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Need a worthwhile upgrade

By GRunyon
Sep 17, 2005
  1. I am looking for a good upgrade from my Radeon 9200 128mb. My limit is $120 shipped. I am having a really hard time finding anything thats got better specs then the 9200 for that price... help me out!

    Thanks
     
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Here you go,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130232
    Nvidia 6600 agp.

    It should blow away a 9200.

    Here's a benchmark of many cards including the 6600.
    Doom3
    http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20050705/vga-charts-pcie-07.html
    3dmark05
    http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20050705/vga-charts-pcie-02.html#3d_mark_2005
    Hl2
    http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20050705/vga-charts-pcie-05.html

    The 9200 isn't on the list, but it's slower than even the worst cards on the list.

    A 9600xt would also be a possibility, although it's an older card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102342
     
  3. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    You need at least the ATI 9550 or above to get on DirectX9.0 support and hardware T&L.
    Those two things should be base specs for a new card. Or any FX card on the Nvidia side.
     
  4. C_Conqueror

    C_Conqueror TS Rookie Posts: 140

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