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Best Video Card for under $200

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June 20, 2003 3:22:59 AM

ok, I got $200 to buy a new Video Card, which is the best posible for that price?
oh, and when I buy the New VC, I'll also buy a new MB:Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon/XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X (New Version, now support AMD Barton 400Mhz) .

So far, this 2 VC's Intrigue me:

Video Card 1: $193

ATI RADEON 9500 PRO 128MB DDR DVI AGP RETAIL
Specifications:
Chipset:9500 PRO Visual Processing Unit
Engine clock: 275 MHz
Memory:128MB of double data rate SDRAM
Memory speed: 540 MHz
Eight parallel rendering pipelines
Four parallel geometry engines
128-bit DDR memory interface
BUS: AGP 8X support
OS Support: Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® Me
Ports; VGA + DVI + S-Video
Retail box (see pics for details) Model#: RADEON 9500 PRO 128M


Video Card 2: $168

Asus V9480TVD 128MB Geforce 4 TI4800SE DDR w/ Video In Video Out **AGP8X**
Specifications:
VIVO
Graphics Engine GeForce4 Ti 4800SE - 8X
Video Memory 128MB DDR
Memory Clock 550MHz(275MHz DDR)
Engine Clock 275MHz
Max. Resolution 2048 X 1536 X 85Hz
Ports:VGA + DVI + S-Video
Retail box (see pics for details) Model#: V9480TVD


Which you guys recommend? or you recommend something better? I have $200 tops to spend.

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June 20, 2003 4:37:36 AM

Is this a good card? seems cheap, but never heard of the brand?

Power-Color ATI Radeon 9700 Gold (277MHz) (128MB DDR / CRT, DVI & TV-Out) (Retail) ($205)

DESCRIPTION

EVIL COMMANDO 2 gold -Evil Commando 2 Gold RADEON 9700 is the world fastest and most advanced graphics board, featuring ATI RADEON 9700 Visual Processing Unit (VPU). Through a combination of incredible 3D rendering performance, sophisticated real-time visual effects, unsurpassed image quality and cutting-edge video features, it takes the PC entertainment experience to a totally new level. Bundled with a 7-in-1 Deluxe Game Pack, it is the best value pack for your Entertainment.


SPECIFICATION

Type : ATI
Chipset : Radeon 9700
Chipset Clock Speed : 277MHz
Memory : 128MB (DDR)
Memory Clock Speed : 540MHz
CRT Output : Yes
DVI Output : Yes
TV Output : S-Video
Video Input : No
OS Support : Windows 98/Me/2K/XP



http://www.futurepowerpc.com/scripts/details.asp?PRDCOD...
June 20, 2003 4:43:32 AM

Yes, that card is significantly better than both of your other choices.
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