I have been wondering about this as of late:
Most games require better and better graphics cards (fortunately not so GW). Graphics cards that are more powerful, consume a lot more energy also. I think by now the high-end graphics cards are consuming more powers than dual cores! PSUs and CPUs on the other hand are starting to consume less energy than their predecessors.
So I am wondering what are the criteria you use to buy a graphics card?
The reason I am asking is that I think it's currently nearly impossible to find "energy conscious" cards (ak cards with built-in "cool-n-quite" technology). So I am wondering if there is a market for this at all in this gaming community.
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02-07-2007, 10:09 #1
Which "Graphics" card user group do you belong to?
Last edited by Thalanor Thornhale; 02-07-2007 at 10:15.
02-07-2007, 10:21 #2
Good idea for a post but .... too much options in that poll my friend.
For me there are only two options:
- My pockets are full.
- My pockets are empty.
You can easily change the poll question to: How much MONEY you have?
Last edited by NeHoMaR; 02-07-2007 at 10:33.
02-07-2007, 10:26 #3
--> Tech forum?
I have a GeForce 6800 - I like the niche that's above the midrange, but not totally high-end either. The "performance" sweet spot, I think it's called.
02-07-2007, 10:34 #4
02-07-2007, 10:35 #5
6600GT, had it for ages, plays all my games fine, bit of tweaking and I can even get Oblivion looking lovely"Paranoia means having all the facts."
02-07-2007, 10:41 #6
I am running 2 7900 GS SLI, both overclocked. I have yet to play a game where this wasn't more than enough.
02-07-2007, 10:47 #7
02-07-2007, 11:05 #8
*checks control panel*
ATI Radeon 9600 PRO 128mb
No idea how old that is, probably some years, but it has been running GW and other games pretty smoothly. I usually seek performance by running things on minimal settings rather than trying to stay on the cutting edge by buying new graphic cards.
02-07-2007, 11:08 #9
atm I'm using a 'Nvidia Geforce 4 440 Go 32MB'
yup I'm playing GW on a laptop and it pulls GW like a charm.
But I fear that I may have to get a new computer when GW2 comes, and with my limited amount of money I don't think I'll be able to build a new computer any time soon :-/
02-07-2007, 11:09 #10
Back in the days, I bought a Radeon 9100 to sub my (very) old GF2mx.
Now, I'd like to change my system, but I suspect the video card won't be a top tier one. It will be enough to play the current titles at decent framerate and support current and future standards (DX, shading...).