best graphics cards

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by banter, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. banter

    banter Guest

    my spec:

    Athlon xp 1500
    512mb DDR pc2100
    Jetway G04-JET-05 867AS

    i have about £100 to spend. What graphics card would you recommend? I would use it mostly for gaming.

    thanks
     
  2. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    Hmm , prices are different here but on that price I can get
    1. Geforce FX 5200 Ultra ( MSI - Leadtek )
    2. Radeon 9500 ( almost :) )
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    GF FX5200 is quite good - DX9 support.
    But I would recommend that you find a card with a fan though.
    Look in www.ebuyer.co.uk
     
  4. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Hmm... not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but it's a GeForce FX 5200. Same one i have, made by Asus, i found it for like $100 at a local computer show. not sure about currency conversions. But if it actually is in your price range, you may be able to find the same thing cheaper. Not quite the 5200 Ultra, but still has 128 MD DDR memory and it's own little overclocking software bundled with it. Can even overclock itself to give you a tad bit better graphics when they are needed. i love it. If you wanna see exactly what it is like, check HERE
     
  5. banter

    banter Guest

    I have found "GeForce FX5200 128MB DDR AGP RP DVI VO" for £70.

    I think its quite good but it has 8X AGP and my motherboard only has 4X AGP.

    I have also found "3D Blaster 4 Ti4200 64MB DDR AGP RP VO" for £80. This one is 4x.

    Which one do you think is better ??
     
  6. delta4s

    delta4s BLACK HAWK ALOFT

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    Take the FX5200, i think it works on a 4x mobo as well.
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    ti4200 is tons better than the fx5200.
     
  8. delta4s

    delta4s BLACK HAWK ALOFT

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    i havent tested either, but doesnt the 64 MB additional RAM make a difference ?
     
  9. banter

    banter Guest

    I have decided on the "3D Blaster 4 Ti4200 64MB DDR AGP RP VO".

    Thanks for your help
     
  10. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    you might be able to get a fx 5600 ultra...........just add litle more money
     
  11. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    whoops didn't see that you already bought one!!!! :) my bad!
     
  12. elfaraon

    elfaraon Guest

    hi. i think you should go with the g-force 4 ti 4200. do not buy pny brand. my friend 2 of my friends had problems with the pny and so did I. I recomend Asus or Albatron..thouse r good brands