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Graphics can you guys update me on the GFX card scene?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stew, 13 Oct 2003.

  1. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    Since my gainward gf4 has always been sh*te since the day I got it, I'm in the market for a new card.

    Which are the current best cards to go for?

    And which are the best manufacturers

    please bear in mind
    • nothing in the "Silly Money" price range
    • Nothing Gainward

    Any input is most appreciated :)

    Cheers,
    Stew
     
  2. Scellica

    Scellica What's a Dremel?

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    Silly price range :rolleyes:

    anyway, have an Hercules radeon 9800 pro myself, it's a fantastic card, nothing wrong with it. Have heard that the Sapphire radeon cards or very good aswell.

    Can't tell you anything about geforce cards, never owned one and never will. (have personal issues with nvidia :D )
     
  3. X-W4rrioR

    X-W4rrioR What's a Dremel?

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    well if you dont have a "really big" cash count ill go on the Radeon 9800 NP then overclock it to the 9800P core/mem speeds and voola you have a R9800 pro and some extra cash (whats the price diffrence between the two? ) in hand!
     
  4. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    9600 Pro XP
    5700 Ultra
    9800 non Pro

    All 3 should be good. Dunno how long the latter will be avalible for though when the top 2 arrive. The 5700U is meant to be faster than the 9800np and cheaper an nvidia rep told me.
     
  5. Kameleon

    Kameleon is watching you...

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    Arf :hehe:
     
  6. micb

    micb Minimodder

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    There is no chance in hell a nVidia 5700 going to be as good as a ATI 9800 np on proper shading and DX9.

    not even close.

    Even up clocked 5900 ultras are %30-%40 behind basic shader operations on a ATI 9800.

    The cards I can totally recommend is the Sapphire Atlantis ATI 9700 pro, ATI 9800 and the ATI 9800 pro.
     
  7. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    gonna go for a sapphire 9600 pro,

    thanks for confirming sapphire are the best make to go for

    Cheers :thumb:
     
  8. darklord

    darklord What's a Dremel?

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    also remember that nvidia have major driver problems right now.
     
  9. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom What's a Dremel?

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    Isn't that a role reversal of what it was 6mos- 1 year ago? :hehe:
     
  10. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    exactly, nVidia will bite back soon, and it'll be a big bite up the arse for ATi :)

    I've got an ATi card at the moment, and if I'm honest, I'm not impressed by it's claimed "super clockability". My GF3 was achieving better percentage overclocks than this card is, ok, clock speeds are higher now, but it's the RAM that is the letdown, the core doesn't clock as far as is claimed either :blah:

    I bet I've just got a bad 'un, but I spose I've been fairly lucky with getting good clockers over the last few attempts :)
     
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