Its been awhile since I have delved into the arcane knowledge of video cards, to try and determine my best bet, so I would appreciate any advice ...
Lately, prices at Future Shop (Canada) have dropped drastically on graphics cards in the price range I want to pay.
These are my choices:
Radeon X1950 Pro 256mB PCI-E $150 Radeon HD 2600XT 512mB $200 EVGA 8600 GTS Superclocked 256 mB $200
Now, before you ask, yes I have checked out Tom's heirarchy chart and other articles... but what confuses me is 1) the RAdeon HDxxx's are not on the list, and 2) I know the x1950 pro comes with GDDR4 memory, but the HD 2600xt doesn't say ( I assume DDR2 or some such)
Does double the memory of questionable speed, make enough difference to choose the HD over the x1950??
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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I will be wanting the new card for games mostly (BF2142), but nothing truly cutting edge. I do download a lot of video, but generally watch it on a Divx DVD player.
The X1950 Pro will beat the snot out of both a 2600XT or an 8600 GTS when it comes to gaming.