Graphics card on a budget

By Sjafi
Jun 17, 2005
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  1. Heya, I'm looking to upgrade from my gf4 MX440. I'd like to keep it at or under $100 and these are the cards I've been looking at:

    Radeon 9250 128 mb 400 mhz ~$80
    Radeon 9550 128 mb 250 mhz ~$100
    Geforce FX 5500 Dual RAMDACs 350 mhz ~$100

    Which of these would be the better buy? Also, other reccomendations are welcome, these cards are from my local best buy and have the easiest access to.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    I'd go with the GE force. The cheaper radeons tend not to have fans on the cards and run hot. Performance is about equal for all cards.
  3. kol_indian

    kol_indian Newcomer, in training Posts: 368

  4. Sjafi

    Sjafi Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

  5. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I would go with kol_indian's suggestion, or a 9600pro/xt if you can find one for the price.
  6. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,760

    Also check Ebay. Id go with 9600XT or FX 5700 Ultra.
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