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Old 05-13-2006, 10:05 PM   #11
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Ati 9550 is not all that bad. I believe it's an agp card, so it allows for 8 lanes of data. Your standard intergrated onboard video should do a swell job of just playing dvds, and video files. You know you need upgrading when video is choppy or the dvds cut off in the middle, otherwise you should be fine. Video cards are more needed for games and graphics intensive programs.
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:35 PM   #12
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Thanks the reason i was asking is I can get a nvidia geforce 6600 oc for the same price as the ati radeon 9550
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Old 05-14-2006, 01:24 PM   #13
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Old 05-14-2006, 01:29 PM   #14
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get the 6600
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Old 05-14-2006, 01:51 PM   #15
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Buying an expensive card is useless for you though, trust me.
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Old 05-14-2006, 01:51 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by john123
get the 6600
I would agree... Nvidia has better software... more stuff to play with
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Old 05-14-2006, 02:08 PM   #17
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As said, if you don't play games, just get a cheap standard card. Get the best that $30 will get you. (which in my case was a Ti 4200, with the exception of gaming, this is an excellent workstation GPU.)
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