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Is the Nvidia Geforce XT mb card any good? I looked at the stickies in this forum but i couldnt find anything about this card. I want to use it in a gaming machine paired with an AMD 64 X2 Or should i upgrade for that extra edge? More about nvidia geforce xt mb card good.
Flakes Jan 5, , 5: ChipDeath Jan 5, , 6: Do you really need dual core? If it's mostly a gaming rig you'd be much better off getting a single-core processor, and putting the saved cash into the card. Most people really don't need dual core. Would you ever have considered a dual-processor system? Then why spend the money on a dual-core one? Can't find your answer? Ive read some peoples reviews online and they say its easily overclocked, would that shove the performance up high enough to compensate for the med settings.
I dont really have the money to add the , and im kind of ok with med setting in BF2. I don't personally think it's really worth the extra cash for an SLI mobo either. By the time you're unhappy enough about your card's performance to want another one, there'll be a single-card out which will perform better than whatever your SLI setup would be. SLI is only for people who are buying a money-no-object monster gaming rig, and buy both cards at once. Just my informed opinion. That should give you enough cash to get a better vid card.
Well, if you want to encode DVDs in the background while gaming, then Dual core would make sense. What most people define as 'Multitasking' though, isn't really running more than one application at once, it's merely having a few applications open and switching between them.
Only one of them is ever really active at one time. And Web browsing, word processing, playing movies Some people are happy with it around 30, but not me A with a GT will be a much better gaming rig than even a FX with a XT. The graphics card is the real powerhouse for gaming to a point - you don't want to go too crap on the other components, but a or up will be fine. There's also overclocking to consider. If you're willing to overclock by much since you mentioned doing it with the graphics card earlier, I assume you are If you're really going to be constantly encoding DVDs and stuff, then Dual core should be viable But if you're only doing one or two DVDs a week, but spending 5 hours gaming a week, then you'll have more fun by sinking the cash into the graphics card, and leaving it encoding overnight, or while you're out at work, or while you're eating or something.
I can encode video and surf the 'net on my quite acceptably, since 'net surfing takes so little processing power, so it's not like it's totally unusable when doing so anyway. Gigabyte are on the whole fairly decent. As are Abit and Epox. DFI are supposedly the best, but not very beginner-friendly.
The differences are in overclockability and built-in features. They'll all overclock well as a general rule, but some are allegedly exceptional. Don't bother with Asus - they are average quality with premium prices.
I should be getting my Abit KN8 Ultra within a couple of days, or maybe next week damn holidays screwing up the stock replenishment of the site I ordered from GeneticWeapon Jan 5, , 6: But anyway would a , not overclocked eventhough i probably will , perform well in BF2?
Assuming that it would be paired with a gt. ChipDeath Jan 5, , 7: There's gamers on these forums who're still happy with their Geforce4 Ti cards, and they're more 'into it' than most people who own computers! ChipDeath Jan 5, , 5: I'm not sure what all this dual-core bashing is about ChipDeath Jan 5, , We're not bashing dual-core.
We're giving advice based on this particular guy's circumstances. If he had unlimited money then I'd happily agree with him to go dual core, but since he was compromising the GPU for the sake of an X2, and he wants to build a gaming rig, It doesn't make sense here. I hadn't realised that Q4 was patched to take advantage of Dual core A quick search reveals FiringSquad looking at it.
I could do that playably on my old Athlon XP with a Geforce4. Oh look what happens when you crank the Res up to the sort of level a GT will allow, which a XT won't. It becomes exactly the same argument as it would be against getting a high-end Athlon FX chip. For what he wants, he'll have more fun by budgeting more for the Graphics and less for CPU. Dual core would be nice, but not at the expense of the GPU, which is about the most important thing for gaming That's all there is to it.
Unless you're multitasking constantly, the money is MUCH better spent on the videocard. What about dual 's? Any better than a ? ChipDeath Jan 6, , Depending on the game of course.
But would probably also make his PSU blow up. Call me a freak, but I've never actually been remotely interested by SLI apart from on an intellectual level And a single one of these cards is good enough anyway Better to just wait for the next single-slot card IMO.
Too many headaches for too little gain. Trying to get back on topic Just some food for thought. I can see what you guys are saying, so is this setup good? Looks pretty solid to me. Just go ahead and plan on upgrading to 2GB down the road if you're going to be playing Battlefield I think that card is the cheapest one they have on newegg. ChipDeath Jan 6, , 5: Cheapest does not mean best. It has 5 out of 5 eggs on newegg. I havent found anything about the lifetime warenty but that would sure make it better!
Oh and chipdeath thanks for staying up so late. You should get your sleep: Heyyou27 Jan 12, , 8: Jaylaca Jan 19, , 1: I came across this post just looking for info on my card.
I bought it as an upgrade to the onboard MX graphics on the Nvidia mobo. My problem was card size. So the XT was my best option. This card is an 8 pipeline card. I know today this card is old news, but just had to post it somewhere. It found and allowed me to unmask 4 hardware pipelines on the card! Now I have a 12 pipe card. What I noticed was the gaming frame rate fps when up significantly. MayDay94 Jan 19, , 1: Look when this post started.
Don't worry, I had to look at that, too. You did, this thread started 2 years ago. Ask a new question. Graphics Cards Graphics Product. Is this a good graphic card for GTA V? Subscribe to our newsletter.
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Is the Nvidia Geforce XT mb card any good? I looked at the stickies in this forum but i couldnt find anything about this card. I want to use it in a gaming machine paired with an AMD 64 X2 Or should i upgrade for that extra edge? More about nvidia geforce xt mb card good. Flakes Jan 5, , 5: ChipDeath Jan 5, , 6: Do you really need dual core? If it's mostly a gaming rig you'd be much better off getting a single-core processor, and putting the saved cash into the card. Most people really don't need dual core.
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