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Best budget video card

Discussion in 'Games' started by djcool563, Nov 12, 2005.

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  1. djcool563

    djcool563 Thread Starter

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    What is the best budget video card out right now? i want one that will last a year er 2 without needing to upgrade? I am looking for hopefully sub 150 but would prefer sud 100 dollars thanks.
     
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    Can anyone else say that is a good one that will play the high end games for a year?
     
  4. Alex4

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    It should do the job great. It may not play very high end games like BF2 too well with setting maxed out. (y)
     
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    what are you system specs? other factors beside video cards are important when it comes to playing high end game.

    For example, i had 512 mb memory, and my ati radeon 9800 pro ran battlefield 2 at all low settings with occasional lag. I updated that memory to 2 gb and now i can run battlefeild 2 at all high settings with no lag.
     
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    What slot are you using also matters AGP im guessing.

    I run a ATI 9600, and I can run Doom 3 with settings at Ultra high, I get only around 10 FPS, but thats not bad for an older card.

    I would say bump it to a 9800 pro, about $125.
    Or even a 9800XT for about $160.
    You decide, but check out this link on AGP bencmarks and find out where you want to be.
    http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20050705/vga-charts-pcie-02.html
     
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