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Old 10-07-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default can anyone help me look for a graphics card?

i need some help finding a new graphics card. my budget is 200 ($350) and i want a graphics card fairly similar to this specification:

GPU - 400MHz
RAM - 256MB LOCAL
Memory type - 256-bit DDR
Mem. Clock Speed - 1000MHz
Interface - PCI Express x16
Max. Resolution - 2048 x 1536
Outputs - VGA and S-Video (TV - out)
Pipelines - 16
Pixel Fill Rate - 4 Gigapixels/sec
Mem. Bandwidth - 16 GB/s
Shader Version - 3

i've tried dabs, but there website is off at the moment, adn froogle is taking me a long time
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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Microdirect is a great online computer place:

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...spx?GroupID=27

Hehe, an extra 39 quid could get you one of the latest video cards from Nvidia. The 7800GT:

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...01&GroupID=331

Though this 6800GT only goes above budget by 7 quid and might be worth a peek:


http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...59&GroupID=331

Otherwise your looking at maybe a 6800 Vanilla card, though I can't find that on the site.

If ATI is the card you'd usually go for, then there is a fair selection there too, though ATI cards dont support Shader Model 3.
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i would go with the geforce 6800 from bfg lifetime warranty an solid performance saw it for 350 at best buy probly get cheaper somwhere else
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:53 AM   #4
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Check your private messages. Hope it helps
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well if you could u a 128mb then the evga GeForce 6600 GT is great...
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Old 10-08-2005, 12:03 PM   #6
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A nice ATI X600 or A Geforce 6800 is good, but If you want to spend a little more, a 7800GTX is powerful...even more powerful than te PS3 GPU
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Yeah, and its almost within your budet... Well, the GTX version may not be.

Hehe, even more powerful than the PS3 GPU eh?
Even if it is, consoles can unlock and use power, developers working for PC can't use because they have to work with a stream of PC's and not just one. So were unlikely to see PS3 visuals on PC for a while.
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not that i know alot obout this but i am going to doubt the ps3 is that much bettert than the graphics of fear or hl2 or doom. ps2 doasnt come close so if it is they took a big step . just my 2 cents
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I think the PS3 has the capicity to be soo much better.

But this isn't what the thread is about Move on please, hehe.
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XBox360!

Haha, but yeah, I'd go with the 6800GT if it was me. A little more than the budget, but not by much.
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