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post #11 of 29
x1550 will do fine. its better than ALL onboards i've seen so far, except for amd's new RS780. If ure on a budget, i'd get the X1650PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102098R

My friend plays WoW with that card and he loves it.
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post #12 of 29
The X1550 is basically an X1300, you'll be fine.
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post #13 of 29
I concur x1550 will be fine and anything is better than onboard graphics lol.
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post #14 of 29
Hmm...keep in mind that the x1550 has "Hypermemory" which will steal system memory for graphics rendering when the system has more than 512MB of system RAM (I think...). This can actually hurt performance more than onboard graphics. I'd go with the x1650pro idea--sure it's a few bucks more, but it'll do the job nicely.
    
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whats the psu specs?
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guyladouche, if onboard exclusively uses system memory, i'm not sure how the hypermemory can hurt more?
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guyladouche, if onboard exclusively uses system memory, i'm not sure how the hypermemory can hurt more?
I think hypermemory can take somewhere between 256MB and 512MB of system ram and reserve it for graphics rendering--take this case. a user has 1GB of system RAM, and wants to play a RAM-intensive game, like WOW. Well, now, thanks to hypermemory (which doesn't dynamically change the amount of system RAM it takes like onboard graphics can--I believe it allocates an entire 512MB of system memory and reserves it while 3D applications are running--or however much it can take)--leaving the system and game with only, say, 512MB of physical memory--which is a huge choke on performance for RAM-intensive games. When otherwise, you'd have more physical RAM to use. And you can usually specify how much system RAM is used by an on-board graphics card, but you cannot limit the amount of system RAM to be used by hypermemory, nor can you disable hypermemory if your system has more than 512MB of system RAM.

edit--I think hypermemory can take up to enough system RAM to make 1GB of RAM used for graphics processing--but probably depends on the card...
    
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I think hypermemory can take somewhere between 256MB and 512MB of system ram and reserve it for graphics rendering--take this case. a user has 1GB of system RAM, and wants to play a RAM-intensive game, like WOW. Well, now, thanks to hypermemory (which doesn't dynamically change the amount of system RAM it takes like onboard graphics can--I believe it allocates an entire 512MB of system memory and reserves it while 3D applications are running--or however much it can take)--leaving the system and game with only, say, 512MB of physical memory--which is a huge choke on performance for RAM-intensive games. When otherwise, you'd have more physical RAM to use. And you can usually specify how much system RAM is used by an on-board graphics card, but you cannot limit the amount of system RAM to be used by hypermemory, nor can you disable hypermemory if your system has more than 512MB of system RAM.

edit--I think hypermemory can take up to enough system RAM to make 1GB of RAM used for graphics processing--but probably depends on the card...

Yea back when I had my 6200 TurboCache it would steal 192mb from my system memory and when I played wow it would go over 1gb right away. Basically the lesson is, never buy anything with HyperMemory or TurboCache.


If you can spend an extra $20 get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102657R

Guaranteed to max wow at 1280x1024(no AA/AF, and provided you have a decent processor).

This one won't be as fast but with the MIR its $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102084


Price aside, the best card for him would be the 3650. It practically screams "casual gamer". It has enough power for WoW with some extras, should be good for and future expansions/other mmos, it has HDMI out with 5.1 channel audio support, and most importantly, you can watch HD movies on it, something that the non HD series can't do without a powerful processor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127335 $50 after MIR, comes with the Witcher too, which is another pretty good RPG.
    
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Yea back when I had my 6200 TurboCache it would steal 192mb from my system memory and when I played wow it would go over 1gb right away. Basically the lesson is, never buy anything with HyperMemory or TurboCache.


If you can spend an extra $20 get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102657R

Guaranteed to max wow at 1280x1024(no AA/AF, and provided you have a decent processor).

This one won't be as fast but with the MIR its $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102084


Price aside, the best card for him would be the 3650. It practically screams "casual gamer". It has enough power for WoW with some extras, should be good for and future expansions/other mmos, it has HDMI out with 5.1 channel audio support, and most importantly, you can watch HD movies on it, something that the non HD series can't do without a powerful processor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127335 $50 after MIR, comes with the Witcher too, which is another pretty good RPG.
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guyladouche, if onboard exclusively uses system memory, i'm not sure how the hypermemory can hurt more?
See, told ya! j/k. I think lots of people initially got excited by the idea of hypermemory or turbocache because it gave lots of possible video ram--but as we all know (or should), good graphics performance is rarely due to large amounts of video ram...
    
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I myself have settled on an 8500GT. They aren't terribly expensive. Plus, they're good overclockers.
 
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