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This would be a great upgrade, or replacement part for older computers. For instance, my old rig (which I still use quite a bit) uses a GeForce FX 5600. The fan was broke on it and it was constantly overheating. Since the MOBO didn't have integrated graphics, a card like this would be a perfect replacement.
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post #32 of 75
I can't wait to put two of these in SLI.
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What I'm saying is that they could easily make an onboard graphics solution that surpasses this in performance. Why would someone bother to get an extra component if he can just get a single board with everything on? Now with multicores, you don't really have to worry about "onboard graphics/sound" stealing your CPU cycles. Much cheaper too.
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Hey not everyone can afford a high-end card. Look at my rig, I was happy just to have my graphics card upgraded to a 6200...
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post #35 of 75
Who took the retard stick to OCN this morning? This is fantastic. It offers a cheaper solution for vista and DX10, which can't be beaten by onboard graphics because it requires a discrete graphics processor.

Cheaper graphics solutions such as this are vital for the success of DX10. If every starcraft 2 player had to pay 300$+ for an 8800 series card, you sure as hell wouldn't be playing it over bnet with the masses anytime soon.

Plus, from what I can tell, the 16 stream processors should rival some of the 7600 series cards.

You guys are forgetting that the new 8 series architecture has even more gains over the 7 series at the lower-weight division.
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I love it how everyone morphs my posts to their own liking. A chip of that level could be easily integrated into a board. I'm sure AMD and Intel will come up with something to that effect.
You think that card will be able to run the latest DX10 games at playable settings? If you want to game properly you should be looking at the mainstream and enthusiast cards.
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post #37 of 75
this is good for people who want a cheap rig and want dx10 but no games...(why dx10 and not game..me dunno) but if people are dumb enough to buy it then they will make it, heck i would buy it if i was desperate and needed a video card to hold me up for a few weeks/months...
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post #38 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
I love it how everyone morphs my posts to their own liking. A chip of that level could be easily integrated into a board. I'm sure AMD and Intel will come up with something to that effect.
You think that card will be able to run the latest DX10 games at playable settings? If you want to game properly you should be looking at the mainstream and enthusiast cards.
You've also ignored the other situations where this could be useful.

Situation A) Someone has a functional computer with a motherboard without integrated graphics. They have a low end gpu powering their system. It dies. At sub $50, this is nice cheap replacement that can even run the fancy 3d features of Vista's Aero!

Situation B) The situation Rakukojin and I were discussing, where you have a slower processor but want to be able to play High Definition H.264 movies. What is the cheapest way to achieve this? Certainly not buying a whole new motherboard and processor, but instead buying this card to offload the processing.

It's called a video card. Not a gaming card. It has other uses than playing games.
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post #39 of 75
For those saying it might not beat a 7600GT..

Um...
Duh?

A 7600GT tramples a 8600GT and is neck and neck with a 8600GTS.
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You've also ignored the other situations where this could be useful.

Situation A) Someone has a functional computer with a motherboard without integrated graphics. They have a low end gpu powering their system. It dies. At sub $50, this is nice cheap replacement that can even run the fancy 3d features of Vista's Aero!

Situation B) The situation Rakukojin and I were discussing, where you have a slower processor but want to be able to play High Definition H.264 movies. What is the cheapest way to achieve this? Certainly not buying a whole new motherboard and processor, but instead buying this card to offload the processing.

It's called a video card. Not a gaming card. It has other uses than playing games.
Well said!

Situation C) Boards with on-board graphics do not overclock as well. I do not game at all, nor do any of my friends or family that I've built PC's for. I overclock all the systems I build and generally use a $50 7300LE card in them. I think I just found a new card!
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