Help picking PCI-E Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards & Displays' started by Kweli, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Kweli

    Kweli Newbie

    Hey Guys,

    I currently have a ATI 9800pro (128) but i have upgraded my desktop....currently it doesnt have any AGP slots so i must upgrade my card...

    Ive been looking at 6800gs and/or 7600gt

    Is it wrong for me to assume that the 7600gt is better then the 6800 based on the newer series model?

    Im looking to get a good card for about 200-220$US

    Anyone have suggestions on which one is better...if not a totally different card?

    Also..... Would it be better to buy two cards for 250US and have them run SLI....or wiser to buy 1 card for 250US? Hows the performance differences?
  2. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    What is the current system specs?
  3. ALstonLoong

    ALstonLoong Newbie

    humm..seems like u are looking for mid range videocard... why not consider sapphire x800 gt02 ? :think:
  4. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    1 high-end card is generally more worthwhile than 2 for the same price.
    I've got a 6800GS and it's great but for around the same price the 7600GT is slightly better.
  5. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    A lot better from my experience...
  6. ALstonLoong

    ALstonLoong Newbie

    humm... isnt 7600Gt only have 128bit bus width ? compare to Gs with 256 bit bus width.
  7. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I have tested 7600GT and 6800GT. (Yes, review coming up! :mrgreen:)
  8. ALstonLoong

    ALstonLoong Newbie

    chai do you have review for 7600gt with x800 gto2 ? these 2 cards are in the same price range jsut wonder how different those 2 can be.
  9. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry, no ATI cards... :shifty: Please beg ATI to borrow us...
  10. Kweli

    Kweli Newbie

    System Specs:
    Processor Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz
    Chipset Intel 915G Express
    Installed Memory 1000 MB (DDR SDRAM)

    Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Video Output Interface PCI Express
    Supported RAM Speeds 400 MHz
    Installed Cache Memory 1 MB

    Thats the best i can do while at work.....Its a nice machine..

    I was looking at the BFG 7600GT
  11. aKho

    aKho beat around the bush

    not bad choice :whistle:
  12. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    bfg's offerings are pretty tame now... xfx and evga offer better OC'd cards... :mrgreen:
  13. hows the XFX 7600 GT XXX sound.. ts abt 210 USD...
  14. PowerSlide

    PowerSlide Just Started

    76gt sits nicely in ur system
  15. Kweli

    Kweli Newbie

    Realized today that my PSU says 310WAT MAX on it....

    7600GT suggests 350watts...

    Do i have to upgrade or do you think it will be OK?
  16. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Well, I would recommend you upgrading to a better one. What brand is it? Enermax and Fotran Source are good cheap choices.

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