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Snorkius

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Prices in for GC in switzerland suck. 2x in lots of cases. Especially for newer cards.

My question: 9500np or 4200ti? Both are in my price range. Im not going to spend more than 150$ on a 9600np out of principle and the 9600pro is ~200$ and up.

A couple points: How does performance compare out of the box. And what are my chances of modding the 9500np?

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Go to link below regarding modding 9500np, third Q & A (last sentance) direct you to a poll indicating success rate. Hope this helps.

<A HREF="http://www.ocfaq.com/softmod/faq.php" target="_new">http://www.ocfaq.com/softmod/faq.php</A>

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Snorkius

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The version the shop is selling is a HIS 9500np 64mb. I can only mod it to 9500pro :frown: . Is the card worth it if the mod does not work? And what about HIS, is the company any good?

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cleeve

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If a 9500 does not mod to PRO you can usually get decent performance out of them if you overclock.

If it's worth it or not depends on the price...

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I recommend you to take the radeon 9500np over the geforce 4ti 4600 because it has better AntiAlaising and AnisotropicFiltering performance.I am not in position to answer your second question because i don't have much informations about HIS video cards.I thik a friend from this forum who has one should tell you his opinion about the quality of HIS video cards.
 

dhlucke

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You'll enjoy the image quality of the 9500 np more. I would go that route. I have compared a 9500 Pro to a Ti4600 and the image quality and overall performance of the 9500 Pro blew the ti away.

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Snorkius

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thanks for the answers.

Still wondering about HIS.

p.s. Anyone got benchies...

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Snorkius

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Still wondering...

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Solid quality, but nothing really special. Don't expect things like good OCable ram on them, nice games etc...

Thats my experience from their 128mb 9500Pro.

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Snorkius

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I got off my fat lazy ass a couple days ago and researched the subject. Thanks anyway.

Anyone has personal experience with HIS? I've been burned before by POS products and this is a company I know absolutely nothing about.

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They are OK, their older stuff is very workhorse run of the mill. We get alot of HIS' White-box OEM products around here (I almost bought one [R9000Pro], but when I returned the next day the 5 they had were gone and I couldn't wait 2 weeks for more). Their cards often come with VIVO, a nice added touch. Nothing special to note about them, but from what I've seen they are at least better than Powercolor and Gigapuke.

Their latest offering have a hi-end model (with the ICE-Q cooler) which is getting great reviews.

That's it from here.


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