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#1 14 years ago

Which is better? - Xtasy Radeon 9200 - 256MB - ATI Radeon 9800 Pro - 128MB AGP




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#2 14 years ago

9800 by far, even tho it doesnt have as much memory is still has higher clock speeds and memory clocks... whatever is in your budget.




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#3 14 years ago

Thank you. I know I'm going to sound stupid, but I have some more questions:

-Halo PC does not run on my computer. Is it my Graphic Card or Video Card that makes it so that I am unable to play it? (I have a crappy graphic card - 64MB NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX with TV out) -What does the Graphic card do, and what does the video card do? In other words, what's the difference? -Will an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro - 128MB graphic card run Halo PC on its highest graphics and run smoothly? -What does AGP stand for? (ATI Radeon 9800 Pro - 128MB AGP) -How does the amount of MB's on a graphic card matter?




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#4 14 years ago

There is no difference. A video card IS a graphics card. It's the device that processes graphical interfation and interfaces with your monitor. The 9800 will work if you have a fast processor. AGP the port inside the computer that the card plugs into. The amount of "MBs" is just the amount of memory/buffer space a card has before it has to ask the computer for more info. The bottleneck is really at the clock speed, not size, 128 is fine in most cards, but if you can get a 256 at the same clock, the 256 will be more efficient.




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#5 14 years ago

AGP= Accelerated Game Port




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#6 14 years ago

dont know how good your computer is go ask a friend if hes smart at cpmuters or go to your local computer store and try to arrange a date or something to check the computer (see if its good enough, check for AGP, etc...) , if its bad the ati 9800 will do nothing, if it is i suggest you get a new PC or an upgrade,




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#7 14 years ago

the AGP is the slot where you can place all the good graphics cards? About halo now... system spec? Driver version? I had trouble with halo but got the catalyst 4.4 driver from ATI and it fixed it:D




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#8 14 years ago
Peeping TomThere is no difference. A video card IS a graphics card.

Is one better than the other? Like, is a graphic card better than a video card? Or are they all the same thing?

The 9800 will work if you have a fast processor.

How do I know if I have a fast processor? Again, I'm going to sound stupid. What is a processor and what does it do?

AGP the port inside the computer that the card plugs into.

Do all computers have this? (I have an XP) Do I have to get a graphic card that says AGP at the end to change it with my current graphic card/ install it into my computer?




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#9 14 years ago

Graphics card is another name for Video card

For Intel processor speed go to start/Control Panel(Switch to Classic if you don't have it on allready, the option is on the left toolbar)/then choose system Right under "Computer:" It will give specs The second number is your processor speed Ex "2.6 GHz" In my opinion 2.0GHz or higher is fast. I don't know the specs for the 9800. Its best if you post it here. Also tell us if you have celeron or pentium, should be the first word you see under computer.

Not sure for other processors, but it should be very similar.

AGP slot is located on your hard drive, go back to System in your control panel. Now click on the tab on top "Hardware" Go to device manager Under System devices check if you see any of them with the word AGP Or right click your desktop and choose properties Choose the Settings tab Click Advanced Then on the new window there should be a tab with the name of your current video card, you will know from the name, click it Considering what card you have it should say AGPx (#) after Bus

If all fails then look on your Motherboard (The big board right inside your computer) You should see a slot that looks like this agp.jpg That would be your AGP slot

If you don't have an AGP slot you can get video cards that run off other slots.




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#10 14 years ago

My computer is a Pentium. It has 1.7 GHz. (I'm guessing that's pretty slow) It is an APG. Under Bus Type it says: AGP. Under System Devices it says: 82845 Processor to AGP controller.




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