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    Question Is this graphics card good enough to play Rift?

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    eh.. you could play but not at full graphics. And i wouldnt go with that brand, go with EVGA PNY or Gigabyte. The extra cash you would have to spend is basically an extended warranty, other cards will burn up easy under heavy load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mast3rpyr0 View Post
    eh.. you could play but not at full graphics. And i wouldnt go with that brand, go with EVGA PNY or Gigabyte. The extra cash you would have to spend is basically an extended warranty, other cards will burn up easy under heavy load.
    I'd say Medium settings at most.
    And i agree try to get one by EVGA, Gainward etc...

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    It will run Rift, yes.

    However, not very well. What resolution were you hoping to play at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabastian View Post
    Core Clock: 550MHz
    Memory Clock: 800MHz
    Stream Processors: 32
    Memory Size: 512MB
    Memory Interface: 128-bit
    RAMDAC: 400MHz

    For more information or to just view the product for yourself:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-155-_-Product

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...9500gt_us.html
    For about the same $ you'd be better off with something along the lines of a GT 240 (about 30-40% faster) @ $39.99
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    Be aware a 9500 GT is below the minimum 8800 GT in terms of power. Not only is that extremely low power, it's GDDR2, so expect flat zero settings and pretty bad choking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabb1t View Post
    Be aware a 9500 GT is below the minimum 8800 GT in terms of power. Not only is that extremely low power, it's GDDR2, so expect flat zero settings and pretty bad choking.
    What is choking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabastian View Post
    What is choking?
    With the game set to low rendering mode it will play on that video card and look like original Ever Quest and or the original Asheron's call. Choking means stuttering, choppy frames, etc. Sirpent is right about the GT240, it's the better choice though you will still be stuck on low settings or low rendering mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirPent View Post
    For about the same $ you'd be better off with something along the lines of a GT 240 (about 30-40% faster) @ $39.99
    Well... I don't have a lot of money, so $50 is pretty much what I'm going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabastian View Post
    Well... I don't have a lot of money, so $50 is pretty much what I'm going for.
    After rebate it's $39.99....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabastian View Post
    Well... I don't have a lot of money, so $50 is pretty much what I'm going for.
    That's not likely to get you a very gaming capable card. An AMD 5770 is the lowest I'd recommend and those are closer to $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krimian View Post
    After rebate it's $39.99....
    Lol. I didn't notice that at first. Hmm... Does everyone think that would be good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabastian View Post
    Lol. I didn't notice that at first. Hmm... Does everyone think that would be good?
    good... enough to play (just don't expect Ultra settings ;) )
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    This card is PCI Express 2 x 16 right? So... Does that mean I can't use it in my motherboard? My motherboard says 1 x 16, 2 x 1.

    I don't understand all this tech stuff. lol What is the difference between 1 x 16 and 2 x 16?
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