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Old 09-04-2006, 03:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which one of these is better/whats the difference!?

Hey, my ATI radeon 9800 pro got fried, aperently I do to much gaming, haha!

Anyways, I was wondering which one of these cards is better and what the difference is between the two of them...

This card:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

And this card:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

Thanks!
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appears that the cooling is about the only thing I see... but what is your budget... there are better cards out there...
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Well, I know there better cards out. I got the best I could at the time, however I am pretty limited on funds right now. I could only spend around 120 bucks...
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could you spend 5.00 more plus shipping???

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814161172R

here's the 2 of them together...

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....d1=58&card2=32
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Yeah I could probley spend a few extra bucks if thats the best I can buy with my money!

What is the current best Graphics Card that ATI has out as far as gaming power goes?...
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the best ATI has?
it's the X1950 XTX
that costs heaps, and is PCI-E only
since you have AGP, you won't be able to run one without a motherboard upgrade aswell. and that probabbly means a CPU upgrade, and possibly a RAM upgrade

also, ATI is making a new card that it hasn't released yet.
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I see, I see...

Well again I cant spend over 120-130 bucks or so. So I mean I of course cant afford anything top of the line. I just need something to replace my Radeon 9800 pro...Even if its just another 9800 pro...

The only PC games I am really looking forward to as far as absolutely having to play are Battlefield 2142 which I would have been able to play fine on my old card sence it uses the BF2 engine and I can play that fine. And Neverwinter Nights 2...
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Well, I guess I have decided to go ahead and upgrade my card instead of just getting a replacement one. Spending the little extra cash it will take shouldnt hurt.

But, I am wondering is the ATI RADEON X850 PRO the best (for gaming) I can get for what spending on it, or is there something better out there?!?
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Well, I guess I have decided to go ahead and upgrade my card instead of just getting a replacement one. Spending the little extra cash it will take shouldnt hurt.

But, I am wondering is the ATI RADEON X850 PRO the best (for gaming) I can get for what spending on it, or is there something better out there?!?
*BUMP* Anyone?...
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The X850 is pretty sick. It's worth it. It'll play BF2 on max settings with 4x AA with 40 - 50FPS. My dad has one, and a friend has one...really nice cards.

By the way, BF2:SF uses the BF2 engine, but is substantially laggier than core BF2.
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