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PCI-E graphics card up to £150

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Philc, 22 May 2006.

  1. Philc

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Mar 2005

    Posts: 285

    Can anyone recommend me a PCI-E gfx card for up to £150, it seems theres a lot of decent cards for around this price which makes it hard to choose. The card needs to be able to play bf2 and all the latest games and support pixel shader 3.

    Some of the cards ive seen include:

    GeForce 6800 GT
    BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC 256MB GDDR3
    ATI Radeon X850 XT 256MB GDDR3

    I dont know if the budget 7000 series out do the 6800's. Any help would be nice.
     
  2. Mul

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,842

    In the budget of £150, the best card is definitely the 7600GT. It can be found for as low as £117 and it performs between the 6800 Ultra and 7800GT.

    Mul
     
  3. FrenchTart

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 31,310

    Location: Manchester

    Well, considering that 7900GTs can be had for as little as £198 atm, if you're willing to wait for a little while/shop around and buy secondhand, you could well get a very very nice card for a very very nice price ;)

    I know someone that got their 7900GT for £130 secondhand, but that was a fairly one-off deal afaik.

    Does the 7600GT really perform better than a 6800ultra? That sounds kind of crazy.. *looks on google/etc*
     
  4. scoopex

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,803

    I have a xfx 7800gt EE pci-e FS in the MM. ;)
     
  5. ajgoodfellow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,332

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    Go for the 7600GT

    Stonking card - nVidia have really got the mid-range market sorted (the 6600GT last time was another great card)

    As said, it performs a little better than a 6800Ultra

    The X850 doesn't support SM3 and it's previous gen so I wouldn't get it
     
  6. trojan698

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,484

    Location: Edinburgh

    the only card you listed that has sm3 is the 7600gt, so go for that. They overclock well too.
     
  7. ajgoodfellow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,332

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    The 6x00 series of nVidia cards feature it too, like the 6800GT mentioned :)
     
  8. trojan698

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,484

    Location: Edinburgh

    really? I didn't know that :o