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Old 01-24-2004, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a decently cheap graphics card. so far i've found these three-

nVIDIA FX5200 128Mb DDR , 8X AGP

ATI Radeon 9200 SE 128MB DDR AGP 8X

nVIDIA FX5200 256Mb DDR , 8X AGP

the last one, the 256mb, is 25$ more than the 128mb one. I plan on doing a little gaming but mainly graphics work on Photoshop and Illustartor. Which one would you suggest? And which one is the better brand, and last but not least, in what way does the megabite rate of the card matter?
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Old 01-24-2004, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well...wuts ur max budget for a card
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Old 01-24-2004, 11:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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about 90 dollars...
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Old 01-25-2004, 01:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well for that much u can't get a good card....but since you said cheap......................

I'd go with the FX5600XT-TD128 NVIDIA AGP 128MB 8X AGP TV DVI here http://www.techonweb.com/shop/produc...=472321&src=PG


A lot better than wut ur lookin at and It's an awsome card for the price!!!!!
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Old 01-25-2004, 01:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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When purchasing GeForce FX 5200 and GeForce FX 5600 XT based cards, be aware that they come in two flavors: 64-bit memory bus or 128-bit. The 64-bit bus variants are generally lower priced and cut down on what would otherwise be reasonable performance.
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Old 01-25-2004, 02:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the one I showed u is 128 so ur ok
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Old 01-25-2004, 10:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I am an ATI guy, but for $90 you can't beat the FX 5600 Ultra

here's another site for one
http://3btech.net/msimsfx52ul1.html
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I agree with nvalhalla.

I am also an ATI guy, however the nVidia would be a good buy for your money's worth. However, you could also try the Radeon 9600, but I think u would get more from nVidia for that price.
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If u wanted a GREAT card, you can always get the Radeon 9800 PRO 128 Mb. It was the best buy I've ever gotten for my PC. At the time I paid about $700 CDN. Right now it is at about $450 CDN.
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9800 Pro???

they're about $240 YOU PAYED 700!!!!!must've got'm when they first came out
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he's canadian, there's an exchange rate of 1.35 Can to 1 USD.
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