View Full Version : I need Assistance on a new Graphics Card
06-02-2006, 11:40 PM
I put this in the COH cause really I'm buying a new GFX Card too increase my COH Preformance. I want too get the best GFX Card I can get too play good COH on a budget. Wattage isnt a problem as I bought a new Power Supply that will handle everything as I have calculated. I am just wondering, if by general concensious, that you guys can help me determine my next GFX Card. I want somthing under 150 dollars as I am poor at the moment. Links will be appreciated. and for reference, my current card is a ATI Radeon 9200 thats a little past its prime
Thank You in Advance!
06-03-2006, 11:47 AM
I suspect this'll get moved to the Technical Support forum in the near future, but since it's still here....mwahaha..
If you're looking for another ATI card on the cheap, the x1300 series looks fairly OK and you can score one at Newegg (http://www.newegg.com) for about a Benjamin ($99).
NVidia wise, the 6xxx series is still a good price/performance series. Even the 7300LE's are about $50 and would be a decent bet if your money's really tight.
Personally, I use an NVidia 6800Ultra, but I had an ATI 9700Pro at the games' release, and it wasn't a bad card. Some of the graphics glitches that came up starting with (I think) Issue 2 goaded me into trying something else at the time.
So, being very unhelpful I'm sure, you can just about pick any card in that price range and be fine as logn as you make sure to get the card with the same graphics connction as your motherboard (AGP or PCI Express), but I'm sure you're aware of that already. I almost almost bought an AGP card for the PCI Express-based computer I'm assembling for a friend of mine, but fortunately I caught it in time.
06-03-2006, 10:23 PM
go with an Nvidia 6600. I have one, it was less than $150 and I can run CoX with most stuff turned on. Make sure you have plenty of system ram too, or your Graphics card won't make much difference.
06-04-2006, 02:33 AM
Yeah go with an Nvidia no matter what if you're playing CoH/CoV - if you don't want to go all out on the dual 7900 gtx's in sli mode there's lower versions still out there that work just as well, and are far cheaper...but like TM said, just make sure you have the ram to back the system's performance up.
Dr Jack Wolfe
06-04-2006, 10:48 PM
Well i'm running twin Nvida 7800 GTX in SLI Mode.
Run 1900x1200 @ 60 frames a sec. Actually more but I've never had drop below 60
Pegs WoW too, and everything else I try.
06-05-2006, 10:26 PM
I'm running a X1900XT (certainly out your price range, but it's a beatiful card, heh), and if you can make a bit of a stretch budget-wise, the 7600GT (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130283) is currently the best bang-for-your-buck card around.
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