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Author Topic: Compatible Cards with Soft 15Khz: (New thread for May 2012)(nVIDIA or AMD)  (Read 5815 times)

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c0dehunter

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Dear All,

I understand that this question had already been asked, but I need to know if the following cards are compatible with Soft 15Khz:


MSI R4350-MD1GD3H/LP Radeon HD 4350 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
<---(this is the card that I like to get)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127613
http://www.frys.com/product/6980077

Gigabyte
GA-78LMT-S2P Socket AM3+ 760G mATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0366104

ASUS
M5A78L-M LX PLUS Socket AM3+ 760G mATX AMD Motherboard

Onboard Graphic Chipset    ATI Radeon HD 3000
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0379475


Diamond
Radeon HD 4650 1024MB GDDR2 PCIe x16 Video Card
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0298792


EVGA
512-P3-1300-LR NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card 512-P3-1300-LR


http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354352

ASUS
8400GS-1GD3-SL NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 1024MB DDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0383922



2) Also, do you prefer AMD or nVIDIA? (success rate) - should I get nVIDIA or AMD ? (I hear that AMD is more compatible.)

3) What about drivers? Do new drivers (for AMD or nVIDIA) would work, or do I need to look for older ForceWare (if I get a nVidia) or AMD drivers?

Thanks!


Many thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 11:39:47 am by c0dehunter »

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AMDs seem to be better than nvidias because of the dongle issue (which I never did completely figure out).

Catalyst 6.5 has never let me down with radeon 9200.

A lot of the answers depend on what games you are looking to play.
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Thanks for your response. I don't have (or plan to, at least not yet!) to build an arcade system, I will playing emulated games mostly on my personal computer, sitting on my desk. For the monitor, I am using as Commodore 1084S-D1 RGB monitor, and a custom made VGA->RGB cable and the games look amazing. Currently I am using a DELL Dimesion 2400 with the following specs:

Pentium4 2.4Ghz CPU
2GB DDR RAM
nVidia GeForce 6200 PCI (PNY brand)

It is a fairly decent system, but I needed something faster, so today I bought the components for a new custom build system (AMD FX4100 CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM, ASRock motherboard, and the MSI 4350 video card which I posted earlier), hopefully it will be a faster system.


I will mostly be playing MAME (MAMEUI), SNES, SEGA MEGA DRIVE, AMIGA, etc. Emulations. Most of these are 320x240 resolutions anyway.

Should I install Windows XP, Win7?

Also, where do I download older AMD drivers? Which version is the best to go with my MSI HD 4350 then?

Thanks a lot for your time!

Edit: I just noticed that my motherboard comes with a dual head (VGA and PCI) Radeon HD 4250! I might give it try, before installing my MSI 4350!
« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 06:13:36 pm by c0dehunter »