View Full Version : Looking to get a budget graphics card.

September 30th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Right now i have a 7600GS and while it's functional, i wanna try crysis warhead and so i need something better.

I don't have much to spend, maybe 50-80. Any recommendations? ATI or Nvidia?


September 30th, 2008, 06:03 PM

September 30th, 2008, 06:06 PM
dafanatly nvidia, last i herd the 8800GT was the best value for money.

September 30th, 2008, 06:15 PM
You can get a 512 MB GDDR 2 GeForce 8 8600 GT for 50 €, it server me well. I think it will be able to run cysis on medium at 1024 x 768.

September 30th, 2008, 06:43 PM
I bought a 8600gt silent (heatpipe) with 512 MB DDR3 for about 65 €. Works well enough, but i would probably get a 9600gt if i'd buy a graphics card today, but it's around 100 € :/
Dunno if the 8800GS any good...

September 30th, 2008, 07:20 PM
The XFX 9600GT (PV-T94P-YDF) (http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/products/graphiccards/9series/9600GT.aspx#2) is a good buy. You can also overclock (http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1243&pageID=4567) it with ease to match the performance of their top end 9600GT. It should fall within your budget as well.

This card has received very good reviews and is close to a 8800GT from user experience.

See my thread here, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=908091