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What is a good g card?

By gmoneyjackson
Dec 30, 2006
  1. what graphics card should i chose if im upgrading from an ati raedon 1300 series, my budget is abot 150 usd.
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

  3. fenderzone1200

    fenderzone1200 TS Rookie

  4. gmoneyjackson

    gmoneyjackson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    is that last one better than the one i have?
     
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    I am assuming that your motherboard has a PCI-e slot (not AGP) based on your other thread. Am I correct?

    If so, the card that fenderzone above is recommending will not work in your system.
     
  6. gmoneyjackson

    gmoneyjackson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    i dont know, but if it would work is it better than my 1300 series?
     
  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    No. Your 1300 is a better card.

    You need to find out if your graphics port is AGP or PCI-e before you buy a new card. Important.

    Download and run this:
    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/27-cpu-z.html

    and under the mainboard tab tell us what it says under graphics interface.
     
  8. fenderzone1200

    fenderzone1200 TS Rookie

  9. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    I think both of those cards you list above would be slower than his current card. Keep in mind that he is wanting to get a card for today's newer games (from his other thread). Games like F.E.A.R. etc. The cards you list above would have an extremely hard time running these types of games.

    Original posted didn't really make it clear what he wants the card for in this thread, so I can't really blame you ;) I just happened to have read his other thread.
     
  10. fenderzone1200

    fenderzone1200 TS Rookie

    Graphics Card

    I see now what you are talking about. I did not completely understand the specs of the cards. I knew to look at the installed memory and the type of RAM interface, but I did not understand the difference in GPU speed and RAMDAC speed. I did some research on the matter following your post and is is quite interesting. Next time I will be able to make a much more educated choice. Thanks.......
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I just hope that you don't have the PCI X1300 card. If you are lucky and have PCI-E, it's gonna be easier.
     
  12. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Posts: 135

    I'm wondering, gmonkeyjackson, is your card reliable?
    What's your card's specs?
     
  13. gmoneyjackson

    gmoneyjackson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    hmm its got 256 mb ram.. like 600 mhz thats all i can think of
     
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