200 $ to spend for new vga

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Adrenalize, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Adrenalize

    Adrenalize Tired Zombie

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    I need a new videocard and was wondering what u pple would suggest for under $200.And if the radeon drivers are worth messing with since i have never used an ati card.
     
  2. shoulin

    shoulin OSNN Addict

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    try an Nvidia Geforce FX 5200, i believe they are under 200
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    5200? you can get one for under $100. but it's slower than crap. even the 5600ultra is beat by a 4200... and the 4200 is a lot cheaper. the 5800's are too loud. i'd stay away from the fx's unless you're gonna go with the 5900.

    for $200, go with ati. or get a really nice (eg. albatron p-turbo) gf4 4200-8x 128mb and keep a few bucks.
     
  4. Adrenalize

    Adrenalize Tired Zombie

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    what is the diff from a 9500 and 9500 pro
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    A Radeon 9700 can be had for about $200 at gameve.com . Also, check ebay for 9700's.

    A 9500 Pro has higher core and memory speeds than a 9500, by the way.
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    what are you looking for in the video card ?

    both ati and nvidia offer good/competitive products in that price range... probably the best bang for the buck will be the ati 9500pro...

    the pro is better than the non-pro for a couple of reasons...

    the pro == 8 pipelines enabled/high clock speeds...
    non-pro == 4 pipelines enabled/lower clock speeds...

    ergo the 9500pro has much high performance...

    the 9700 non-pro is also a good card but may cost you a touch OVER 200 dollars...
     
  7. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    Moved to Graphics Cards

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  8. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    should I get a 4600 or a 5600???
     
  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    this is the order I recommend...

    5600ultra...

    if you can get the ultra.. go for it... else get something else...
     
  10. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    so the 5600 ultra is better than the Ti4600?
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    yes... it clocks in a little faster..

    in real world gaming performance w/o an extra eye candy or LOD turned up... they should be reasonably close together... maybe the 4600 will be a touch faster actually...

    BUT the 5600ultra is a dx9 component :)

    either way you can't really go wrong and the 5600ultra/9600pro cards are the minimum I would recommend if you are considering a dx9 part...

    all in all with AA and AF turned on... the 5600ultra is faster than the 4600... it should also have faster PS and VS performance :)

    makes a difference for the snazzy new games that keep coming out these days..
     
  12. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    nice, thanks for the input.
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    yer welcome :)