New Video Card

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  1. DSAzeppelin

    DSAzeppelin New Member

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    so I am needing a new video card that is Dual-Link DVI supported for the monitor that I bought.

    I'm an animator, use a lot of programs like Maya, Zbrush, Real Flow...etc. And also do a lot of video editing and compositing.

    I do play video games aswell, so I want a nice video card that can handle all the animation stuff and games...etc.

    So I was leaning at these two:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130061

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130065

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    I don't have TOO much money to be spending, so thats why I'm sofar looking at those two.

    Would either of those be a smart/safe purchase, or is there something better out there for a good price?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I love eVga video cards. (I'm running a 7900GT superclocked eVga)
    Their warranty is great and their customer support is as well.

    If it was me, I would get the 7950gt. It's a little bit faster.

    Plus the 7900GTO card is about the thickness of a book.
     
  3. DaKoreanGuy

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    Hmm..the GTO is faster actually by 100mhz core but the 7950GT can be oc'd to hit nearly 7900GTX levels. The 7950GT has the better memory too.

    7950GT = 24 Pipes at 550mhz core
    7900GTO = 24 Pipes at 650mhz core
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    Remember, a red circuit board adds 100MHz!
     
  5. DSAzeppelin

    DSAzeppelin New Member

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    I'm glad you guys approve of these.

    These two were the least expensive video cards I could find that had these specs...all the other seem to jump right up to $399-$500(ATI/Nvidia cards)
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, I see that. I was looking at the memory speed, which is faster on the GT card.

    Well if you can accommodate a telephone book in your build, then what the heck. Go with the GTO.
     

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