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My Budget is Around $90-100 for VGA card

Available option in Sri Lanka for this budget is

MSI Geforce 9600GT 512MB $85
MSI Geforce 9500GT 1GB $86
ATI X4350HD 1GB $82

(Next Available option is 9600GT $130 which is two expensive for me so i will not try)

Can you Somebody Recommend me a card out of the 3 i have given
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  1. Well I don't know anything about ATI cards but I can tell you that the GeForce 9600GT is much faster than the GeForce 9500GT card. You can run UT3 on high settings (1280x1024) with a 9600GT but 9500GT requires turning everything way down. The 9600GT usually requires an extra 6 pin power connector, the 9500GT doesn't.
  2. You may get 9800GT within $100, i think. Its a better buy than 9600GT. From your list 9600GT any day.
  3. Of the three the 9600GT is the best option, but a better option would be a 9800GT or a GT 240 if your PSU is weak. A GT240 is about as fast as the 9600GT while using much less power. A Radeon 4830 is also a good option, if you have good case ventilation and a decent PSU. The Radeon 4770 has all but disappeared, but if you can find one for under $100 I'd say go for that instead.
  4. Thanks guys for the concerns.

    I would love to go to a 9800GT or GTX but in my country it is two expensive to go with it.
    It is Ranging from $200 upwards.

    One more little Question When Comes to 9500GT 1GB and 9600GT 512MB Does or doesn't the on-board memory on the card play vital role.
  5. It starts to play a role when you get into using higher resolution monitors.
    If you have a low resolution monitor, though, 512MB is fine.

    What resolution would you be running at?
    I think that when the resolution breaks 1600x1050 or whatever, it's recommended to have more memory.
  6. My Monitor is a Dell E1910 19" Monitor.

    i usually play games on 1024X768 or 1280 X 960 Resolution.
  7. Oh, in that case, 512MB on your GPU should be fine. As I said, 1GB or more is only really necessary at higher resolutions.
  8. minhaz said:
    My Budget is Around $90-100 for VGA card

    Available option in Sri Lanka for this budget is

    MSI Geforce 9600GT 512MB $85
    MSI Geforce 9500GT 1GB $86
    ATI X4350HD 1GB $82

    (Next Available option is 9600GT $130 which is two expensive for me so i will not try)

    Can you Somebody Recommend me a card out of the 3 i have given


    Same card and vastly different prices, odd.
    None of those cards would make real use of 1GB of RAM.
  9. I'm willing to bet that the 9600GT has ddr3 and the 9500GT has ddr2 ram. Am I right? I would chose a card with 512k of ddr3 over a card with 1gig of ddr2 any day, even if they were the same card. (There is a 20-40% performance hit when using ddr2 over ddr3.) Get the 9600GT!
  10. How can 9600GT be $85 and 9800GT be more than $200??? :ouch:
    Which country do you live?
    Their prices are pretty close in my country! Check the prices from a genuine shop.
  11. rsmith13 said:
    Well I don't know anything about ATI cards but I can tell you that the GeForce 9600GT is much faster than the GeForce 9500GT card. You can run UT3 on high settings (1280x1024) with a 9600GT but 9500GT requires turning everything way down. The 9600GT usually requires an extra 6 pin power connector, the 9500GT doesn't.


    Actually, my friend has a Phenom X3/9500GT combo, he can play UDK (the demo that comes with it) on high settings.

    @the weird prices, I randomly customized a Dell PC one day, a 512MB 4670 was [+$25], a 512MB 4850 was [+$45], a 1GB 4670 was [+80].
    The 1GB 4670 had the green "recommended" sign next to it, a 512 MB 4850 would SLAUGHTER a 1GB 4670 anyday.
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