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# 40021 23-Aug-2009 20:28
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I have an Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE , am getting an Acer Nvidia Geforce 8500 GT 256 mb card tomorrow .

Will I notice huge performance and FPS gains ?

Other specs -

Intel Pentium IV 3.06 GHz
1.5GB Ram
Windows XP SP3


Help me please ? ? ?

I want to be able to play in 1024 x 800 in Combat Arms , 32 bit quality, smooth FPS .


Is the 8500 a far better card ?


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  # 249941 23-Aug-2009 22:22
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Work on the following (general) rules:

1) First digit is the generation of GPU - so 8xxx series is newer than 7xxx, 9xxx is newer than 8xxx. Later generation GPU's will support more features, which current and future games may demend.

2) When looking at performance, the second digit is more important. The higher the number the better. So a x500 card is a higher performance card than a x300.

3) Models are usually followed with GT, GS, LE or SE. Basically GT > GS > LE > SE.

Based on the above, the 8500 GT exceeds on all of those rules so should perform better than a 7300 LE. So it should help with what you're trying to do.



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  # 249955 23-Aug-2009 23:07
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THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!

That helps heaps with understanding the numbers.

 
 
 
 


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  # 249984 24-Aug-2009 08:31
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Yup, 8500GT will walk over your 7xxx quite happily.
I had a 8500GT and was going to put it in my PC but everyone screamed "nooo" cause Im running dual 7xxx in SLI which beats the single 8500.... I wouldve been losing out.




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  # 250012 24-Aug-2009 09:43
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Is the 8500GT a good card though ?

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  # 250019 24-Aug-2009 10:04
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Yup, good little card, its DX10 compliant as well so Vista/Windows7 gaming should be reasonable for DX10 games.
And if youre getting it for free, defintely cant complain :)




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  # 250406 25-Aug-2009 16:07
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8500GT wastes the 7300 man, you'll notice smooth framerates in most games including COD4 at 1280x1024. I had the 8600GTS and it went well for most games :)
And crysis managed to run alright at medium on DX10 mode vista 64bit




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  # 250477 25-Aug-2009 19:26
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Of course the 8500 is way better, also take in mind the right drivers as well will improve your gameplay. I always get my drivers from www.guru3d.com that are modified for best performance.

As for Combat Arms are there still a zillion players with aimbot in that game? I quite enjoyed it for a while there but the cheaters put me of the game. Not fun when someone can headshot you from the other side of the map lol.




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