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Upgrading Video Card

Discussion in 'Games' started by themeat, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. themeat

    themeat Thread Starter

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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.:)
     
  2. Topato

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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.
     
  3. Tumbleweed36

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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.
     
  4. Tranquility

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    9800 Pro cards are amazing and they're going very cheap.
     
  5. Topato

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    $200 cheap....
     
  6. themeat

    themeat Thread Starter

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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.
     
  7. techkid

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    Simply try for the best card you can afford.
     
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