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Best Video Card in the $100-$150 range

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Can someone recommend me something. My friend has a ATI x300. He needs something better. He will mainly plays WoW, but he want to be able to play some of the newer games. He is not an extreme gamer or anything. Nvidia cards are fine. He will not be overclocking.
post #2 of 21
Is this 150 with, or without tax?

8600GTS? 8800GS? Both of those are around 150 without tax, although the GS is like 9 dollars more on NewEgg

If he's willing to wait for a rebate, he can get an ATI 3850
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline
I thought I would compile a list of the best graphics cards per price range. Feel free to post suggestions. Prices will be in USD and the graphics cards will be PCIe and AGP.

I reserve the right to round down whenever I feel that it is reasonable, taking into consideration other cards and relative performance.

PCIe
Under $50- NVidia GeForce 8400GS
Under $75- NVidia GeForce 8500GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600PRO
Under $100- NVidia GeForce 8600GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600XT
Under $125-
NVidia GeForce 8600GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600XT
Under $150-
ATI Radeon HD 2900PRO
Under $175-
ATI Radeon HD 2900PRO or ATI Radeon HD 3850
Under $200- ATI Radeon HD 2900PRO or ATI Radeon HD 3850
Under $250-
NVidia GeForce 8800GT or ATI Radeon HD 3870
Under $300-
NVidia GeForce 8800GTS G92
Under $350- NVidia GeForce 8800GTS G92
Under $400-
NVidia GeForce 8800GTS G92
Under $450-ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
Under $500-
ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
Under $600-
ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
AGP
Under $50-
ATI Radeon 9600XT
Under $75-
NVidia GeForce 6800XT
Under $100-
ATI Radeon X1650Pro AGP or Nvidia GeForce 7600GS AGP
Under $125-ATI Radeon X1650Pro AGP
Under $150-
ATI Radeon X1950GT AGP
Under $175-
ATI Radeon X1950GT AGP
Under $200-
ATI Radeon X1950PRO AGP or NVidia GeForce 7900GS AGP
Under $250- ATI Radeon X1950XT AGP
or NVidia GeForce 7950GT AGP
Under $300- ATI Radeon X1950XT AGP or
NVidia GeForce 7950GT AGP

I hope this acts as a guide for people who are looking for the best graphics cards within a set price range -SDSkyline


BTW, I am NOT including MIRs. It gets too confusing with them.


http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...ice-range.html
post #4 of 21
3850 Hands down. but its 170 as apposed to 150.. or the new Ati cards that are comming out soon, i havnt heard much from them but it looks promising.
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7900gtx
post #7 of 21
I would like to say the 8800GS as well....although the 8600GTS....yes that's right, 8600 is quite a decent card as well. But if he can afford it, the 8800GS, 8800GT 256MB, or the HD3850 would all be excellent choices. If all of those are out of the price range (I don't know their prices at the moment), then the 8600GTS would be a great card as well.
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GeForce 8800GS Spec:
G92 Core.
65nm Process.
Core Clock: 650 MHz
Stream Processors: 32
Bandwidth 45.6 GB/s, can be more with an OC
Memory Running at: 1625 MHz
Bus Width: 192 Bit
Memory Type: GDDR3

I'd say grab one, it'll blow an 8600 GTS Out of the water.
    
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7900gtx
7900gtx
7900gtx
Did I mention 7900GTX???
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http://www.overclock.net/appraisals/...pro-512mb.html

Best card you're gonna find in that price range. Jump on it!
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