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Cheap card for 1650x1050

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 26, 2009 10:36:28 AM

Hi guys.

I am looking for a cheap card (ATi 2XXX or 3XXX) that can run 1650x1050.

I tried looking at the ASUS/Club3d/etc. homepages but I found only the max. resolution.


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February 26, 2009 10:43:02 AM

Budget? The rest of your PC? Gaming and if so which games? Overclocking?
February 26, 2009 11:52:10 AM

Around the $200 mark, the best cards are:
1. HD4870 $200
2. HD4850 $150

Cheaper cards:
1. HD 4650 $66
2. HD 4670 $79
3. HD 3870 $91

if you are at all considering Nvidia:
1. GTX260 $200
2. 9800GTX $150

Just a couple of suggestions
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February 26, 2009 12:33:55 PM

HD 4830
February 26, 2009 1:56:39 PM

+1 on the 4830
February 26, 2009 4:46:31 PM

Forgot to mention that its for AGP (not PCIE).
And by cheap I mean a card that is capable of smoothly running HD videos. Don't play games, so I don't really need the performance (and extra noise).
February 26, 2009 4:55:54 PM

HD3850 the best AGP card around. After that it is all PCIe
February 26, 2009 5:35:41 PM

You may consider a finding used 2600XT over the 3850 simply becasuse your processor will probably prevent the 3850 from giving you a performance increase over what the 2600XT will give you. Personally I wouldn't waste a lot of money on an AGP system but Newegg has the 3850 AGP for a $99- $120. I also would avoid the Powercolor card due to potential problems.
February 27, 2009 6:21:43 AM

-1. There is no problem with Powercolor whatsoever
February 27, 2009 2:58:14 PM

I am happy for both of you. My experience was much different albeit, with only one model, the 4870 1gb PCS+! After 3 seperate premium priced cards and how they changed design and then downgraded its clocks after reviews, I feel Powercolor has problems.
February 27, 2009 2:59:47 PM

+2 on the 2600 XT. No need to spend a bunch of money if all your doing in playing video.
February 27, 2009 3:32:03 PM

Powercolor is fine. As peaks said 3850 is the best you can get in agp, but there outrageously expensive. You can get a HD4850 pci-e for $10 more than the HD3850 agp.

PowerColor makes a decent card, although they have the fan run at 100% on some models like my PCIe HD 3850. Since all you are doing is playing back HD video, both the 2600 XT and the HD 3850 have a roughly similar onboard video decoder (UVD/UVD+) and support HDMI + audio. I would go with the less-expensive 2600 XT in that case.
February 28, 2009 3:06:11 PM

+1 2600 XT...didn't think about the fact you wont be playing games