Thread: New game card?
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 16
02-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Originally Posted by Superpoo
Well let's assume I don't have the money for a new computer or a new psu or any of that stuff, let's just say i have enough to buy a game card for around 80-90 bucks, would either of these make this game playable with good graphics and speed?

Galaxy - Nvidia Geforce 9500gt 1gb ddr2 pci express graphics card

galaxy - Nvidia GT 220 1gb DDr2 pci express graphics card
Out of those two options, the 220 is the way to go. Especially considering the $10 cheaper price you listed before. A 220 is roughly the equivelent to a 9600 from what I understand. I upgraded from a GT220 a little over a month ago. Using that card in STO, I was able to run on medium -medium highish with around 34fps in space and maybe 25 on the ground under most circumstances. It's not the best but it's sufficient.

I had problems with the drivers on mine (as in not being able to update beyond the provided system drivers without experiencing crash after lock-up after crash after black screen after freeze after crash - even doing simple things like watching a movie or listening to music) so I'd stay away from the ASUS model.