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March 10, 2004 10:16:51 AM

Hi - Don't laugh at my stupidity, but as I don't play games, is it worth spending money on a decent graphics card ?
I have a lot of digital photo's that I do some basic work on, so do I need a 9800pro or shall I save the money for a faster chip or memory?
Thanks for any help
Steve
March 10, 2004 11:32:28 AM

If 3d aplications like games aren't your target..if 2d is the thing you need I think is not needed a high-end card like the 9800. The FX5200 level cards can handle everything you need.

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March 10, 2004 2:03:23 PM

If digital photos are your thing, the 5200 probably wouldn't be the way to go.

The Radeon 7500 has a nice, crisp display, and is very reasonably priced.

Matrox also makes excellent 2d cards with better image quality than the Radeons, but if you plan to ever dabble in gaming, they aren't the way to go. And they tend to be a bit overpriced.

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March 10, 2004 2:27:19 PM

I said the 5200 because here in Portugal you can't find radeon 7500 anywhere and the matrox are very expencive. Sorry for the bad opinion! Though that was like that everywhere! My apologies!

P4-2800->FSB800, Asus P4P800, 512DDR-400, Radeon 9800 Pro - 128Mb
March 10, 2004 3:13:38 PM

Thanks so far - I didn't say that I currently have a 9600 but as I am going for a new pc and they seem to come heavily armed, I guessed it might be good to keep the 9600 and spend the money on more memory or a faster chip - so...
Cheers, Guys
Steve
March 11, 2004 2:04:21 AM

If it's only 2d work then keep the card you have, photshop is more dependant on the chip and ram, a nice fast second Hardrive for photoshops swap file is also an advantage.

Gary

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March 11, 2004 11:05:26 PM

umm..a 9800pro would be a nice card. :)  i doubt it would be necassary though, the 9600 would suit you well.

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March 11, 2004 11:11:51 PM

oh..well you should be good for even some of the most graphic intensive games...maybe not, but most games. and it will handle everything else fine i imagine.


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March 13, 2004 12:23:23 AM

Err, if you call yourself stupid, others will too.

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