Quote: Originally Posted by Fhadso
I'm not getting a graphics card for this piece of crap. I'm building a new computer. Everyone is saying that they're low-end cards, but even with this crappy 7600 Go, I can play Half-Life 2 at almost max settings with 30FPS, and Halo 2 at medium settings at 30 FPS. I've looked these cards up on YouTube and they can both play modern games at max settings with great framerates, even with Fraps. I'm not looking for PS3/360 power, just enough for common PC games.
You may very well get some
use out of either of these cards, but neither of them are good for gaming. You can watch all the YouTube video's you want, it doesn't change the fact that these are lower end cards. Neither of which I'd recommend to anyone who was planning to game whether it was an old or new game.
Anything below a x600 in the 7x00, 8x00 or 9x00 series are considered very low end and are horrible for gaming of any kind. As for the 200 series cards, I wouldn't recommend anything lower than a 250. The 240 is really pushing it. A 220 is at the bottom of that series. I get that it may bother you to hear it, but the fact remains these are low end cards. It's not just about the quality either, it's about getting the best bang for your buck. The lower end cards don't really give you that. The mid-range cards are where you will get the best bang for your buck. Truly worth the money.