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Best $100 passive cooling card

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
January 26, 2005 6:49:24 PM

I just upgraded to a P4 3.0 and would like a new video card to replace my old GF2. I want DVI out and I would like a quiet card. Passive cooling is not essential if the fan is not noisy.

I would like a card that can run DX9. I am not a gamer but occasionally my son uses my computer on weekends.

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January 26, 2005 7:14:12 PM

Best $100 or under passively cooled DX9 card:
1) Radeon 9600 ($85)
2) Radeon 9550 128-bit ($65)

Radeon 9600 pro for about $105+ would be a better performing gaming card than these two, but is not passively cooled like the two above. I should add, that while this may look like I only support ATI, that is not the case. Nvidia just doesn't have any DX9 AGP cards that compete with their ATI competition until you get well above this price range.

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pauldh on 01/26/05 04:17 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 26, 2005 7:31:48 PM

Ditto, what paul said.

<b>Radeon <font color=red>9700 PRO</b></font color=red> <i>(o/c 332/345)</i>
<b>AthlonXP <font color=red>3200+</b></font color=red> <i>(Barton 2500+ o/c 400 FSB)</i>
<b>3dMark03: <font color=red>5,354</b>