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equivalent to a 9800 pro?

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Feb 15, 2003
I have been out of computers for awhile now (mid 05 or so) anyways I used to have a decent little machine and enjoyed playing bf2. Now im on a sony vaio from 01 with a 1.4 p4, 128 pc800 rdram, and a pci geforce 2. Anyways Im looking to build a budget machine that will allow me to play bf2 again and was wondering if someone could recommend a card that is available now days that is equal to or slightly better than what the radeon 9800 pro used to be, as I was quite happy with how it played bf2. I am not baised on the brand, id be interested in nvidia or ati.


Sep 19, 2007
Well that bar is set pretty low. Some integrated graphics approach or exceed the 9800pro now. A Nvidia 9400GT or HD4550 both $40-50ish) is a tier above the old 9800 pro but there is a lot of competition in that segment and you could find a miuch better card for the same money. A HD4650 DDR2 for around $48 for example has much better performance.

Here is a reference for your shopping.