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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    Your input on a new video card requested

    Hi !

    I would like to upgrade my ati 9000pro 128mg card with something faster.

    my choices so far are the nvidia fx5600 256mg card

    but i wonder if the ati 9500 prop or 9600 pro are faster for my price range.
    $300 cdn.

    btw- i can by this for that money
    http://www.legendcomputer.ca/systems.htm
    AMD Duron Pro 1400+ $299cdn
    AMD Duron Pro 1400+ CPU
    PCChips M825 AMD Motherboard
    128MB PC2100 DDR RAM
    1.44MB Floppy Drive
    30GB (7200rpm) EIDE Hard Drive
    52X EIDE CD-ROM Drive
    AGP SVGA Video O/B
    PCI 3D Stereo Sound O/B
    10/100 Base NIC
    17" ATX Tower Case
    PS/2 Keyboard
    PS/2 Wheel Mouse
    Power Amplified Speakers

    I request any opinions about these video cards and performance because i plan on buying this thing in 2 weeks

    Please look through the catalogue here for model number of cards that i should look at.
    http://www.atic.ca/store/product$/frameset.htm
    i am spending $300 as my guide here.

    thanks for any and all opinions on this.

    cheers
    egghead
    Last edited by egghead; May 30th, 2003 at 17:16 PM.
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    For the money get the ATI 9500pro. Go get one now and don't look back

    It will stomp the guts of a FX 5600/ultra

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    thanks fg

    is the 9600 pro faster than 9500?

    how good is the 9700 pro for $416

    thanks
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    The 9500pro is faster & it has 8 pixel pipelines as opposed to the 9600's 4. Here's a good link for 9500pro vs 9600pro

    If you can afford the 9700pro then thats the one to get, but 9500pro is best deal for the money.

    I paid $389 US for my 9800pro, how much is that in Canada ?

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    thanks so much!

    here is the prices for you card at atic.ca
    Radeon 9800 Pro 128M DDR-2, VGA, DVI, TV-O, AGP8x ( w/CD,Games & cables, only no box ) $550

    Radeon 9800 Pro 128M DDR-2, VGA, DVI, TV-O, AGP8x ( retail: same as top , but with box ) $565

    Radeon 9800 Pro 256M DDR-2, VGA, DVI, TV-O, AGP8x ( oem ) $645
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    Here is a comparison of the 9600,9500,5600 cards.

    Comparison
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    I have a question for you egghead....whats wrong with your 9000pro ? are you into gaming so much that the 9000pro isn't keeping up ?

    also if you can get a good price on a Nvidia Ti 4200/4400/4600 they will play every game fast as long as AA & Aniso are turned off. I think it would be best to get one of these cards if your going to get something less than the ATI 9500/9600pro's

    Don't worry about Direct X 9, by the time DX9 games are main stream you'll probley be able to get a ATI 9800pro or FX 5900 for $100...hehe

    Oh and about that AGP 8X thing....in the Dictionary AGP 8X is one of the definitions for HYPE

    ATI 9500pro= great performance plus AA & AF
    Nvidia Ti's 4200/4400/4600=great performance minus the AA & AF

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    hey thanks guys!

    i have made the leap and bought the 9500 pro

    i should get it wednesday

    the 9000 pro i already have is great

    i am addicted to the eye candy at high resolutions and want the dx9 features

    the 9500 pro is the best choice in that catagory for my price range

    thanks for the heads up fastgame


    cheers
    egghead
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