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Video card for wow?

By Driver121113
Jul 14, 2006
  1. Im looking for a cheap video card to run World of Warcraft on low to medium at 1024by768

    will this run it like that
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...1010681&CatId=0

    It is a FX 5500 256MB DDR /AGP

    Im running it right now on a FX 5200 128MB DDR /PCI and i get like 20-26 FPS i would like to get like 30 FPS+

    Thanks
     
  2. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    actually, i think u should get a 6200 pci-e 16x. tey r better than agp 8x and easier to install, plus u should b able 2 play it nicely at 30+ fps
     
  3. Driver121113

    Driver121113 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dont have a PCi-E slot
     
  4. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

  5. Tedster

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  6. Driver121113

    Driver121113 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what power supply do you need to run that card
     
  7. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    The 9600 series isn't a major power sucker so you can likely squeek by with what you have. It doesn't consume much/about on-par with the FX series.

    Also, as a guide to see performance, check out this chart using DirectX 9.0 functionality:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/07/05/vga_charts_vii/page4.html

    It only lists the FX 5700 as the lowest FX, but you can see even the FX 5700 is getting clearly spanked in performance.

    This chart also includes the 6600GT for comparison. You can let bang for the buck decide for you which way you want to go. A 6600GT *would* require a good power supply though, so I'd recommend a 300-350W for this option.
     
  8. Driver121113

    Driver121113 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my power supply is only 250w
     
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