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Graphics card query

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Greg Hook, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Greg Hook

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    Hi

    Currently have an Abit Geforce FX5800 card in my machine. It's getting on a bit although it's not very old and I would like something newer.

    Seen this card a radeon X800 SE for only £152.69
    at http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=8007&source=PriceGuideUK

    Would this be a worthwhile upgrade? Am I likely to see a decent enough improvement to warrant buying a new card?

    Or are there better options? It has to be AGP.

    My PC is a P4 3ghz with 1GB ram.

    Thanks
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    A silly question, but no doubt a good one, why are you thinking of changing?

    It does look like a good card.
     
  3. Greg Hook

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    It's a bit long in the tooth, don't you think?
     
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    Hi Greg

    Have you considered the nvidia card of the moment 6600GT?
    There seems to be a lot of threads which mention this card.
    I've purchased one for my HTPC, and I am very pleased with it's capablities.

    Graham
     
  5. Greg Hook

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    Open to anything, how does the 6600gt compare to the X800 Se?
     
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    I can't give opinion about the X800 Se, as I have never used one.
    The reason I went for the 6600GT was that I needed a card capable of producing good quality video to a projector, and good performance when playing the occasional game, plus it had to be reasonably quiet.
    High end graphics usually mean high end fan noise. :eek:
    If noise is not an issue then the X800 Se is probably the better card.
    For more info have look at Tom's Hardware site.
    http://www20.graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/index.html
     
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    I have a X800XTPE and its great for dvd play back, games and HD. :)
     
  8. Greg Hook

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Razor, unfortunately there is about £100/£150 between the X800SE and the X800XTPE, does anyone know what the difference between the two is?
     
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    Hi, I have just posted some benchmarks of the 6600gt here you could compare it to your current card to give you an idea of improvement.

    lisa
     
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    Thanks lisa.

    Just run 3DMark03 and get 4881, thats with a P4 3ghz, 1gb ram, Win XP SP2. So if you can get 6757 with the spec below it looks like an upgrade is due!

    [Shuttle (Athlon XP 2700, XPMCE SP2, 512mb DDR333, Geforce 6600GT 128mb) 3d Mark 03 score = 6757]

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