Best graphics card?

timberwolf1

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Hi all

Does anyone have recommendations for the best graphics card currently? I do a lot of video editing work and
play 3D games a lot. Thanks.


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cleeve

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With an eye to the future, I'd say the 9800 PRO is the hands-down champion of the graphics card world.

Your graphics card has little or no effect on video editing, that's more to do with the software you're using, or dedicated capturing/editing hardware.

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TheRod

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How much do you want to pay?

With the latest bench in DX9 (Half-Life 2 / Tomb Raider), you should buy an ATI Radeon that fits your budget because GeForce FX are not performing well in DX9 based games.

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Does anyone have recommendations for the best graphics card currently?
The Radeon 9800 Pro is the best graphics card money can buy.

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draxsath

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i dont think any of the newest graphics cards are worth the money, the ATI's or the Geforce FX's

they offer very little improvement over the previous versions.

I reccommend the Geforce 4 Ti 4600 or TI 4800-SE.

I recently bought a Chaintech Geforce 4 ti4800-SE at newegg for $105. it was refurbished but it works great! talk about a bargain!
 

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No, If you don't want to spend a lot of money, than I would say get the 9600Pro. It whoops the 5900 Ultra in dx9 tests, and is much, much cheaper. If you have a bit more money, than the 9800nonpro would be the way to go. (Of course, you could shop around for a 9700np, but those are getting hard to find)

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