Yet another graphics card question


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Torkel Franzen

The graphics card that I once upon a time got with my computer - 16MB
ATI Rage 128 Ultra - is unfortunately inadequate these days for some
games I'd like to play. I have my eye on ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB,
which can be had at a reasonable price. So my question for the experts
is, does this seem like a reasonable choice, given that the computer
is a 1.70GHz Pentium 4 with 512 MB of memory?
 
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KevinM

Torkel Franzen said:
The graphics card that I once upon a time got with my computer - 16MB
ATI Rage 128 Ultra - is unfortunately inadequate these days for some
games I'd like to play. I have my eye on ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB,
which can be had at a reasonable price. So my question for the experts
is, does this seem like a reasonable choice, given that the computer
is a 1.70GHz Pentium 4 with 512 MB of memory?
The 9800 Pro is an excellent card. It'll smoke the pants off your old Rage!
It's an upgrade you'll be happy with, IMO. Next you'll have to start
thinking about that MoBo and CPU. :)

Kev
 
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Torkel Franzen

KevinM said:
The 9800 Pro is an excellent card. It'll smoke the pants off your old Rage!
It's an upgrade you'll be happy with, IMO. Next you'll have to start
thinking about that MoBo and CPU. :)
Well, that's what I was wondering about. Is it overkill, given a
1.70GHz Pentium 4, to use the 9800 Pro?
 
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Andy

Torkel Franzen said:
Well, that's what I was wondering about. Is it overkill, given a
1.70GHz Pentium 4, to use the 9800 Pro?
I would say it's about perfect, getting an XT800 or better would be
overkill as you would get CPU bound on a lot of games but a 9800 Pro is a
nice balance.

Andy
 
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