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post #1 of 19
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So here's the story.
I have Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (DX9.0c), and a Powercolor Radeon HD2400 Pro (OCed by me ). I was thinking about getting a HD4650, until I saw a used XFX Geforce 7950GX2 on sale for $90, then a question came to my head.
The question was...will a DX10 card do me any good considering the fact that I don't have Vista which has DX10? Wouldn't that mean that I would be better off with the Geforce?
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post #2 of 19
yes a DX10 card will do some good. What res do you play at? Do you game at all or is this a media center only PC?
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post #3 of 19
i dont know what country your in, but a 8800gts 320mb will blow a 7950gx2 out of te water
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127328
and its 80 shipped

i dont know how it compares to a 4650 though
post #4 of 19
skullzaflare is right there is no competition in the older dx9 cards compared to todays dx10 cards and some are much cheaper too
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post #5 of 19
Get a newer card. A 4830 should be about $100.
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post #6 of 19
7950gx2 is a crappy card before taking into account that it microstutters.
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post #7 of 19
I agree with evryone else here. You will see a difference in a newer card. See Skullz post, a 320mb is better than a 7950GX2. The most i would pay for a 7950GX2 is like 50-60, no more than that though.
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post #8 of 19
Well if you want a good card that will play anything you throw at it you can get a 9800 gt for $114.99 & $94.99 after MIR here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130397
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Skullzaflare View Post
i dont know what country your in, but a 8800gts 320mb will blow a 7950gx2 out of te water
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127328
and its 80 shipped

i dont know how it compares to a 4650 though
I'm in the middle of the Sahara desert...just kidding .
I'm in Canada, I was just a bit confused because the 7950GX2 is SLI in a single card.
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post #10 of 19
7950GX2 is a little worse than a GTS 320. But the GTS 320 is still a much better buy. DX10 support, unified shaders, single GPU.
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