i have been wondering what kind of graphics card i should get. i was looking at the 8800 gts and seen they are really popular. but also the 9800. im going to have SLI so what card should i consider to have? im really big with video editing and occasionally some games like medal of honor. my case is going to be a armor lcs and my mother board is a nforce 780i sli 775 a1 with a quad core intel. so what is my best option? also im going to have a water cooling system in there so should i consider water cooling my graphics cards or no?
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8800gts if you play just a few games and 9800 if you are a serious gamer.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
I was going for an ASUS 680i Nforce chipset motherboard, but all reviews say the chipset runs very hot before overclocking, so spent be bit more time and decided on the Asus P5K Premium motherboard, but that doesn't support SLI though but does squeeze more overclocking and works better with the Intel chips
I'm going with the Intel Q6600 Go Stepping quad core as I do intend to overclock anyway and have bought the ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme as thats come across as one of the best CPU coolers wsithout going water cooling
As yet there is really no software that uses the GPU of the GFX cards for video editing unless you go with a GFX card designed purely for video editing and thats plenty of money as its software and hardware based to work together
Apparently the next release of PhotoShop does use the GPU and it makes editing massive images very fast and in real time and gives a big increase in speed
As for water cooling try these links I've looked at as watercooling kits that would probably suit my needs sometiem in the future
The Swifttech H20-220 Compact and teh next model up in their range look very good value for money and unless you go crazy with overclocking seem to be ideal, but may struggle with two GFX cards and the CPU
Not a pretty picture at NVDA. Stock is down 30% this month due to late new products and heat failures on the current line.
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The Adobe apps have been using GPUs for acceleration for years. They're called workstation video cards. For a while you could hack your GeForce into a Quadro but the engines have grown apart in recent years. You ever wonder why Quadros cost so much? They are built with instruction sets and hardware made for workstation applications. I doubt Adobe is suddenly going to create something that works with consumer cards anytime soon. Besides Photoshop is mostly 2D editing and the limited 3D effects it does use are pretty tame when compared to Lightwave or something. If they do implement something to take advantage of consumer GPUs it isn't going to be much.
If this new machine is for video editing then you only need the cheap card. Video editing isn't GPU-intensive at all, at least not on the consumer side of things. SLi would be complete overkill on a video workstation. However for gaming the 8800GTX in SLi is one of the best economic setups available. Or you may want to wait for the upcoming 9800GTX+. Don't get one of the new GX-series cards yet, they're not quite mature yet.FB-DIMM are the real cause of global warming
Go for an Amd 4850, cheap and Good, doesnt heat up everything, doesn't require in-line nuclear generator(power)
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well im still in high school for my last year thank god and im going to do our schools senior video. im very familiar with preimre cs3 but my current pc has vegas and i like it alot. im not going to be a hard core gamer but im planing to do alot of small and big video eddtinig projects. but should i get two cards or just not waste my money and use one. i have the money for two cards im just deciding whether the 8800 or the 9800 is better. im probably going to wait for the new 9800 model so ill keep on reserching
also i had a question. if im going to have two 9800 will i have room to put in a SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Platinum on my mother board 780 i sli
Don't bother with two if you aren't going to be a "hard core gamer", spend the cash on something else. Right now a single 9800 is plenty to play any game on the market and should last at least a year or two before it needs replacing. They also will have PhysX acceleration built-in once the driver is released (you can use the beta version now if you need it) so that will help some games that take advantage of that.
Another thing to consider is that SLi does not support dual displays so if you ever want to add a second display to your video editing machine you'll have to disable SLi everytime between gaming and work. That's the major reason I didn't choose to go SLi.FB-DIMM are the real cause of global warming
No reason to buy more than a single 8600GT for your video projects. Don't waste money.
If you really wanted to go the video/animation route (future), you would forget about games, SLI and GeForce.
You would consider Quadro for vector processing and forget games outright. Don't overinvest in gaming hardware.
Originally Posted by edDV
Games ? Forget it, no interest. In that prior thread, we were talking about the ability to play back different levels (?) of HD video. But, I might even be willing to sacrifice that, in this case. I do want to be able to run a lot of the kind of video apps commonly discussed here, with a good view of what I'm doing. Other than that, I'd say the major relevant factors here are: low heat, a lower current draw from the PSU, and (hopefully) much better video than you'd get from the built-in video chip found on some of these models. (This particular one has none, so I have to put a video card in there.) And pretty good reliability.
It needs to be PCI-E. ATI would be a preference. It does not need to be a current model. (I see a lot of models that were discontinued at Newegg etc., available for sale on Ebay, and elsewhere.) Given these parameters, how might your recommendations change ?
Oh, one other question: PCI-E came in when ? The 2006 models ?
Not sure of the current SFF (micro) motherboard options but if h.264, etc. playback isn't needed, the current mobo graphics chips run cool and can probably handle MPeg2 HD playback. This will reduce alot of heat and power demand that is better directed to a larger multicore CPU for processing. Go with the minimal display chip solution that you need.
Also look to eSATA to get the active project (not the OS) drive heat out of the box. These things run hot.
Originally Posted by edDV
I know that -- even if based on the same graphics chip -- different vendors' design implementations are going to differ, in regard to the factors I cited. But let me toss out a few general examples for you. (I can get more specific, if necessary.) Might any of these fall in line with what I was looking for ?
Radeon x800 series, or x700 series.
Radeion x1650 series.
ATI 1800 XT
Radeon 9600 Pro or 9700 Pro.
HD 2600 series
(Brands would be like Sapphire or Powercolor, to name a couple.)
In non-ATI (mostly Nvidia chips ?):
Leadtek PX6600 GT
7100, 7200, or 7300 series
7600, 7800, or 7900 series (like EVGA 7900 GT)
All of these would have fans -- hopefully not excessively noisy ones -- rather than being fanless designs.
I did not pick these examples out of a hat, but had other reasons for considering them . . . .
Many of these still might not meet the criteria I described, but I'm inclined to think that the 8600 or 8800-based cards are for sure going to run hot and suck up too many watts ?
Assume about 256M of RAM onboard any of these cards. I don't want to be leeching away system RAM for the video.
All of these cards have power consumption specs. *
Other than OS drive, the others inside can hold data. Just spin them down while doing heat intensive work.
This assumes you have a heat problem.
*A clear clue the video card is a heat hog is a power connector other than the PCIe-AGP bus.
so i should just buy one 9800 and thats it? im thinking about getting a second monitor so yeah but my other question that was not answered will the sound card that i listed above work with a 780i sli evga mother board?
Pretty sure that Creative Labs sound card is going to work just fine with that gaming board. It has a PCI slot to put it in doesn't it?FB-DIMM are the real cause of global warming
You haven't defined what the card will need to play. Choose for power consumption. The x800 may not play 1080i HD preview but probably will. You want minimal required performance vs. heat generated.
He's referring to the GeForce 9800, not the Radeon 9800. The nVidia card is nearly-current gen and can run pretty much anything. Power consumption on mine hasn't been bad at all considering what else is in the box.FB-DIMM are the real cause of global warming
Originally Posted by romanstopme
Originally Posted by edDV
well the sound card is not for sound editing its for watching movies