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12-09-2003, 04:07 PM
OK..I have a MX440 card on my HP 861n, 120G HD, 512M, 2.66ghz system..
I received a $175 "attaboy" from my company and the missus said "do
what you want with it"..so..I'm going to get a new graphics card..
What can I get with $175 (or so)?
12-09-2003, 04:13 PM
For that kind of money you have two options, you can go for an ATI 9600 XT or for an NVidia 5700 Ultra. ATI offers better image quality and performs a bit better than the NVidia Card. However, do not go for a 5600 or 5600 Ultra, it will be a complete waste of your money. I bought a 5600 Ultra, it was nice, but performance was on the weak side.
Another option would be to hang on to that money and save another $100 in order to get an ATI 9800. That would be my approach if I had the option.
12-09-2003, 05:50 PM
What the FlightMan said.
12-16-2003, 03:00 PM
Check out the poll on the right side at www.hardocp.com .
12-16-2003, 04:16 PM
ATI 9600 pro all the way!!!!!!!!! :7
12-16-2003, 05:32 PM
To add to my previous comment, you can now get a 5900SE from NVidia for about the same price as a 5700 Ultra. EVGA is currently carrying this new product and can be found at www.newegg.com for about $190.00. It performs better than a 5700 Ultra and ATI's 9600/9600Pro/9600XT, you should check this out. The product can be found by either looking for a GeForce 5900XT or 5900SE.
12-16-2003, 08:02 PM
whats the cheapest/best quality card i can get for under 150$?
12-28-2003, 09:54 AM
I would not get Nvidia... see for yourself http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031023/nvidia-nv38-nv36-40.html
You can get the Radeon 9600, 9700, or the 9800 Pro 128mb as they are all good cards. Its just not Nvidia's time to reign unfortunately!
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