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ATI, nVidia, hmmmm

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June 2, 2004 1:37:40 PM

Hello all, I was wondering if any of ya all know whats better, I sure as hell dont!! hehe. Well here goes.
Is the GeForce4 Ti 4600 better than the ATI 9600XT.
I have the Ti 4600 in my PC now, but im thinking on switching to ATI 9600XT. Any feed back would be great. Heres my specs:

XP Home
P4 2.66
1024 DDR RAM
Ti 4600 128MB

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June 2, 2004 1:51:04 PM

Oh by the way the ATI 9600XT is a Model - CREATIVE L RADEON256 9600XT AGP

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June 2, 2004 2:03:55 PM

The 4600 Ti is a model Creative 3D Blaster
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June 2, 2004 2:07:52 PM

It all depends...

I always give people the same advice that I follow when deciding whether or not to upgrade.
Is there any game you have that doesn't play fast enough for you?
Is there any game that you want to play that you can't?

If not, I'd wait a little while, because if you upgrade to the 9600XT now, you will see an increase in IQ in your games, but the 9600XT might not be powerful enough down the road, and you may end up upgrading twice. New midrange cards (X600?, 6600?) should be released in the coming months which might be a better investment if you wait.
June 2, 2004 2:54:58 PM

The 9600XT is definitely better than a Ti4600, in any concievable situation.

HOWEVER, it's probably not worth the upgrade for you. If you're upgrading, don't go less than a 9700 PRO, 9800 PRO, or 9800XT.

9800 PROs are the best bets right now, ~$200.

P.S. Don't bother with 256 meg cards, you won't see a difference between a 128 meg and 256 meg card.

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<b>Radeon <font color=red>9700 PRO</b></font color=red> <i>(o/c 329/337)</i>
<b>AthlonXP <font color=red>~2750+</b></font color=red> <i>(2400+ @ 2208 Mhz)</i>
<b>3dMark03: <font color=red>4,876</b>
June 2, 2004 4:11:10 PM

How's the new vid card working? Did you OC it ?
June 2, 2004 4:27:00 PM

New vid card works great, BUT it doesn't overclock worth shiznit. My 9500 PRO overclocked much better.

I guess I can't complain, I got it for cheap. But I do have to say that the 3dMark 03 score does not tell the whole story... I only went up 700 points or so, but the 9700 PRO lets me run Far Cry with much higher details, with 2x AA, and a faster framerate than my 9500 PRO did.

I'm very impressed with it, even though it's clocks are so low. Once you've had a 256-bit memory bus, there's no going back, mates...

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<b>Radeon <font color=red>9700 PRO</b></font color=red> <i>(o/c 329/337)</i>
<b>AthlonXP <font color=red>~2750+</b></font color=red> <i>(2400+ @ 2208 Mhz)</i>
<b>3dMark03: <font color=red>4,876</b>
June 2, 2004 4:28:42 PM

wait a couple of months till the lower end cards come out with the new series then make your choice. Changing your 4600 isn't really worth it right now unless ya want to go up to the higher end cards :/ 
June 2, 2004 10:28:12 PM

That seems like a meaningless upgrade to me. In similar resolutions with no aa/af your card will perform just about the same in most games. For me 150$ is too much to spend for AA and AF. spend 200$ and get a real upgrade.

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