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Graphics Cards: How Do I Pick?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by andysniffer, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. andysniffer

    andysniffer Thread Starter

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    my pc doesnt have a graphics card and i want to buy one but what am i looking for?
    for £37.99 i can get this :
    # ATI Radeon 9550 Chipset
    # 256MB DDR Memory
    # AGP x8 Interface
    # DVI-I / VGA / HDTV Out
    # Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Support
    # OpenGL 2.0 Support
    # Windows Vista Ready
    is thta good or bad? what do i need more of or less of? i mainly want it for games etc i.e Americas army 2.8
    i dont wnat to go over that many MB because that means paying like £50 more!
    HELP ME PLEASE! :eek:
     
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    In this thread your budget is 50 GBP and in your other (closed) thread it is 65 GBP. Which is it?
     
  3. twizzie

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    Well, if you're gonna buy a video card for some medium-high end, isn't it worth putting in the extra buck, or over there its probably pound? Anyway, if your main focus is doing some work here and there, and in the left over time u play some halo or something like that, you should get something of that sort. But, if you're the type that has a strong hobby of video games, you have a couple of options... for an extra 20-25 pounds, you can definetly get a nice vc, with 512 MB, and pci-x. Keep in mind that pci-x is slightly faster than an Advanced Graphic Port (AGP). I'll post some links
     
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