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Graphic card upgrade (which one to choose)

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March 27, 2007 8:13:46 AM

Hi
I have a server motherboard which has an onboard graphics chip that performs quite slowly. I would like to get a pci or pci-x graphics card that can do a little better in the range of 50$. I googled a lot and found nothing decent. I would like something that can do at least 5 billion textures/sec. That should be reasonable as the high end geforce 8800 can do 37 billion textures/sec.

Kasper
March 27, 2007 8:44:05 AM

Dude welcome to the forums , but seriously rephrase your question or give a different criteria rather than x amount of pixels etc

What games you want to play if you just want a simple graphics card just go to newegg.com.

Select a card and then i can help you out :) 
March 27, 2007 8:49:45 AM

Sorry to tell you but if all your mobo supports is PCI or PCI-X then your choices are pretty limited. Also PCI cards tend to be more expensive than AGP and PCIe cards but $50 might be doable depending on what you are using it for. But first we're gonna need to know what you're using the system for before we can recommend anything ...
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March 27, 2007 9:05:20 AM

nvidia GF2 pci, if you can still find one, it will beat the pants of integrated (maybe) but sucksa compared to anything new
March 27, 2007 9:58:48 AM

I haven't been able to find anything decent. Only these two cards, and the specs are awful. They do only 1 Billion textures/sec and that I think is quite low. Isn't regular 32 bit PCI able to handle more?

Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 PCI 128/256MB 50/75$ 1 Billion textures/second
ATI___Radeon___9250 PCI 128/256MB 50/75$ 1 Billion textures/second
March 27, 2007 10:07:01 AM

Actually the radeon 9250 is a pretty capable card . I have it in my laptop and i can play quite a few games on it , although not the recent ones .
March 27, 2007 1:31:45 PM

What do you plan to do on the server, cad work? Games?
March 27, 2007 11:41:35 PM

the 9250s are a nice card, i think they would probably be the best card for pci you can find.
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