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Dave - Dave.net.nz
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      11-30-2004
Scott wrote:
> Any real benefits in going to a sub $300.00 card like a 9600XT or 9600pro?
> or maybe push the budget up to a FX5900XT?


what games you gonna play?
if HL2, CPU may be a better investment.

> Not interested in overclocking. Just looking for a bang for buck upgrade or
> if its not there, I'll hang with the status quo.


 
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Scott
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      11-30-2004
Hi

What's the current opinion on mid-range cards at the moment?

I'm running a Ti4200 on an AMD XP2000+ with 512mb of ram.

Any real benefits in going to a sub $300.00 card like a 9600XT or 9600pro?
or maybe push the budget up to a FX5900XT?

Not interested in overclocking. Just looking for a bang for buck upgrade or
if its not there, I'll hang with the status quo.

TIA


 
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William Bell
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      11-30-2004
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:19:24 +1300, "Scott" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Hi
>
>What's the current opinion on mid-range cards at the moment?
>
>I'm running a Ti4200 on an AMD XP2000+ with 512mb of ram.
>
>Any real benefits in going to a sub $300.00 card like a 9600XT or 9600pro?
>or maybe push the budget up to a FX5900XT?
>
>Not interested in overclocking. Just looking for a bang for buck upgrade or
>if its not there, I'll hang with the status quo.
>
>TIA
>




There are a few ATI 9800 that are about the same price as the FX5900XT, and
could be a better buy..

But the FX5900XT is a True DX9 card..


 
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Scott
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      11-30-2004
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> what games you gonna play?
> if HL2, CPU may be a better investment.
>

Running an Asus A7N8X which is good up to the 3000+. $200.00 better spent
there than on the video card?


 
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cowboyz
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      11-30-2004
William Bell wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 16:19:24 +1300, "Scott" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> What's the current opinion on mid-range cards at the moment?
>>
>> I'm running a Ti4200 on an AMD XP2000+ with 512mb of ram.
>>
>> Any real benefits in going to a sub $300.00 card like a 9600XT or
>> 9600pro? or maybe push the budget up to a FX5900XT?
>>
>> Not interested in overclocking. Just looking for a bang for buck
>> upgrade or if its not there, I'll hang with the status quo.
>>
>> TIA
>>

>
>
>
> There are a few ATI 9800 that are about the same price as the
> FX5900XT, and could be a better buy..
>
> But the FX5900XT is a True DX9 card..


And the 9800 is a true DX9 card. And the FX series struggles with DX9
especially in Half life 2. 9800pro is a way better buy than the FX5900XT
right now.



 
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XPD
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      11-30-2004

"Dave - Dave.net.nz" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Scott wrote:
> > Any real benefits in going to a sub $300.00 card like a 9600XT or

9600pro?
> > or maybe push the budget up to a FX5900XT?

>
> what games you gonna play?
> if HL2, CPU may be a better investment.


Hmm.. Im running HL2 reasonably well on my aging system.... P4 1.8@2.1 and
a GF4MX420 - Ill admit the resolution isnt cranked right up but still looks
purdier than the orig HL


 
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cowboyz
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      11-30-2004
XPD wrote:
> "Dave - Dave.net.nz" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Scott wrote:
>>> Any real benefits in going to a sub $300.00 card like a 9600XT or
>>> 9600pro? or maybe push the budget up to a FX5900XT?

>>
>> what games you gonna play?
>> if HL2, CPU may be a better investment.

>
> Hmm.. Im running HL2 reasonably well on my aging system.... P4
> 1.8@2.1 and a GF4MX420 - Ill admit the resolution isnt cranked right
> up but still looks purdier than the orig HL


you certainly can. awesome engine and scales well. I play it on a 2100
with 9800pro. My mate plays it on a 2200 with a GF4MX440SE at 640x480 with
everything turned off. Plays really well but just doesn't look like it is
intended. In fact, it looks like a completely different game.



 
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