PCI-E video card opinions

6 posts / 0 new
Last post
Jon
Jon's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 3 weeks ago
Joined: Dec 20 2003 - 10:38
PCI-E video card opinions

I recently upgraded my AGP-based Socket 775 workstation by buying a used Dell Optiplex GX280, which is a PCI-E based S775 machine. I posted my AGP card (nV 7600GS 256MB) on Cragislist for trade for a similar spec PCI-E and and got responses with a 6600GT and an 8500GT. I dunno which is the better trade. I like the lower power of the 8500GT, but the 6600GT looks like a slightly more powerful card. I don't do a lot of gaming but the i915 video on the GX280 is pretty glacial. Any opinions of, or even offers for, trade?

Jon
Jon's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 3 weeks ago
Joined: Dec 20 2003 - 10:38
I used the wrong link, [url=h

I used the wrong link, try here.

And by lower power of the 8500GT, I meant that it doesn't need an aux power plug to run the card.

eeun's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: Dec 19 2003 - 17:34
Looks like the 8500GT gives y

Looks like the 8500GT gives you a little bit more rendering power:

<br />
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q1-2008/compare,538.html?prod[1603]=on&prod[1557]=on<br />

(had to paste the URL in like this since it uses square brackets that interfered with BBCode)

I had a 6600GT AGP and found it adequate for playing Neverwinter Nights and Morrowind. Both cards should handle that timeframe of gaming well, so I'd even take into account which trade is a closer drive Wink

Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 weeks ago
Joined: Jan 19 2005 - 23:30
i would go something around 8

i would go something around 8600gts or 8800gts. both can be had for cheap now that there are much newer cards out there. refurb's on evga.com for other stuff too.

Jon
Jon's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 3 weeks ago
Joined: Dec 20 2003 - 10:38
If I was going to spend money

If I was going to spend money on one directly I'd certainly go for a nicer GPU, but I'm just in it for a straight swap and it looks like I'm going for the 8500GT.

Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 weeks ago
Joined: Jan 19 2005 - 23:30
8600gts 40 bucks after rebate

8600gts 40 bucks after rebate on newegg... i know im pushy but i thought you should know Smile

Log in or register to post comments