If you were to buy a new graphics card what would you buy?

By ingeborgdot
Dec 7, 2005
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  1. If you were to buy a new graphics card what would you buy? I want to spend less than $300 if possible. I would like it to be quiet if possible and I think that 256mb is what I need to get. I need this for video editing and running some intense 3D transitions for it. PCI-E Suggestions. Thanks.
  2. PC_Nerd

    PC_Nerd Newcomer, in training Posts: 95

    My dad's got an ASUS Radeon 9800xt 256mb with VIVO and he seems to find it excellent for video processing and gaming.Also i can suggest an NVidia Quattro workstation graphics card, only if your not into gaming....
  3. PC_Nerd

    PC_Nerd Newcomer, in training Posts: 95

    Oh, and in answer to the thread title, I would buy a GeForce 7800gt
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    After running a Trident 9000c, I'll never go back to a Geforce 7800 GT... :unch:
  5. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,198

  6. radelli

    radelli Newcomer, in training

    zip zoom fly

    try zip zoom fly, best prices,, shipping is real slow though, go with the 6800gt, will handle the job.
  7. azrael

    azrael Newcomer, in training

    I am also upgrading my system and looking for a new graphich. I would also suggest the 6800GT.
  8. seanp789

    seanp789 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 113

    dual chip , 7900GTXs


    oops not sub 300
  9. Exscind

    Exscind Newcomer, in training Posts: 38

    I don't suggest the 6800GT because 1) Borderline 7800GT price and 2) 6800GS is on par if not outperform the 6800Gt while less than $200. If you want the best under $300, the nVIDIA 7800GT is your choice. But if you want a decent card and free up some cash for other parts, then go with the 6800GS for ~$200 (more like $190 now).
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