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Im looking to get a new graphics card for my system and I want the most powerful one that is right around $200. ati or nvidia, dx 9 or 10, i dont care. What would you guys recommend, Im just looking for the most powerful not the newest...
post #2 of 9
Don't get a DX10 card for 200, you will sorely regret it. Shoot for an X1950Pro or a 7900GT.
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Yeah, really can't see the 8600, the RAM clock is nice, but that RAM interface bus speed is going to choke it.
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They are both good cards for the price but the 1950xt is better if he doesn't care for dx10.
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7950gt 256mb 160 after $40 MIR (DX9) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143090

or GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 260 after $20 MIR (DX10) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
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post #7 of 9
Get the ATI Radeon X1950XT, it will beat the 7950 GT, and even beat a 7900 GTO or 7900 GTX at most games.
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1950xt>7950gt :d
he might as well go for the 1950 + it's cheaper
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post #9 of 9
Work one extra day, mow one more lawn, wash one more car......

Really dude, save just 60 bucks and get yourself an 8800GTS 320MB. It is significantly faster than any card for 200 bucks. Its almost 2x as fast as the 8600's for only 60 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082


For a couple of comparisons........Same rig, minues the video card....

7950GT 512 Superclocked then OC'ed to something high, I forget what it could do, but it was quite high. It also had a VF-900 on it. That card netted me 6800 3dmark 06. With the 8800GTS 320, I net over 11,300 3dmarks.

8800GTS 320 = 11,300
7950GT 512 = 6800

The extra 60 bucks will be the best 60 bucks you can invest in your computer if your nig in games
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