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Video Upgrade

By cslord15
Apr 3, 2004
  1. I've been pretty content with my GeForce4 Ti4200 for a while, but I think it's time for an upgrade. Now I realize that my computer isn't all that recent (still has 4x AGP and single channel memory) but I want to put in a new video card. Newer games like Far Cry and Splinter Cell - Pandora Tomorrow haven't been running at playable framerates - I've had to turn resolutions and details down to the point where the game looks like crap. I want the game to look decent and run that way as well. Any suggestions on a cheap video card that'll give me a boost in performance? The rest of my specs can be found below...
     
  2. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 312

    how much are you willing to spend? the OEM radeon 9800 pro at www.newegg.com for around $210 is a steal. and that card is top of the line right now. so it should play all those games very well.
     
  3. cslord15

    cslord15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Yeah my budget was around $150-200 so that 9800 seems nice. I want something that'll give a substantial increase despite the 4x AGP and single channel memory... will the 9800 be worth it?
     
  4. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 422

    yeh, a 9800 pro will give you ALOT of a speed boost.....and dual channel memoy doesnt make a great deal of difference on Athlon XPs anyway.

    Steg
     
  5. h_pavon

    h_pavon TS Rookie Posts: 91

    go for the ATI9800 Pro, I've seen Far Cry run smooth in a system with the same cpu & ram as yours.
     
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