Video Card Suggestion

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  1. JasonMC

    JasonMC Stunt Coordinator

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    I just put together a new computer. AMD XP-M 2500+ overclocked to 3200+, Abit AN7 Mobo, 512MB DDR400 RAM, and my old video card, Geforce Ti4200. I would like to be able to play Doom 3 on at least the medium setting.

    Do I need to upgrade my video card?

    Best Buy has a sale this week on ATI 9800pro 128MB board for $179 after rebates. I also have a 10% off coupon which brings this card down to around $150. Will this card be sufficient?
    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. Daryl Furkalo

    Daryl Furkalo Second Unit

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    That is the best bang for buck card right now. I have one in my A64-3200 system, and the performance in Far Cry is solidly in the medium settings at 1024x768 res. with a nice fast frame rate. Who knows what Doom3 will need until we have it though.
     
  3. JasonMC

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    I don't mind running games at their medium settings. Is it safe to say that I will need to upgrade my Ti4200 in order to play Doom 3?
     
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    Yeah, you will probably want to upgrade from Ti4200.
     
  5. DaveGTP

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    The BB deal on the 9800Pro is a good deal, and even better with your coupon. Runs $200+ on newegg.

    Good bang for the buck at this point.

    I've been watching the video card market because my Radeon 8500 is getting a little long in the tooth.
     

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