GeForce 9400gt with 1gb ddr2

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Jonbajo, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Jonbajo

    Jonbajo Member Guru

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    there's an ad in a magazine for a GeForce 9400gt with 1gb ddr2. It's a PCI card, not a PCI-E card. Would this card be an improvement over my current graphics card? (a Gainward BLISS 7800 GS+ 512MB AGP) and if so, how noticeable?
     
  2. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    Its SLOW...

    Its slower than 8600GT and its fast as 6800 so keep away.
     
  3. RS-X

    RS-X Master Guru

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    If possible abandon both of your card. Some things telling me that you game at 1280 X 1024 to 1600 X 900. if you have budget try GT 240 DDR5 cost almost US$ 70 -60 in new egg. Or HD 5670, shippire price is $75.

    It will be huge improvement if you can manage.
     
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    Buy a medium-end PCIe card like RS-X suggested.
     

  5. cliffgamerz

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    Buy 5670 it is really a good card for the price range.
     
  6. WacKEDmaN

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    9400gt is slow as a wet week..and PCI is even slower!

    ive got one! (512mb)
    its about 2 to 3 times slower than my old ATI HD3870
    and its about 12 to 15 times slower than my gtx470!
     
  7. nightwalker342

    nightwalker342 Master Guru

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    You guys missed the most important piece of info in his post. He is currently using an AGP card, which means he does NOT have PCI-e, so no use in even recommending one unless he wants to completely upgrade his system. The best thing he can do is get a AGP card and there aren't many upgrades, which compared to PCI-e is going to limit his choices. A PCI card is going to be MUCH MUCH slower than almost all the AGP cards and extremely slow compared to PCI-e.
     
  8. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    If he can find HD 3850 AGP it would be a nice upgrade over his old 7800GS tho

    Its not more than 30€-40€ used...
     
  9. killerxr290

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    Maybe you should ACTULLY check his mobo, it has both AGP and PCI-E

    Check your facts next time before posting
     
  10. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    Although he is a bit off on the price, he is dead on with this recommendation. The price he mentioned will get you a GT 220 at best. I just picked up the GT 240, with 1GB DDR5 and its great for its price point. The 1GB DDR5 version would put you back about $95 and the 512MB a bit less. Although I would not recommend getting the DDR3 card, with a 128-bit bus.

    Check this deal out actually.... a great price and it would be a huge upgrade for you:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130531&cm_re=gt_240-_-14-130-531-_-Product

    Another thing, don't fall for a really low end card like the one in that magazine touting 1GB of ram. That is just a scheme to fool the consumer into a purchase. It will be useless ram, because you wont be able to run resolutions that even make use of it. DDR2 is very slow ram for a video card.
     
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