buying a graphics card

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    tejesh New Member

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    Hey u geeks out there,
    help me to buy a graphics card.
    I personally want a 128MB ATi or GeForce card for around 5k.
    Is ATi a better choice considering d price(& d performance)?
    I have a 2.6 GHz (HT),512MB DDR400 RAM.
    Will dat be a good configuration for playing many(if not all!) new games?[/b]
     
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    Get a 9550 for that price.

    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/tul9550/7.html

    You wont be able to FarCry or Doom 3 at great frame rates but should be acceptable. Splinter Cell and UT should be more playable.
     
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    again wouldnt recommend either of the cards
    rather a 9600pro for ard 7k
    its a better choice..
    if u can squeeze in the extra 2k
     
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    a 9550 is comparable to an fx 5200
    i THINK
    both are dx9 cards but very low power
    the good cards to upgrade to would be the 9600 pro as i mentioned or an nvidia 5700
    still ur choice ;)
     
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    Ofcourse if he can spend more, the best option would be to get a used 9500 which has 8 pixel pipelines and is usually better than a 9600 series card.
     
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    That is if he can find one .........lol. Those 9500 and 9700's are a antiquities these days ! The only ppl with 9700pros are probably the smedia ppl who r chargin arnd 16-17k for those !
     
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    The 9550 is a misnomer. The first time I read the name, I thought that it was an update to the stellar 9500.
    Both 9700 and 9500 (pro) are great cards, but really hard to find, and, as blade said, overpriced.
     
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