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Good upgrade from Ti4200

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November 10, 2004 8:13:57 PM

I am thinking of upgrading my good old Geforce Ti4200 64MB card.
Can you guys recommend a good upgrade.
I was thinking ATI Radeon 9600 pro 256MB or 9800 pro 128MB
which one would be better among the two?
My budget is 75-100$. If the card is really good might go higher.
My main purpose of use is for games and photoshop.
Thanx.

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November 10, 2004 8:15:17 PM

I was also thinkin Ti4600 128MB.
November 10, 2004 8:19:00 PM

9800 pro 128 MB is better out of those two. But u wont get that for below, say $150, that too tough to find. U might find second hands at that price.

If you want a 9600 XT 128MB (which is faster than the pro), i have one for $100. But 9800 pro is better bcos it has 256bit memory etc.

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November 10, 2004 9:20:08 PM

Uh Uh.
No go, showboat.
Ti4600 is a dead duck.
Get the real deal.Take the Jet up on his offer, or go get something DX9 ready.
The 4600 can't pull off the stunts it once could.
I have one shelved. I know.
That lil dog couldn't poot 18,000 on Aquamark 3.

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November 10, 2004 9:46:23 PM

Your Ti4200 is still pretty decent compared to a <$100 DX9 card. If you don't move up to at least a 9800PRO, I think you'd probably be disappointed with the results.
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November 10, 2004 10:08:20 PM

The only NEW $100 card worth upgrading to from your GF4Ti is the <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">9600 Pro</A>. Like was said, the 9800 Pro would be a much bigger performance jump, but it is no where near $100.

256MB will not be any faster, but if you insist on one, it is $10 more <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new"> here</A>.

And you can get a free Newegg watch with both of these cards. :eek: 


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November 10, 2004 10:19:19 PM

Keep your vid card, Untill you have enough money for 9800Pro.
November 11, 2004 2:39:55 AM

Thanx guys. I was looking at pricewatch prices and deciding. Turns out that 9800 pro were 133$, but they are just 9800s not pro.
Decision time. Priyajeet, gimme some time, I'll let you know if I wanna buy the 9600 xT.
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November 11, 2004 4:28:38 AM

Be carefull: MANY manufacturer's are releasing FAKE 9800's and 9800 Pro's using 128-bit memory interface:

9800 Pro 256-bit 128MB normally cost around $190
9800 Pro 128-bit 128MB normally cost around $150
9800SE normally cost around $130.

9800's are also supposed to have a 256-bit memory interface.

Here's the difference:

128-bit means 1/2 the memory performance
SE is normally 128-bit with 1/2 the rendering pipelines cut.

So the 9800SE is really comparable to the 9600 non-pro. The 9800 Pro 128-bit is really comparable to the 9600 Pro.

If you can find a 9800 non-pro that's not an SE, you have a good card, the same as the 9800 Pro but clocked down only slightly.

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November 11, 2004 11:08:01 AM

Exactly Crash, and if he's been on pricewatch bargain shopping, guaranteed those cheap 9800's are the 128-bit ones.


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November 11, 2004 11:35:04 AM

Why would Radeon give out leases to scum bag third party companys trying to rip off kids?

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November 11, 2004 2:16:01 PM

Where have you been for the past couple of years.
November 11, 2004 2:17:26 PM

Why do you want a TI4600?
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