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I typically rebuild my primary system every two years, which means the secondary system is generally 4 years old when I discard it. And what a waste of money.) Anyway, as you know, the 6800 Ultra will nearly double the performance of that 9800 Pro, whether it's 256 or 512MB. What other budget cards are there that would be an upgrade?Thanks 14 answers Last reply Dec 12, 2005 More about questions upgrading budget video card narhic_fdDec 10, 2005, 8:37 PM well solved Looking for help/advice on upgrading graphics card. http://puchinet.com/question-on/question-on-ram-mhz.php

With everything enabled, it's faster than his current card with nothing at all turned on. Reldan 2006-07-07 18:44:30 UTC #6 I would agree with Steve - the RAM difference is only going to be noticable at significantly higher resolutions than what I assume you're playing at. DX8 shading looks hopelessly ancient and cartoon-like, much like the original Unreal Tournament did(though gameplay was excellent, it isn't a visual stunner). I have a 6800GT in my work system with a 19-inch LCD and rarely see major slowdowns running games at 1280x1024.

They're cheap enough nowadays.;) Enidigm 2006-07-09 09:35:28 UTC #19 Prolong it until 2008? The Gigabyte fanless solution interests me, however I have heard they run pretty hot, plus ncix is out of stock on them. For instance the XFX factory on AGP GF6800 reads 300W minimum. about it.

I have a very tight budget and was just looking at cards in the sub $100 range. First off, what resolutions do you run at? I'm still looking right now however. You don't know what you're talking about.

About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Browse Register · Sign In Español Sign In Welcome to Comcast Help & Support Forums Find solutions, Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Every two years, you buy a $500 top of the line video card for your primary system, and move the old card into your secondary system. It's better to get what you want instead of getting something cheap.

Whether that trend will continue I don't really know. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. I'd consider taking that $300 (or whatever the 7800GS costs) and putting it into a PCI-e board and a 7600GT, which performs similarly to that 6800 Ultra. Seriously.

But I agree, for around $100, an AGP 6600GT is a steal (I tried to buy the $100 one and will again if a similar deal pops up) and in AGP Because of some major hardware failures in the last month I have had to use up a significant part of the money I was going to use for upgrading my system Related Resources solved Questions about upgrading HP P6727C Power Supply and Video Card solved questions about new video card a few questions about upgrading my video card.. You seem to be confusing the R9800 with something like the FX5900.

Because I recycle my primary systems' components into my secondary system, I can get a $500 vid cards' cost down to $125 a year. http://puchinet.com/question-on/question-on-ac-97.php Questions on thermal paste Re-placing parts for newer in old Atom net top Replacing 5+ year-old machines - Where do I start? It effectively makes high levels of AA unnecessarry, because the most important environmental effects render perfectly. The 6600GT seems to be the exact card you need.

I would like to get at least $80 dollars for it. solved Question about video card and monitor Questions about power supply for new low-budget PC solved A lot of questions about buying a new graphics card (GTX 950) and my current Also tests have shown that if you don't need the extra memory don't get it. 256 cards are a little slower at the lower resolutions. Check This Out My 3dMark06 score went up from the high 2k to the low 4k range, and in real-world gaming (DoD:Source) I can do a bit more AA/AF.

Question about video card to go w/ new computer solved Questions about upgrading to the new Kaveri APU Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland I don't think it's a powerful enough card to fully take advantage of it's featuresit's(No GF6 does). OTOH, he should probably look for a 6800 series card used.

My primary system is an Athlon 64 4000+ with 2 gig of ram and the 6800 ultra OC card.

then a gt610 is enough. Since i order them in bulk for my local shop you would think i would know. 0 Kudos Posted by sjrv3 ‎02-04-2005 09:07 PM Regular Contributor View All Member Since: ‎09-20-2004 Me? For example the 9800 pro in my secondary system can play Oblivian, Doom 3, Quake 4 and Half Life 2 at acceptable frame rates using 1152 x 864 resolution w/ medium

Lost Coast HDR is different than the rest with HDR and FSAA working at once. I'd gladly trade half of my resolution and play a game with it all enabled at no AA and 800*600 resolution compared to 1280*1024 with all the goodies under DX8.Comparison... give me an email at [email protected] this contact form That's my take on GF6 and HDR, as I experiment with it with my 6800U, but even feel the sacrifice of using it on that card is not worth giving up

Now, it might be fine for some. Without HDR, it lays down times very close to a stock 6800. So I'd personally recommend waiting, and saving that money towards a future quad-SLI purchase ;) Enidigm 2006-07-07 19:03:02 UTC #7 The 7800 GS has the same number of "pipes and pixel That means after 4 years, you've spent $1000 on video cards for two machines, and are just about to shell out another $500.

Ask ! You could use the memory and CPU from your current 4000+ and upgrade down the road (and move the 6800 into the 9800 system). I figured since my next PC would have to be entirely new, I might as well bring the existing one to its maximum potential. Get the answer Ask a new question Read More PCI Express Desktops Graphics Cards AMD Nvidia Graphics Related Resources Replacing my old 6600gt solved Replacing my old gpu with a EVGA

The 9800 pro is going to be four years old next January, hence the $500/4= $125. Aniso filtering can also be bumped down a notch. New Posts McCafé commercial Latest: Carson Dyle, Feb 22, 2017 at 1:19 PM Off Topic Official AMD Ryzen Benchmarks, Reviews, Prices, and Discussion Latest: CatMerc, Feb 22, 2017 at 1:19 PM The way i see it ATI needs to bump the 9800 Pro down to about $160.00 to 150.00.

Quote: Look at the Lost Coast reviews and pictures. Am I going to get enough of a boost to justify to purchase? i plan on putting it on ebay in 2 days so let me know before then. Now it runs fine, but i want a new graphics card to output to hdmi, and help out my elder-statesman processor a bit.

This isn't a perfect comparision, but here's the recommendations and prices for video from PC Gamer's mid-range & dream systems.July 2004Dream - GF 6800 Ultra or Radeon X800 XT Platinum - Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Hardware and Technology I wouldn't mind getting a decent card, but I can't justify to my wife spending so much right now.