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My trusty old GeForce2 Pro is getting to slow, so I have asked some questions here and pretty much decided on the 9700. However, my co-worker has a Ti4600 for $80 and I was thinking that this might be a better idea for two reasons. It would save me money, and since I mostly run Linux, nvidia has always had better Linux support.
The Ti is an Asus with 128MB and warranty, but comes bare with only the cord for dual monitors. So I can either get Dx9 for lotsa money, or save some bucks, but still get decent performance. What would you guys do?

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if u need to have linux support, get nVidia

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That's an unusually good price for a Ti4600. Go for it DUDE, definitely while you still have the chance! You might not get the might of DX9 splendor, but that speed is unbeatable at that price!

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Go nvidea. They need all the help they can get atm :eek:

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I'm very pleased with my Ti4200 cards. They work GREAT! This guy has found the fastest DX8-only card on the market, for only $80. That is an AWESOME deal! Performance wise, that card will beat a 9600 Pro. So if he's a framerate lunatic, he should go with this card. It's not like the games of the next generation are going to be ugly on the Ti4600, they'll look and run GREAT, just not in DX9 mode which has the best image quality. If you look carefully at my case, it involved more than a few saved bucks. Since I has to purchase 3 cards, it involved about a savings of $250.

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If you can get a Ti4600 for $80, go for it dude. That's hella cheap, and it'sa a great card, easily the best of the DirectX 8 generation of cards.

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Get the Ti4600

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Since your running Linux, that makes the choice of the 4600 a very attractive choice considering nVidia's superior Linux Driver performance for their products. But that's just icing on the cake. This deal is irresistable, if you pass this offer up your going to regret it.

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here in indai the ti 4200 retails for 200 $
so u dont knw what u are missing out on ....:)
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Thanks guys.
So I got the card, powered up the pc, and BOOM, about 20 seconds into the boot process, instant reboot. Hmm, driver issue... Try again. Black squares as thoug NBC was shoeing hardcore pr0n. Oops, fan broken. Can't wait to get the thing RMA'd.

Then a few days later my work closes shop, and I'm out of work with $5000 in owed paychecks. I guess it's my turn...

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