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is this a good gfx card?

By mossimoboy
Dec 19, 2005
  1. Hey everyone,
    I'm a little sick right now so I'm just going to keep it simple.

    I was looking around for a budget card on newegg that can play the newest games, and found this.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102652

    Since there were no reviews, I was wondering if you guys could tell me if this is a good card,
    the specs look great to me.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Nah, it sucks. The 512MB is ok but it isn't gonna do u no good coz the core speed isn't fast. So it will still lag behind in loading textures. Try this instead, it can handle anything u throw at it, and will give u decent frame rates for a good price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131423
     
  3. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    What's ur budget? And what brand do u prefer, ATI or NVIDIA? I think that would make it easier to get u what u want.
     
  5. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Well, I'm kind of looking for a card thats under $180.

    And I think I'm sort of leaning towards ATI.
    Hope that helps.

    But, I might go for that one (the one I mentioned in the post above this)
    because its got great clocks.
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Go with the 256 MB X1600 IMO. Its the besy buy for u and its new, so ur future proof in any case.
     
  7. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    ok, but only one thing. I have a motherboard with a nforce4 chipset,
    will that cause me any problems?

    I know someone that uses nforce3 with ati cards..
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Ohhh. Well, in that case, I think play it safe and get this.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130261
    Its one of the excellent products from NVIDIA (IMO) and its got Shader Model 3.0, which makes it future-proof. It's got more bang for ur buck. Plus, it has a 256-bit interface, while the X1600 has a 128-bit one. This is better in the long run and trust me, you're gonna like it.:grinthumb
     
  9. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    that doesnt look like it has great clocks,
    im gonna create a thread about it. :)

    I think the chipset should work with it.
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yeah but I just gave u the best bet for ur budget & hardware. If u can afford to spend a little more & look around, get the 6800 GTO^2. It offers blazing hot performance, but is a tad bit hard to find. Or get the X1600 if ur willing to risk it....
     
  11. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Well, re-reading the mobo reviews, it looks like a few people have used ATI cards.

    Thanks for all your help though!
     
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