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PCT Joe
27-10-2009, 09:23 PM
http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=8298

Ive never even heard of one before?
Does anyone know were this fits into the scale of things?

lakewoodlady
27-10-2009, 09:44 PM
Excellent graphics card, son has one in his gaming machine.

LL

Blam
27-10-2009, 10:00 PM
Google is your friend..

http://alienbabeltech.com/main/?p=12024

inphinity
28-10-2009, 08:56 AM
Very entry-level cards. Better option than onboard graphics for basic 3D requirements, but wouldn't touch it if you're actually interested in performance.

wratterus
28-10-2009, 09:00 AM
Not good cards, you are much much better off with a Radeon 4670 if you're looking at that price range, the 4670 is around equivalent to the GTX220 spec wise but is a much better card.

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=7922

http://media.bestofmicro.com/Z/U/226794/original/HAWX%20DirectX%20Anomaly.gif

whellington
28-10-2009, 09:11 AM
A better card at that price range is an Asus EN9600GSO MAGIC/HTDP/512M (requires 6pin though)

http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=377612

inphinity
28-10-2009, 09:16 AM
Wow I just saw how much the 210/220 are, I can't see any reason why you'd ever buy one... kinda expected they'd be $40 for people who get a board without integrated graphics and don't care about how it runs :X

wratterus
28-10-2009, 09:18 AM
A better card at that price range is an Asus EN9600GSO MAGIC/HTDP/512M (requires 6pin though)

http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=377612

I would still go for the 4670 over the 9600 tbh, few reasons. The cards are basically identical grunt wise. The 9600GT is more powerful, but the 9600gso is pretty much identical (and still at least as powerful as the GTX220). The 4670 doesn't require a 6 pin power connector, an will run fine off any half decent 400w PSU. (uses around 75 watts max). It has HDMI out (well the gigabyte one has), and it also supports DX 10.1 (not a major thing though). All of those things are pluses if you are just after a card for your average PC.

The 210/220 are silly cards, not really sure why Nvidia released them TBH unless they are going to cut the price by around 40% - 50% in the near future... :illogical

Hell, just looking at some more benchmarks. Even the 4650 kicks the 220's arse, even the OC'd 220 can't reach it. Bad Nvidia, bad!

whellington
28-10-2009, 10:05 AM
I would still go for the 4670 over the 9600 tbh, few reasons. The cards are basically identical grunt wise. The 9600GT is more powerful, but the 9600gso is pretty much identical (and still at least as powerful as the GTX220). The 4670 doesn't require a 6 pin power connector, an will run fine off any half decent 400w PSU. (uses around 75 watts max). It has HDMI out (well the gigabyte one has), and it also supports DX 10.1 (not a major thing though). All of those things are pluses if you are just after a card for your average PC.

The 210/220 are silly cards, not really sure why Nvidia released them TBH unless they are going to cut the price by around 40% - 50% in the near future... :illogical

Hell, just looking at some more benchmarks. Even the 4650 kicks the 220's arse, even the OC'd 220 can't reach it. Bad Nvidia, bad!

The 4670 is scored 7.0/10 and the 9600GT is scored 9.0/10 in PC world magazine from memory. The verdict on the 4670 was something along the lines of a good contender in the low end market but is slower than the cheaper 9600GT

wratterus
28-10-2009, 10:08 AM
The 4670 is scored 7.0/10 and the 9600GT is scored 9.0/10 in PC world magazine :P

That's the GT though, not the GSO.

9600GSO < 4670 < 9600GT

Do also remember than the 4670 is newer tech, DX 10.1, HDMI and all that jazz. 1GB RAM also. Only a select few 9600s have HDMI out and I don't think they have an onboard audio processor. They are also around $40 - $80 more than a 4670, so you pay for the privilege.

whellington
28-10-2009, 10:14 AM
That's the GT though, not the GSO.

9600GSO < 4670 < 9600GT

Do also remember than the 4670 is newer tech, DX 10.1, HDMI and all that jazz. 1GB RAM also. Only a select few 9600s have HDMI out and I don't think they have an onboard audio processor. They are also around $40 - $80 more than a 4670, so you pay for the privilege.

The 9600GSO beats the 9600GT in everybenchmark

http://lly316.blogspot.com/2008/11/8800gs-vs-9600gso-vs-9600gt-bechmark.html

edit: nvm different vid ram used go with the 4670 - uses less power and 55nm

wratterus
28-10-2009, 10:18 AM
Yeah, there are a few different versions of the GSO as well. I was going off the one you linked to not the one in that review.

Blam
28-10-2009, 11:14 AM
That's the GT though, not the GSO.

9600GSO < 4670 < 9600GT

Do also remember than the 4670 is newer tech, DX 10.1, HDMI and all that jazz. 1GB RAM also. Only a select few 9600s have HDMI out and I don't think they have an onboard audio processor. They are also around $40 - $80 more than a 4670, so you pay for the privilege.

Whatever you do don't get the 1GB model.

IIRC it has a slower clock speed and it probably won't make much of a difference to gaming too..