Video Card Upgrade.

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Video Card Upgrade.

Well as it's questionable if I'll ever get the dang laptop I wanted. (And thus no need to buy a wireless router)

I'm taking a look at my upgrade options. I have a nVidia Geforce 6200 /w Turbo Cache 256MB Card. It's good but it's that great. And a 300 Watt PSU.

I want to get at least a 450Watt PSU and a new Gfx card (PCIe).

I've been looking at these boards.
XFX GeForce 6800 Xtreme 256MB
XFX GeForce 6800 Xtreme 512MB
Powercolor Radeon X1600 Pro 256MB
XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX 256MB

I'd like to get a nvidia as ATI has a less then perfect track record with providing drivers to Open Source Operating Systems.

The lower end GF6800 (256MB) is a nice price, but for only an upgrade to 512MB for a bit of money. For a simular price the GF7600 (256MB) looks good too. The 512MB GF6800 has 256-Bit GDDR3 memory to the GF7600s 128-Bit GDDR3. But the GF7600 has a higer core clock (590Mhz) then the GF6800 cards (350Mhz). The Memory Clock diffrence is also in favor of the GF7600. (1Ghz GF6800, 1.6Ghz GF7600)

Does anyone have any advice? To me the GF7600 looks the best.

This is my computer:
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/GMModels/6153/6153nv.shtml
I have replaced the modem /w a Audigy 4, and will be dropping the TV Tuner when I upgrade the PSU and GPU.

The XFX GeForce 7600 GT XXX is also supposed to be bundled with GRAW Biggrin

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Sounds ideal to me, the GeForce seals it

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I am thinking of upgrading my V card also. My MB only has AGP 8X on it, no PCI Express here and no $$$ to get both a new MB and V card.

GeForce 7800 is available in AGP 8X with 256 Mb. That should be light years ahead of my GeForce 5600 AGP 4X with 128 mb.

It is the best AGP 8X card I can find, unless you guys know of a better one ?

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Already Spidey.. I mean one year haven't even gone by since you bought the love of your life. Blum 3

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Nvidia actually make a 7800GS+Silent 512mb!!

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spidey i have a BFG nvidia gforce 256mb 7800OC for sale if you want?

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Hey, you passed right over me.. is it PCI-E or AGP 8X ?

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AGP of course I-m so happy

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_AGP_411.html

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That card comes both in AGP and PCI-E... Shield said on AIM, his one is PCI-E... so I keep looking..

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Crap! I forgot to copy the links to the url tags HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH
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If it's a PCI Express X16 slot one I'll buy it from ya if my mom will let me.

How much would you want for it?

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hmmm I bet a lot :laugh: