Im getting a new pc guys but the gfx card it comes with is the Nvidia Gforce210 gfx card. Im currently running in my older machine the Nvidia 9400GT. Should i swap them round and put the 9400 in the new machine or not ? Basically i guess the question im asking is what card is better ?
Any incite will b appreciated.
If you already have a geforce 210, then the decision is up to you. The geforce 210 is worse than the 9400gt, but both are pretty poor anyway, and the 210 offers much better power consumption numbers. However, if you don't, then don't bother. The 9400GT performs quite a bit better than the 210, and the 210 is pretty expensive for what it offers to boot.
I would use the 9400. But if your going to be doing a lot of gaming you'll probably find yourself wanting to upgrade to something better.
Are you getting it from a local shop or online? If it's by chance being built at a local shop, ask if you can take your 9400 in and have them install that instead of the 210. This would likely only be an option and/or cost effective if it's NOT a prebuilt custom or brand name PC. If there's no option for that, take out the 210, sell it if you can, and put it and anything you may be able to get out of the 9400 into a better card when you can. The 210 is only about a $40 card, so the most you'd get out of it is 20-30 bucks probably. The 9400s start at about $50, and are better, but as mentioned, not a whole lot. Neither are what you'd call gaming cards. If you sold both you'd have maybe $60 toward a better card, and you can get a fairly good one for only $100.
The actual PC im getting is this
Multimedia PC MEDION® AKOYA® E4355 D MEDION® AKOYA® E4355 D (MD 8341)
Decided im going to swap out the GFX card to my old NVIDIA 9400 GT. The processor isn’t bad. May upgrade the GFX card again l8r on. 1 of the reviews I read says its not bad but nothing 2 special well that’s the impression I get from reading it Multimedia PC Medion AKOYA E4355 D LiquidSilver lol. Still it’s a step up from my current machine aka it will run circles round it so to speak.
Whats ur opinions on this machine? Do bare in mind its only costing me £399.99
Considering my machine atm is
Duel core 1.60GHZ , 1.60GHZ 2GB DDR 2 RAM G FORCE 9400 GT (putting in the new machine in place of the NVIDIA® GeForce® G210 DirectX® 10 graphics card) 150GB Harddrive Also Running windows XP SP2 (gr8 operating system if u ask me)
It's not bad. Apart from graphics, it's decidedly better than the system you have now. In that case, I would probably sell both the 9400GT and the 210 and buy yourself a better card, like the 4670 or something.
Only thing I can say about that sys spec is it has a large HDD for the price, but it doesn't list PSU wattage. Keep that in mind when picking out a new GPU to upgrade to. If the new GPU has a power socket, your PSU may not have enough amps on the 12v rail for it.