Graphics cards - fast ones.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jon'sLightBulbs, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought a 22 inch display running 1680x1050. Upgraded from 15 in.

    Screen now seems to redraw slower. Methinks the graphics card may be the cause. Currently have a nvidia 5200 agp 128mb. Running on p4 2.6 w/ 768mb ram.

    Now considering upgrading graphics card to 7600 to alleviate slowness in redrawing screen.





    Good idea?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Not exactly regarding apple hardware, but...maybe more ram would help you. The powerbook I am on right now has 64mb vram, and runs my 22" LCD fine.
     
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    In a world crowded with video cards to choose from, the 5200 is not much to write home about...but I've used even older cards on a 20" screen (1680x1050) with no issues - it may not be the video card's fault, although 5200s with 128MB usually use slow, slow VRAM which may be the culprit. Get a 7600 or X1600.
     

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