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#1 Zod

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:34 AM

Would moving up to a 1 gig card from a 256 meg card give me much improvement with 2d applications?

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:22 AM

Doubt it. I'm sure upgrading your card in general will see some improvements, but all things the same, more memory won't really help that much. Video memory is mainly(could say exclusively) used for textures.

I know Vista uses video hardware for stuff, but I don't know how much that'd be a factor(my guess is very little).

#3 Jgigs

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:25 PM

It would offer no improvement.

#4 jdl

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:43 PM

It would offer no improvement.


but... a card with only 256 is OLD. getting a new/current 1 gig card would be a great improvement.

#5 Zod

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 01:56 PM

I ended up getting a nvidia overclocked 9800 series card and the new call of duty game with a new 24 inch lcd

sweeeet

#6 Jgigs

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 02:02 PM

but... a card with only 256 is OLD. getting a new/current 1 gig card would be a great improvement.


256 is old. But the question was, would it improve 2d apps? The answer to that question is no there would be 0 improvement.

#7 jdl

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 02:57 PM

256 is old. But the question was, would it improve 2d apps? The answer to that question is no there would be 0 improvement.


you must always see the real question. It wasnt really will it improve, it was to validate if he should buy a new toy, and the answer to that is always yes.

also, should have bought an ati 4870 or an nvidia 260/280 over the 9800 with a 24"

#8 Ranucci's Big Butt BBQ

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:23 PM

I just got the ATI HD3850 and it runs pretty nice. Not sure on the Nvidia cards as I have always used ATI. Would have gotten a nicer card but that it the limits for an old agp set-up.

I will own your ass in COD5

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:29 PM

2D Image quality will vary by card, something newer/better might improve IQ on that 24 incher, definately when gaming.
OK, now that you're running wide screen how about a wide screen Huddle? :D

#10 Zod

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:51 AM

I just got the ATI HD3850 and it runs pretty nice. Not sure on the Nvidia cards as I have always used ATI. Would have gotten a nicer card but that it the limits for an old agp set-up.

I will own your ass in COD5


Which one is that?

I have COD 4 and COD world at War which is awesome.

#11 Ranucci's Big Butt BBQ

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:42 AM

COD5 is World at War.

I'm going for my prestige mode.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:02 AM

COD5 is World at War.

I'm going for my prestige mode.


negative, COD5 is coming out soon, World at war is world at war.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:21 AM

http://en.wikipedia..../Call_of_Duty_5

#14 Zod

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:23 AM

COD5 is World at War.

I'm going for my prestige mode.



Bring it homeboy

#15 Zod

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:23 AM

I hate the friggin dogs in that game.


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