Looking for some suggestions for a new video card


#1

I’m currently running an ATI 9800 Pro. I think it’s going bad, but I’m not sure. I’m going thru ATI’s warranty service, but I’m still thinking of getting a new one.

Anyway, I’m not trying to spend a lot, 100-200 and I’m completely out of it when it comes to what’s out nowadays. What would be comparable or better in that price range for my current card?

Thanks.


#2

A good budget video card would be a nVidia GeForce 6600 GT, but if you can spend the money (should be around $200) then I’d recommend getting the nVidia GeForce 6800 GS. Both cards would be better than your current Ati 9800 Pro.


#3

Just like RJ said, I have a 6600 GT and it works great. I got it just under a year ago for $220 so you should be able to pick one up for around $150 these days. This would also assume you can run a PCI-E. Post some of your comp specs and I might eb able to help a little better. Late


#4

Hah, funny. I have been looking to get a 6600, too!


#5

i hear that nVidia cards work better on amd’s processors and ati with intel, just wondering if this is true


#6

The above is not true. You should also not go with brand loyalty and should mainly just try to stick with what is actually best for your price range.


#7

I’m currently running an AMD Athlon 3000+
1280 Megs of PC3200 RAM
Radeon 9800 pro
Couple of seagate hard drives
Audigy Sound card
hitachi 21 inch monitor.


#8

Go with the Nvidias if you’re on a budget. On the high-end now, I have to lean to the 1900, but for the 100-250 range, it’s hard to go wrong with either. But, in spite of my preference for ATI’s hardware, the Catalyst driver package is still crap compared to the Nvidia drivers.


#9

that setup is very close to mine…

AMD 3700+
2gb pc3200
couple of samsung HDD
xfildelity sound card
HITACHI 21 INCH MONITOR BABY!!!

but i didnt list a vid card cuz its for SALE!!!

ive got the deal for you if you want it since i just upgraded to PCI-E on my mobo to a 7900GTX

ive got a 6800ULTRA AGP from EVGA that i only had since like just last november

never overclocked and it has a 1 year warrantyt from EVGA and 1 extended warranty from microcenter that i can transfer and id be willing to let it go for like 150 shipped if you want it with box and everything… let me know if your interested


#10

Ronin, are you able to support PCI-E?


#11

If he’s using a 9800pro, then no it won’t have PCI-E

In order to get PCI-E he’ll need a new motherboard, which means he’ll need a new processor and probally a new PSU aswell, which is basically a full PC upgrade :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

I have seen hybrid boards that can run PCI-E along with AGP, they are rare but i had to ask :slight_smile:


#13

yeah i own a hybrid board that im using… it had a 6800ultra AGP and now 7900 GTX pcie