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Old 04-11-2007, 07:19 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some suggestions for a new GFX card for gaming (BF2, CoH, C&C ect)

I currently have a ATI Radeon X1300pro PCI-express 256MB.

Looking for something with significant performace increases, without breaking the bank $200 max.

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Old 04-11-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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7950GT
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or just wait for the r6xx series to come out later this month.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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is it confirmed that the r600 will be out this month?
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Thanks for the help
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I've been away from computer stuff for a while, what's the r600?
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Well AMD is having an event at Tunisia later this month which will be featuring the r600, and Dell already placed orders on a ton of r610s so I think if not this month, it'll be coming out early or mid next month.
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cool. and for matt, the r600 is AMD's answer to the 8800.
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cool. and for matt, the r600 is AMD's answer to the 8800.
AMD Makes graphics cards now? Good god I'm behind...
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ah, i probally shoulda said ATI, but since AMD bought them out technically it is AMD making it.
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Oh, when did AMD buy ATI?

Sorry, but I am only up to date with computer technology and news from September 2006, lol.
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Yea, just google ATI, and you will see AMD and ATI's site is integrated.

SO any other suggestions besides kchi55's?
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without upping the price, the one kchi gave you would be the best. EVGA makes great cards. register it and you get a life time warranty.
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Wow, I remember the 7950GT Being like $500 and it's already down to $199?! jeez.
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x1950XT/pro if you can find them. They will outperform the 7950GT in shader intensive tasks like oblivion.

And to add on, nVidia drivers are in the shitter right now.
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Will the R600 destroy the 8800's? and ATI is usually more expensive than NVIDIA
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Yes, the X2900 will beat the 8800s and the prices will be competitive. So you don't have to worry. AMD is not stupid
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Bah I know there isnt going to be any new cheap cards from ATI when the X2900's come out, I went for the 8800GTS. I just couldnt wait hehehe for 260 with rebate and a free game its a steal .
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I was thinking of waiting for ATI's new line, but I just went ahead and got a GTS. I trust the company more, and it will give me the same performance for the money.
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