ATI Radeon 9600 PRO...

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I have decided to get this card, what do you guys think?

Also, the memory interface of this card is only 128-bit...do u think thats bad? I mean, all the FX series cards except for 5200 have 256 bit memory interface right?
 

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On another note, should i be getting:

ATI Radeon 9600 PRO
ATI All in Wonder 9600 PRO
ATI Sapphire 9600 PRO

or some other brand.

I was thinking the ATI Radeon because it is directly made by ATI.
 
What kinda boot? And do you mind if I call it the FX5700? :tongue:

That's the next step for NV's mid-range.

Check for it thins fall..... ON FOX!

Following the boot eating of course. :wink:


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Well actually ATI doesn't make that card either, but it is usually the BEST of the ones that are made by their producer (I think it's Sapphire [like they do for the other lines] I know Visiontek is also getting some of that business).

However I think the conclusion is right if you plan on any overclocking. If not you might want to go with the least expensive one you can get with the most extras (software DVI-VGA adapter, etc). The main advanatage to the ATI's is their general quality and their warranties, which are the best.

The AIW 9600P isn't worth it unless you value those i/o connections (and remember you give up a VGA port).

I would also agree with endyen that the R9700NP is also a good choice but perhaps you have other reasons for the R9600P, like power/heat and even price, (b it ever so small diff.) or just the cool logo (Evil Goalie) on the box. :wink:


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In response to my post above, it appears that you DO NOT give up the VGA port, they just give you dual VGA instead of 1 DVI. Which is likely much better for most (although dual DVI, or DVi+VGA would be best IMO).

Here's the release info (they also added FM);

<A HREF="http://www.ati.com/companyinfo/press/2003/4675.html" target="_new">http://www.ati.com/companyinfo/press/2003/4675.html</A>


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have decided to get this card, what do you guys think?

Also, the memory interface of this card is only 128-bit...do u think thats bad? I mean, all the FX series cards except for 5200 have 256 bit memory interface right?

no. it doesnt have a 256bit memory bus. none of the midrange cards do


teh 5200 DOES NOT have a 256bit bus. in fact, some 5200s were released with 64bit memory bus's. betcha that burst your little nvidia bubble

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