not sure what info to look for on video cards

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Simon B, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Simon B

    Simon B Auditioning

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    hi guys

    looking to finally upgrade the rubbish that has been residing in my computer, it is no longer able to keep up.

    have been looking around at some other posts, but still not sure, i guess everybody is different when it comes to the things they need video cards for.

    the games i play are : need for speed underground, fifa 2005, and colin mcrae rally 3. will get more racing games and generally sport games when i get my new card

    i would like to get a card with hdmi/dvi out so when i finally get a digital tv i can connect it to it.

    i currently have a intel on board 64mb card.

    any recommendation will be really appreciated

    nearly forgot my budget, is around R1000 ($200-250)

    thanks
     
  2. Chris Tedesco

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    Hey Simon, do you know what speed your current CPU (processor) is ? That might help you decide what you should get.

    I know the Nvidia 6600 GT is a very nice card for you budget.

    ATI has a 9800Pro that is in your price range. That On board 64MB is pretty much toast when you are dealing with newer games.

    Go to Nvidia.com or even www.hardocp.com. Hardocp gives you a bunch of advice at their forums.
     
  3. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

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    Anandtech.Com is also a good resource.

    Right now, for your $, the 6600GT is the best bang/dollar.
     
  4. Simon B

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    hi chris

    i have a 2.4ghz pentium 4 if that helps. will check up on that nvidia 6600
     
  5. Chris

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    Do you know what chipset the motherboard is? What video card are you upgrading from? My bet/hunch is that the 6600GT is easily the best bang/buck on an AGP system, and the other cards that would do what you want (ATI X800; 6800 Series) are too much $ for your budget (more then that, if you were to spend that kind of money, I'd tell you to split it, upgrade the CPU & get a 6600GT anyway [​IMG]
     

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