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trayton December 25, 2008 09:14 PM

Whats my best option
 
Alright I've got quite a few video cards and 3 systems that I like to always keep running :

1 is mine and is mostly used for gaming
2 is my wifes and is mostly used for music and browsing and the odd game here and there for herself or kids
3 is my kids (mostly my son who is young but plays tons of games) I also use this machine as a download machine.

my question is whats my best option video card wise!

1 : Palit 8800 GT Sonic 512MB
1 : Diamond 3870 512MB
2 : Zotac 9600 AMP 512MB
1 : KFA2 9600 GT OC 512MB
2 : 8800 GTS 320MB

I do have the option on my machine (the gaming one) to use SLI as well as one of the other machines All are running atleast 2GB of RAM, can run Vista or XP (x86 or x64) and CPU's are the following
AMD 9850
AMD 6000+
AMD 4200+

Thanks in advance for any advice on what my best setups would be graphic card wise!

geokilla December 25, 2008 09:33 PM

Your computer gets the 9600GT SLI.

Your wife should get the AMD 4200+ along with a Diamond 3870.

Your son should get the 8800GTS.

All should be running Folding@Home.

Hope it helps :D

P.S. I assume the 6000+ and 4200+ are dual cores?

trayton December 25, 2008 09:50 PM

Yes dual cores, I was thinking something along that line except Tomshardware (trying to figure it out lol) I think shows the : Palit 8800 GT Sonic 512MB
as being the fasted card mind you thats a single card and not SLI! So I guess 2 9600's might beat it out?

JD December 25, 2008 09:56 PM

Personally I'd use the 8800GT in the gaming PC since SLI doesn't work in every game so having a single faster card would benefit all games.

For the wife, 9600GT. Whichever is cooler/quieter.

For your son, either the HD3870 or 8800GTS 320MB or maybe even the other 9600GT. I think all the cards are fairly close performance wise. Try them all out I guess, run some games (the one's your son plays) and see which performs the best. If the games don't have built in benchmarks, use FRAPS to see the FPS.

Silvgearx December 27, 2008 08:28 PM

  1. powercolor 4850 for pure gaming PC or another branded cheaper version $157 after MIR at the egg
  2. Asus 8800gs for the odd games for the wife $50 after MIR+Price match at ncix
3. Asus 8800gs or the palit 3870 for the boy $70 after MIR at ncix

:haha:

Chilly December 27, 2008 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geokilla (Post 131436)
Your computer gets the 9600GT SLI.

Your wife should get the AMD 4200+ along with a Diamond 3870.

Your son should get the 8800GTS.

All should be running Folding@Home ON GPU's and Rosetta@Home ON CPU's.

Fixed + This. /end thread.


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