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Advice Sought: Best Deal on Graphics Card

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Found 19th Oct 2007
The motherboard appears to have gone on my son's Atlhon 3000 based PC so I'm going to replace the machine with one of the Dell deals listed in these forums. Clearly however I can't use the onboard-graphics and the prices of the Dell enhancements look pretty steep to me. I have lost track of the difference between GS and GT etc etc and just need a pointer to a good powerful card at a good price, say around the £60 mark, for games like Battlefield 2. TIA...:)

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I bought a 7900 GS for £60 from scan last week, the 1950 Pro is an even better card but was alittle more expensive at the time.


I'm sure you would be able to get one or the other from ebuyer/overclockers/scan for around the £60 price.

Original Poster

Thanks for that. Tom's Hardware keeps a running list of best-value graphics cards, it turns out, so I went there.

In the end I bought a Sapphire X1950Pro from Scan (£95 and free delivery). It was more than I had planned to spend but the box looked nice, and I want this machine to kick bottom, as the Yanks say.

I can second that, X1950 is the best price/perf ratio card at the moment. BTW pdug175, I can't see any 7900gs on scan for £60 - is that price a typo? If not, could you detail how you got it for that much.

PS: The only reason I'm interested in 7900gs instead of the x1950 is because I like to run linux...

Original Poster

Wasn't me who bought the 7900gs... I think you should be talking to pdug175.

Enemy_of_The_State

I can second that, X1950 is the best price/perf ratio card at the moment. … I can second that, X1950 is the best price/perf ratio card at the moment. BTW pdug175, I can't see any 7900gs on scan for £60 - is that price a typo? If not, could you detail how you got it for that much.PS: The only reason I'm interested in 7900gs instead of the x1950 is because I like to run linux...



ATI have opened up the specs of their drivers, expect to see good Linux support for ATI in the very near future.

Would you be willing to overclock a card or do you want to keep it standard?

Enemy_of_The_State

I can second that, X1950 is the best price/perf ratio card at the moment. … I can second that, X1950 is the best price/perf ratio card at the moment. BTW pdug175, I can't see any 7900gs on scan for £60 - is that price a typo? If not, could you detail how you got it for that much.PS: The only reason I'm interested in 7900gs instead of the x1950 is because I like to run linux...


blooming eck, the card I bought I think was £58, the XFX 7900GS I think it was on deal of the day at the time. It now appears to be £128!!

scan.co.uk/Pro…455

Is it the AGP version or PCI-E? I need a good AGP card to tide me through 2007.:oops:

Pci-e
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