Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Looking for a Video Card

Old 05-15-04, 04:45 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 750
Looking for a Video Card

Can anyone recommend a good video card for me? It is mainly for computer games, like Call of Duty and other action games. I don't need some really expensive card, but I also don't want some piece of crap. Any suggestions?
MFRONE is offline  
Old 05-15-04, 09:46 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 5,107
I have the ATI Radeon 9600XT installed in my computer and very happy with the performance. In fact I'm playing Call of Duty and the graphics look great. Can't wait for Half-Life 2
dom56 is offline  
Old 05-15-04, 10:19 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 420
Originally posted by dom56
I have the ATI Radeon 9600XT installed in my computer and very happy with the performance. In fact I'm playing Call of Duty and the graphics look great. Can't wait for Half-Life 2
I have the 9600XT too, and it is a great price/performance card.

MFRONE, what is your processor speed? The processor and video card need to "match" for best results. For example, a 9800XT paired with a 1GHz processor will not yield much improvement.
RalphWiggum is offline  
Old 05-15-04, 03:43 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 750
I've got a 2.6 GHz Athon XP processor.

Last edited by MFRONE; 05-15-04 at 03:49 PM.
MFRONE is offline  
Old 05-16-04, 12:05 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 6,535
I'm running a 256mb Radeon 9600 Pro.

Love it. Plays Call of Duty perfectly..though I haven't played in a few weeks.

Cost like $140 7 months ago.
FiveO is offline  
Old 05-16-04, 12:30 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,759
You can get a 128 MB 9800 Pro for under $200, now. Search for Radeon 9800 pro over at Pricegrabber.com

It's the best card out there for under $250. You can get a super version of it with 256 megs for around $300. Above that are the cutting edge cards that were just released, the ATI x800 and NVIDIA's equivalent, both for around $450. Very good cards, but very expensive.

Last edited by shaun3000; 05-16-04 at 12:32 AM.
shaun3000 is offline  
Old 05-16-04, 05:56 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 8,572
Which would be better a Radeon 9600 Pro 256 or a Radeon 9800 Pro 128? I currently have a Radeon 8500 64 and am looking for a suitable replacement.

Last edited by Brain Stew; 05-16-04 at 09:52 PM.
Brain Stew is offline  
Old 05-16-04, 09:34 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,343
The 9800 easily.
fumanstan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.