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Ati confusion

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June 8, 2009 5:21:23 PM

hey ppl //im plannin to buy a ati radeon 4770 r 4670 card in few days...but i jus saw ova the net tht ther r many installation nd drivers related issues with the ati cards....is it realy tht serious prob......cos i liked the performance to price ratio f the cards i mentioned above.....pls suggest...... :??: 

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June 8, 2009 6:49:08 PM

My last 2 cards have been AMD/ATI and I haven't had any driver problems with either.
June 8, 2009 10:45:37 PM

What you saw were most likely user errors. All latest ATi cards have solid drivers, with the exception of newest released games that needs a little time for next Catalyst release to fix any bug up.
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June 8, 2009 11:33:26 PM

+1, altho some of the drivers for AGP ATI cards didn't have DXVA.
June 9, 2009 12:06:33 AM

Pretty much the big problem is with the AGP cards, especially if you have a simple BIOS that doesn't let you set all the AGP values. Anyway go with the 4770 as it's generally over 50% faster in games than the 4670. Of course on paper it's twice as fast, but that doesn't always seem to translate into twice the FPS :D .
June 9, 2009 3:43:29 AM

Yeah, I hope the new HD4650 AGP is better and those drivers are better...
June 9, 2009 4:30:51 AM

If you find a 4770 then have at it, but they're in pretty limited quantities. I think newegg has them right now, but only for a few hours maybe. Or you could get this 4850, which has slightly better performance for the same price as a 4770.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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