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DM Macabre

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Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« on: December 14, 2009, 08:57:22 AM »
...which one can you recommend?

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 09:11:45 AM »
Depends on your motherboard/CPU

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 09:12:49 AM »
or we can make mac get one that incompatable and then he will have to return it only for store credit! *Evil laugh* That is true horror.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009, 10:03:02 AM »
Depends on your motherboard/CPU

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 11:28:30 AM »
nVidia GTX260 896Mb GDDR3

I'm having this installed on my new computer. No idea if it's any good though ...
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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009, 11:42:34 AM »
For gaming, Nvidia 270 or higher or the  Radion 4870 or higher. Personally i like the Nvidia over Radion. Couple more gigs of Ram is a good idea too.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009, 12:12:30 PM »
Depends on your motherboard/CPU

Details! Details!

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What's the exact info on the motherboard? You'll see like a code probably on the motherboard manual like "D1826-G" or something.


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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2009, 12:32:37 PM »
Don't buy ATI if you want it good for Nwn.  :nonono:

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 02:44:53 AM »
For gaming, Nvidia 270 or higher or the  Radion 4870 or higher. Personally i like the Nvidia over Radion. Couple more gigs of Ram is a good idea too.

Yah Radions just plain suck!

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 06:14:26 AM »
Well crap.  The dell I ordered has a 256MB ATI mobility radeon HD4330 graphics card.

The alternative was a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, which is a piece of garbage and does next to nothing.

Am I looking at a problem here?  Should I send it back?
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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 07:10:01 AM »
Radeons don't suck. They sometimes have slight compatibilities issues with few games, such as NWN. I have a Radeon HD3850, the only issue I had once was invisible characters and certain textures like in game mirrors weren't showing. But all got solved when I adjusted my Catalyst AI.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2009, 08:18:13 AM »
  Do the newer radeons handle shiny water properly?  I had to turn that off in NWN due to issues with the card.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2009, 08:43:49 AM »
The newer nvidia cards aren't super with old engines such as nwn either so don't just bash ati :p

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2009, 09:29:40 AM »
  Do the newer radeons handle shiny water properly?  I had to turn that off in NWN due to issues with the card.

I don't know. My computer is 5 years old, DDR 400, single core, all I know is that shiny water Lags me good. Can't tell if it is a CPU bottleneck, but the VGA is very good.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2009, 01:04:16 PM »
Well crap.  The dell I ordered has a 256MB ATI mobility radeon HD4330 graphics card.

The alternative was a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, which is a piece of garbage and does next to nothing.

Am I looking at a problem here?  Should I send it back?


Mine has that exact same graphics card.  Dell doesn't give many options, and mine runs totally fine even on the higher graphics settings for nwn.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new graphic card...
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2009, 02:20:54 PM »
Well crap.  The dell I ordered has a 256MB ATI mobility radeon HD4330 graphics card.

The alternative was a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, which is a piece of garbage and does next to nothing.

Am I looking at a problem here?  Should I send it back?


For NWN and older games you shouldn't have any problems. But for new games, you will be lucky to get 15 fps on lowest graphic settings. Really depends on what your needs are and budget.