MSI NX 8500 GT DRIVER

Despite the extra frequency, the frame rates that the card averaged in our tests aren’t conducive to smooth game play. In the DirectX 10 test, using the game demonstration Lost Planet, the card averaged a very low score of 12fps at a resolution of x and medium image quality settings. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. During our testing the videocard ran pretty quietly though. These results indicate that this card won’t be able to comfortably play taxing DirectX 9-based games, unless the resolution is turned down and image detail is reduced. Entry Level DirectX 10 Gaming? There are a lot of entry level videocards that claim Microsoft Windows Vista compatibility, but you’d be wise to shop carefully otherwise you could end up with something that’s based on DirectX 9.

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In the DirectX 10 test, using the game demonstration Lost Planet, the card averaged a very low score of 12fps at a resolution of x and medium image quality settings.

MSI NXGT-TDE Geforce GT Videocard Review –

R, at a resolution of x and with 4x anti-aliasing enabled, the card averaged 28fps frames per second. MSI equip the videocard with a compact aluminum heatsink and tiny 50mm fan. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Company of Heroes is the first DirectX 10 game available, and a great game to start on.

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It’s also a good card to go for if you’re planning on building a media centre PC. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Despite the extra frequency, the frame rates that the card averaged in our tests aren’t conducive to smooth game play. View our privacy policy before signing up. There are a lot of entry level videocards that claim Microsoft Windows Vista compatibility, but you’d be wise to shop carefully otherwise you could end up with something that’s based on DirectX 9.

The card doesn’t get too hot, it doesn’t require supplemental power, and it’s got a relatively quiet fan and heat-sink assembly. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Entry Level DirectX 10 Gaming?

For processing pixels, the GT has only 16 parallel pipelines. Even if you’re only a casual gamer, a DirectX 10 videocard gives you access to a ht of the eyecandy in the latest game titles, and that’s not always so with a DirectX 9. In comparison, the GT has 32 pipelines.

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These results indicate that this card won’t be able to comfortably play taxing DirectX 9-based games, unless the resolution is turned down and image detail is reduced. This means that it can render approximately half the amount of pixels per second that the GT can – as was shown in our tests.

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About Us Employment Privacy Policy. I need power and lots tt it. To top things off, if you know where to look you can find a good DirectX 10 class videocard that wont break the bank. Even if you’re only a casual gamer, a DirectX 10 videocard gives you access to a lot of the eye candy in the latest game titles, and that’s not always so with a DirectX 9.

The former is sufficiently powerful to run Windows Vista, but in the long term you’re better served by a videocard that is fully DirectX 10 compliant. It’s safe to say that this card shouldn’t be considered if you’re after an inexpensive card purely for gaming, but it’s a decent mso inexpensive option for an entry-level PC that runs Windows Vista.

During our testing the videocard ran pretty quietly though. If you’re interested in gaming and want to push the NXGT-TDE videocard, use ,si money you saved on this entry level part and pick up the latest game title. MSI traditionally bundles a lot of software with its videocards, but in this case don’t expect much. Would you buy this? Running the test at x, the card scored 19fps.

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