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Tue 29/07/03 at 00:03
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Right guys and girls i really need some help here, this Saturday i will be ordering my components for my new pc and at the moment i've decided on getting a Radeon 9800 Pro but (yes there is a but), should i actually get this card or a GeForce FX5900 Ultra?

I would actually like to hear your opions but i would only like to hear, actual experiences or proven facts about each of the cards and which one i should decide on getting. You have been set your challenge, good luck.
Fri 01/08/03 at 21:48
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Well I'm happy with my PC atm. I got a pentium 3 but my dad's got a pentium 4 2.5ghz etc. I would love to have a brand new machine with all the best stuff but being 14 that's kinda hard for me to afford.
Fri 01/08/03 at 19:29
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Lipe wrote:
> Yes, it's good.

Ah but what 128Mb GeForce Ti card is it? Saying that though the specs seem alright, what monitor and case u got?
Fri 01/08/03 at 19:27
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adrian wrote:
> Silent Assassin wrote:
> adrian wrote:
> What Radeon 9800 Pro are you going to get?
>
> 128Mb ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, the site i'm getting it from doesn't
> stock
> the 256Mb version and besides there is only a slight diference in
> the
> performance of the cards, apparently!
>
> What I mean is what make? Hercules, ATI Powercolor, Gigabyte,
> Sapphire, 3DConnect? Looking from the box on the link you posted it
> looks like a proper ATI version, but closer inspection shows the box
> is from a 8500 model so its probably just a random picture.

No it's actually that box and the ATI card what u get cos my mate has ordered the same card from the site.
Fri 01/08/03 at 13:10
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Yes, it's good.
Fri 01/08/03 at 10:42
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Umm i wish i knew alot about different parts of a PC, seems highly confusing to me. I know what i have in my machine a got it about 2 weeks ago. Dont know if its anygood though, seems to run like a dream though

Pentium 4 3.06ghz
1.3GB DDR Ram
128MB Geforce Ti Graphics Card
CDRW/DVD Combo
80GB HDD

Is it any good!
Wed 30/07/03 at 22:37
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"Jim Jam Jim"
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Silent Assassin wrote:
> adrian wrote:
> What Radeon 9800 Pro are you going to get?
>
> 128Mb ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, the site i'm getting it from doesn't stock
> the 256Mb version and besides there is only a slight diference in the
> performance of the cards, apparently!

What I mean is what make? Hercules, ATI Powercolor, Gigabyte, Sapphire, 3DConnect? Looking from the box on the link you posted it looks like a proper ATI version, but closer inspection shows the box is from a 8500 model so its probably just a random picture.

Prices are different as the Hercules card is probably the most expensive but does come with a nice copper cooler unlike other cards. Some sites have actually done tests with different makes and they do perform ever so differently. I think that in most reviews the praise the Hercules for being the best 9800 Pro.

Go to www.microdirect.co.uk and have a look at there prices as for a ATI Powercolor you will spend 270 for a 9800 Pro 128mb.
Wed 30/07/03 at 16:59
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adrian wrote:
> What Radeon 9800 Pro are you going to get?

128Mb ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, the site i'm getting it from doesn't stock the 256Mb version and besides there is only a slight diference in the performance of the cards, apparently!
Tue 29/07/03 at 23:40
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"Jim Jam Jim"
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What Radeon 9800 Pro are you going to get?
Tue 29/07/03 at 23:06
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adrian wrote:
> Silent Assassin wrote:
> Cheers for all your help guys, but i've made my choice and it will
> be
> the Radeon 9800 Pro, as my mate has just got and looks as sweet as.
>
> It is a very good card. I have the Hercules 9800 Pro and can say that
> it performs well. Unreal 2 runs fine at 1600x1200 with every setting
> set to max and running at 6x FSAA and 16x Anistropic filtering. Got an
> XP2800 with 1024mb dual DDR333.

Nice, i'm just gonna get 512Mb DDR 400 for the time being and then i'm gonna bang another 512Mb DDR 400 into my machine to bring it to a nice spec.
Tue 29/07/03 at 22:39
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"Jim Jam Jim"
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Silent Assassin wrote:
> Cheers for all your help guys, but i've made my choice and it will be
> the Radeon 9800 Pro, as my mate has just got and looks as sweet as.

It is a very good card. I have the Hercules 9800 Pro and can say that it performs well. Unreal 2 runs fine at 1600x1200 with every setting set to max and running at 6x FSAA and 16x Anistropic filtering. Got an XP2800 with 1024mb dual DDR333.

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