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Old 04-25-2005, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi to all This is my first post here so be nice

I am upgrading my gfx card from a crappy old nVidia FX5500 128mb to a nice ATI one.

Should i get a Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb or

this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=85569

What is best value/has the best performance? I have no idea to be honest!

Thanks in advnance!
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Is your version of the Radeon an All in Wonder type too? I haven't owned either card, but I haven't heard too many good things about the x600 pro. The 256 MB is just bogus on that card. It's like putting 1 GB of RAM on a 486. Also, I remember reading that the x600 ~~ 9600 series (performance). Don't know if this is true. I'd go for the 9800 pro.
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For the best bang for your buck. Your going to want the
eVGA 6600GT. This card cost around 180$, its simply your best choice.
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Aye, you can't go wrong with the 6600GT. Strongly reccomended.
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I really like my 9800 Pro, but I have to agree with Codeine. The 6600GT is an extremely good deal that shouldn't be overlooked for a budget vid card.

As for different brands of the 6600GT, Leadtek and eVGA seem to be better but come with a higher price tag than some others. If you are looking for a lower price card that is only slightly lower in performance than the Leadtek and eVGA, go for the MSI.
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Thanks for the replies!

This one?

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=88246

Cant find the one by 'eVGA' on eBuyer... :/
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This one is great:

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=85800

You never said you were considering anything other than those 2 cards .. The 6600 GT is the best bet.. Also look into X800 XL. Great bang for the buck but more $$
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Thats a little out of my price range really, looks good though from the reviews.

I thinking of geting one of these. They are both 9800 Pro's but i dont know what the difference between the two is. Can you help?

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...eful&offset=10

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http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=63700
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Also, will my Motherboard affect its performance? I havent got a clue about my motherboard, only that its ID is 'E31M'
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It might be helpful if you post full system specs for everyone to get a better idea of what would be best. But, for just a few bucks more, that 6600GT is just way ahead of the 9800 pro. I would do what you can to make that jump.

Edit: This will give you an idea of the difference.
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