci modem, pci network card, and intergrated video. It also has ata 100, 2 dimm slots and can handle 1GB of unbuffered pc133 sdram.

I coudn't find enough info on the 810E at intel for some reason.

I just need to know if the computer is better off with the elements cm33 motherboard than the intel810E motherboard that it was supposed to come with.


A:Integrated Video Comparison

Just an opinion, but that trident chipset is as old as the hills, I would venture the 810E would be a better choice.

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I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this question but here goes:
Between the Radeon 7770 and the Radeon 6870, which is the more powerful for gaming?
What specifications of the cards should one look at in order to make that determination?
The 7770 is a single slot and requires no external power connection
The 6870 is a double slot and requires two 6 pin power connections

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I currently have a core2duo 6300 and 2 gigs 667 ram My question is I have a x1950 pro but can get a HD3850 for 140 bucks is it worth the upgrade compared to the x1950 pro.

A:Video card comparison

If you want a comparison of the cards, check out this chart. The HD3850 is just under twice as powerful as your X1950 Pro. It really depends on how much you value graphics. I, being a graphics junkie, would say that if all you can afford is a HD3850, go for it.

I would like to know where you found a HD3850 for only $140. The cheapest one I can find goes for $160.

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Alright, well after getting screwed out of some of my money, (Surprise bills, yay) my budget has been knocked down to 200$
I was going to get an 8800 G92 Version but Its a little out of my range. I could wait for an open box one to be available on newegg but I'm not so sure about those.
I could also wait 2 weeks and get a G92 but I dont want to wait that long, lol.


I have this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150258
Was looking into this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082

Its 50 dollars under the 200$ budget but anything above that card for under 200 doesnt seem much better... Unless someone can point out a card
Also my 8600 seems almost the same to that 8800 with a little more Memory Clock and Core Clock with a little less memory size and interface. Just thought I'd point that out.

So any suggestions anyone?

A:Video Card Comparison

/Shameless bump
I just noticed the item I was looking at is now deactivated... Pfft, lol

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been reading a little about video cards...

read a review about the ATI AIW 8500DV .... my original plan was to get a GeForce4 TI 4600 .... but read a review at hytekcomputers about the ATI being a better one?

also saying that the ATI Radeons or the AIW are more for multimedia and not necessarily for games, while the nVIDIA are more for gaming and not for multimedia?

can anyone help on this? and any background info on the nVIDIA and other forms of the architecture?

A:video card comparison questsions ....

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I have been considering getting my video card updated from my current ATI 9800 PRO 256 card to an NVIDIA 6800 Ultra 256. My 9800 card is as so:

However, I am wondering on exactly how much of a difference that will make in my processing performance. My system specs are in my profile. Is there any place that is nothing but benchmark comparisons from card to card? I know of a decent amount of benchmark sites, but nothing that has two cards from different generations, even though my 9800 card is only just a year and a half old. Thanks for the help.

A:Video Card Benchmark Comparison

You do know that many 6800ultras are pci express and not agp like your 9800 pro right? Be sure it's agp when you buy.

There's a comparison at this site, but I think they are having issues now, I can't access it.

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I currently have a nvidia geforce 8600 gts, now that one's burnt out. I have a 9600 or 9500 "not sure" gt on the way. I would just like some advice as to any better or worse differences i might notice. I bought the 8600 quite a few years ago. Is the 9500/9600 gt better?

A:Video card advice and comparison

both 9500 and 9600GT are pretty close in comparison to the 8600GTS. the 9xxx series is of course newer and the 9600GT is faster. 9500GT isn't really a gaming card, but will work fine for games and movies. 9600 is a better gaming card and ships with 512MB to 1GB vRAM.

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I am looking at a couple notebook configurations from Dell. The first notebook (which is located under their "gaming notebook" section) i customized has the 256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400 HyperMemory card in it. It is the Inspiron E1705 notebook.

The second notebook (which isn't listed under the "gaming notebook" section) I customized is pretty much the same as the first one except the video card is a 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 TurboCache card, and that is the highest quality card they offer. This is the XPS M1210 Notebook.

How do these two cards differ? I haven't been keeping up with my video cards lately, so I am unsure of how they perform in the gaming world. I am not looking for an ultimate gaming experience from these laptops by the way. I just need something that can run any game smoothly at decent graphic quality.

Dell lists both these cards in their Mid-Range Gaming section thing, but according to Dell, the ATI card is better than the Nvidia.

I think the XPS notebook came out to a little less than 200 dollars cheaper. Would that notebook with the GeForce Go 7400 TurboCache card perform adequately with my games, or should i spring for the Inspiron E1705?

A:Notebook Video Card Comparison

I would say both will run games adequately - but neither at the high resolutions and higher image settings most gamers demand with new games. But the ATI one is likely better then the Geforce one.

Two articles to read;

This one is more background: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2526
This one mentions both GPU's: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3056&guide=Graphics+Card+Guide+2006

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Comparison of video player software


I highly recommend VLC.

best of them all, and it's free!

A:Comparison of video player software

My first and only choice for a media player. Plays multiple formats.
But there seems to be some problems on Dell laptop(one of my friends'). Dell blames speaker failure on VLC.

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I was looking for a video card to put in my desktop I'm building. I thought the EVGA GeForce 9500 GT would be a good fit, but one says 512 MB and the other 1 GB. I understand that is the dedicated memory, but with the system specs in my profile/drop down for computer #1, would that actually be a visual difference for just mid-level games such as the Need For Speed series or Madden series or would the 1 GB's extra cost not be necessary?

Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Video Card Specs - Comparison Question

In our experience, memory above 512 MB doesn't count for much unless every other aspect of your system is high level. We don't think the 1 GB is worth the extra cost... more like a marketing move than real technology.
EVGA GeForce is good stuff, though.

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I am looking at 2 video cards, X1950PRO and 7950GT.

The 1950 has higher core clock and memory clock speeds, but the 7950 has twice the amount of pixel pipelines. Which of these two specs are more important towards the performace of the card? I guess my main objective is that I am trying to find the best card for gaming on AGP at the moment. I am more drawn to the 1950 because of the fan that exhausts out through the back of the computer and the high clock speeds, but I wasnt sure if it would get owned by the 7950.

A:Video card comparison, Pixel pipelines/clock speed.

Does anyone have any input?

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i've just gotten into Netflix/Hulu streaming video: movies and tv - this is in attempt to get rid of my $84 cable bill (Charter). however, I JUST discovered that streaming tv shows/movies uses up GIANT amount of my 3G mifi verizon allowance...I had never even approached the maximum and after viewing JUST a movie or 2-was getting 'alerts' that id used 50% and then 75% max. (the very next day)...how in the world do all these people I hear talking abt doing all this streaming afford it! I mean I only watched 2 episodes of tv show and 1 movie (maybe 2)...if I go up to 5G with Verizon, costs another $15...will it be enough?? I'm NOT a heavy user, and see most Netflix as DVD's but with no regular TV, I do like to watch some things occasionally....any advice, better alternatives...how do i decide...are ALL movies HD now...if I get them via imac desktop does that have any impact....NO movies watched on handhelds!! i'm too old!

thanks for any advice!

A:Cost comparison: verizon mifi vs. cable for streaming video

If you want to stream movies and video frequently, then a wireless broadband plan will be expensive. A higher capped cable broadband plan is a much better option. I suspect many people don't realize how much bandwidth streaming consumes but will quickly realize it after their first bill comes in.

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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?

A:Graphics Cards and Video Cards

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Alright, i am not the only person i have found with this problem, but i haven't been able to locate a solution. I was running DX 8.1a everything was fine, purchased Freelancer and installed DX 9.0 off the install. at that point i ran into a unable to intialize the direct 3d engine, (this is weird i just went to double check the error message and it works... this is weird but i will contuine) at that point i used Dxdiag and got the error (before test) problems with systems registry enteries check the saved log file for details : and direct X regisrty errors, reinstall Direct X. after several reinstalls there was still no change in the error or diect X, when completeing the direct 3d test within dxdiag, i got a error type 8 error: ########-####(not on that PC right now beingas i thought it didn't work right) generic fauluer (this was under dx 7 enigine test) then the next two test for 8 and 9 engines was error type 15, i tryed 4 different Nvidia drivers from the most recent 44.09, and then 42.03(about 7 months old) to as old as 29.04, the one i got the best results from is 42.03. i have used dx buster and tryed to reinstall Direct X that way, i have reinstalled different versions of direct X(virsions 7.0-9.0 and anythign below 9.0 works fine) i have reformatted and reinstalled windows ME twice. i think i have covered everything, i will respond to any more info anyone would need to help me with this problem, for now i am going to try and figure out why it works all of ... Read more

A:DX 9.0 and Nvidia Cards

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Hi all.

Just a thought. I'm currently running an XFX 260 Black Edition on my Asus P5Q Pro MB.
I still have my old card- A BFG 8800GTS OC 512MB.
I kept meaning to ebay it but never got round to it.
Is there any way I could usefuly use it in my present set up?

Cheers, John

A:2 different Nvidia cards?

Could throw it in as a Physx card. Won't be able to SLI it, though, as the cards need to be identical.

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Can anyone assist re advice or their experiences with entry level PCI graphic cards (and I do mean 'entry' level - up to 70) Whilst I am reasonably up to speed with the specs and views regarding AGP cards, PCI is a bit of a mystery.

The card will be going into a new build for a friend of mine and it is being done on a very tight budget. There are no plans for game playing on it but by using a s939 Athlon 64 and PCI enabled mobo there will (hopefully) be an upgrade road


A:Advice re ATI -v- Nvidia PCI-E cards

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Im more interested in running 3 monitors than SLi. So, I have 2 differing nvidia cards here, a 7300gt and an 8400gs..

In theory they should work in the same system no? If I make the 8400 my main card and the 7300 my secondary card.

run 2 wide screens off the 8400 and an older 19" non wide off the 7300

should work right?

worked in xp I think. but get this..vista gave me a 4.3 for my 7300, and a 3.5 for my 8400..go finger..uhh..figure.. go figure.

A:2 differing nvidia cards?

Originally Posted by dr.funk

Im more interested in running 3 monitors than SLi. So, I have 2 differing nvidia cards here, a 7300gt and an 8400gs..

In theory they should work in the same system no? If I make the 8400 my main card and the 7300 my secondary card.

run 2 wide screens off the 8400 and an older 19" non wide off the 7300

should work right?

worked in xp I think. but get this..vista gave me a 4.3 for my 7300, and a 3.5 for my 8400..go finger..uhh..figure.. go figure.

Welcome to the forums!

I did some digging around and couldn't come up with anything solid about running three monitors. I did find a site that discusses multiple monitor usage. There may be some information there that would be helpful.

Here's the website: Multi-Monitor Resources at www.realtimesoft.com

I hope you are able to make the configuration work. Please let us know when you find a solution.

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I recently upgraded to a duo-core Anthlon running Vista with 1 PCI Express slot (More info on my profile.) The new computer doesn't have a Video Card so I need to fix that as soon as possible. My old machine had a 7800 Nvidia OC. I have decided to go with a 7900, but I am always lost when it comes to all the variations of each particular card. Of course I know Extreme editions are better than the normal ones and OC is over clocking, but there are many manufacturers and other variations (GS, GT, etc.) Basically I want to make sure I am making the best choice in the range I am looking at. I love graphic heavy games, I dabble in 3-d art more and more, and I do a lot with 2-d graphics. However, for the time being I don't have the resources to go for a SLI setup. Games I hope to run on this machine include F.E.A.R., Oblivion, Shadow of Chernobyl, Titan Quest, etc. For the card I can go up to around $180.

These are the ones I am looking at right now:
The above two look pretty much identical and they are extreme so I thought they are probably good options. I am not familiar with XFX though.
This is the other one I was most curious about... it is not an extreme edition, but it has 512 memory vs 256. I know more memory doesn't always mean better card though. Again, I am not familiar with the maker. I th... Read more

A:Suggestions on NVIDIA cards

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Im comparing between two cards for my moms computer because ehr onboard video is sucking up her resources. Im comparing between an Nvidia Geforce MX 4000 64 MB card by PNY:


A Sapphire Radeon 7000 32 MB Card:

Theya re both retail, and I know that the Nvidia Card has a faster clock speed and memory speed. Would it be better to get the Radeon or the Geforce? She is using Windows 2000 Professional, with 512MB of RAM. A 35 GB or so harddrive. Suggestions?

A:Solved: ATI or Nvidia Low end cards?

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I only have two XFX-5770 ATI cards in a crossfire configuration.

I also have a Nvidia PhysX programs installed. I assumed they were installed by Steam or some other game.

The questions are;
1) Do I need this PhysX application?
2) Does the ATI cards use them?
3) Will it be safe to delete All Nvidia/PhysX applications.

PS: Never had Nvidia cards installed either.

A:PhysX w/o Nvidia Cards. Only ATI.

1. Yes.

2. Not even if you try real hard.

3. You start deleting it then the game(s) that installed it will not work.

For the few games that use Physx it is required. If you have a compatible Nvidia card and the game supports it it will use GPU accelerated Physx, for all others if falls back to a software render and is still required even for this.

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Hi all.
I have a problem.
Vista 64-bit Home Premium (Service Pack 2, 12 GB RAM, i7 CPU) used to be fully functioning with 2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 285s in SLI configuration, but suddenly they are no longer recognized in Device Manager (are now called either ?Video controller (VGA compatible)? or ?unknown device?).

I have uninstalled them from Device Manager and rebooted, uninstalled the Nvidia drivers from Progams and Features, and reinstalled with latest nVidia drivers, but the cards are not recognized and the machine now has very basic visuals ? DVDs jerky, games won?t run etc.

When I use the ?update driver software? command in Device Manager I get ?the driver for your software is up to date? or ?windows found driver for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The parameter is incorrect.?

Possibly linked to this (or the cause of it?) is failed installation of ?essential windows update? for nVidia - Display - NVIDIA Geforce GTX 285.
The error code was 80070005 and has just changed to 80070103.

I now know that I should avoid windows updates and from now on I will, but at the moment I?m mystified how to get the nVidia cards recognized.

I don?t have any previous system restore points.

I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions how to solve this problem.

Many thanks.

A:nVidia cards not recognized

Hello AJBV,
Try this un-installer to get rid of any trace of the old drivers. Do this in safe mode, then reboot.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com

I would go to the NVidia site to download the latest drivers.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Use option two, do this after you have run the un-installer.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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I am having network gateway errors in Win 7 beta. I am using Nforce network cards with MS supplied drivers. Anyone else having this kind of software errors? Should I try reinstalling the last vista version of the Nvidia drivers? This making me crazy having to reset the gateway alot o the time.

A:Nvidia Network cards and Win 7

go to nvidias site after a win7 install and grab your nforce drivers. This should fix your problem
Display drivers are same as in win7.

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I currently have an MSI Nvidia 460 1GB card. Could someone tell me which AMD/Radeon is comparable with that card? I'm considering a replacement.
JFI: I've had the card returned and replaced and now the entire computer is currently on it's FedEX way to Microtel for repairs. I get BSOD's and black screens. I've replaced the memory, checked the memory in various slots, had Microtel on the phone a dozen times working with settings. I did not get any BSOD while the video card was out of the machine but of course the onboard video is extremely limiting in computer use. I'm confident that heat is not a problem nor is PSU size a problem. I keep all my drivers up to date and also the Windows updates.

A:Nvidia/AMD Graphics cards

what brand and model is the power supply?
you mention black screens, is this the point where the computer doesnt POST and instead stays on a black screen/no signal message is on the monitor?

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Hi Guys,
What is the succession of nVidia cards in this linage GTX 960, GTX 970 GTX 980 Titan-X all with Maxwell architecture as in the dates of release?...(obviously the Titan was just announced last week!)
Just trying to work out a purchase option, being that this range is based in two CPU chipsets that of the LGA1155 and the LGA2011-v3.
How long would the wait be, before nVidia released a graphics card that was design based, entirely on the LGA2011-v3 socket?
As I need to upgrade my machine in the next month and am opting for the LGA2011-v3 path.

Kind of a curly question

A:What is the succession of nVidia cards?

U listed The cards in as the better, u're 1155 chipset would run any of these card fine. PIC-E 16 is all the speed u can get on any socket, the LGA2011-v3 will just give u more lanes for more cards to run on. That does not mean they will run faster unless u are already filling up the lanes (most boards will run SLI) at least 1155 boards and upwards. the list as in slower to faster is GTX960, GTX970, GTX980, and the Titan-X being the fastest.
the only way any thing is going to speed up is if u are trying 3 way SLI.

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Hello everybody. It is possible to run ATI and nVidia cards together in Win 7? Because of nVidia PhysX. I know this was't possible on Vista's but I heard rumors that this is possible now.

Thanks for answerering... Prochy

A:2 graphic cards ATI + nVidia

Yes it is possible. Apparently it's not perfect and requires a bit of effort to get it working, but it does work

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I had two video cards in my system. An Asylum Geforce FX5200 AGP 256mb (single head) and a 3Dfx Voodoo4 PCI card (for second monitor). I replaced both with an eVGA e-Geforce 6200 AGP 256mb (two head - both monitors on one card) but my video editing program suffered (serious lag when scrubbing video) so I've reinstalled Asylum and Voodoo cards. I also tried the 6200 with the Voodoo4 but program still had lag. Guess Canopus Edius doesn't like the 6200. I would like to replace the Voodoo4 card with something better. Is it possible to use an Nvidia 5200 or 5500 PCI card with the Asylum card. Will there be a problem with both using the same driver? Should driver be installed a second time in different location?
Since editing program functions properly with FX5200 would a newer dual head FX5200 be better? Would performance suffer sharing resources between two monitors?
AMD Athlon64 3700+
2 Gig DDR400
ASRock 939Dual-SATA2
Asylum Geforce 5200 AGP 256mb
3Dfx Voodoo4 PCI 32mb
Edius NX PCIe x1

A:Two NVidia cards poss?

In theory you can stick any number of PCI video cards in your system and it should work. I'd say, with such a big company like nVidia, the drivers are able to cope with several cards, especially if they are not identical.

Matrox is always a sure bet for multi-anything (unless you want stellar 3D performance of course).

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