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I was looking at this card and I was wondering if it was any good, I'm not huge gamer, but I do a little bit of gaming.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...736&CatId=2306

I'm upgrading from a NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

Thanks in advance.
 
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Originally Posted by Halostryker View Post
I was looking at this card and I was wondering if it was any good, I'm not huge gamer, but I do a little bit of gaming.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...736&CatId=2306

I'm upgrading from a NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

Thanks in advance.
Hmmm Truthfully with a pentium you would see only a little bit of performance. But if you upgrade later and only do a little gaming it would be fine.

Edit: I worded this wrong. You will see a huge performance increase over the 6600 but you will not use the new card to it's full potential until you upgrade to atleast a dual core.
Edited by nbmjhk6 - 3/24/11 at 9:20pm
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You will see an increase for sure.

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youll see quite a bit of a difference between the two
    
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Thats what I thought, thanks guys
 
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go for it
it's way better
make sure you have pci-e first
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go for it
it's way better
make sure you have pci-e first


His motherboard does...
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Ya it does have Pci-e x16, thats what my current card uses
 
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If you can find a GT240, 8800GT, or 9800GT for less it'll be a better value regarding gaming performance. The GT430 lags a bit behind the GT240 in that respect, but excels in Folding and CUDA applications. It's an efficient little bugger... I'd go for one from another e-tailer though, as better deals can be had.

NewEgg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E&Pagesize=100

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