Originally Posted by paradigm_1
and i was wondering between the two cards, which is better?
ati radeon 9250 128mb or nvidia geforce 6600gt 128mb?
and is it true that the fan on the nvidia sound louder than the ati?
please help me make my decision.
if noise is your problem (which im guessing is why youre choosing such low end cards) then get a vid card with a heat pipe for it
also, ati has cheap high end cards, x1950 is around 170-300 bucks, depending on the cpu youre running you should get in the x1000 ati or 7x00 nvidia area (that is to say youre running a prescott or pen D, or amd 64 bit proc)
but to answer your questions, yes ati typicaly has softer fans and nvidia is typicaly louder, not across the board but mostly that is true, and the nvidia is better than the ati, a 6600gt compares with a x700 pro and x1600 or there abouts, 9250 is like.....nothing even newer onboard graphics are better than a 9250