Purchasing Video Card, Can't Decide

By WinterTree · 13 replies
Sep 4, 2006
  1. Hi. This is my first time posting, so I'd appreciate it if i got some responces.

    I'm planing to get a new Video Card, but i dont know what to decide:confused: . I only have a $220 limit and I want to get something decent, that would work for games. I'd choose between Raeon or Nvidia, so please tell me which video card would be best for me for $220 CAN, gaming. Please post up prices too (taxes included please).
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    depends on what you want to play. $220 CAN is about $198 US dollars. I'd go with NVIDIA. I've used both Radeon and NVIDIA and radeon has had driver issues in the past where the card couldn't be used. I am sure it is cleaned up by now. NVIDIA tends to be more stable. Actually it's really a matter of preference. Both makers make outstanding cards.
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Radeon is the best for that budget, I am getting a Radeon X1900GT on newegg for 199.99 USD, that should be around your budget in canadian.
    256-Bit Memory compared to the 128-Bit memory you would get with a 7600GT, and it has higher clock speeds.
  4. Face of LA

    Face of LA TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Both radeon N Nvidia are good, but Nvidia is better, they didnt win all of these awards for no reason, so go with a Nvidia one,
  5. WinterTree

    WinterTree TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I'm probibly gona get nvidia now, but I don't know which is which. Theres G-force, N-force, and sLi. I plan to play games like World of warcraft, Civilizations 4, Unreal Tornament 2007. If $220 CAN is not enough, please tell me and I'd prob save up to get it.
  6. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    If you're going with NVidia, I'd urge or a 7-series.. such as a 7600/7800/7900 series as these are the newest generation.

    It's really a question of budget, and if you have the power & cooling for it.
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Well first of all, Geforce is Nvidia's series of video cards. Nforce is Motherboard chipsets and SLI is a way to run 2 Nvidia graphics cards together to increase rendering performance. A good card now is a Geforce 6800XT or a Geforce 7600GT... but for $220 CAN, AMD Radeon is better because a Radeon X1900GT or Radeon X1800GTO can be had for $220 CAN and both those cards are better than a Geforce 6800XT or a Geforce 7600GT.
  8. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

  9. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    They won high end. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814102022 That beats the **** out of a 7600GT at the same price range, prove me wrong. Your icon is nVidia, obviously a bias..... WTF newegg got rid of the x1900GT's that were from HIS and Sapphire, GAY
  10. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

  11. Face of LA

    Face of LA TS Rookie Posts: 163

    nah its not about that, And it got nothin to do with me,
    Nvidia is better not cuz i say so, all of these awards and 99% of the games got Nvidia on the Cover and they recommend a nvidia GFX Card,
    and i didnt say ATI Was bad, i got a ATI Gfx card on my other pc,
    both ATI N Nvidia good but he asked whats better and Nvidia is better

  12. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    I'd go for a 7600gt.


  13. WinterTree

    WinterTree TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank You everyone, but suddenly I found the money to get a 7950 gforce... Oh well, dont critisize me for not choosing ones you posted up, but still. Thanks anyways! I'll always know that this is a pretty nice community!
  14. Face of LA

    Face of LA TS Rookie Posts: 163

    ^ 7950 is good to, so no worries,
    Have fun N Enjoy :)

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