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[BlAdE]
01-12-2005, 10:08 PM
Good video gard for under 200 bucks?

SniperX5
01-12-2005, 11:03 PM
Radeon 9550

PointZero125
01-12-2005, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by SniperX5@Jan 13 2005, 03:03 AM
Radeon 9550
Umm... for $200 I would say Radeon 9800. Or, GeForce FX 5700 or 5900.

glitch
01-12-2005, 11:43 PM
under 200 its the 9800pro

but the best card for your money right now is the 6800gt

Sjta
01-13-2005, 04:59 AM
there is a wide variety of cards u can get under 200 bucks now. I know a lot of people get their cards off newegg or zipzoomfly or other sites, but i seriously suggest Ebay. You can get the 5700FX 256mb card for like right around $100.

SealBaby[cF]
01-13-2005, 05:09 AM
ATi X700 256MB $198 -- http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-102-414&depa=1 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-414&depa=1)

PoisonIvy
01-13-2005, 01:29 PM
^^What he said.

I got the 9600 pro :P I WANT THE 9800!!

SealBaby[cF]
01-13-2005, 02:10 PM
I've got a ATi Radeon 9200se, not the greatest, but for 60 bucks i couldn't turn it down.

IncomingF5
01-13-2005, 03:37 PM
I got a gefroce 6800 for 30 bucks. LOLz they are normally 300.

Mercenary
01-13-2005, 03:56 PM
GeForce 5900xt.


They go from 160's to 190 or so.

Don't bother getting a card with 256mb on it. They have yet to find a game that actually utilizes that extra memory(over 128) - even doom 3 doesn't need it.

SealBaby[cF]
01-13-2005, 04:50 PM
I told him 256 because that was the best one i could find sub 200 dollars, and i figure this could be a long term card. But your suggestion is just as good, GeForce makes good, long life cards.

Leginmat
01-13-2005, 07:50 PM
Yes, the ATi Radeon 9800 Pro has a great price. Especially for its performance and quality :) I currently have the 9800 Pro and currently awaiting news of a maybe new X800XT :D A great site for computer parts in the US is www.newegg.com

MouseAT
01-13-2005, 10:05 PM
Agreed on the 9800 pro. Most of my friends have this card, and it'll handle just about anything you could throw at it right now.

Ignore the Geforce FX series. I've heard they're having problems with some of the newer game engines. The 9800 will probably last you longer.

psresource
01-14-2005, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by Mercenary@Jan 13 2005, 07:56 PM
GeForce 5900xt.


They go from 160's to 190 or so.

Don't bother getting a card with 256mb on it. They have yet to find a game that actually utilizes that extra memory(over 128) - even doom 3 doesn't need it.
Incorrect, Doom3 at high detail with 8xAA and 8xAF and at a resolution of 1600x1200 actually requires 512mb of graphics power. Therefore the only card(s) that can power it are the dual 6800 Ultras or GT's, at those settings at least.

As for buying a card, your picking the worst time to buy one. I would save up my money and wait a while till PCI-E and SLI technology becomes cheaper, and until AMD 64 becomes cheaper, then upgrade my whole set up. $200 is a lot to be spending on something that will be WELL outdated next year.

Ev][L`
01-14-2005, 10:20 AM
gefore fx 5700 pro :)

Mercenary
01-14-2005, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by psresource@Jan 14 2005, 12:50 PM

Incorrect, Doom3 at high detail with 8xAA and 8xAF* and at a resolution of 1600x1200 actually requires 512mb of graphics power. Therefore the only card(s) that can power it are the dual 6800 Ultras or GT's, at those settings at least.


Right, I was just saying that since he has a suggested price range.

As far as him wanting a card in that price range and it being outdated soon - sure maybe. But the nvidia TI4200 - 4600 cards have held up and surpassed some of the newer GeFroce cards in some of the newer games. So it won't necessarily be outdated.

psresource
01-14-2005, 02:17 PM
well, considering that now all games are switching to new engines, i expect it will, the only reason the GeForce 4's have held up is because most games till now are still all running the same engines they were designed for.

e.g. MOH:AA - running Q3 engine, COD - Running Q3 Engine

Now u see wat im getting at?

Mercenary
01-14-2005, 03:02 PM
Understood. But as much as games are changing, how fast that happens remains to be seen.

Kaz
01-14-2005, 07:18 PM
Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB 256 Bit

madden
01-17-2005, 04:10 AM
I agree, you can also get drivers from omegadrivers.net that will safely overclock a cheapo 9800SE to an XT.

CWD
01-17-2005, 03:17 PM
Im saving up some money- 300$ - do u think that will be able to buy the new generation of Vid Cards? Or Do u think i should just buy it now? I need it to play Battlefield 2 and Moh:Pacific Assault

Mercenary
01-17-2005, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by madden@Jan 17 2005, 08:10 AM
I agree, you can also get drivers from omegadrivers.net that will safely overclock a cheapo 9800SE to an XT.
Along with ruining your warranty on the card.

madden
01-17-2005, 08:50 PM
Risk is part of the game... hmm that sounds like a nice sig quote for me. k? thnx^^

DistortedVortex
01-18-2005, 12:50 AM
I would go with the radeon 9800 its pretty good and thats what I have.

Xavi3r
01-18-2005, 06:38 AM
geforce fx 5700 ultra is a good card thats what i got, for a decent price too, 80 :D

FuZoRBlade
01-19-2005, 07:16 PM
Radeon 9800 pro is the best AGP i can think of for under 200. Its about 150 on pricewatch.

Hennessy
01-23-2005, 06:37 AM
6600GT, Hands down best budget card.

its benchmark it topples over the Radeon 9800 PRO.

"Incorrect, Doom3 at high detail with 8xAA and 8xAF and at a resolution of 1600x1200 actually requires 512mb of graphics power. Therefore the only card(s) that can power it are the dual 6800 Ultras or GT's, at those settings at least"

Where are u getting those facts....

:lol:

Goku_ssj_8
01-24-2005, 02:26 AM
definatlly the radeon 9800 pro well worth the money