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  1. 1. Best deal?

    • Radeon 9800 128 MB (non-Pro) - $151
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    • Radeon 9600 Pro 256 MB - $134
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    • Radeon 9500 128MB (non-pro) - $127
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    • Geforce4 Ti 4600 128MB 8x AGP - $164
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i think io have decided to go for this card:

PowerColor Radeon

9600 256MB DDR, 128bit

- AGP, ATI 9600, DVI-I, TV-Out, Retail

 

its gonna cost me about 185 $ (yes, in norway the cards are more expensive)

is this worth it? i need an answer! i need it for KOTOR, JA, Battlefield 1942, CS:CZ, etc...

my old card is intregated(sp?) in my motherboard(i think thats whats it called), and sucks big time, it lags at JA with the lowest settings :(

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Originally posted by Sam Fisher

But I thought that you card wasen't compatible with some things in JA. Isn't it a better idea to get something that is compatible all the way?

 

No.

 

A GeForce 4 Ti4600 w/ AGP 8x shouldnt have a problem. ;)

 

Im using MX 440 SE and it doesn support dynamic glow, and it lags alot with voldrumic shadows. But i dont think THAT will happen with a Ti4600. :)

 

ATI cards has lots of problems like flashing white lights in JA.

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Originally posted by MMMPIE!!!

 

my old card is intregated(sp?) in my motherboard(i think thats whats it called), and sucks big time, it lags at JA with the lowest settings :(

 

you probably know this but i'll mention it anyway...

make sure you turn the on-board video off in the BIOS before putting your new card in, otherwise they'll confict and your computer wont be happy. ;)

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I've had my GeForce 4600Ti since JO came out and it still runs most games with no complaints. Some of the newer games I have to back off some of the settings a notch or two, but so far it hasn't been a big deal.

I got decent framerates in JA and Halo PC with everything pretty much maxxed without overclocking.

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Originally posted by |GG|Crow_Nest

No.

 

A GeForce 4 Ti4600 w/ AGP 8x shouldnt have a problem. ;)

 

Im using MX 440 SE and it doesn support dynamic glow, and it lags alot with voldrumic shadows. But i dont think THAT will happen with a Ti4600. :)

 

ATI cards has lots of problems like flashing white lights in JA.

 

Hmm thats funny never had problems like that on my video card.

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So guys...the time has come.

 

I think I have decided on getting the "PowerColor ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB DVI+CRT+TV 8X AGP." I'd rather have a Radeon 9700 or 9800 but I don't think I want to spend over $200 on a video card - I'm just not that rich to be able to afford that ;) ... So any last complaints/suggestions before I order? Scream at me if something is wrong with it! hehe...

 

I'd consider a GeForce but the lack of DirectX9 support troubles me. ATI seems to oogle with more features anyway (w/better deals too).

 

I think this should be able to handle Deus Ex 2, KOTOR, and Far Cry, right?

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Originally posted by |GG|Crow_Nest

http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=610730

 

this should help you. :)

 

Gah! Thanks for the link but now I'm super-confused.....I found a GeForce FX 5900 for $200 and it's got me wondering.....It's supposed to be equal to a Radeon 9800 PRO......Any thoughts???

 

Here's the link: http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=7546&ad=pwatch

 

I think I'm going to be choosing between that and a Radeon 9600 XT. The GeForceFX 5900 is supposed to be loads better but all I've heard is bad things about NVIDIA.

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Whats the difference between OEM and the normal one?

 

The OEM doesnt come with the box, the normal one comes full. But its not worth it because you're only paying a bit more JUST for the box. So OEM is still better. :)

 

Unless you're really worried that the card will get damaged or something.

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