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Old 10-24-2003, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to be able to play all the current games at max performance, and want to be able to run DooM III and Half-Life 2 at full performance, but I don't wanna spend so much on an ATi Radeon 9800/9800Pro...are there any other cards that would get me there?

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should be some of the other less newer ones but you may not be able to hit full performance

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Old 10-24-2003, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What about the T14400???
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The Ti 4400 / Ti 4800 SE is within the $170-200 range. The Radeon 9500 128 MB can be purchased at a similar price, and can be "hacked" via software to function like a Radeon 9700. Specify exactly how much you want to spend, however.
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Old 10-25-2003, 12:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well i've only got the hercules ati 9000pro 128ddr and it does me FOR NOW, all the games i play are reasonable fps e.g mohaa is roughly 100 fps, Unreal 2 50-70 fps

In the uk prices of the ati 9800 are about $450 but the ati 9700 pro has come down in price roughly $280 which for our high UK rip off prices its not bad...

Look at these results on unreal2 test

In my opinion ati radeon 9600 pro o/c 450/660 results are good and is cheap ($180) over here in the uk and is almost as good as the ati 9700 in performance.
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Old 10-25-2003, 01:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think you should go full out on video cards, as this is the main component in your computers, as games get more and more advanced, you will need a better computer.

I would go and buy a ATI Radion 9800 pro, as it is top of the line and will be for a while, and will play all the latest games, and games to come.

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