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Based on all the bad comments I have been reading on the forum about NVIDIA Gary, I'm not sure I would want another one. $69 bucks is certainly a low ball cost for a decent card though.

Do you suppose this new 8400 GS will be any better than my NVIDIA 7900GS ??

 

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Bad comments? If you're talking about the still image problem in Videowave, I wouldn't consider that much a problem.

 

The new line supports DirectX 10 for Vista. The 7900GS does not.

 

Yeah, I thought you were the first one that brought up a problem with the jerkiness or slight movement of the photos when run in Videowave. And it was a big problem as far as you were concerned at that time. And I thought after that there were many threads talking about that and the basic suggestion I got from everyone, was that it was do to the NVIDIA video card and drivers as opposed to an ATI card. I think Bruce was pretty adiment about that.

 

Or maybe I'm thinking of something else.

 

The new line supporting DirectX is certainly a good step if you are running Vista. No doubt.

 

Frank...

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Based on all the bad comments I have been reading on the forum about NVIDIA Gary, I'm not sure I would want another one. $69 bucks is certainly a low ball cost for a decent card though.

Do you suppose this new 8400 GS will be any better than my NVIDIA 7900GS ??

 

Frank...

 

If you're looking for a good card, skip the 8400's and move up to the 8600's. You can get a DX10 capable MSI 8600 GTS OC (factory overclocked) card for around $150 at newegg. I've been playing World in Conflict (heavy graphics) without any hiccups.

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Yeah, I thought you were the first one that brought up a problem with the jerkiness or slight movement of the photos when run in Videowave.
Not really a problem for me because I don't use 3D transitions much. 99% of the time I use disolves only. I'm just a voice for those that do . :)

 

The new nVidia DirectX 10 line so far 8400, 8600 and 8800

The new ATI DirectX 10 line so far HD2400, HD 2600 and HD2900

 

ATI is usually is a little more expensive. I haven't seen the HD2400 under $100 yet.

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Just keep in mind that if you ever want to play with Linux, the ATI cards probably won't work while nVidia cards will.

 

They do, they do :lol:

 

I'm using an ATI X300 and it works great :P

 

You have to remember tho that the 'proper' drivers are close source binaries and the nVidia one after a reboot will toss up messages about it 'tainting the kernel'

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