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Ati or nvidea? which is more reliable and well built for dell

Ati or nvidia? I have always had ati products, but I noticed that dell is often shipped with nvidia cards,is there a reason I should want to get an nvidia instead of ati for our dell precision 490? I like the ati fireGL because we're doing a DAW and we don't want a fan on the graphics card (fireGL has a radiator instead of a fan so its great for audio workstations). I don't know if nvidia has a graphics card without a fan like the ATI fireGL...on a sidenote, our ATI fireGL is defective, so I"d have to buy another one...do many people report problems with the ATI fireGL?? we don't care about gaming firepower, for audio workstation, we just want reliable and lots of screen real estate.

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To me it is probably personal preference. I have always like Nvidia, and I have had a couple of systems that had ATI. Nvidia to me seems more stable and more reliable. You might search some sites for benchmark comparisons

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Can i change my driver from nvidia to ati radeon?? guide me please


Why? You will probably screw up your display if the video card is Nvidia. If you have an ATI card then you need software drivers for that type of card.

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I need a vga for window 7 on my dell gx 280


32 or 64 bit ?

If your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it


Click start right click on computer select properties in the left pane device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question exclamation mark ? mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers windows 7 should automatically search for and find the correct driver if it doesn't you will need to download one



http://download.cnet.com/nvidia-graphics-driver-windows/3000-2108_4-10630932.html
This is a WHQL release from the Release 260 family of drivers. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. What's new in this version: Adds support for the newly released GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPUsIncreases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers Adds NVIDIA Update feature 32 bit


http://download.cnet.com/nvidia-graphics-driver-windows/3000-2108_4-10630939.html

This is a WHQL release from the Release 260 family of drivers. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. What's new in this version: Adds support for the newly released GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPUs Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers Adds NVIDIA Update feature 64 bit

http://download.cnet.com/ati-catalyst-software-suite/3000-2108_4-10608736.html This release for all Radeon family products updates the AMD display driver to the latest version. This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability.Windows 7 32bit ATI


if these drivers are not right


http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html


On the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for

tick in either windows software or the all software box


IE: Motherboard name vga driver you might have to try a few times to get it right


Hope this helps.

Dec 01, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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I need a vga for my dell gx 280 and i youase window 7


If your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it


Click start right click on computer select properties in the left pane device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question exclamation mark ? mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers windows 7 should automatically search for and find the correct driver if it doesn't you will need to download one



http://download.cnet.com/nvidia-graphics-driver-windows/3000-2108_4-10630932.html
This is a WHQL release from the Release 260 family of drivers. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. What's new in this version: Adds support for the newly released GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPUsIncreases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers Adds NVIDIA Update feature 32 bit


http://download.cnet.com/nvidia-graphics-driver-windows/3000-2108_4-10630939.html

This is a WHQL release from the Release 260 family of drivers. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. What's new in this version: Adds support for the newly released GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPUs Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers Adds NVIDIA Update feature 64 bit

http://download.cnet.com/ati-catalyst-software-suite/3000-2108_4-10608736.html This release for all Radeon family products updates the AMD display driver to the latest version. This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability.Windows 7 32bit ATI


if these drivers are not right


http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html


On the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for

tick in either windows software or the all software box


IE: Motherboard name vga driver you might have to try a few times to get it right


Hope this helps.

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I CANT RUN NFS CARBON ON MY PC ITS A DELL GX280 WITH 128 MB BUILT IN VGA CARD. WHAT SHOULD I DO? I mean can i run it on the same VGA. Coz it runs NFS Most Wanted and GTA San Andreas Smoothly....


Video Card: A video card with 64 MB memory and one of these chipsets is required:
NVIDIA GeForce3 / NVIDIA GeForce4 (Ti series only) / ATI Radeon 8500.
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported

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Not getting graphics driver


you can get it from
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or if you know exactly what card the computer has you can go get the drivers for it from either www.nvidia.com if its a nvidia card or from www.ati.amd.com if its a ati card.

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ATI verces Nvidia


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Shader 3 compatibility?


Hey,

If you look at this page you can see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_shader#Hardware_Compatability

PS version (pixel shader version supported / compatible)
so that would be for shader 3 requirement

Ati Radeon x1300 to x1950 cards support it Also!
Nvidia Geforce 6 and newer.

The Radeon hd 3xxx and newer support version 4 (everything 1 2 3 4)

well you can see on the list.

If you want a cheap card with just shader 3 support

get ati radeon x1900 or better
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Do you need a place to buy them from?

in the USA - http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=38&name=Video-Cards-Video-Devices

for example, this one is cheap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814140104

But it requires a PCI-E slot on the computer. Looking at your computer you have a agp slot, I think its time to buy a new computer for the newer games.


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Dell Workstation 670 video


Support for ISV-certified PCI Express graphics cards up to 150 watts and with up to 512MB graphics memory including: nVIDIA® Quadro® FX 4500;
nVIDIA Quadro FX 3450; Quadro FX 1400; ATI™ FireGL™ V3100; nVIDIA Quadro NVS 280; All graphics cards support dual monitor configurations
All the info for your pc can be found here..... http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/spec_precn_670_en.pdf

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