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Old 09-06-2006, 10:22 AM   #1
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Cheap Low-end Graphic card Benchmarks

This is for those of you who cant afford a powerful card or whod ont think its worth buying a good card when DX10 cards will be out in like...uh..5-6months. These are as temporary as they come, and they arent too shabby if you ask me. Benching system seems to be a 2.9gig cpu and 2gig ram.

I put the prices beside the cards for fun. Obviously these are pci-e cards. agp are prolly a little moooore expensive.


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$70--$80....Sapphire X700Pro 256MB - Catalyst Control Center 6.2
$115--$130....HIS X800GTO IceQ II Turbo 256MB - Catalyst Control Center 6.2
$70--$80....PowerColor X1300Pro 256MB - Catalyst Control Center 6.2
$130--$140....Albatron 7300GT DDRII - ForceWare 91.31

























http://www.overclockersonline.com/in...ticles&num=501
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:57 PM   #2
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yeah I'm just going to wait for a better 3D card, I want a DX10 card, so if they come out before or around march, I will be very happy I might even buy the best one right away if they aren't over 500 dollars.

I was going to get a good card now and then get one, but then I was like, why not just put that money towards getting one of their best when they come out
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:14 PM   #3
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THey are going to be over $500
Im guessing $650
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #4
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Dont forget they WILL release budget versions of DX10 cards. Prime, waiting 5months or so to buy a new card...what do you have currently anyway?
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:20 PM   #5
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My next and final upgrade for my computer ( window 98 se ) is ati radeon 9250. Its only 40 dollars haah.

Quick question, do you think i can play half life 2 with a 700064mb card or 9250 256 card?
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:25 PM   #6
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thankfully i have no idea what you guys are talking about.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:39 PM   #7
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thankfully i have no idea what you guys are talking about.
Then why did you take the time to make a post in this thread?

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Old 09-07-2006, 12:35 AM   #8
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The quickest way to know how your card will perform in certain games is to do searches on the model. Like for example, ati 7000 benchmark. You will then see how it performs. As for it running HL2 at any descent speed, I lol.
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:17 AM   #9
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The 7300 GT OC seems to pwn the rest...
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:25 AM   #10
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Dont forget they WILL release budget versions of DX10 cards. Prime, waiting 5months or so to buy a new card...what do you have currently anyway?

X700 right now, it does what it needs too, and I got it for a good price, under 80 dollars CDN.

It's better then what I had before which was a really old 9600 radeon I could barely play HL2 on Low with it. But I with the X700 at least, I can play HL2 on high with AA if I want it on.
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:46 AM   #11
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Spider I thought you got a better card recently from some guy really cheap. Cause i remember you trying to see if I wanted it before you kept it, or did that fall through?
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:35 AM   #12
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no, I was going to get it, but I decided to wait for DirectX 10 cards to come out first, I'm just going to put my money toward that instead and get one right away.

Cause I figured, why waste the money when I'm only going to use it for a few months and then replace it again.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:47 PM   #13
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You ended up wasting money on that server that you'll be replacing when TF2 comes out. I think the lesson is wait till an update comes out if it is coming up soonbefore getting a server. Wellheres to hoping that TF2 doesn't get these **** updates.
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Old 09-09-2006, 03:14 AM   #14
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welll I just bought the 7300 GT from alucards suggestion....

I can finally play pc games =o!!!!!!!
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