Penny Wise, Performance Foolish? Six Budget Videocards Reviewed

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maniacm0nk3y

All these are great cards. I personally have the eVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 (I wish nVidia kept with the simpler monikers...), Superclocked. MicroCenter was a hidden gem I discovered while building my Core i7 rig. Everything works fine, and as a surprise mine included a free download of 3DMark Vantage (full retail).

 This could help a lot of people.

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Stever

I can't seem to get to the 260 review page (7/23/09 @ 9:40am gmt-6).  On the main page the graphic doesn't link anywhere.  Clicking the text link on any other card page takes me to a page that says "You are not authorized to access this page."

Hope this helps!

 

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DOOMHAMMA

That is because they posted the same text for the 9800 and the 260 last night. I posted on the 260 link, and they have since taken it down. It'll appear soon, no doubt.

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Stever

Cool.  Thanks for the feedback.

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vulchan

I just saw a sub 200 dollar 4890 on newegg today, that would seem like the best choice for budget pc gamers right now imo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150359

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jihnn

as always with maxpc reviews you actually need to do your own research they get close but they are only a partial guide as to what is available

 always look at the atrical date. then check other sources before you spend your hard earned dollars

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Righteous Fury

if you do look at the date, it is today. Also, I'd like to point out that what they paid for the 4850, I can pick up a 4870 for... so, how long ago did they do this review?

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silversov

the_crowbar  your a fag noone cares. Look at the bench marks fuck the rest. good article.

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baker269

Don't feed the troll.

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Righteous Fury

there are already enough ass-hats in this world, please don't add to the population. Thx!

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TheMurph

Not cool, man.  Not cool.

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the_crowbar

All right, first off, great article idea! But, you botched some areas. There is a MAJOR cut-n-paste error with the reviews for the 9800gt and gtx 260. The review portion of each is identical, each applying to the 9800gt. Also, you already reviewed at least some of these cards, so why write seperate reviews for a single article? It just makes the entire thing a little harder to navigate. Maybe a description of each card with pros and cons (like in a regular review) and then a summary, where you pick a favorite or two, would have been better. You gave the gtx 260 a 7 verdict, even though back in janurary you gave it a 9. I know it's aged a little, but it's also come down in price quite a bit. Again, reviewing something six months after release and giving it a lower score just seems a little weird. And what settings were you running Crysis at? Very High? I don't think so, so it would be worth mentioning that you've got it running at high/dx9, assuming you did lower the settings. Anyway, I liked the article, it was just kind of difficult to navigate.

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