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FastRedPonyCar
09-03-07, 09:23 PM
My brother's old Radeon X800XL died and has about $200 to spend. He told me if he bought it from newegg, my old man would pick up whatever shipping costs so $200 is the limit.

Initial searching around at newegg digs up the ATI X1950 Pro as the $200 card with the Nvidia 8600 GTS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814122026) as the $200 nvidia.

I know the 8XXX series cards are supposed to be all that but can the 256meg memory Nvidia hang with the 512meg 1950?

I notice this one is $50 less than that 8600GTS. This one is cheaper but has 512 megs of ram and a lower clock speed

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130290


What's the difference between these?


And as much as he wants an 8800GTS, it's an extra hundred bucks he doesn't have and he has to have to have a computer for school work asap and from the benchmarks I've seen, the 8600GTS seems to be the best one.

RejZoR
09-04-07, 12:53 AM
Radeon x1950 Pro is a no brainer. Current mid DX10 cards are rather crappy for anything, be it DX9 or DX10. Get a x1950 Pro. It's cheaper and faster.
Plus 200$ for x1950 Pro is rather expensive. I bought mine for 136€ (thats around 185$). Sapphire brand.

john19055
09-04-07, 01:14 AM
If he wants one under $200 then I would go with the GECUBE
GECUBE X1950XT Radeon X1950XT 512MB ,It is faster then any of the mid-range DX10 cards and is on of the fastest DX9 cards plus it has 512mb of memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814241063

FastRedPonyCar
09-19-07, 09:39 AM
well, I don't know how but he talked my dad into one of these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038

Should be here in a couple of days. Said he would be stepping up in a few months to an 8800GTX and a C2D cpu/mobor/ram as a christmas present.

Unfair....

Tr1cK
09-19-07, 09:57 AM
well, I don't know how but he talked my dad into one of these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038

Should be here in a couple of days. Said he would be stepping up in a few months to an 8800GTX and a C2D cpu/mobor/ram as a christmas present.

Unfair....

That's what I have. It's a good card. Right now I'm running 600 core/1500 shader/1800 mem. I get around 10500 in 3dMark06 with a Core2 @ 3.0ghz.