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Old 06-24-2004, 12:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What are the difference between ATI Radean 9600XT 128 MB and Sapphire (sp?) 9600XT 128MB? Which one is better? Thanks
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would stick with the Original Chip maker ATI .
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PNY wasnt good for me, GainWard I liked. For ATI stick to ATI, dont go for Sapphire, etc. I think the 4200 will suit you great.
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what about a Radeon 9200/9600 or an FX 5600
Also I have a Chaintech GeForce III 128mb Gold Edition which I got off ebay for $60 USD and it runs every game I have pretty decent (C&C Generals, SOF II, Shogunn: Total War, Battlefield)
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Also I have a Chaintech GeForce III 128mb Gold Edition which I got off ebay for $60 USD and it runs every game I have pretty decent (C&C Generals, SOF II, Shogunn: Total War, Battlefield)
Must be a Ti500. Oh well, those are good buget cards too.
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Hey, I wouldn't worry too much. The ti 4200 seems decent. Especially since you will be meeting the requirements for Perimeter:

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PS. I'm referring to the GeForce Ti4200 128MB, such as the one on E-Bay that you saw earlier. It's still up for grabs so I'd go for it if I were you!
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Old 06-25-2004, 05:06 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Wow, I'm gone for a while and this thread grows considerably! :amazed:

I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I'll have to buy privately off eBay etc. so this is where I've been concentrating my efforts. I've got a couple of Ti 4200 auctions I'm watching:

Inno Vision GeForce 4, Ti 4200, 128MB - Currently £30
MSI GeForce 4, Ti 4200 VTD 8X 128MB - Currently ~£27 from the States

as well as these:

Radeon 9700 Pro (128MB) - £41
XFX GeForce FX 5600, 256MB - £16! (nasty reserve on this one though)
PNY GeForce FX 5600 Ultra, 128MB - No bids yet but starts at £49.99, buy-it-now at £100!

Which would you go for?! Am I right in thinking the 5600 Ultra is probably the best card up there?

You're right KraghacK, my system just about scrapes through those specs
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a 9600 pro outperforms a Ti4600, and a 9600 se does not cut memory in half, it is the same but with slower clock speeds as a 9600 pro. I know of people who have overclocked their se cards to pro specifications
I have nothing against the Ti4600, it is a great card, I'm just saying most people would prefer the ATI 9600's because they do run faster

what it would come down to in this case is their price; if a Ti4600 is half the price of a 9600 then by all means buy it as it does perform well for quite a lot of games
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Old 06-25-2004, 09:01 AM   #30 (permalink)
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9600se are ****. Their memory are 64-bit oppose to Regular 9600's which are 128-bit. So clocking it to 9600 Pro speeds will do you ****.

The FX5200 even outperforms the 9600se in this benchmarking:
http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...charts-03.html
Let alone, a GF4 MX440 8x outperforms it.
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