hi all , am deciding to buy a new gfx card please suggest which of the following is better of the two mentioned above, in a review considering both the cards the 7300gt ddr3 (256mb) was ahead of the 8500gt (256mb). plus is the extra dx 10 on the 8500gt worth any thing but vista, already have vista ultimate, want the card for ocassional gaming like halo2, cod4, carbon, graw2. Am on a very tight budget.
Both those cards are obsolete, and nothing short of a 8800 GTS canrun any DX10 programs well (I tried with a 8600, not good results ).
I'd go with a 4850 based on price/preformance, but the 9800 GTX and 9800 GX2 are worth considering, depending on how much you are willing to spend.
those cards are almos certainly out of the question, unless the OP agrees to spending more money. but really, his best bet would have to be the radeon HD3850. you can pick one up on newegg for $85. and the 8500GT goes for around $65! the amount of performance that extra $20 gives you is well worth it.
Not like there needs to be more advocacy for upgrading the OP's original choices. But I guess I'll chime in anyhow. Don't go with the 7300 or 8500 cards. The 7300 is two generations old now (never a good idea) and the 8500 frankly isn't adequate for today's games.
hi guys thanks very much for the early reply's , the reason i chose the above cards is that i just have $60 to spend. i'm really on an extremely tight budget, as said im not a hardcore gamer but an occasional gamer, just wanna play cod4, i have seen people play cod4 @ 1028x768 with medium settings on a 7300 gt ddr3.