question about upgrading my graphics card

fitchie

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at the moment i have a geforce 2 32mb. i want a really decent graphics card like a 256mb one i have found this one. firstly could anyone tell me wether this is actually a decent card? it says 256mb which i think is the best right? if it is i dont understand why this 256mb car is only £60 and other 256mb cards are like £300?!
Product Description Gainward FX PowerPack! Pro/680 TV/DVI - graphics adapter - GF FX 5200 - 256 MB

Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty

System Requirements Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP

Package Type Retail

Device Type Graphics adapter

Enclosure Type Plug-in card

Compliant Standards Plug and Play

Interface Type AGP 8x

Video Output 2048 x 1536 / 85 Hz

Graphics Processor / Vendor NVidia GeForce FX 5200

Video Memory Installed ( Max ) 256 MB

Multiple Monitors Support Yes ( 2 Monitors max)

RAMDAC Clock Speed 400 MHz

API Supported OpenGL, DirectX

Video Compression Standards MPEG-2

TV Interface TV out




Extended Specification


General

Compatibility PC

Device Type Graphics adapter

Enclosure Type Plug-in card

Interface Type AGP 8x

Expansion / Connectivity

Compatible Slots 1 x AGP

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years
Technical support - phone consulting - 3 years
Technical support - e-mail consulting - 3 years

Miscellaneous

Package Type Retail

Compliant Standards Plug and Play

Software / System Requirements

Software Included Drivers & Utilities

OS Required Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Windows ME, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP

Min Processor Type Intel Pentium

Min RAM Size 64 MB

Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM

Processor / Memory

Graphics Processor / Vendor NVidia GeForce FX 5200

Video Memory Installed ( Max ) 256 MB - integrated

RAMDAC Clock Speed 400 MHz

Video Output

API Supported OpenGL, DirectX

Video Compression Standards MPEG-2

TV Interface TV out

Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Max Monitors Supported 2

Multiple Monitors Support Yes

Analogue Video Format NTSC, PAL - RGB

Max Resolution (external) 2048 x 1536 / 85 Hz

Supported Display Graphics VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA (1280x1024), UXGA (1600x1200), HDTV (1920x1080), UXGAW (1900x1200), QXGA (2048x1536), 1152x864, 1280x960, 1600x900, 1152x768, 1920x1400
 
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entity512

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Depends what you would use this for. cards that cost around £300 mainly have very great ways with games and video editing, as of hey can take mass loads of data and display lots of pixels very finely at a great refresh rate. And this card is not the best and newest card on the block. You may want to say what you will be using it for. personaly i love the look of raedeon 9800pro's. ;)
 

HaloMaster20041

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I agree, and if you don't have the money for a 9800 pro,buy this one: Powercolor 9600 XT, great card and is around 180 bucks!
 
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