Which graphic card?

Croatia (Hrvatska)
July 30, 2008 2:13pm CST
I have nvidia GeForce 2 (64 MB)at home . And I think it's really time to buy a new one. I'm buying a whole new PC. I use AutoCad at work, but I want to be able to use it at home. What is your suggestion?
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Yes. I definitely would suggest that you upgrade your video card. It can handle more textures for your 3D applications and games as well. There are quite a lot of options nowadays and you can find a lot that are cheap. It's becoming more difficult to buy AGP video cards but I think they are still available from most of the distributors. Since you're buying a new PC, opt for the newest motherboard chipset so your motherboard will still be able to accommodate future processors and go with a PCI express mid-stream video card that has at least 256MB.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
31 Jul 08
Have you any exact card on your mind? I prefer nVidia. Or shouldnt I?
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• Philippines
31 Jul 08
That would be fine. Either Nvidia or ATi would be good. A good mid-stream Nvidia video card would be at the 8800 series. An 8800GT with 512MB will be more than enough for any graphics applications/software. If you want a cheaper one, opt for the 8600 series.
• Romania
31 Jul 08
zeroflashx2 is right if you use AutoCad you need a good graphic card.
31 Jul 08
nVidia are definitely a good brand, I'd go for the 8800GT.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
31 Jul 08
Thank you. I was thinking about this one too.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
I had installed a 256MB video card for a CAD user, and he could still feel the sluggishness of screen refresh, it will work yes but it would be better to go for the 512MB. Their price difference anyway is not so great. CAD application are considered high end and resource hungry, compromising one component spell the difference.