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Old 10-17-04, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default 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
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Old 10-17-04, 06:15 PM   #2
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Well, I checked some benches, and an AIW 9700 Pro had higher scores overall, but go for it if you want.
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Old 10-17-04, 06:18 PM   #3
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I'm willing to sacrifice some performance for a card with drivers that just works
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Default 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.
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Um, vamp, I think you can get a 6800LE in your area...
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Old 10-17-04, 07:12 PM   #6
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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.



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.
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I'd rather play my games without the constant screwups to be honest, plus I have no real interest in HL2
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Old 10-17-04, 07:20 PM   #8
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What's your budget vamp?
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Around £150 max
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Old 10-17-04, 08:20 PM   #10
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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).
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http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=62623

that's only £159 quid dude!!!
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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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