Graphics Card Replacement Suggestions

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by jfactor01, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. jfactor01

    jfactor01 Guest

    I have decided that I want to upgrade my poor old graphics card, my computer specs can be seen in my signature.

    What sort of card can you suggest that is a big improvement on my current card. My budget is around £140, I have been suggested an ATI 9600 Saphire, but I haven't read any Pc magazines for ages and have no idea what's good at a good price these days.

    Any help/suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Good choice. FX5700 is also good value for money.
     
  3. Black-Syth

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    But, it might not be as reliable as the 9600 in the future. Considering the fact that the FX cards aren't the best DX 9 cards.


    Now, like CoatHanger007 said, the FX5700 Ultra is a great card. I would, however, recommend the 9500-9600-9700 series of ATi Radeon cards. They range in price, but it's all pretty mid-range. That said, I would recommend, out of all of then, the ATi Radeon 9700pro. High end performance, mid range price. :)
     
  4. Xie

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    I would go along w/ what Black-Syth said ... I would also check the other dozen threads like this ;)
     
  5. LeeJend

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    On the bright side. Anything in your price range will be a big improvement over your old card so you can't go wrong.

    I'd go for the 9600 PRO or if you shop around and get lucky you might just find a 9700 PRO close enough to your price range to be acceptable.
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    ATI Radeon 9700 for performance.
    Otherwise try and hold back until new models come out (if there are any in 2004)
     
  7. Sazar

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

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    if you have still to buy a product yet... 9600pro/9600XT or a 5700ultra are all good... the latter 2 may still retail higher than your budget but the 9600pro is still a good buy (it oc's well)
     
  8. coathanger007

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    I'm changing my choice to 9600XT :)