chosing a video card


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18 Feb 2006
Im trying to decide between three cards...
3850 256mb @ 190
8800 256mb @ 214
3850 512mb @ 224
(prices in CAD btw)

the other thing im trying to figure out is at what resolution ill be running on. My monitor doesn't support high resolutions so im not sure if 512mb of memory would make a difference.

on viewsonics website it says the optimal resoltion is 1366x768 but later on shows that the maximum resolution is 1280x768.

Lets say i game at 1280x768 (because it's the most the monitor supports), would the 512mb or memory provide a good increase in fps?


Shamus MacNoob

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8 Jan 2002
The 512mb will not give you any benifits in the cards your looking at .. it would slow them down if they loaded 512mb into the ram ... your better of with a 256mb card and I would say take the 8800 series .

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