Is this a reasonable graphics card?

By korrupt ยท 6 replies
Jul 3, 2006
  1. Is this a reasonable graphics card?

    ATI RADEON 9800 Pro 256Mb AGP

    It will be used with a Gigabyte 8VM800PMD-775 mobo

    on a 2.8ghz celeron with 1gb Ram, 200gb hdd


  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    How much does it cost?
    I recommend a 6600GT video card. It should costly almost the same, and you get a lot more performance.

    The two bad things are these:

    a) You must have a good, quality 300-350 power supply, from a good, well-known manufacturer, with at least 20 A on the 12V rail, in order to have a stable computer.

    b) The performance of a 9800 PRO or a 6600GT will be limited by your current CPU (is it a Celeron D or a Celeron?).

    Good luck!
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    It is a normal celeron.

    Thanks for your reply,

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    The 9800 will cost $90usd


  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    For that celeron, I recommend a 6600 or 6600GT. They will be bottlenecked by the CPU a lot.
    I you wanna go cheaper, a Radeon 9600XT would be the best choice, given your actual CPU.

    Good luck!
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    The 9800 is a powerful graphic card (I'm a fan of Ati). It is the most powerful graphic card you can get without buying into the xpress cards. You should get decent use out of this.
  6. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Thanks for everyones help.

    This thread is now closed.


  7. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    You keep forgetting the padlock.

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