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Graphic Card

By Infrared Reflex
Dec 2, 2006
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  1. Hi,

    Im currently getting a new computer and was wondering about graphic cards the one that comes with mine is the: ATI Radeon X1300 X16 PCI-E 128MB VIDEO CARD. Is this a good video card or not? i also can choose from:


    NVIDIA GeForce 6200 Graphics with TurboCache supporting 256MB 16X PCI Express VIDEO CARD

    NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS Graphics with TurboCache supporting 256MB 16X PCI Express VIDEO CARD

    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 512MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 512MB PCI Express x16 Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB 16X PCI Express Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB 16X PCI Express Video Card

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16X PCI Express Video Card

    ATI RADEON X300 SE 128MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

    ATI RADEON X550 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

    ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 16X PCI-E 256MB VIDEO CARD

    ATI Radeon X1600XT 16X PCI-E 256MB VIDEO CARD

    ATI Radeon X1650 Pro 16X PCI-E 256MB VIDEO CARD

    ATI Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E x16 256MB VIDEO CARD

    ATI Radeon X1950XTX PCI-E x16 512MB VIDEO CARD

    Most of these are Hundreds Upon Hundreds so hopefully theres a cheaper one in hear that works good for one of yall'

    Thanks
     
  2. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 454

    You should definately get something better than a Radeon x1300. Believe me, I am currently using an x1300, and it does not game very well. The x1300 is a fantastic card for the price, but one will not be satisfied gaming with it. Also, the price difference from budget-card to a mainstream-card is hardly noticable, so it is hardly logical anymore to get a low-end budget card.

    Keep in mind that when choosing a graphics card, the last three digits are what you must pay attention to. For example, a Radeon x1300 is not better than a Radeon x800. Because X and X1 are the generations, whereas 800 and 300 are the models. Therefore the x800 is better than the x1300. The x800 is an old high-end card, and the x1300 is a new low-end card. Make sense? Choose something that has a 600 at the end for mainstream graphical performance.

    I recommend something that is mid-range, like the king of budget gaming, the GeForce 7600GT. Any card in the GeForce 7600 series or the Radeon x1600 series would also suffice.

    Hope I helped :)
     
  3. Infrared Reflex

    Infrared Reflex TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Dude thanks tons! you really helped me
     
  4. Ural_

    Ural_ TS Enthusiast Posts: 114

    I neva knew that! thanks mate, i learnt more in that little post then i did in my year 10 maths class lol
     
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