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recommendation for a new grafic card

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January 15, 2007 6:07:51 AM

Hi,

I'm about to buy a new pc and would like to know which grafic card will be good for grafic programs such as freehand,photoshop,premier, in addition my son will be playing on that pc too. any suggestions?
January 15, 2007 6:31:23 AM

What's your budget on this graphics card?
January 15, 2007 7:06:49 AM

Up to 280$

What are the beneffits of ATI and PCI?
Should I go on Quadro?

Thanks
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January 15, 2007 7:15:55 AM

if i've converted correctly, thats about £150, so your looking at either the 512 mb version of the x1950 pro, or for about 20-30$ more the x1950xt 256 (a monster of a card). what resolution will you be playing at?
January 15, 2007 9:46:00 AM

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Up to 280$


First: ATI X1900XT 256MB PCIe
Second: NVidia GF 7950GT 512MB PCIe

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What are the beneffits of ATI and PCI?


In this product range (up to $280), ATI X1900XT has better performance (about 15%) than the NVidia 7950GT, and in some regions/stores it has a smaller price. Two main disadvantages: 1)only 256MB; 2)high power consuption.
Only available while stocks last since it has been replaced by the X1950XT.

The NVidia 7950GT is a good card with 512MB (which in theory lasts a little longer or gives a little extra support in very high resolutions), with less heat production and less power consuption. It has a higher price than the ATI X1900XT.

Both are DX9.0c compatible and great cards now.

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Should I go on Quadro?

I believe for gamming or other non-professional use it isn't necessary. Quadro is more interesting if you are a professional that works for example with CAD applications.

Hope this helps.
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