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Old 02-05-2007, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

Well, I've pretty much upgraded my CPU, RAM and Mobo to get myself a better computer. The only thing I haven't replaced is my video card. I had only planned on doing a minmal upgrade, so I was going to leave my video card alone.

I have an Nvidia Ti4200 128MB video card, AGP4x. Would just about any of today's cards be better performers than the Ti4200? I'm seeing a lot of cards in the $70-$90 range that seem like they could be better than mine, like the ATi X1300Pro or the Radeon 9550 cards.

Would even the "cheap" cards be an improvement over my Ti4200? I figure that those cards being AGP 8x automatically would make them better performers than my card.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102038

25 dollar rebate, basically for 75 dollars... probably the best AGP card you can get with your money =\

PS: Where do you live around Boston? I live in Malden
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Thanks for the reply. I live in Watertown.
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lol....yea...pretty much all of todays AGP cards will outperform yours...get this one instead of the x1600-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814145139
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I figured that today's cards would be better than mine. I guess my question wasn't worded exactly like it should have been. My question was geared more towards the cheaper cards.

If I spent $40-$60 to buy a cheap card, would that card still be better than my Ti4200?
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How about this card, for instance?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141040

No GPU fan. Just a heat sink. Is is $50 well spent or a waste of my money?
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A Ti4600 is similar in performance to an Ati Radeon 9000... Basically, any card above 40 bucks will beat the snot out of yours.
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Well, that's good to know. I could upgrade and not have to spend a ton of money to get something much better than mine. I haven't kept up with the newer generations of video cards, so I 'm not sure which one's are considered to be the good ones. I need to do some research.

When I bought my Ti4200, Nvidia was the king of video cards. Then ATI really surpassed them and became the reigning king. Is ATI still beating Nvidia?
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