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Gaming graphics card.

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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
I am looking for a decent graphics card for my PC. My PC is quite good but the gfx card lets it down a lot. I am looking to spend no more than £75-100 at most. And ideas would be great.
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
AGP/PCI/PCI-E?
= what motherboard?
Preffered make?
#2
Need a bit more info than that. Does your current box have AGP or PCI Express? If its quite old im guessing AGP.

Are you an ATI Man or an Nvidia Boy?
(Your probably thinking I dont care! My Experience with Nvidia and vista has been undescribable and I dont think I could use the language I want to here to describe it anyway! ATI seems to cope better. BUT.... Nvidia are still winning the graphics war in terms of bang for buck!)

Lastly £100 isnt much for a gaming card these days! Thats kinda the budget range of graphics cards ur looking at getting into the mid range ones! Dont expect massive performance without spending £200+.

:thumbsup:
#3
Either format I would stretch that teeny bit further and get the X1950pro.

If you PC is PCI-express then this is what you should be looking at:
http://www.pctechonline.co.uk/home/product_detail.asp?id=1156&catid=15

If it is AGP then this one:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119300

As an aternative if you really are strictly limited to £100 then I would get this PCI-express card:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/118618

If it is AGP then you are looking at something a little less powerful like the 7600gt or the X1650pro.
#4
Yep I would agree with the X1950 range but I am a bit of an ATI fan. Its a good powerful card thats good on cost too!
#5
wjohnson12321
Need a bit more info than that. Does your current box have AGP or PCI Express? If its quite old im guessing AGP.

Are you an ATI Man or an Nvidia Boy?
(Your probably thinking I dont care! My Experience with Nvidia and vista has been undescribable and I dont think I could use the language I want to here to describe it anyway! ATI seems to cope better. BUT.... Nvidia are still winning the graphics war in terms of bang for buck!)

Lastly £100 isnt much for a gaming card these days! Thats kinda the budget range of graphics cards ur looking at getting into the mid range ones! Dont expect massive performance without spending £200+.

:thumbsup:


Of course he can get top class gaming for £100.

The X1900gt is a very fast card and will play most games at high settings, this is in PCI-express format and is bang on £100.

The X1950pro series will play almost any game you throw at it maxed out. These are just over £100 and come in both AGO and PCI-express.

And as for spending over £200 you gotta be kidding me. You can even get DX10 cards that will play anything ever released fully maxed for less than £200.

Even the X1900xt series of cards are well below £200.

At present I would not really touch Nvidia because they are not cost effective.

For example the X1900gt is cheaper than 7900GS and more powerful.
The X1950pro is as good if not better (been ages since I checked any benches) than a 7900gt and a heck of a lot cheaper.

And as I say evern teh XT series are now cheap as cjips, whereas Nvidea seem to be expensive for their 7900gt/x series.
#6
wow that Gecube x1950pro looks nice, and doesn't cost a fortune. I might get myself one :D
#7
Just to add to what beerman has already recommended........the Connect3D X1900GT card at £100.36 at Ebuyer has been recommended in the April edition of CustomPC magazine.

They tested 20 mid range graphics cards and this was considered 'bargain of the year'.This is what they said in conclusion...
'.........the Connect3D X1900GT...is so bargainistic that it would be criminal of us not to draw your attention to it.For example,the X1900GT was capable of playing all 3 of our test games at 1280x1024 with AA(anti aliasing) and AF(anisotropic filtering),while other cards struggled to play these games at 1024x768 with no AA and AF.
It has lots of overclocking potential,allowing you to increase it's performance even further.
...........you'd be mad not to buy the Connect3D X1900GT,this much 3D performance for £108 should be illegal.'

The price of this card has dropped a smidge since the article was written.:)
#8
muckypup
Just to add to what beerman has already recommended........the Connect3D X1900GT card at £100.36 at Ebuyer has been recommended in the April edition of CustomPC magazine.

They tested 20 mid range graphics cards and this was considered 'bargain of the year'.This is what they said in conclusion...
'.........the Connect3D X1900GT...is so bargainistic that it would be criminal of us not to draw your attention to it.For example,the X1900GT was capable of playing all 3 of our test games at 1280x1024 with AA(anti aliasing) and AF(anisotropic filtering),while other cards struggled to play these games at 1024x768 with no AA and AF.
It has lots of overclocking potential,allowing you to increase it's performance even further.
...........you'd be mad not to buy the Connect3D X1900GT,this much 3D performance for £108 should be illegal.'

The price of this card has dropped a smidge since the article was written.:)


Nice one, I have stated over the last few months that this card was the fastest money could buy for £100. Nothing Nvidia have produced can match it at this price range. It has been £102 at Ebuyer for ages but has now dropped to smack on £100.

Then along came the ATI X1950pro which has dropped close to £100 itself, these vary from store to store but just a couple of weeks ago a 512mb version was posted on these forums for just £105!!!

So all in all I think the GT has lost it's crown to the Pro series as you can generally get a Pro for about £10 more.

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