Graphic video cards: What do I need to know

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Sigskid02, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. Sigskid02

    Sigskid02 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I want to upgrade my video card for the sims 2. I have an intel(R) Extreme Graphics 82815; should I stay with the Intel brand or does it matter what brand I go with. and is this something I can install myself or do I need a professional?:confused:
     
  2. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Either Nvidia or ATi should be choice in brand. You need to do some research into how much video power and how much money you are looking to spend.

    Top of line Nvidia is the 6800 Ultra around $500, same for the ATi X800 pro platinum. Lower versions of both brands are available at many varied prices, from $50 on up. Of course the more you pay, the more powerful the card, at least most of the time.
     
  3. Sigskid02

    Sigskid02 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    thank you