What can I get for $200 and below!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by sindustrial777, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. sindustrial777

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    Can anyone help me choose a good PCIe card for below $200
    (ATI or NVIDIA)?
     
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    Eww, yuk, it isn't even a 6600 GT. Here's my counter offer:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125156

    Note the 6600 family only has a 128 bit wide bus which slows it down at >1024 x 768 and when using high AA and AI settings. Still the best bang for the buck in the mid range cards.

    Or you can get the ATI X800 with a 256 bit memory interface for $20 more, but still within your budget.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102560

    The X800 is slower at lower resolutions and with no AA & AI, but pulls ahead when you start using higher quality settings in games due to its wider memory interface (256 vs 128).
     
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    Thanks guys i'll check these out
     
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    will all of these handle BF2?
     
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    Thats not what the card was yesterday when i posted it :|.
     
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    The 6600GT is a great way to go.
    Oh and I have that Leadtek 6800GT and it's very nice. It's like $258 new.
     
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    The 9800 pro handles BF2 fine close to full detail on my machine and the 6600GT is running BF2 fine on a buddies machine, both at 1024x768. If you want to go to higher rez those 2 cards might get slow. The other cards I listed should run it even better than the 9800 PRO and the 6600GT.
     
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