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Old 02-17-2006, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all first off thanks

I am in the process of buying a new card and I am wondering which card is best!

First of read my sig so you know what is going on
I know I should upgrade my PC but I am trying to servive you know
I have found multiple cards but my max price is $200 CAD
remember I have and AGP 4X Board

All these cards say they are 4X compatible but one is GDDR3 and my main concern is am I compatible with that
do I need certain ram?
Also should I get the gt's for 128 megs or the 256 megs

eVGA GeForce 6600 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8X/4X / DVI / VGA / TV-Out / Video Card @ $155.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...460940&CatId=0

eVGA GeForce 6600 GT / 128MB DDR3 / AGP 8X/4X / DVI / TV-Out / Video Card @ $168.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1182887

XFX GeForce 6600 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8X/4X / Dual DVI / TV Out / Video Card @168.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...212072&CatId=0

XFX GeForce 6600 GT / 128MB DDR3 / AGP 8X/4X / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card @ $ 188.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1121824

DiabloTek Radeon 9600XT / 256MB DDR / AGP 8x/4X / DVI / TV-Out / Video Card @ $ 128.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=1282028

Other cards suggestions would be good too
Thanks
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I vote for the eVGA 6600GT. It's a great GPU and the extra 128mb of ram just isn't a factor in anything except for price. The ram that the card carries shouldn't effect the compatibility at all. The ram doesn't have a lot to do with the other components in the computer. It just talks to the graphics core.

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I hear I should get the XFX version can you tell me anything different between the two
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Well, I have no personal experience with XFX. I've heard nothing but mixed reviews, which is usually not a good sign. On the flip side, I buy nothing but eVGA cards and have never had one break or come dead on arrival. The cards are amazing! I won't buy anything but eVGA.

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Same here, e-VGA is awsome. Get the 6600GT e-VGA for sure.
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WHY SHOULD I NOT GET THE 256Mb Card it has more memory
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WHY SHOULD I NOT GET THE 256Mb Card it has more memory
because thers a 512 and 512 is bigger than 256,,,
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You should definitely go with the 9600 XT, it's the only decent card you named.
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