Avatar of JeffBeall
JeffBeall
Flag for United States of America asked on

geforce video cards

I have a GeForce GT 610 video card, and there is a game that recommends a Geforce GTX 260. I tried to google these Geforce cards for a comparision, but couldn't find a good comparison. Does anyone know how these cards compare to each other? For instance, is the GT 610 close in performance to the GTX 260?
ComponentsComputer Games

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
JeffBeall

8/22/2022 - Mon
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Kent Dyer

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
GET A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION
Ask your own question & get feedback from real experts
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
SOLUTION
Scott Thompson

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
GET A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION
Ask your own question & get feedback from real experts
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
SOLUTION
Gary Case

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
⚡ FREE TRIAL OFFER
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
JeffBeall

ASKER
actually maybe the direction I should take is, what is a good video card that isn't crazy expensive? I looked at the GTX 550Ti and it looked to be about $150 which doesn't seem that bad. I just don't have like $300 to spend on a good video card.
So is the GTX 550Ti or maybe the GTX 260 the way to go?
Scott Thompson

The GTX 260 is a very long card, so it takes the right case to fit in.  Actually, just from comparing, the GTX 650 will do basically the same as the GTX 550Ti, and it starts at $119.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500272

It recommends a minimum of a 400 Watt PSU, but I would still recommend a 500 Watt.

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-650/specifications

Just to point out though, you do need 6 pin power.  Here's a suggestion for a PSU that will work in your case (without knowing your tower :P )

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152035&Tpk=rx-630
SOLUTION
John Gobert

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
⚡ FREE TRIAL OFFER
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
JeffBeall

ASKER
thanks for the help
I started with Experts Exchange in 2004 and it's been a mainstay of my professional computing life since. It helped me launch a career as a programmer / Oracle data analyst
William Peck