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Graphic confusion

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by danny_geo, Sep 27, 2004.

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    danny_geo New Member

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    Well, I dunno much abt this graphics card thing just would like to get a few things clear.

    - What are the different parameters that decide the performance for a graphics card? Is it just the memory (128 MB) etc. or are there other things too?
    - Are Radeon cards less compatible with programs than Geforce cards?
    - What is overclocking? What effects does it have on the a) Performance b) the heat production, and the life of the card?

    Please help. Thank You!!!
     
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    Ok one by one dude

    1) Parameters to be considered while purchasing a gfx card:
    Core/Memory speeds, no. of pixel pipelines, other hardware features Brand, Warranty, freebies etc. not necessarily in that order.

    2) No the bloke who told u Radeons are less compatible with games is an idiot. Radeons give better price/performance ratio than the Fx series. However certain games are optimised for the Fx cards, although that doesnt make much of a difference.

    3) Overclocking once considered a L33T art is now practised by everybody. Its the art of taking ur proccy or gfx card speeds beyond their official speeds/ratings.

    Overclocking brings out the best in a gfx cards performance, but not always. Heat production is obviously increased but if u have a good active cooling u need not worry. Life of the card is reduced but with good cooling it doesnt matter much. But then with the Gfx card upgrade cycles who cares abt life of the card ;).

    Hope this helps !
     
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