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trying to buy a nice card - help me please

By dr_pompeii
Dec 10, 2005
  1. Hello guys
    (sorry for my grammar)

    in these days i am going to buy a new Pc, with a motherboard D915PGN INTEL

    but the joke is choice the video card and i have this option


    the cost in my country to buy is aprox of 160 dollars, is very cheapest than others of the
    same capacity (512mb)

    the question is if "SAPPHIRE" is a good choice or good company of video cards
    and if this card is an excelent choice

    the features of this card are agree with the maket to play doom3 and quake4???

    have some problems with linux? special with Fedora Core 4

    if this card is not a good choice, please give me models in ATI and Nvidia to buy

    thanks a lot for your time :D
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    It looks like that video card will work in your system.

    But that card is a very low performance card. For the newer games, I wouldn't really recommend that card. What other choices do you have?

    Here is an excellent article to compare the PCIexpress cards.

    I'd say as a MINIMUM you want the 6600GT card.

    Good luck!
  3. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    The X1300 is a very nice 3d card, but it's a bit overpriced for it's performance thus not a very good value at this time. It only has 4-pixel pipelines and performs quite well with a LOT of features for a 4-pixel pipeline card. Unfortunately, it's priced around most 8-pipeline cards which outperform it measurably. For this reason, I would not recommend an X1300 until it drops around the $100 US range as then it will be a good value.

    The best bang for the buck right now is the NVidia 6600GT or the ATI X700 as these are 8-pipeline card in the same price bracket as the X1300. The 6600GT also has a few features the X700 does not (such as Shader Model 3) so I'd lean more towards a 6600GT.
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    a great card where profamance and price meet is the x800gt or x800gto
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