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Old 06-25-2004, 09:31 AM   #31 (permalink)
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hmmm... you're right, a 5200 does outperform a 9600 se
I always thought there wouldn't be a lot of difference between the se's and pro's, and since the pro's perform pretty well.... you know....

in that case I say, yes 9600 se's are ****
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Even though they are cheap, they have bad price/performance.
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Almost any SE video card is going to be crap.
Just look at the specs. Most SE video cards have a gimped memory bus size and will perform much like a previous-gen card, if not worse. I've seen a few LE cards that looked promising, but i would still suggest against it.
For that generation of cards, I suggest something ATi, in the 96-9800 range. Anything else won't be able to keep up.
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Zero Shift is right, SE's are no good!

Benchmarking can say a lot, check out:

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/over2003/
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