What video card are you using with Vista?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by David_L6, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. David_L6

    David_L6 OSNN Addict

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    I put together a complete new computer for Vista (just playing it safe - still have my XP machine to use until most of the bugs are worked out of Vista).
    I used an Intel DG965WH motherboard because it has onboard video and that saved me the cost of buying a video card to start with. I had plans and still do of using an add in video card. Just wondering what video cards people that have Vista are using.




    My Vista system:

    Vista Ultimate
    2 X 1 GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
    P4 630 (Only for a couple of more months. I'll be buying a C2D E6700 when prices are dropped in second quarter.)
    Onboard video and sound for now (haven't even hooked up speakers yet.)
     
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  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I have a XFX GeForce 6600 256MB AGP card in my Vista system.
     
  3. NetRyder

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    I have an eVGA 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT in my desktop, and a 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 in my Tablet.
    Both are PCI-e cards.
     
  4. Racer_600

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    I've got an ATI X1900 XTX in my main system running dual DVI.

    Matt
     
  5. Sinster

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    8800gtx
     
  6. emeritus

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    Running a GF 5950Ultra in one and a 7800GS in my main system.
     
  7. David_L6

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    Wow! 5950 Ultra.... I thought that I was the only one that still had one of those.


    Are the 8800's the only cards that are having driver issues with Vista?
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

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    All cards have issues with an OS at some point, As far as the 8800's I hear they are running fine, strange huh ?

    All games on all cards ar going to have a fair number of problems but it wont be one card or one game, it will be like this for 6 month's and it will settle, If you want to game then you need to wait a while with Vista , or put up with the normal problems.
     
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  9. David_L6

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    Not much of a gamer... I have CFS2, FS9, and FSX but I don't have any of them on the computer with Vista. Even if I did play a lot of computer games I have a computer with XP and a 7800GTX.

    Hhmmm.... Maybe I'll move the 7800GTX to the Vista computer and buy an 8800GTX for the XP machine (right after I hit the lottery! :rolleyes: )
     
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    radeon x700pro i got a 4.9 for it...
     
  12. kcnychief

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    Not to be too OT, but how the heck is your system that high? Did you OC your CPU?
     
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    As stated in sig.

    I have no problem running vista so far. However, if this can be associated to to the graphics card (after all the complaints in relation to gaming) then, yes, I'm having a hard time trying to play my favourite CSS on it.
     
  14. madmatt

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    Ha, no. My lowest score was 5.4 * for the 4GB of RAM (which shows up as 3.25GB in the 32-bit OS, but at least my applications run). I scored a 5.5 for my CPU. 5.9 for my WD Raptor X RAID 0 configuration. Here are the scores in color.

    [​IMG]

    * I scored the same on 64-bit with all 4GB of RAM being visible.
     
  15. David_L6

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    madmatt,

    What CPU do you have? I get 4.2 for my P4 630 CPU. That's higher than I expected.

    I get only 1.0 for graphics though.


    EDIT: Never mind... I see in your thread here http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=81724 that you have an E6700.
     
  16. kcnychief

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    That is still an unusually high CPU score, but good for you.

    I get a 5.9 for my Raptor running without RAID, woo.
     
  17. Sinster

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    I only get 5.1

    I have no issues with my 8800.
     
  18. apu95

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    Intel 915GM on my laptop...total crap...I've a 1.0 in the experience thing just cuz Intel won't make WDDM drivers for the chipset :(:(
     
  19. sean.ferguson

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    I am using a Saphire radeon X1300 XT 256MB AGB 8x Card
     
  20. Tweakfiend

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    Sapphire Radeon x1550 256 Mb score 4.8...... overall 4.2