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A Graphics Card?....So Much Choice!!!

By Dr_Seuss
Apr 17, 2005
  1. im looking for advice on a graphics card. I just bought a new game (Silent Hunter 3) but my old worn out graphics card cant play it. i have a limited budget of £50-£70 (i want to pay as little as possible) can anyone suggest a graphics card which will enable me to play this game?

    any help or advice would be great

    Many Thanks

    Dr_Seuss
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    everyone wants to pay as little as possible. a used ati radeon 8500 or an nvidia geforce fx5500 should be sufficient and cost you what you mentioned. the hard part is finding said parts.
     
  3. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    OcUK ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - OEM £88.07

    They dont include postage, the 9700 is the best I can fing for your price range, I always choose ATI, smaller and need less power, but if you want a Nvidia i recommend
    XFX GeForce 6200 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail £70.44
    However i'd still go with the ATI, in my opinion It has better performance.

    However, a cheaper one is the
    HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon 9550 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail £45.24
    however, if possible get the first ones i recommended
    Unfortunately, getting a good, at least half-year-at-high-settings card usually requires expendature of at least £100
    If you can stretch to that, id thourourly recommend the Radeon 9800PRO, its a great card for about £110 average
     
  4. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Posts: 168

  5. HighwayUK

    HighwayUK TS Rookie

    A nice Geforce FX6600 can be bought for £86 if ya willing to pay a few extra pounds....and they well worth it, plus they have DX9 compliance, a good UK online seller I use is www.microdirect.co.uk
     
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