graphics card question/ can someone reccomend one please

6 replies
Found 24th Dec 2008
I wonder if someone can help me
I play Eve online quite a bit, at the moment i use the "standard/classic" graphics as the VGA card (A X850) doesnt support Pixel shader 3,0

I have recently on ebay purchased a 6600GT (i did this while drunk!) so i have no idea if it will give me the "premium" version of eve..................

Now forget all that - thats just the background story!

Im looking for a VGA card - ideally on ebay, that is nice and cheap - the 6600GT cost me a tenner so i dont mind loosing that.

What is a nice cheap card (can be old) that will run eve online - reasonably well, it needs to be PCI express and support Pixel shader 3.. ideally linking a item in ebay will be nice........or if you have one letting me know

Please dont move this thread, as its not really a deal request..



I thought the 6600gt did support shader model 3, is the one you bought not working?, tried the latest drivers?

Original Poster

its in the post..........i have been told it doesnt work too well, os i am asking for advice incase. Just so i have something to do!

Wait until you've tried it first the 6600gt was a surprisingly potent card, don't know eve that well more of a killer meself(COD ftw) but really surprised the 850 doesn't support it either, tried updating to the latest radeon drivers?
assuming this is pci-e cards? how about the £30 ]oc's deal for a 2900gt, can't go wrong at that!

The X850 did not support SM3.0, ATi had a slight extension to PS2.0 but it was never really supported. Even with the SM3.0 support the 6600GT is quite a bit slower than the X850, it's around the same speed as the X850's predecessor the Radeon 9800.

The 2900 deal linked above is a good one as that card competes with the Nvidia cards two generations on from the six series however it's a very greedy card on power so you have to make sure you have a high quality power supply that can feed it:…=30


i have the 6800GT and it doesnt cope too well in 1440x900 also HD footage is shaky, i'd recommend the ATI HD 4670 which is £61.52 on novatech or the 8600GT which seems to cope w HD well for about £40.50 from the same site, meaning your card will run most med spec games and will cope w video well

You should be able to pick up an 8### series nVidia card for a decent price now, and they are really nice cards from experience, never had a single problem with any of my XFX ones.
Post a comment
    Top Discussions
    1. Best 4k tv's for gaming11
    2. Christmas presents510
    3. Mobile phone advice33
    4. Anyone know of any budget laptops which charge through USB-C?55

    See more discussions