This roundup takes a look at the gaming performance of seven different budget graphics cards from various manufacturers – HIS Radeon HD3450 256MB Silence edition; Sapphire Radeon HD3450 512MB; Point of View Nvidia 8500GT 256MB; XFX Nvidia 8600GT 512MB; HIS Radeon HD3650 IceQ Turbo 512MB; Sapphire Radeon HD3650 OC edition 512MB; XFX Nvidia 9600GSO 384MB:
The XFX Nvidia 9600GSO 384MB card may not appeal to HTPC users as it is a card designed entirely for 3D performance. This card mops the floor with the rest of the sub-£70 [~$140] offerings in every game we’ve tested and is set to become the favourite card for gamers on a strict budget. It is able to play most games very smoothly at decent resolutions and detail settings. From the cards we reviewed in this roundup, this is by far the most rational choice if you are shopping for a card with the best possible performance for less than £70.
Published in: Graphics Cards on 2008-08-11