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New graphics card please?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ugly ferret, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. ugly ferret


    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 740

    Right, I've decided to plump for a new graphics card, but I don't know which one to get. It's got to be pci express, have at least 256mb and cost around £100 pounds, maybe less. I'm not looking for anything mega powerful, just something that'll get my by until I can afford to buy one that makes a PS3 look crap :) . Also I'd rather go with nvidia because I don't really trust ATI, but I might consider switching.

    The XFX GeForce PCX6600 Extreme Edition 512MB (£100) looks nice as its clocked really fast (560mhz :eek: ) and got lots ram but I heard that that the 6600 was a useless chipset. What about the XFX GeForce PCX6600 256MB? Its probably not very good but its only £60. I also saw overclockers offering a 6800gs for only £138, which makes going for a 6600gt a bit pointless. Would the extra £40 or £80 pounds for the gs be worth it in extra performace, bearing in mind that its only a temporary card.

    Any thoughts on my predicament, anyone?
  2. FreeStream


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,320

    TBH, 256Mb is only really used in the X800s and higher, if you set the quality high enought to fill the mem the GPU core would be overloaded.

    Look at reviews, find the ATi/nvidia PCi-E cards for around that price and compare them, google for 'VGA PCI-E charts' and there is a big comparison between all the latest cards :)