Video card advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by drison, May 12, 2005.

  1. drison macrumors regular

    drison

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    Chicago
    #1
    I've got a rev b PM DP 2.0 on the way and was wondering if the general concensus is that I should immediately upgrade to something better than the FX5200 ultra? I don't really play games on my macs but would like to take advantage of core image and would like a snappy desktop experience.

    Thanks for advice,
    Dave :)
     
  2. topgunn macrumors 65816

    topgunn

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    Location:
    Texas
    #2
    I also have a Rev B Dual 2.0GHz PM on the way. I got on eBay and bought a 9800XT (not PRO or SE) for $200. It was well worth it in my opinion considering it is twice as fast in most applications than the 9600XT according to barefeats.com. The 9600XT is available on eBay for considerably less if you are on a tight budget but for the $50-$60 you would spend, its not a great improvement over the stock 5200 but it is a solid upgrade.
     

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