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Old 06-24-2004, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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any advice about a good graphics card under this price, not interested in extras (video capture etc) and which is better, ATI or nvidia?
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I myself like Nvidia, but that's only my opinion
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9800 Pro ($200 - $250)
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MOST people I speak with are ATI fans. I myself have an Nvidia GeForce III (ancient) but it has been absolutely reliable and I love it.
However, I am buying an ATI Radeon 9800 128mb card ($230) with my next computer and I think you probably should too. Either get the true ATI Radeon 9800, or the ATI Sapphire (ATI chipset n' stuff but made by Sapphire w/ better cooling) is about $20 cheaper and they're very popular.
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sounds good, i heard that nvidia are what most games are developed with, does this matter?
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sounds good, i heard that nvidia are what most games are developed with, does this matter?
For some cards, yes.

And stay away from sapphire.
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whats wrong with sapphire?
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whats wrong with sapphire?
They make 128-bit 9800 Pros, infact they are the only company that does that. If you bought a Sapphire 9800 Pro 256-bit, it might poissbly turn out to be a 128-bit. There were many people complaining about this.
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I dont like the sound of that, im looking at the Hercules 3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB. Is this a good card?
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MOST people I speak with are ATI fans. I myself have an Nvidia GeForce III (ancient) but it has been absolutely reliable and I love it.
However, I am buying an ATI Radeon 9800 128mb card ($230) with my next computer and I think you probably should too. Either get the true ATI Radeon 9800, or the ATI Sapphire (ATI chipset n' stuff but made by Sapphire w/ better cooling) is about $20 cheaper and they're very popular.

I have a GeForce3Ti200 and it outpreforms a 9200SE that I also have and am giving away as soon as I get my 9800PRO back.
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