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what is a good replacement for my current video card for under $120? on nvidia?
 

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allrighty then
 

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That is such a LIE. the GeForce 4 is equal to the 9600 the FX 5500 is equal to the 9800 pro... Let's take a look at the prices the FX5500 is $100 while the 9800pro is still over $200. Dude, you need an nVidia card. also nVidia drivers are a lot greater than the ATi drivers and circle alot more operating systems. Let me give you an example. I currently own a TNT2 Vanta LT (16mb onboard video memory) and an ATi 9600 I'm using the TNT2 instead of the 9600 because I use FreeBSD 5.3 which uses standard drivers for the hardware. So with the TNT2 I'm getting accelerated 2d and 3d while with the 9600 I would be getting accelerated 2d only. As I've seen also the ATi drivers made for Windows are not as great as the nVidia drivers, and when cards become outdated in ATi they stop releasing newer drivers for them unlike nVidia where I can still find drivers for my TNT2 (sadly enough it's a 11 year old video card if I remember right don't quote me on that). Anyways thats my 2 cents.
 

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Originally Posted by MrSmiley

FX 5500 is equal to the 9800 pro

I wanna know where you read that lol
the 5900XT was a counter against the 9800 and the 5950 Ultra was a counter against the 9800XT. Fact of the matter is a good 9600 (or a 9700 or 9800 would be best) is the best bet in that price range.
 

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I keep that story in mind
I think i'll let a best buy guy tell me what i should do, and go for the opposite...lol i'm still unsure.
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

I wanna know where you read that lol
the 5900XT was a counter against the 9800 and the 5950 Ultra was a counter against the 9800XT. Fact of the matter is a good 9600 (or a 9700 or 9800 would be best) is the best bet in that price range.

no those have just been personal experience, sometime's hardware of a device is not always what matters. plus it's a bit of rambeling because I've been at work since 6am and it's 11pm (got off an hour ago)
 

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Originally Posted by digitalphreak

Software can be fixed and worked with. Hardware is permenant.

How true that is, remember when the 6800Ultra first came out and it was getting beaten by 9800XTs?
 
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