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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 9:52:30 PM

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I have a PIII 1 Ghz currently with a geForce 2 Ultra. I'd like to get faster
performance without upgrading the CPU. Which ATI card would be most suited
for me? (I run games at 800x600 or 1024x768 usually)

Thanks

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September 28, 2004 1:58:08 AM

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Vader76 wrote:
> I have a PIII 1 Ghz currently with a geForce 2 Ultra. I'd like to get faster
> performance without upgrading the CPU. Which ATI card would be most suited
> for me? (I run games at 800x600 or 1024x768 usually)
>
> Thanks
>
>
Any ATI card you take will be bottlenecked by the CPU.I don't think you
can play any of the games that were released in the last one year with
that CPU.
I guess you can always take the Radeon 9200 card but I don't know what
kind of an upgrade would that be from a geForce 2 Ultra.
I suggest you upgrade your CPU to a 2.0 - 2.4 P4 and buy a Radeon 9600 PRO.
Anonymous
September 28, 2004 2:19:53 AM

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>I suggest you upgrade your CPU to a 2.0 - 2.4 P4 and buy a Radeon 9600 PRO

Second that, your CPU and the GF2 ultra are a dream team, but you can't
expect to be able to run current games without a complete overhaul. Be
prepared to buy basically a new computer. Everything else will be a waste of
money.

regards, Berti
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September 28, 2004 6:42:33 AM

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"Vader76" <ask@me.com> wrote in message
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>I have a PIII 1 Ghz currently with a geForce 2 Ultra. I'd like to get
>faster performance without upgrading the CPU. Which ATI card would be most
>suited for me? (I run games at 800x600 or 1024x768 usually)

I had a PIII 1000 that I ran at 1150Mhz with a Geforce2 GTS card. I picked
up a used Radeon 8500 128Mb off Ebay for $60 and it gave a substantial
performance increase. 3DMark 01 went from 6400 to 11500. 3DMark03 went from
900 to 2000. It does DX8.1 and would run most of the newer games acceptably
at medium resolutions and settings. UT2004 would run at 1024x768 on high
settings no problem. Doom3 and Thief3 really taxed it, but were runnable at
800x600 with medium settings. Stick in a 9600XT or a 9800Pro and you'll be
disappointed in terms of performance because you'll be severely CPU limited
as to output.
September 28, 2004 7:09:28 PM

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Glitch wrote:
> Vader76 wrote:
>
>> I have a PIII 1 Ghz currently with a geForce 2 Ultra. I'd like to get
>> faster performance without upgrading the CPU. Which ATI card would be
>> most suited for me? (I run games at 800x600 or 1024x768 usually)
>>
>> Thanks
>>
> Any ATI card you take will be bottlenecked by the CPU.I don't think you
> can play any of the games that were released in the last one year with
> that CPU.
> I guess you can always take the Radeon 9200 card but I don't know what
> kind of an upgrade would that be from a geForce 2 Ultra.
> I suggest you upgrade your CPU to a 2.0 - 2.4 P4 and buy a Radeon 9600 PRO.

Too true but a faster P3 might be a stopgap until you can afford a new
MB, CPU and RAM. I have a 9200LE on an AthlonC 1.4 w/ 512mb of DDR266
and I haven't run into a game I can't play yet.(Hey guys, I did say yet!)
!