Price Guides, October 2005: Video Cardsby Anand Lal Shimpi & Howard Johnston on October 1, 2005 5:54 PM EST
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Low Range Graphics
The low-end range of graphics cards are meant mainly for those not interested at all in 3D games. For under $60 just about any of the below cards will meet your 2D application needs. Simply choose the card with the appropriate connectors on the back and you'll be good to go!
Those looking for one notch above the 2D-only accelerated world may be interested to hear about the GeForce 6500 which is supposed to bridge the gap between the 6200 and 6600LE by becoming somewhat of a hybrid between a normal 6600 and a TurboCache 6200. Expect this card to be out later this year in PCIe form, with no expectation for an AGP form.
The upcoming X1300 series will be available soon, but we can't comment much on the performance until the launch. Expect the X1300 to show up in HyperMemory variants as well, but not for some weeks after the initial launch.