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Old 06-03-2006, 01:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been offered a pretty good deal for a video card:
ATI Radeon 9550 256MB AGP 8X Video Card - $150 from ATI's site. I found a local place selling it for $90, brand new in the box. Is it a good card, and a good upgrade from the chipset i have now? I dont want to play graphically extensive games on it, just ones from 2003-2004 or so.

Good deal?

http://shopati.ca/product.asp?sku=2583530
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Old 06-03-2006, 02:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm in the same boat as you. right now, i have an old geforce 2 mx 400 from 4 years ago and i think i'm gonna get this card to run in my 4X mobo
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Old 06-03-2006, 03:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i have a fairly new mobo, ASROCK, that supports 8X AGP.

Its just that its a cheap video card, and i want to know if it will actually work for games...
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Talldude yeah it should on medium to low. if u can try get a 9800 or nvidia 6600gt or 7800 if u got the money.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why not, go for it. It should handle the basics. I'm playing CSS on integrated video on my laptop, so you shouldn't have a problem If you do, something is up...
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i dont know jack about video cards. But if that one is good, then i'll try it. Plus my integrated video has ate 2 monitors, they dont function anymore.
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talldude go for a sapphire card they are cheap. I had this card it would totally kill the card you were thinking about buying.

http://www.bcom.ab.ca/store/product....cat=435&page=4

This is the same card your thinking about buying. Look how much cheaper this one is! It's the exact same card just made by sapphire.

http://www.bcom.ab.ca/store/product....cat=435&page=3
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