Upgrading from GeForce4 ti4400

duckws

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As subject states I'm considering upgrading my graphics card (GF4 ti4400). I've been looking at the 'Sapphire Radeon 9800 Atlantis PRO 128MB' as a possible upgrade. My question is: is it worth it? I haven't seen much of a comparison between these cards, so I'm just curious if I'll notice a lot of improvement in performance? I'm not unhappy with my GeForce, but I do notice that some newer games got a bit trouble on it.

Oh, I have a P4 2.8 ghz with 1GB of ram incase that's important :)
 

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ive just installed a 9800xt (same as a pro really) which is replacing a ti4600 and yup i notice the difference and you will now be able to use antialiasing and anisotropic filtering without frame loss and they doooo make a difference to the visuals of games. (playing X2 the threat with the 4600= juuust playable with noticable slowdown in places particularly in gunfights/ playing with the 9800xt= beauty :D ) personnally i love my new card but it i guess it all depends on whether you have the cash to burn and what you want out of yur games.

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Thanks for the input. I'm not in a hurry really, my GF4 gets the job done for now. At the same time I'm lucky enough with my income atm that I can afford a new card without any major changes to my budget :)

The 9800 PRO seemed like a decent deal, and I do miss the ability to use AA in my games. If I decide to wait another 2 months for any new cards I guess it's just to see the price drop on the older ones. I rarely buy the newest card, I like to wait until the drivers has settled a bit and prices have dropped. But then again.. when that happens something new is gonna be around the corner ;)

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by duckws on 01/23/04 10:18 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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Don't bother upgrading to anything less than a Radeon 9700 PRO or GeforceFX 5900 ULTRA.

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Were I you I would hold off as the GF4Ti's are still good cards; at least good enough that I couldn't justify the money I spent for the performance I gained.
 

duckws

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Ok, thanks for all the replies. Think I'll do as a few suggested and hold off for little while. I'm not in a hurry, so I'll see what new cards get available in a couple of months :)
 

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radeon 9800 pro I very much worth it. I went from ti 4600 to the 9800 pro and there was major improvement in graphic details and filtering.

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One game people might wanna try to test the metal of their videocard is Planetside. Its graphics arn't the best in the industry mind you. However it is an MMOFPS so as far as MMO games go its graphics are very good. However its not the graphics so much that will test the metal of your videocard. I have a Gefrce2 GTS and I can play the game with a steady 40fps on close to the lowest settings. However Planetside has the biggest battles then any game I know of. This is where the video cards are put to the test. For me personally I don't drop fps hardly at all in massive battles, nor does my ping, due to the coding of the game. However what I do experience along with almost everyone else that dosn't have the top of the line video card, is major delays. I'm talking like a 30 second delay between when I press R for reload and my gun actually reloads. I thought it was a network issue but according to the techsupport its simply an issue of my videocard lacking in ability to update things when theres lots of players around. We're talking 100+ players in a 200meter radius. If your videocard can play in the most massive Planetside battles with out delays then you got a beefy videocard. Theres plenty of free trials to play the game for free if ya want to try it out.
 

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You havnt heard of it? Its pretty addicting I find. Very great game.
Heres a <A HREF="http://media.pc.ign.com/media/015/015582/img_1732769.html" target="_new">shot</A> of the game from IGN game site.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Vimp on 01/23/04 10:40 PM.</EM></FONT></P>