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vampireuk 10-17-04 06:09 PM

replacing my 9700
 
I've grown tired of the extremely crappy ATI drivers so I'm switching cards, since I've not been following hardware for ages I'm wondering if this is a good choice :cool:

NightFire 10-17-04 06:15 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
Well, I checked some benches, and an AIW 9700 Pro had higher scores overall, but go for it if you want.

vampireuk 10-17-04 06:18 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
I'm willing to sacrifice some performance for a card with drivers that just works

NightFire 10-17-04 06:24 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
Then it looks like a very affordable alternative. I'd recommend it.

However, if you want to spend a bit more money, there's always this:
http://www.saveateagle.com/
They have a Gigabyte 5950 for about 190 pounds, by my estimation.

ragejg 10-17-04 06:35 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
Um, vamp, I think you can get a 6800LE in your area...

anzak 10-17-04 07:12 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vampireuk
I'm willing to sacrifice some performance for a card with drivers that just works

That's an understatement when your talking about Half Life 2. Here is a good example.

http://firingsquad.com/hardware/gefo...es/tri1280.gif

The 9800XT is over twice as fast as the 5950 in DirectX 9. Even the 9600XT can spit out a playable framerate where the 5950 can't. I would highly recommend you look for a 6800le or wait for the 6600GT. Otherwise stick with the 9700 and live with the crappy Catalyst.

vampireuk 10-17-04 07:18 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
I'd rather play my games without the constant screwups to be honest, plus I have no real interest in HL2 :D

saturnotaku 10-17-04 07:20 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
What's your budget vamp?

vampireuk 10-17-04 07:35 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
Around 150 max

MUYA 10-17-04 08:20 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
mate, dun go out for a few weeks save a few bobs and get yerself at least a 6800? ;) heck even 6600GT maybe mate. I dun think old generation is gona cut it for you gaming needs 9ie with aa and af at high res).

MUYA 10-17-04 08:21 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=62623

that's only 159 quid dude!!!

anzak 10-17-04 08:26 PM

Re: replacing my 9700
 
If that's a little more than your wanting to pay get this 6800LE. Almost every LE softmods to a NU.


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