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256Mb ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Graphics


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ash_j

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Hey there,

Can anyone advise whether the above graphics card is any good? Is it good for gaming?

Cheers in advance!

Ash
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jrm20

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That video card is an onboard video card.


No onboard video card is made for gaming.


Alot of people mess up when they go to buy a computer and think that they are getting a good deal and it turns out that they arent. Most manufacturers pick a motherboard with an okay onboard video card then the motherboard doesnt have any way to upgrade the video on the motherboard if you ever wanted to. Sometimes you are stuck with just a regular pci slot which really sucks for a video card.


If you are buying a pc make shure that the motherboard has slots for expandability.

Make shure it has a pci express 16X slot for upgrading the video if you ever wanted to.

For older motherboards make shure it has an agp 8X slot atleast.


Do not buy a pc unless it has a pci express 16X slot for a video card!!!!!!! <----- Today in time for a gamer in mind.

The ati radeon xpress video card sucks....
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Rubbish for gaming but as onboard goes its the best, but the best out of not very good still isnt very good, at least its directx 9. You could do worse, its alot better than any intel integrated chips, if its for a laptop then its ok as far as laptops go, for a pc its not bad but all the ones with that chipset are PCI-E so you have upgradibilty.

Edited by warriorscot, 15 January 2006 - 04:30 PM.

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jrm20

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he is right that onboard is the best "Onboard" because of its 256 mb. ALL onboards really suck man, take it from people who know.
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As onboards go its better than most though if you arent going to play much games or just old games the its fine, its probablythe onl onboard that could go in the it will do till i can afford something better. Still sucks for games though.
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