Upgrading Video Card

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themeat

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Ok, so I have a 256mb Radeon 9200, and frankly, I'm not happy with compatibility with Direct X 9.0b etc and I want to upgrade it. I found on a website for a store near me an ASUS AGP RADEON 9600SE 128MB 8X DVI for $119, and I'm thinking that sounds like a good deal, especially if I can trade in my old graphics card, but I want your opinion.

Is this a better card, and will I get better performance/compatibility etc with games? I'm mainly wanting it for Far Cry, Doom3 and Rome: Total War which have all been assaulting me with video glitches and sub par performance because of the incompatiblities with Direct X 9.0b.

So yeah, opinions please.:)
 
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Your better going with the 9600xt or 9600. The 9600se is not worth the money as its much slower. Anyway, I upgraded from 9200 to a 9600 and games like doom3, farcry, and halo look and run better. They also take advantage of the new pixel shaders so everything looks alot more uhhhh.... Shadyer.. I guess.
 
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Hi,

I agree with Topato on this one. I have a ATI 9600 pro and it is a great card. The SE models are simply an entry level cheap card with limited features and I could never recommend them for the games you are playing.
 

themeat

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$200 US cheap. I decided in the end that it's all too expensive for me. I'm not a huge gamer anyway, so it's probably better to spare myself the cost, and save up for something more worthwhile.
 
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