CK's next graphics card? Thoughts please!

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CK's next graphics card? Thoughts please!

Postby Nethlyn » Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:31 pm

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ATi 1800XT 256MB*** (£80**)

* If I've gone and thrown out the old packaging like a fool.
** P&P prices can be figured out at a later date.
*** I need advice as what to replace this with for reasonable money.
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CK, just placing this in here so that people see it. If it helps, Bev just sold me a graphics card and special delivery P&P was £4.75.

Everyone else, suggest a graphics card please

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Postby Nethlyn » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:36 pm

Cat got everyone's tongue?

CK, at the moment the X1950XT has been cut to £100 and according to Custom PC, at the moment, is the best value DX9 card if you want to sit out the long wait for DX10 to be properly coded for.

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Postby Damonk » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:45 pm

X1950XT is an excellent choice with regards to price if DX10 isn't an issue. Very powerful and comparably cheap. Got one myself, works just fine and dandy in any game.
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Postby CK » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:56 pm

But its not too great a leap from the 1800. How do the current line of 800s compare and is it worth investing in one?

(This is all in anticipation of Crysis and the like, so DX10 would be preferable)
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Postby Nethlyn » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:59 pm

If you want a value option on DX10 now, then that leaves the 8600s on the nVidia side but that's that, and it's perilous to bother with less than top of the range at the moment which would be the 8800GTS with 320Mb at just under £200 RRP (the two cards above this launched at £360 and £500, or there's the same card with double the RAM at £240).

Bear in mind that these tests were done two months ago by Custom PC, who disagree with you about the X1950XT just because of its massive price cut. Hopefully the net and the fact that the next quarter's round the corner has brought these prices down a bit.

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Postby Jay » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:03 pm

Is CK still selling that 1800, is it AGP and is it better then my GFX 5900XT?
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Postby Doug » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:25 pm

Everything's better than the GFX 5 series.

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Postby CK » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:57 pm

Arf @ the above.

Jay, it's PCI-e.

I'm going to give this 8800GTS a Google, see what comes up. Depending on what I sell the 1800 for, I might push to a £250 card if it's worth it.
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Postby Jay » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:55 pm

Fuck. I'm not buying a motherboard just to get a new GPU
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Postby Nethlyn » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:34 pm

No, if you're an AGP diehard you have two current options:

ATI's Radeon X1950 Pro vs Nvidia's 7800GS.

Custom PC wasn't happy about the ATI drivers but Cats are usually always fixed after a while. The Power connector on the ATI's not Molex but that should mean that they pack a converter in the box. For my very last AGP card I'd prefer an ATi just so I could carry on playing AVP.

However if they use Direct X 10 as a reason to retire AGP, the company that made that public could leave themselves open to the rival choosing to support it after all.

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Postby Jay » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:55 pm

It's not that I'm an AGP diehard. I would LOVE to upgrade my PC. It's just that I don't have the money to buy a motherboard and a graphics card
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Postby Nethlyn » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:04 pm

No worries Jay I was talking about myself :wink: now i've just added a CPU and a second gig of RAM, the graphics card would be the final thing if I was going to worry about speed. However Supcom now runs at my desktop res and refresh rate and looks pretty enough IMO. At some point you have to be happy and not obsess over res and looks - when you own a CRT anyway.

In the end it might not matter. I need a new job before I worry about a brand new build, I wouldn't want to remove anything from this case purely out of hassle.


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