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what cheap gfx card?

category: general [glöplog]
I want a better graphics card, so I can see more techy demos or play some newer games, but i don't want to spend much more than 100€

My current gfx card is a "MSI MS-StarForce GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE" so I thought maybe I could get something at least slightly better for 100€ these days.

what you say?
added on the 2006-12-09 20:29:48 by linde linde
Buy a Wii!
6600 GT ?
added on the 2006-12-09 20:34:49 by keops keops
the 6600gt seems to be a good deal. do you know if it's a lot better than my current card?
added on the 2006-12-09 20:40:12 by linde linde
it has ps3.0, that alone is worth it, if you want to watch "techy demos"
added on the 2006-12-09 20:42:47 by zoom zoom
...and honestly, who doesn't want to watch techy demos?
added on the 2006-12-09 22:32:37 by noouch noouch
added on the 2006-12-09 22:52:59 by doomdoom doomdoom
added on the 2006-12-09 22:56:35 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
the 6600GT is the perfect companion :> but it begins to be a bit old for upcoming games...
added on the 2006-12-10 01:27:51 by Zest Zest
I have a 7800GT but I find myself still liking oldskool. Yeah, I know... just say the word....
added on the 2006-12-10 02:48:03 by Archmage Archmage
there's plenty of room for both oldschool and techy in my world!
added on the 2006-12-10 02:54:36 by linde linde
just to mention an ati card: x1600 pro. that's also a shader model 3 card, it fits in the 100 eur price range and might be a bit faster than the 6600 gt. but even a non-gt 6600 is still good for the demos.
added on the 2006-12-10 11:06:39 by Ger Ger
I've a x1300 and it is a shit. It has ps3 and that shit, but it looks as slow as my old geforce 2 TI in fillrate. So, whatever you choose, take in mind you shouldn't get the lowest card or you might be buying something slower that what you already have
added on the 2006-12-10 14:18:06 by texel texel
Just lately the first 7600GS have dropped below 100€ (pci-x version). With the gf7600 cards, even the GS seems to be faster than the old 6600gt so it might be at least worth considering.
added on the 2006-12-10 15:44:56 by mizc mizc
How about this one?


Oh sorry... you said "cheap"...
Nutman: The Cirrus Logic GD5446 would cost you about $5 on eBay, so yep... cheap. ;)
added on the 2006-12-11 09:52:14 by Sverker Sverker
tribão: Oh, and it installs in Zorro-2 slots and there are drivers for AmigaOS for it? ;)
hehe, Picasso IV, that'd be somehing :)

BTW, I don't have pci-x... Is it still "the future" of gfx cards or was it just a hype? When you answer, just assume I have been living under a rock for the past 100 years or so :)

now i'm both confused and interested about the relation between Picasso IV and that Cirrus Logic board, though.
added on the 2006-12-12 01:06:52 by linde linde
that was supposed to read pcie anyway, evil little hand...
a 7600gs should be available for agp as well for like 120eur or so, dunno if you want to spend that.
of course you can go with a 6600gt as well, still should do for most if not all demos
added on the 2006-12-12 16:14:15 by mizc mizc
I was looking at buying a newish laptop.. And was wondering about the ultra portable ones.

They usually have those intel 950 accelerators.

Are those any decent? Do they support pixel shaders in a practical way (fast) .. Do they support opengl equally well they support directx?
added on the 2007-01-20 09:25:57 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Any cards worth it from ATI?
Are higher numbers always better?
How do I know that the card I'm going to buy will have ps3.0 support?
added on the 2007-01-20 10:11:00 by zaphands zaphands
...and honestly, who doesn't want to watch techy demos?

added on the 2007-01-20 10:13:51 by waffle waffle

added on the 2007-01-20 14:21:52 by apricot apricot
get a 7600GS
The 950 GMA excels in one thing: being a piece of shit. Not worth looking at unless you're into writing software renders ;)
added on the 2007-01-20 17:52:07 by Shifter Shifter


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