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Old 02-20-2007, 01:32 AM   #1
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After going to the local Fry's for getting some good deals, I decided to make a low-budget splurge and get a nicer (WAYY nicer) video card, something thats a big upgrade from my WinFast A180B GeForce MX4000. I talked to a guy who sounded like he knew what he was talking about, and after a bit, he recommended me the following card for $130 (my budget is around 100).

ATI Radeon X1300 PRO 256MB DDR2 AGP 8x/4x (my MoBo accepts 4x).

Is this the best for my dollar (around $100, remember), or do I need to return it?
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:38 AM   #2
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I'd say keep it, as there really isn't anything better you can really get right now. With $100 in mind. If you wanted to spend $130 however...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133176


I'd say it's a better card, but it's up to you, without PCI-e it's hard to decide...
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:41 AM   #3
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I've heard of some issues with few year-old motherboards and 512mb cards after talking with certain IT people. I feel pretty satisfied with the performance, and I feel it was a decent buy for the money.
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Like I said, i wouldn't really trade it in, if you're getting the performance you want out of it, by all means, keep it.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161154

Maybe this one? I'm not sure, maybe Jenox can chime in.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:48 PM   #6
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The RAM in that card is only DDR, whereas my current card has DDR2. Not sure if that makes a difference, but I just thought I might point that out...

BTW: My card's GPU runs at 600mhz and accesses it's memory at 800mhz (12.8 GB/s)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161154

Maybe this one? I'm not sure, maybe Jenox can chime in.
No, the X1300 is much better than that.
Keep the one you have. It's excellent for an AGP card.

However, if you ever want anything better, you're going to have to upgrade to a motherboard with PCI Express.
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