Desktops forum

General discussion

video card

by x_Phoenix_x / May 21, 2006 7:19 AM PDT

I am getting a new video card.
Mostly for gaming.

But I dont now wich one to chose and i dont want it to be too expensive.
Here's 4 alternatives, feel free to suggest something else.

PowerColor Radeon X1600PRO 512MB DDRII, AGP8X, DVI-I/Tv-Out, Retail

Sapphire Radeon X1800GTO 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express, ViVo, 2xDVI-I, Lite-Retail

Sapphire Radeon X1600PRO 512MB DDRII, AGP8X, Tv-Out, DVI-I, Lite-Retail

XFX GeForce 6200A 512MB DDRII, AGP8X, Tv-Out, DVI-I, Retail

Must be able to play games like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Must support HDR.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: video card
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: video card
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
AGP or PCIe?
by ramarc / May 22, 2006 1:52 AM PDT
In reply to: video card

you have both AGP an PCIe cards listed. your PC will support AGP or PCIe cards, but not both. So, first you need to figure what can go in your PC.

As for the cards, you've got cards ranging from $50 to $200. You should pick a budget and get the best card for that budget.

Oblivion really dogs GPUs and is ATI friendly. If you must have HDR enabled, budget at least $150. Here's how various cards fared with the game: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2746&p=6

PCIe cards:
$200: Radeon x1800GTO, 256MB
$175: GeForce 7600GT, 256MB
$150: Radeon x1600XT, 256MB
$125: GeForce 7600GS, 256MB **

AGP cards:
$200: GeForce 6800gs, 256MB
$140: Radeon x1600pro, 512MB **
$150: GeForce 6800xt, 512MB **

** = HDR supported but makes games unplayable

Collapse -
Had PCIe
by x_Phoenix_x / May 22, 2006 4:35 AM PDT
In reply to: AGP or PCIe?

I have PCIe so im getting the Radeon x1800.

Thanks

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) Good choice
by nathanpsz2 / May 26, 2006 9:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Had PCIe
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?