Which graphics card

  losmara 23:37 02 Jan 2007
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I currently have a radeon 9250 agp grahics card and am looking to upgrade it.
I only have about £100 to spend and I am considering a Nvidia 7600GS, a radeon x1600pro or a radeon x1300 but I am unsure about which one is the best .. so I would be grateful for your any of your thoughts and/or your experiences of these cards.

  hzhzhzhz 00:19 03 Jan 2007

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  citadel 14:13 03 Jan 2007

forget about the 1300. there is an updated 1650 that is better than the 1600.

  Totally-braindead 14:18 03 Jan 2007

One thing that I think I should mention is that the newer faster cards need more power than the AGP slot can provide so they have an additional power connector. This is not a problem if your PC has a decent power supply but there have been a lot of people who have had bother as the power supply can struggle. Worth checking what you power supply is rated at before you upgrade.

  keef66 15:59 03 Jan 2007

The only reason to upgrade would be to play games.

With that assumption in mind I'd recommend the 7600GT if you can afford it.

Bear in mind the power supply issue mentioned by Totally-braindead.

  losmara 21:25 03 Jan 2007

Thanks everybody for your comments & hzhzhzhz thanks for the link, that's going to help me a great deal with my decision.

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