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    What do you all consider the "best" nvidia card for gaming that has a TV out port?

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    Nvidia fx5900-5950. But for your system..i don't think its going to keep up with the cards. You should look into upgrading that first
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrex
    What do you all consider the "best" nvidia card for gaming that has a TV out port?

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    Firstly do ya even have an AGP slot on that mobo? :?:
    Secondly I don't really think that there'd be much point in you goin' any higher than a GF4 Ti series card in that setup if ya do have an AGP slot.
    But do get back to us with better hardware details like speed of CPU and motherboard make and model.

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    either the Radeon 9800Xt either the FX5950Ultra are the best graphic cards in the market right now... well off course they're also the most expensive... :smokin: if u got money u can have everythin right? : party ha

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    I take it from the setup that its not a game machine, so anything like a 5800+ or 9700+ is a bit silly, as for the cost you could get a decent motherboard, CPU and ram (and probably a cheap video card to).

    Be carefull of the new FX 5700Ultra Cards- the TV out is apprently dodgy on Albatron cards, and isn't great on any of them. But considering that you've got a P3 550, its probably not the best idea to get one of them anyhow. (Still to much money)

    I would get a cheap FX (5200/ 5600XT/ 5600) if you just wanted to hook it up to a TV, or maybe even look at a cheap ATI card, as I have heard (but never seen) that they have better TV out.

    You also might want to be carefull, as the modern AGP cards might have a problem in your board, depending on the chipset.

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    Wait a minute here, where does he say what speed his pIII is? For all we know it could be anywhere between 450 and 1400. We don't even know system specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus7001
    Wait a minute here, where does he say what speed his pIII is? For all we know it could be anywhere between 450 and 1400. We don't even know system specs.
    Or if he even has an AGP port, he could be usin' an i810 mobo with a PIII 450.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus7001
    Wait a minute here, where does he say what speed his pIII is? For all we know it could be anywhere between 450 and 1400. We don't even know system specs.
    Even if it was a PIII 1400MHz, it wouldn't justify anything faster than a Ti4200 IMO.

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    Even if it was a PIII 1400MHz, it wouldn't justify anything faster than a Ti4200 IMO.
    Where do people get these ideas from? Ok I got a question for you. How about a p4 1.7 or 1.8? What card would you say is justifyable for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus7001
    Where do people get these ideas from? Ok I got a question for you. How about a p4 1.7 or 1.8? What card would you say is justifyable for that?
    The simple fact (backed up by benchmarking) is that if your processor (and maybe memory) is too slow, the powerful video card is bottlenecked by the processor and thus you won't gain much performance. I, for one, cannot justify purchasing a 400$ video card if all you gain is like 5fps in games. The only real gain that comes is the ability to use more sophisticated features (for example DX9 based) of the card, and even them are probably wasted because the game won't run well enough to enjoy them. Your powerful video card will just be sitting there and waiting for instructions on what to do since the processor is lacking behind. In fact it's generally more useful to have more powerful processor than the other way around. A good setup is a balanced one. And to answer your question, my answer for a Ti4200 is just a personal estimate based on my experience with computer tweaking and by no means is it a perfect answer, just trying to help the person who asked the question by giving a somekind of estimate. For a p4 1.7 or 1.8 of course a more powerful card would be in order, I'd probably go with some DX9 based card, maybe a 9600XT or even a 9700pro. IMHO the guy should update his other hardware, ie. processor, mobo & memory first, but if he insists on buying a new video card, Ti4200 would be absolute maximum IMHO.

    Now to give you some more concrete info: I used to have a Athlon 1GHz (100FSB, eff. 200) coupled with a ATI rage pro 32MB and I scored about 4000 3dmarks (sorry, using a synthetic benchmark as I can't remember any other examples), IIRC actually less than that. Then I updated my video card to Ti4200 and of course I was waiting for a significant gain only to be disappointed that I could score around 6500. What I learned was that my processor was severely lagging behind and after updating my mobo/memory and processor (NF7, 2500+, DDR400) I could easily without any tweaking score in excess of 10000points. Probably people here could give more specific and informative answers than I, but I'm sure most agree with this point: if the setup isn't balanced you're wasting your hardware! : )

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