time for a video card upgrade...

By drfefe2
Feb 21, 2006
  1. Right now i have integrated graphics from ATI. Now that was fine for older games but it just isnt cutting it for counter-strike and F.E.A.R. I have a Pci-express slot and my budget is around 100 bucks. Also, does my integrated graphics being ATi mean that i can only upgrade to an ATI based card? or can i get nvidia? thanks for the help...
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Do you know if you have a pci-e x1 or a pci-e x 16 slot? X16 is used for graphics and x1 is used for add in cards, but some systems only have x1 slots, and can't have upgraded graphics. Assuming you do have a x16 slot, a nvidia 6600, or ati x800gt or x1300pro, should all suit you pretty well.
    You can use ati or nvidia cards.
  3. drfefe2

    drfefe2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    cool thanks. what is the difference...i mean why do some graphics card like ATi have cheaper model like Saphire and Bmg are those still the same thing?
  4. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Posts: 149

    I would check out the 6600GT or 6800XT

    Check out these cards--

    XFX 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Expressx16-($109)

    XFX 6800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Expressx16-($119)

    eVGA 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Expressx16-($115)

    eVGA 6800XT 256MB 256-bit DDR PCI Expressx16-($99)
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