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Thread: Video Card advice needed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2001

    Default Video Card advice needed

    I just got a new MB with an AMD 5600 processor. I am currently using the AMD 690 graphics chip onboard.

    I want to get a new video card. I am considering the:

    Radeon 1950Pro
    GeForce 7900
    GeForce 8600GT

    Of these choices which will work best for me, since I like to play some first person shooters? If not for some gaming, the onboard graphics are more than adequate.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003

    Default Re: Video Card advice needed

    the 7900gs is on par with the 1950pro but if you oc it should be better.
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2002

    Default Re: Video Card advice needed

    8600....they made it run 10c cooler and it has DX10. I assume you will probably get close to the same frame rates with those cards, but the 8600 has more going for it in the future. ATi X1000 and GeForce 7000 series out, 8000 series in.

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