Poll: Which GFX would you buy at the moment?
Posted 12 June 2003 - 01:08 PM
1) 5800 and below are dodgy as, nvidia pulled a shifty
2) 9800 PRO is good, just ATI drivers are poo
3) 9700 PRO great, again drivers
4) 9700 probly best bet to buy this cause it cheaper than pro, and drivers make it the same speed as PRO
5) Im the best w00t
Posted 12 June 2003 - 01:43 PM
I used to use NVidia exclusively but I have had the chance to run both the Radeon 9700 and 9800s and I gotta say I would buy the 9700 if the price is right. To me the 9700 graphics are just as good as the 9800 even tho it benches a tad slower.
agreed ATI drivers have been flaky in the past but they seem to have come a long way recently...
Posted 07 August 2004 - 02:58 PM
It's available for a reasonable price (considering its monstrous capabilities). Its not a top-end card retailing upwards of $500, it is a main-stream one - available from different makers at different price-points. It has enough of VRAM onboard (256 MB), and would most certainly have features like TV in/out, with channel surfing and PVR functions. Also, since I already have quite a high-end MoBo with AGP-8X support, it makes sense for me to go for one with that feature - PCI-X is useless with my MoBo (I don't say the technology is bad, just that I won't have an option of using it) for another year atleast.
Posted 08 August 2004 - 04:39 PM
Btw, ATI has been caught messing with their cards for overclocking and other such incidents. In short, lying about their results.
Never had a problem with it, and I run on WinME.
BSoD's in WinME are rare/never happen for me really. That's how "often" I see them.
Posted 08 August 2004 - 05:30 PM
Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:40 PM
The 4.9 beta drivers seem to work good (also DNA & Omega drivers do well)
Use ATI Tool and overclock it a little
Right now it might be worth waiting until the end of the year for some decent buys on the PCI-X cards.
Posted 09 August 2004 - 04:51 AM
PCI-EX is comming up and the AGP cards will be lower in Price.
I'm not thinking of upgrading to PCI-EX board.
But anyway If I had to buy a new one, I would choose 9800Pro.
For better performance in Games!
Respect for ATI!
Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:58 AM