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Xanthas

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I'm looking to spend around $75 for another video card. Which card would be the very best for that price. BTW, i would like to have one with 128 meg of ram. I have looked at PriceWatch and they have the GeForce4 MX 440 128M for $55 the GeForce FX 5200 128m for $77 and the ATI Radeon 9000 128m for $75.

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Even alternative Video Card suggestions.

Thanks
 

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If you can find an 8500le with ram at 230 mhz or better then that would probably the best bet. I know the 9000pro beats the Gf MX card, not to sure about the 5200. Although, the Ti4200 beats the 5200 but that doesn't mean much to you.
 

Yuriman

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The FX5200 is about an MX460, close to a 9000pro, better here, worse there. The advantage is that it has DX9 features. The downfall is that if it uses them it becomes nearly unusable. A card with features but cant use them. The 5200 standard is about a 9000 in speeds, while the ultra, which is 150$ or more, is beaten by a 100$ 9000pro. I realy suggest an 8500le, even if it is the new slow kind, because it will whip any of the above mentioned cards. It most cases it whips the 9000pro.
 

OC Noob

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The $72 8500le w/ 64 mb of ram rated at 250/230 is a very nice card for you. Too bad the 128 mb version is rated at 250/200, but the 64 mb version will faster then any 9000 pro/GF MX with 64 or 128 mb of ram.
 

PreservedSwine

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R8500 best bang for the buck under $70, no doubt. Aftert that, the old GF3Ti500 is still a great choice for a low price. I'd avoid any Geforce4MX and avoid the FX5200non-ultra, very lousy pefromers comaprd the GF3 and R8500.
 
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Xanthas

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I would like to thank everyone for their response. It is greatly appreciated.

Due to the 8500le being the most popular choice I believe I'll grab one. :)

But before I do; I notice everyone said 8500LE . Is ther a plain jane 8500 that I should look out for? So I don't buy it by mistake.

Thanks again to everyone who responded!

Xanthas
 

OC Noob

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There is an 8500 with out the le and it is better (faster clock speeds) but I don't think they make it anymore or if they do its not easy to find and it will cost more, but if you find a non-le 8500 in your price range grab it!
 

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Yuriman said:
The FX5200 is about an MX460, close to a 9000pro, better here, worse there. The advantage is that it has DX9 features. The downfall is that if it uses them it becomes nearly unusable. A card with features but cant use them. The 5200 standard is about a 9000 in speeds, while the ultra, which is 150$ or more, is beaten by a 100$ 9000pro. I realy suggest an 8500le, even if it is the new slow kind, because it will whip any of the above mentioned cards. It most cases it whips the 9000pro.

not true Yuriman technically the fx 5200 doesn't even qualify as Dx9 because it doesn't have 96-bit floating point support