PCI Graphic Cards

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Radeon HD 4890 Vapor-X 2048 MB
Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 Vapor-X 2GB

RAM: 2048 MB; Cooling Solution: Active; PCI; Processor clock speed: 870 MHz; Shader model …

"... The Sapphire Vapor-X is a great bit of kit that, as we've shown, really does cool very well. ... Even at 70% the fan produced a much more pleasant hum than the stock coolers whir. …

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Ageia Physx PPU
BFG Tech Ageia Physx

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"PhysX demonstrates the power of physics hardware, but it's let down by games support. Until there's a title that requires one of these cards, you're better off putting the

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More information at: Pocket-lint.co.uk, 1/2007 AGEIA PhysX PPU graphics card The concept of a dedicated add-on card just for gamers really isn’t anything new. Heck, who didn’t go out and buy a dedicated graphics accelerator to get the best out of Quake and similar games 10 years ago, just as soon as they had the available cash? The point is, if you want to get the best out of a game visually speaking then you need to throw all the graphics processing power you can get your hands on at it. Trouble is, we still want more realism when blowing up a building or torching a tank. So where do we go to get it? … to review

GeForce 8500 GT TurboForce Ultra Edition
GigaByte GV-NX85T256HP

RAM: 256 MB; PCI; Processor clock speed: 600 MHz; DirectX version: 10; Shader model version: …

"... It is a solid low end card made to function at a higher level. The Gigabyte GeForce 8500 GT TurboForce Ultra Edition is quiet and powerful enough for casual gamers to have a bit of …

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Diamond BizView BV200

PCI

"... The BV200 has a much older core and cannot support anything newer than DirectX 8.1. ..."

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E-Geforce 7900 GT CO Superclock 256MB
EVGA E-Geforce 7900 GT CO Superclock (256 MB)

PCI

"Performance is very close to the XFX, and around 15-20 per cent faster than a stock clocked 7900 GT. ..."

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The PCI bus was the previous standard for all add-on card in PCs. PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect, the standard ws developed in 1993 by Intel to allow users to change and upgrade PC components with other standard models. PCI replaced the ISA bus, which was a 16bit bus. PCI offered faster speeds and thus allowed 3D graphics cards to be fully exploited for the first time. 3D graphics demand a lot of data to successfully recreate full 3D worlds on the computer screen and as resolutions were getting also getting higher the amount of information being sent between hard drive, processor, RAM and graphics card was also increasing rapidly. Without a dedicated graphics card games could only manage paltry frame rates or would not run at all. The PCI bus was a great stride forward for IBM compatible computers but has sadly been superseded by the much faster AGP and PCI-E buses, still, ten years at the top wasn't bad.