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Old 19th May 2006, 15:23   #1
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Low to Mid-Range PCIe Video Card Roundup

In this roundup we compare seven different video cards which don't cost you an arm and a leg. Using FRAPS and several popular games we test the performance and try to find the best value for your money. Want to play the latest games with a budget friendly graphics card? Read on to find out which one to pick.

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Old 19th May 2006, 20:35   #2
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Great review!!!

Nice to know SLi 2x 6600GT can perform as well as 7600GT. Any plan for testing XF 2x 1600 XT

Suggestion: why not include World of Warcraft FPS comparison for the mid-range graphics cards? With around 5 million people playbase, it's definitely the mainstream game on the market. It would be extremely interesting to see what kind of FPS do these cards pull off at different resolutions/AA/AF.

Love this site. A lot of objective reviews of important topics that other sites ignores.
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All hail Jmke for writing the texts and the graphs
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welcome to the forums vitaminc, can World of Warcraft be played offline? because if not, it will be very hard to create a repeatable test scenario.
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7600GT is the best buck per performance for the less demanding gamers. piotke, nice work
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welcome to the forums vitaminc, can World of Warcraft be played offline? because if not, it will be very hard to create a repeatable test scenario.
Nope it can't be played offline, and I think it would require FRAPS to record and calculate the frame rate. ><
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fraps is not the issue, but the every changing gameplay world is very hard to create a repeatable test scenario
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Old 22nd May 2006, 22:36   #8
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Nice review.
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Looking closer at the video card I discovered a missing resistor close to the PCIe connector
It's a SMD-capacitor
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thank you for the clarification, I have updated the review
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I picked up a Chaintech 7600GT after reading the review for $150 -






Doom3 Ultra setting 1280x1024 = ~103 FPS
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