[Tfug] Graphics card opinion
steveb7 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 08:13:58 MST 2012
An opportunity pickup a 256M ATI card for cheap was what prompted the
question. Ideally I'd rather yank the Core Duo and upgrade to a Core 2 but
I can't get a definitive answer from Dell. Apparently the 760 will take a
quad core, but it's dependent on the mainboard. Dell had two versions of
the board for the 760. One will take dual and quad core CPU's, but the
other will only take dual core. However, I can't find the relevant info on
how to decipher which board I have now.
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Ammon Lauritzen <allaryin at gmail.com>wrote:
> For general use, Intel makes fine video cards. For any gaming at all,
> however, they are useless. An AMD 3xxx card is 3 or 4 generations old, so
> they work fine for the gaming load of 4-year-old games and are prone to
> strain under anything heavier. If you had an I5 or I7, the onboard video
> card could outperform a dedicated video card that old. But you're running a
> core duo, so the integrated video is probably a few generations behind
> Intel's current models as well.
> So... are you experiencing graphic slowdown? Are you sure it is graphic in
> nature? If so, better video card couldn't hurt. But unless you're doing a
> lot of 3D or games, I can't imagine that you are. And in that case, a newer
> cpu is more likely what you need.
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Steve B <steveb7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> General use. PCI Express (x16 if I recall correctly) in an Optiplex 760
>> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Zack Williams <zdwzdw at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 9:32 PM, Steve B <steveb7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Currently I have an Intel card that I use for video. Would upgrading to
>>>> something like an ATI 34xx card give me any noticeable benefits?
>>> What's your use case (general use, 3D, etc.)? And what form factor card
>>> are you looking at?
>>> - Zack
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