Which Video Card should I buy?

blade_1969

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Which Ati Radeon 9600XT Video Card should I buy? 3RD PARTY, OR THE One is created by ATI?

Also I want to know, if this card is a good choice?

GeForce VS Radeon?
I have a GeForce FX 5200, AND IT SUCKS...
SHOULD I TRUST NVIDIA AGAIN? OR ITS TIME TO MOVE WITH ATI?
 

SoDNighthawk

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The FX5200 works much better if you plug it into a computer!! Having one and using one are 2 different kettles of fish. I smelled fish when I read the post Sorry Guys I had to bait him.

Barton 3200+ 400MHz
A7N8X Deluxe
Liquid 12 Celsius
2x512 Crucial DDR 400 PC3200
GeForce FX5900
Two Maxtor 40Gig 8MB cach 7200rpm
SONY RW 52x/24x/52x
SONY DVD 16x/40x
 

baldurga

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First, don't believe anything SoDNighthawk says. You can look for other posts and you will see he is always lying, is a troll.

Second, you can buy 3rd party ATI cards, no problem at all. My sugestin would be to go for Sapphire as currently is one of the cheapers (at least at newegg). It costs about $150.

I don't know about your budget or if you are looking for a XT card for HL2, but take into consideration 9800Pro as it only costs $50 more and the performance increase is very well worth. A lot of sites have reviewed both together, THG being one of them.

Also look at these <A HREF="http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031229/index.html" target="_new">article</A> and judge by yourself 9600XT and 9800Pro performance. Well, 5200 is included with its horrible performance.

Hope this helps


Still looking for a <b>good online retailer</b> in Spain :frown:
 
Yeah I would agree with what you said (on more than one count).

I would also add that if he wants to save money the R9600PRO is significantly cheaper, and performs in the same league as the R9600XT.

So I'd say R9600Pro or R9800Pro would be good choices.


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