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Old 01-03-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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which do you think is the better card?

Ati Radeon HD 2900PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

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GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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how much are those cards
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:49 PM   #3
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The ATI card is better, but also much more expensive. If you are going into that range, then the 8800gt is your best bet.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #4
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im in a toss up between these cards, the price is around my budget but i would like to go as low as possible but still get the performance

ATI

X1950XT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814241063

2900PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102717

2900pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102706

2900GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102712

3850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103049

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7950GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150197

8600gts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127302
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i would go for the 3850, its on of ATi's latest cards
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3850 is good, but if you wanna spend a little more, go for the 8800gt. Beats all of ATIs cards I think. And its one of Nvidia better cards. What resolution do you game in? If it's lower, you can get a 256mb model of the 8800gt for less then $200.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:16 PM   #7
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well i want to go lower on the price but i know to get a descent deal its not going to happen which is why those are even in there to begin with but from what ive read on some of them the 2900pro can out perform the 3850
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3850 is good, but if you wanna spend a little more, go for the 8800gt. Beats all of ATIs cards I think. And its one of Nvidia better cards. What resolution do you game in? If it's lower, you can get a 256mb model of the 8800gt for less then $200.
where do you find the 8800 gt for less then 200? currently my comp will only let me max out at 1280X1024
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The 2900 XT can outperform the 3850, but the pro can't.
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