I just ordered my new system, this old 750 needs to be put to sleep! All I have left to order is a video card, and I'm thinking about the ATI 9800 PRO
I see there are 2 versions of it, the 128 MB and the 256 MB $399 and $499 Is it worth the extra $100.00 for the extra MB ?
Here are my new parts, hopefully I can enjoy this game finally!! :)
POWER SUPPLY ANTEC TRUE430 ATX RTL 1 CASE LIAN LI ALUM|435ATXMDSLPC61USBB2 RT 1 DDRAM 512MB64MX64PC-3200LLPT COR RT 2 CPU FAN AMD/INT|VOLCANO 9CM 1455 RT 1 ABIT NF-7s rev 2.0 MB AMD/XP AthlonXP2800+ "Barton" Processor BLACK VIEWSONIC 19 INCH P95f+B VWSNC|19 CRT VIDEO CARD ?
Go for the 9700 pro.
Tramp made Moderator...
1st May 2003
personally I would say no it's not worth it, because by the time games have got advanced enough to require the 256mb the rest of the card will be out of date. Go for the 128mb which is easily enough if your hearts set on that card, and spend the rest of the money on a coffee. However I'd still go for a geforce 4 Ti personally, especially with the new drivers out. You must have a lot of money to burn sonny...
Dread pwns me!
29th March 2003
it depends on your preference. i choose nvidia i like thier card. i have TI 4600
I always have gone with Nvidia, but am being swayed by ATI right now. Here is a review I found on the 9800 PR0 http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDM5LDI=
Money is not an object, but I don't want to buy another card when doom3 and half life 2 come out, thats what is making me want the 256 MB model. Oh the choices.
Thanks for the replies, hell anything will be betetr than this Geforce 2 I am running right now :)
I had a GF4ti4200 it was a good card. Only downside was my fps dropped in heavy battles. Imagine freezing for 10 secs when shooting another tank and you end up dead because you froze. Of course my GF4 died on me and i wasnt going to wait for the store to get another stock of GF4's in so i bought a Gf FX ultra 5200 128 mb. Buy what you want not what other people recommend.
3rd February 2003
Originally posted by VonMeyer I had a GF4ti4200 it was a good card. Only downside was my fps dropped in heavy battles. Imagine freezing for 10 secs when shooting another tank and you end up dead because you froze. Of course my GF4 died on me and i wasnt going to wait for the store to get another stock of GF4's in so i bought a Gf FX ultra 5200 128 mb. Buy what you want not what other people recommend.
How's that working for you?
Medic With A Baseball Bat
10th August 2002
[COLOR=burlywood]If you've got the cash to spend, I say get that 256, man. 128 is a lot, but it's going to get behind quickly, just like any other video card and double the ram is double the ram.[/COLOR]
Would buying a stick of 512d dr do anything good?
[color=wheat] ordered a gig of DDRAM 3200 I need a video card and I'm set. I am going with the 9800 PRO, but if I can find the 256 MB one, it's mine :)[/color]