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Old 12-06-2006, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current graphics card is a Radeon x300/x550.. (yes i know.. lol) I'm going to upgrade to a Radeon X1900GT 256MB in the next month or so.. My question is how much of a difference will i get out of this new card compared to my old one? As in graphical and performance difference.
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You'll see a 1000% performance increase....
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Night and day. You'll be able to play 'real' games.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...mit=ChangeItem

Seems like a good price ehh? Don't know if i should wait until DX10 Cards come out so this will be cheaper or buy it now.
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Can't see in your shopping cart.

DX10 card are out already:
GeForce 8800GTX
GeForce 8800GTS
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Dang! Really? Thought they were not going to be out until like Jan, oh well the price for the card is $169.99 with tax + shipping it = $188

SAPPHIRE Radeon X1900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card

I heard Sapphire wasn't too good. Should i get it ?
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I don't see any problems with it, that card looks good.

If you don't like that card you can try this one.
evga GeForce 7900GS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

Also you can look at some comparisons here
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html
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7900GS is the best choice for you

It is cheaper and better than X1900GT
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Dang! Really? Thought they were not going to be out until like Jan, oh well the price for the card is $169.99 with tax + shipping it = $188

SAPPHIRE Radeon X1900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card

I heard Sapphire wasn't too good. Should i get it ?
actually, Sapphire is one of the best vendors of ATI cards.

I think Sapphire is ATI's leading card vendor; i.e. Sapphire is the first to get stuff from ATI
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You will see a big difference in performance, although i would go with nvidia myself because the catalyst drivers are horrible.
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