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Old 02-22-2004, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im not sure wat kinda of video i want for gaming. I was thinking along the lines of an Ati 9600 or sumthin

But wat i really want to know: are the cards made by people like saphire any good? cause i was thinkin about this SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "ATLANTIS RADEON 9600" -RETAIL for like 102$
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sapphires, i hear good things about them via user posts
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I just ordered a ATI 9600 Pro....I hear its soppose to be good for the type of gaming i'm interested in...What kind of gaming are you into?
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well for comp gaming im into 1st person shooters and thats pretty much it and i love RPGs like diablo2, but that doesnt requrie much from a video card
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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FX 5700 Ultra.
900 Mhz Memory
Dual Ramdac 475 Mhz
14.4 Gigbites Per second Memory transfer.

$169.99
It will out run everything but a 9800 Pro or a FX 5900 Ultra.
Imagine 200 FPS on SoF2 or UT3K3 or RF,
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Not to rain on the ATI parade, but if you're on a budget, I am currently running a Chaintech GeForce 3 128mb which you could probably pick up for like $50 and it provides great quality graphics. Easy installation and I've had no problems with it.
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...pa=1&section=3
thinkin about this $200+ card
its saphire
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or the retail version for 12$ more
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im also planning to get asus mother board a7n8x
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Old 02-26-2004, 09:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i picked up a Radeon 9800 Pro New retail for $ 199.00 from Comp USA ..Im happy . I currently have a FX 5950 on my home system . I like this old game called BattleZone it has a built in Frame Counter . I was astonished to see my frame rates up to 270-325 frames per second .
While the 9800 Pro puts out 119-140 Frames per second ...hmmm
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