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  1. #1

    Default Video Card Question


    I'm looking at two different video cards in roughly the same spec Laptop:

    1 - 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7800 Go graphics card, PCI-Express x16
    2 - 128MB DDR ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 graphics card, PCI-Express x16

    Will I notice a huuuuuuuuuuuuge difference in the GeForce over the ATI?
    Or am I better spending the money on RAM or a faster HDD???

    Cheers in advance,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    Video card performance is not vital in video editing (re most apps). So you'd be better with the 128 Meg card and more CPU power/RAM/HDD. It depends on what else you want to do with the computer and if video editing is your only goal, how much do you think your time is worth.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Manchester, UK


    If you're gaming, the 7800 kicks the snot out of the X300. If you're just video editing though, you may as well save your money, stick with the x300, and spend a bit more on more RAM/HD space.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Uhrichsville Ohio


    yes if your gaming i agree with ^ him.... but, if your going to get the new premiere pro 2.0, it uses the gpu to render (freaking awesome feature, i got it and it uses my x1800xt to its fullest!!!) however, ram and HDD space are best!
    Mac G5 workstation with 4 gigs of ram, 4x250 gig drives in raid 5. High availability cluster server running centos for a server. 2xCanon GL2 cameras.

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