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Best bang 4 buck directx 8.0 card

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March 19, 2002 8:13:07 PM

I am hoping for some insight to what you guys think is the best "bang for your buck" DirectX 8.0 card out there.

I will be using the card mostly for video capture from DV camera (have separate 1394 card), but will someday, when I find some free time, play Medal of Honor.

Thank you in advance for your input.

<b> Hey, I always notice that bored look in their eyes. </b> :redface:

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March 19, 2002 8:23:50 PM

The Radeon 8500 Retail is by far the best bang for the buck. $150-160 for performance that is not that much behind the GF4 series (anywhere from 0 to 15%, and closing with drivers), of which the cheepest card available is $300 and still hard to find.

I do not like it Tom you see,
I do not like green PCB.
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March 19, 2002 9:52:00 PM

The Radeon 8500 is the best deal, and the DV has it's own 1394 controller if you would like to save a slot.


What's the frequency, Kenneth?
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March 20, 2002 1:56:06 AM

Thank you for your inputs, however, I should have stated in my original post that since I don't need DirectX 8.1 functions, I was trying to save money and go with the best DirectX 8.0 card.

<b> Hey, I always notice that bored look in their eyes. </b> :redface:
March 20, 2002 5:22:55 PM

Same thing. DX8.1 doesn't have much more than DX8.0, and of the DX8.0 and DX8.1 cards, the Radeon is the best price/performance. THe Gf3 series is beat by it and priced similarly, and the GF4 series costs too much for a performance margin that is slowly dwindling.

I do not like it Tom you see,
I do not like green PCB.
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