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3d graphics cards... help me out here gamers

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by hateater, Jun 25, 2004.


  1. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    I got a pretty crappy video graphics card today. It is a Raedon 7000. I didn't do much research before hand, but I thought this might handle everything. Wrong... wrong- wrong.

    I am looking for what would be best to run games like the Battlefield series on. I have around 50 bucks i can throw away on a graphics card on ebay... which one do i get?
     
  2. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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  3. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Geforce3?
     
  4. One of the best cards you can get right now is a Radeon 9800 the OEM with 256mb vram is outstanding. The newest is an XT model that goes for about $450 :eek: - it's one of the tops right now in the gaming card market. That's a little on the steep side for you :smug:, look at Radeon 9700s. They can be had now for about $100 (maybe 50 if you're real lucky) and are still a very good card. Anything from VisionTek is generally pretty good too.
     
  5. ba$$88

    ba$$88 Guest

    Jun 13, 2004
    radeon 9800!!!! they're expensive though, but if you game its cool.
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Which one is cheaper? The 9800 XT or the 9800 Pro? The cheaper one can have its ROM flashed to make it like the more expensive one. Or so I have heard.
     
  7. ba$$88

    ba$$88 Guest

    Jun 13, 2004
    i thought the XT was cheaper, but my comp came with 9800 installed.
     
  8. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Hah, I am using a 32 MB shared video on my cheapo computer. I mean, the motherboard is great, but just the video card couldn't possibly keep up to anything big.
     
  9. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR

    Alright guys, now we're talking... can you guys think of any other card with 128 mb that can be had for a little bit less than the radeon?
     
  10. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Neither, but the XT is more expensive than the pro. I believe you're thinking of the 9800SE which can be modded to identical PRO specs but can be purchased for cheaper than the pro.

    Example:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-348&depa=0

    brad cook
     
  11. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Hateater,

    Look through new egg. There are some great deals there.

    brad cook
     
  12. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR


    Better deals than ebay?
     
  13. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    OKay, if my ebay auction doesn't work out, I will go to newegg..... they have some sweet deals on video cards 4 times faster than mine........... ............................
     
  14. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    G-ForceFX5700 Ultra.


    uh huh.
     
  15. I picked up my GeForceFX5900XT on Newegg for just under $200. It's only a 128MBDDR card, but I haven't had any problems in any games, including Unreal Tournament.
     
  16. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Ive got a radeon 9800XT256DDR. IT does about 6600 3dmarks.

    its the ****.
     
  17. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR

    sooooo many letters/numbers


    *head explodes*
     
  18. *translates*: the 9800XT type card with 256MB of DDR memory on it. The 3Dmark it just an indication to compare systems: the higher the better. Does need saying that other things that your graphicscard makes up a part of that score.