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My friend wants to upgrade his gfx card from an integrated ati x200, and who wouldn't, but he only has $150 to spend. He needs a pci-e x16 card and doesn't care who makes it. I only posted the thread in the ATI section because of my biased opinion towards ATI, lol.

So with that said, what is the best pcie graphics card out there under $150?

ATI X1950 Pro?
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Go with a 7600 or X1300 ?
    
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X1950PRO, or 7900GS. I personally got the x1950PRO because of its better image quality, and its ability to run HDR and FSAA at the same time. (overclocks like crap, though).
    
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8600GTS. DX10, good DX9 performance.
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X1950Pro easily. And they aren't that bad of overclockers.
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8600GTS. DX10, good DX9 performance.
I'm not even convinced that the 8800's will be able to play future DX10 titles comfortably....
    
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i don't think he wants to go back to the x1300, and I'm not convinced that a first gen dx10 card is the way to go, so that leaves us with the X1950PRO, and the 7900GS. Okay
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Definetely the 8600GTS. It has DX10 support and is on-par, if not better than the X1950 Pro
    
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post #9 of 9
Take a look at the 2600XTs... they are supposed to be outrunning the 8600GTs with the newest drivers.

The best choices are the 2600/8600/1950.... EXCEPT

This one owns them all, 1950XT 256mb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
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