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Rocketman1Dave

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Yes i am in the market for a low priced 256MB graphics card i have found 4 but i am not sure which one is the best
Card #1
Card #2
Card #3
Card #4
if someone would be able to guide me in what one would work best for me and my comp, i am running a pent 4-1.6, 512 DDR Ram, 40GB hard disk, Gforce2 64 MB and i am not sure which graphic card to get, i would be running higher graphic games like guild wars and such

If somone could recoment which one of those 4 would be the best or a different one they know of in the same price range please post a responce
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Hi,

First thing do you have a agp slot, I ask because card #4 on your list is a pci card so if you have a agp slot you don't want card #4 because agp is better.

I'll let someone else comment on the other cards though, maybe they have used one of them.

Rick
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Yes i Do have an AGI slot thank you, if somone could please tell me which would be the best card 1,2,or 3
thanks Dave
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turns out #2 (ati 9250) is also PCI, so that narrows you down some more.
in terms of ATI, here is a link to do comparisons of their cards.

http://apps.ati.com/ATIcompare/

staying in that lower budget, you might want to check out the visiontek 9600XT, which sells for about $150 these days. its a partnered manufacturer of ATI cards, in this case offering more RAM than the standard ATI model 256 v 128). I used that card for about 3 weeks, until I realized I'm a gamer geek and spent ridiculous money on a high end card...

everything you are looking at is considered a mainstream graphics card, which will offer good performance on all current titles, at medium-type settings. you wont get blown away by what you see, but it will look good and run well under most circumstances.

I dont know a lot about nvidia cards, someone else will need to comment on those.
hope that helps.
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I have Done some research, from the website audioboy posted and i have found some different graphics cards that i think would work better but i am turing to you guys who probably know more about graphics cards then i do but here are the 2 other cards i have found.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102290
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102294
i am looking to get this card so that i can bost the graphics in my new game Guild wars, right now i have a Gforce2 64MB Card and 1.6 p4 and 512 DDR ram and i have to have it set on the lowest setting if someone who knows more about graphics help me out that would be great.
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the second one- the sapphire ultimate would be the better out of the two in my opinion, but the other would work fine as well....if you wanna spend the fourteen dollars more get the second one, if you dont need something as great, the first card would be a great choice as well :tazz:
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agree with soxrock. the extra 14 bucks will get you faster memory on the second card, but the first one is great too. the 9800 series is very popular, and a workhorse.
wish I could offer tips on a comparable nvidia card.
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http://graphics.tomshardware.com/ try this web site it gives you a great idea on comparisons of cards especially showing graphs on how they perform on certain games
i would set myself a budget and buy the best performing card for that price
with your spec i would say something like a radeon 9600xt would be ideal
its a good card for around £80
on this web site look for the vga charts on the right then go down and select the game you would play to view the performance chart

Edited by dazzer136, 14 May 2005 - 04:43 PM.

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Rocketman1Dave

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i am almost positive that i am going to get this Graphics card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102294
But, although i am also about to get a new LCD flat panel Monitor, but i am not sure which one would be better an anolog or Digital and what is the difference, could somone please tell me, and would i run into any problems with the analog one vs the digital/ would it affect my graphics?
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102294
is the link to the G-card i plan on buying, i have done some research and found that my card has both analog and digital out puts, but i was wondering for buying a new LCD monitor would 50 bucks be worth going from analog to digital?
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