which graphics card is the best from this list ?

  pinka 13:06 15 Sep 03
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hi , got about £130 to spend on a graphics card .
my choice is out of these :
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128Mb DDR AGP Inc VAT £128.08
Asus GeForce FX5600 128Mb DDR £104.58
nVidia GeForce FX 5600 256Mb DDR £128.08
ATi Radeon 9600 Pro 128Mb [400MHz] £123.38
MSI GeForce FX5600TD 128Mb £125.73

  pinka 13:23 15 Sep 03

or maybe a link to a benchmark results page ?

  Sion 13:27 15 Sep 03

Hey, get a radeon 9600Pro. The Geforce cards are apparently nowhere near as good as ATI's when it comes to Directx 9 games. They have a radeon on ebuyer.co.uk for 99.99, minus vat and delivery. There are many favourable reviews of it, and there is also one at firingsquad.com. And because im feeling resourceful, here is the link.
click here

hope this helps ya out.

  vinnyT 14:17 15 Sep 03

I'd go with what Sion said re radion 9600Pro, but heres another link

click here

toms hardware site, an excellent resource.

  philwane 14:29 15 Sep 03

I all depends on what you use your graphics for if its for gaming I suppose the radion will be the best choice!

I chose mine because I am into digital photo's and would like to try video editing.
I have just fitted a MSI Geforce FX5600-VTDR128 and it is everything I wished it to be

but as I said before its horses for courses

  sdf 14:40 15 Sep 03

having used a number of both brands GeForce/ATI it is my considered opinion that the ATIs area better choice

  pinka 14:51 15 Sep 03

i use it for gaming , and generally the games that are pretty hard to push along , the reason i need to upgrade from ti4200

  goonerbill 14:54 15 Sep 03

heres an edited review (so i dont infringe copywrite)of graphics cards from another mag.



If you're in the market for a budget card, look at those based on nVidia's GeForceFX 5200 chipset. MSI's GF FX5200 is a great example, with a good games bundle, a VIVO port and attractive pricing.

A 5600 will set you back around the same as a 5200 Ultra but will perform considerably better. ATI's budget platform, the Radeon 9200, is a disappointment and is not recommended.

The GeForceFX 5600 proves a good mid-range chipset, but it doesn't offer anywhere near the value for money that the Radeon 9600 Pro does.

if ya want to read the whole article got to
click here click reviews-labs-graphic cards

  Sion 15:26 15 Sep 03

Well, the Geforce 5600 and the Radeon 9600 pro are not that much faster than a Ti4200, they just have Directx 9 technology onboard. In fact, you look at most benchmarks, the Ti4200 is often faster than the two above cards! I have this card myself, and i haven't got any games that really tax it. I have yet to find a game that i can't play at 800x600 with all the bells and whistles switched on. Perhaps if your having trouble playing games you should lower your resolution or turn down some options like texture quality, or switch off anti-aliasing and Anistropic filtering.

  choffe 16:14 15 Sep 03

ati run cooler and use smaller fans, and are also a lot quieter, i used to be loyal to nvidia until updated drivers for their 440 series cards knackered my system. so i moved to ati and have been greatly satisfied, and they give great potential for overclocking safely

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