256MB 128MB?

  dumb_haddik 17:47 17 Mar 06
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I AM CURRENTLY BUILDING A COMPUTER AND HAVE HIT A PROBLEM. I AM UNSURE AS TO WHETHER GET A 256 GRAPHICS CARD OR A 128. I HAVE SEEN 128s FOR ABOUT £90 AND SOME 256s FOR approx. £60.

IT MAY BE A STUPID QUESTION, BUT WHICH IS BETTER.

PS. CAN YOU RECCOMEND A GOOD BUDGET GRAPHICS CARD FOR A HOME PC AT A PRICE OF AROUND £50-70. thx

HADDIK

  DrScott 17:58 17 Mar 06

256MB should generally be better. The price difference may be down to whether it's a PCI-E card or AGP.

  dumb_haddik 18:00 17 Mar 06

MY MOTHERBOARD IS AN

ASRock K8NF4G-SATA2

CAN IT SUPPORT EITHER, AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE, ALSO WHICH WOULD BE BEST

  Devil Fish 18:12 17 Mar 06

click here

appears to be pci express

  Mr Beeline 18:12 17 Mar 06

Your board supports PCIe graphics cards only.

Though it already has its own integrated graphics on he board already. Mind you, pretty much any dedicated graphics card is going to be better.

About the best you will get in that price range would be something like a 6600GT, though you would probably be looking at a 128MB version. A 256MB version would be around £120.

Try having a look at a site like click here to give you an idea of price. In that price range I would just pick something you fancy.

  dumb_haddik 18:19 17 Mar 06

THANKS FOR THE HELP. I SHALL BUY A PCI CARD SOON. PS. THE WEBSITES WERE HELPFUL.

  David4637 19:06 17 Mar 06

PLEASE DON'T USE CAPITALS - ITS SHOUTING!

  dumb_haddik 15:58 18 Mar 06

sorry

  DrScott 16:58 18 Mar 06

Make sure it's PCI-EXPRESS and not just a PCI card - there's quite a huge difference!

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