Need help with Choice of card.........

Taurus

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Teddy said:
Well get either of them then...they'll both be fine for just that. Dont make this in to a drama...buy either and be happy!
yeah, pretty much. any card is going to be able to display a windows interface.

here's a tip; make sure it doesn't have a fan. passive (fanless) heatsinks are more reliable and quieter.
 

Khayman

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Since this seems to be done, let me just hijack this thread :p

I too am i the market for a new GC, nothing too fancy, similar price range (under 100 but as close to 80 as possible, but in £). If possible a duel head, but not mandatory. Any ideas?
 

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is it better than a Leadtek GeForce FX5200
 

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What i would say is that i noticed on the same site there is the PRO version of the same card but with 128Mb of memory for about 2 or 3 quid more, on reflection i think that may be a better buy.

However here are some comparisions of benchmark here... (inlcuding the FX 5200)

http://www.itreviews.co.uk/hardware/h490i.htm
 

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LeeJend said:
Hmmm, 9200 and se. Isn't that an oxymoron?

If all you're building is a surfing machine buy a used tnt card for $20.


I second the TNT. I use a 32mb TNT2. It has never failed me in 3+ years. It did come loose once recently, but no big deal. I do absolutely no gaming, so this card is perfect for me.
 

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TheBlueRaja said:
h490h.gif


the worst comparison graph i've ever seen. lol
 

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already did got an evga geforce 2 mx 400. perfect for what i needed. thanks for all the help.
 

TheBlueRaja

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Haha,
It was the only place i could find a comparison of the 9600, the 9600 Pro and the Fx 5200.

You try and do better..... :D
 

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TheBlueRaja said:
Haha,
It was the only place i could find a comparison of the 9600, the 9600 Pro and the Fx 5200.

You try and do better..... :D
mkay ;)

but really, i wasn't commenting on your review-finding abilities... just wondering if the reviewers themselves actually find that graph useful. haha :p
 

TheBlueRaja

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God damn son of a....

;)

Either way it proves that the FX 5200 is poor by comparison (especially if you look at the Call of Duty benchmark at the link you gave, i have no idea what the price difference is between the two though.
 

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TheBlueRaja said:
What i would say is that i noticed on the same site there is the PRO version of the same card but with 128Mb of memory for about 2 or 3 quid more, on reflection i think that may be a better buy.

why is the PRO better with half the memory?
 

TheBlueRaja

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Well first and foremost its a much faster card to start off with,
And 256 meg on lower end cards (like the 9600) isnt really going to give you much extra for your money, because games that utilise very high res textures, which are the games that will use 256 meg, probably wont run all that fast with those textures loaded on the lower end cards anyway due to the bandwidth limitations of the card.

Thats my understanding off it anyway, although if Sazar is around a second opinion would be nice.
 

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that's right. the only reason that these low-mid range cards are loaded with 265mb of memory is because people like numbers. a lot of people don't know any better and would think that a 256mb card is twice as fast as a 128mb.

friend of mine got a 256mb 9200 (!!!) for xmas from her dad. i was like, "wtf?? i didn't even know they made that... that's crazy." useless. should be 64mb.
 

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