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Old 08-15-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Recommended Quality Graphics Card for Workstation (Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe)


Greetings,

Planning for a high-performance workstation (Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe). Here is the discussion on the CPU.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hlight=kuphryn

Next, I would like to talk about graphics card (PCI Express).

As mentioned in the post about CPU, I spend much time on developing software, including compiling multiple applications, and watching DVD. Sometimes I play PC games especially RPG and simulation. Great if the graphics card could provide exceptional visual effects when playing games (RPG) and watching DVD.

What are some quality graphics cards that would match well with the new high-performance workstation?

ATI or Nvidia? What quality is the driver software? Which graphics card?

Kuphryn
 
Old 08-15-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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kuphryn,

Have you read this article at THG?
 
Old 08-16-2006, 10:21 PM   #3
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Down to these graphics cards:

ATI Radeon x1600 Pro 512MB PCI-E
GEFORCE 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E

Never bought ATI graphics card. Always bought Nvidia

Nvidia features really stable windows driver software. ATI not as good before radeon driver software.

I have noticed ATI graphics card displays clearer, more accurate images on windows platform. Noticeably better than Nvidia (Geforce 2).

How good is ATI driver software on windows platform - present and future?

ATI: clear, accurate image display

Nvidia: stable driver software and great performance especially games even if hardware is old

Experience says Nvidia. Optimism and desire says ATI.

(Planning DirectX 10 graphics card when available.)

Kuphryn

Last edited by kuphryn; 08-16-2006 at 10:36 PM.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 02:47 PM   #4
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go with the Nvidia, they are easier to install. I have a 7900GT and its nice.
 
  


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