View Full Version : video card advice

04-18-2010, 05:27 PM
I am making recommendations for a new lab for high school kids running Lightwave and the Adobe products including AE. Last lab, we got an nVidia 9800 GT card. It's working okay. Sometimes we get some funny openGL things going on, but I am pretty happy with it. It seems like I should upgrade at least a little bit. What would be a reasonable upgrade (under $200)? I want to stay with nVidia. I have also been told to buy an EVGA nvidia card. Any opinions would be appreciated.

04-18-2010, 06:18 PM
I have an EVGA card (GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 - 55nm). It's over a year old and I am happy with it.

BUT when you said under 200, I don't know. The current 260 is over 200 and I would rather have a faster better card if I was upgrading now.

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04-19-2010, 07:22 AM
Love my 285, but that's well over your budget tolerance.

04-19-2010, 08:46 AM
I'm using a 9800GT, it works great and I doubt that I could buy a better card for under $200...the next logical step would definitely be a 260, 275 or 285

04-19-2010, 04:58 PM
9800GT here too. The thing is very long and can not put in a 3rd HD in because it will hit it. I think tigerdirect has them for about $100. I use to use 8800 before it was all right. I am looking to upgrade but I need to hit the lotto first.

04-19-2010, 09:35 PM
They are suggesting a Zotac GeForce GTX280 1 GB 512-Bit DDR3 card. I was hoping for evga and don't know much about Zotac. I guess this is a pretty good upgrade from the 9800gt.