View Full Version : Payday coming up! 300$ Video Card suggestions?
12-19-2004, 11:14 PM
Alright, if my calcs are on the level, I should be able to get myself a video card next pay and top off my PC for a few months but I need some suggestions:
What's a good 3D card for about 300$ Canadian.
ATI Sapphire Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB - CAN$277.75 (320$ w/Tax)
That was one I spotted out of a local retailer. I don't think is supports Dual-monitors though which sucks because it's a feature I use alot to work..
Asus V9570TD GEFX5700 256MB DDR8X TVODVI 0 CAN$259.99 (300$ w/Tax)
This one has Multi-display but I'm not sure on it's performance.
Soo, bang fo' buck, what are my options? Thanks!
Maybe you could buy your video card from an American store but PAY in Canadian dollars, that way you can get a card worth more in the US for your Canadian money :confused:
I'd go for the 9800 Pro. The GF5700 probably won't have a fast enough clock speed to utilize the extra ram in it.
12-20-2004, 01:23 AM
Between those two, I would probably look at the Radeon. My 9700 non-pro will support dual monitors so that one should too (I just looked it up- it does). The NVidea card you may look at would be the 6600GT- just recently released. It is a little higher price than the Radeon and will perform slightly better. Includes Pixel Shader 3.0 so should be compatable for longer. This card comes in both AGP and PCI Express so check which one you get if you go that way.
12-20-2004, 09:40 AM
Btw the two, go with the Radeon 9800Pro. I know for sure that Radeon 9800Pro has dual monitor support via DVI or S-video.
For about $230 (US dollar) you could get the 6600GT like zippyjuan said above and it's a very good card.
12-20-2004, 07:08 PM
Awesome; thanks for the help guys. I'll definitly look into those.
I also spotted a less-expensive one:
ATI Sapphire Radeon 9600 XT AGP 256MB (260$ w/Tax)
12-21-2004, 12:41 PM
12-21-2004, 01:24 PM
i have a radeon 9700 pro. that thing still kicks butt. I can run all my games on really high rez/graphics. Well far cry maxed was a bit slow, but that game is nuts!
I'd stick with one of the radeons, i assume you don't have a new mobo with PCI express cababilities in it.
12-21-2004, 06:21 PM
I have a radeon 9700 pro too, it realy delivers.
12-21-2004, 09:19 PM
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