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Looking for a basic AGP card for 20" Dell 2007WFP

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September 13, 2006 12:53:43 AM

I currently have Geforce 3 with 64mb ram - I'm not sure if onboard ram is enough for photo editing or watching movies especially on 1680x1050 resolution. I don't play games though.

I'm looking at Radeon 9550 AGP 258mb 128bit - should this be enough?

Thanks
September 13, 2006 12:55:08 AM

9550 is good. I would recommend going to eBay and getting a $60+/- 9800Pro or 9800XT.
September 13, 2006 1:00:36 AM

Thanks for lightning fast reply! How is 9800 pro/xt going to make difference? Just curious to know as image quality is important to me.

9550 sells for £32 new in UK which I think is a bargain, considering it has 256mb, 128 bit.
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September 13, 2006 1:32:50 AM

The 9800 is a more powerful card, so will make a difference somewhat, although it's you're not gaming.

Also, look for a X1300, has some newer features that could be nice for you.
September 13, 2006 1:49:56 AM

Ok, going to order 9550 as my system has AGP slot.

Appreciated your time
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September 13, 2006 1:56:51 AM

i agree. prozac mentioned the x1300 it would have newer fetures
i think you can get them with vivo which is something i would like
to have. ati has the 96/9800 all in wonder cards which should be
good cards. and decent but old gaming cards.

though i think the 96/98 cards are actually more expensive?

i purchased a nv 68gt card for sli (gaming) recently from another
thg member for 145$us which is an ok deal. the first card a year ago was
350$ or so. and they cant do what the cards you and prozac mentioned
can do. or the tv tuner/vivo card that you want. and they are cheaper
than purely gaming cards.

probably the best card would be the x1900 all in wonder
as it will do everything good tv and gaming.

but they cant cook you a burger. i think my 2 cards in sli can :lol: 

that last statment was a joke. it a heat thing
September 13, 2006 2:32:22 AM

i like that display a bunch
you get used to that weird "sparkle" effect

anyhow i think your geforce will be fine for any 2d task, video/photo editing or no
this is mostly software based and processor limited anyhow, no?
though only thing i thinkg you wouldnt be able to do is some multimedia functions like hardware hd video decoding, vivo functions etc
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