Which one should I get?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by nasapion, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. CTman

    CTman Ancient Guru

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    You should read the review you have posted again!

    In the tests like splintercell, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Call of Duty, 3DMark03 at resolutions upto 1280x1024, the 9600xt is faster. And the extra 128MB will make some difference in games with more details and better textures. You will see the difference in FAR CRY when using a GFX card with 256MB videomemory. I can tell because I own the two cards myself, the 128MB 9500pro and the 256 MB 9600xt. :)

    And only in the test of Prince of Persia: Sand of Time the 9600xt is somewhat slower, a 3 frames per second slower, that not much. Even in the synthetic tests don't show a big difference in performance. The margin is just to small.

    The mentioned review gave the 9600xt a 4.5 out of 5!!!!!!
    YEAH!!! YEAH!!!! YEAH!!!
    http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/ati9600xt/?p=4

    The radeon 9500pro and 9600xt are both very nice gfx cards, which have served me well!


    I think those people who are disappointed with the 9600xt in the past, should buy a 9800xt.

    :vader::vader::vader::vader::vader::vader::vader:

    As for the 6200 128bit, it will be fine if you play games without the eye candies. But the 6200 will be just too slow for newer games like Elder Scrolls 4: OBlivion. But with Oldblivion you still can play Oblivion with decent graphics. If your budget permits, get an AGP 7300GT for under 100bucks! The 7300gt is much faster than the 9600xt, 9500pro, geforce 5200 and 6200.

    edit: just highlight something, nothing else. HaHaHaaa

    edit: add opinion about the topic!
     
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  2. LedHed

    LedHed Banned

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    Turn on AA/AF buddy, you are looking at it with all of that off. Even if the 9600XT could perform as well as the 9500 Pro (which it doesnt) the 9500 Pro is still cheaper and a better card overall.

    Quotes from that review.

     
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  3. Copey

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    stay on topic guys , yes the 6200 aint a great card , but if he wants one , he asked your opinions on which one you think he should get the top or the bottom , it aint hard, leave the poor guy alone man , most threads these days turn into flaming wars , start acting like adults
     
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    CTman how many times are you going to edit your post? Is 15 minutes of editing enough now? I cant argue what you are saying if you keep changing what you write.
     

  5. Sfolivier

    Sfolivier Master Guru

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    "Im pretty sure I asked you guys which is better out of those 2 cards. Im 100% aware that the 6600GT and the 7600gs are better than the 6200."

    Don't feel attacked by people trying to tell you what they think is best (granted the thread became gory afterwards). The 6600GT is way superior to the 6200 and is only $25 more. It seems that the overall consensus in the thread is that you shouldn't get a 6200.

    I know you didn't ask the question this way, but you got an answer. It's august 2006, Don't get a 6200. Try to wait a little bit longer to get a 660GT for $50, or try to save $25 more. It's up to you to listen to the overwhelming opinion of the forum.
     
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  6. bernek

    bernek Ancient Guru

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    hi kids :)

    ATI is better than nvidia on lower end cards :) let's be honest ;)

    I have an old 7500 AGP 64 BIT that outperforms in DX 7 and DX 8 any 5200-5600 FX cards ... It plays games (old games) without pixel and vertex shaders at a very decent performance !

    I can manage to play GTASAN on it at 30-50 fps ! :) my 5600XT strugles with that even if I try to turn off PS and VS shaders :) override them to null or 1.1 and it still runs crappier than on my ati 7500 :))

    I've argued some time ago with a fella that said that a 6200 is more powerfull than my old 5600XT and I've benched it in 3dmark2003 with a DURON at 1 GHz and I scored better :) LOOOOL (the card 5600XT is OC'ed to 350 and 600)
     
  7. CTman

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    Or get the ati x1300pro which is faster than a geforce 7300gs (64bit) if you want a low-budget gfx card. The x1300pro will be a lot faster than a geforce 5200 and 6200 128bit.

    By the way, certain geforce 6200 can be unlocked to a 6600 via rivatuner.
     
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  8. CCConan

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    You're NOT going to see any difference between your old card and THOSE cards.

    *Take it from those of us who ARE serious gamers, you're just wasting your money by buying something that's not going to make any difference in gaming, because NONE of those 3 are gaming cards to begin with!

    Take the hint from all the people attacking you and your question :)

    To ANSWER your question - you're going to buy one of those cards, then you ARE going to say:
    "WTF, I don't notice any difference from my old card and this one"! :(
     
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  9. Sfolivier

    Sfolivier Master Guru

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    I think CCConan sumed it nicely. If you update, you will be disappointed because you probably won't seen any difference with your current card. I don't think anybody really disagreed with this... Some people say it more nicely than other, but it's really the answer you're getting here.

    If your budget is really stricly blocked at $50, maybe you can try looking on ebay, or wait a little bit for some nicer cards to go down in price. I know it must be disappointing not to upgrade right away but when it's not worth it, it's not worth it... You don't want to waste your money do you?
     
  10. nasapion

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    I know this migh be a big favor to ask but could you guys pick out the best AGP card in my price range (50-65) from this site?

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_slc.asp?page=2&Nav=|c:318|&Sort=4&Recs=10

    I dont trust eBay because people sell hardware-banned parts (from PunkBuster) and defective hardware.

    (I wont go any higher than $65)
     

  11. roguesn1per

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    You guys, just answer his question. If he wishes to spend his money this way its his own choice.

    The second one is easily better, the memory is gddr2 and there is 256mb of it and it is clocked higher. Purchase that one (if you havent stopped reading this thread).

    Edit: saw your $65 limit, brb in a few..

    Edit2: I have concluded that tigerdirect.ca sucks nuts when it comes down to prices and you should definettly get the 6200LE or 9550 for your pricerange.
     
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  13. TyrantofJustice

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    this thread jus pissed me off .what ignorance
     
  14. snip3r_3

    snip3r_3 Ancient Guru

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    well... not sure if this is worth it , but if your seriously stuck around 65$ usd? or cad ...

    http://www.compuvest.com/Description.jsp?iid=223896

    dunno, they ship worldwide but shipping to canada is like 20$ ... =_= well at least a 5900xt will kill a 6200/5200 hands down ... i think :]
     
  15. snip3r_3

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    the second one is TC ... which is more crap

    and i went through the whole tigerdirect ca and it is way too overpriced.... i also went through alot of canadian sites and most of them are overpriced ....
    overpriced as in like 180 for a 6600gt... - . - ..................

    in asia, their selling 6600s for less then 80$ usd and GTs for a few bucks more
    7600GS goes for around 90$
     
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  16. roguesn1per

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    so your saying, we should let him buy a card that will have absoloutly no performance increase over his old card......seems downright stupid to me
     
  17. Sfolivier

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    "As with previous PunkBuster GUID global bans, the new hardware GUID bans are permanent and will not be lifted.Even Balance has not disclosed which hardware parts are used to ban players, but trial and error has shown that the hardware GUID is based on the serial numbers of all available harddrives and the MAC adresses of all available network interfaces."

    From Wikipedia. I think you would be safe buying a videocard on ebay. At least in term of Punkbuster ban.

    As for your inquiry about Tigerdirect, I didn't really see anything worth it in your price range. If you are willing to use a tool like pricegrabber tho, it's a different story. You should be able to fine a 9600XT in your price range. I saw one for $63. You can also get a 9800se in your price range and try the softmod to convert it into a 9800pro (some say it's a 50% speed gain). The 9800pro is a pretty good game in you manage the "transformation". If the softmod fails, a 9800se it will only be marginally slower than a 9600xt in certain games, and probably faster in others so it's still pretty good (especially if it has a 256bit bus like the XT and the PRO).

    Overall I would advise you to get this one:

    http://www.pcprogress.com/product.asp?PID=ATIR9800SE128OEM&m1=pg

    And try the softmode. Good luck.
     
  18. nasapion

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    That PCProgress looks like a real good deal, but will they ship to Canada? And remember if your going to post a link to a website make sure they ship to Canada. But theres one thing about that: (NO DVI CONNECTOR INCLUDED). Does that mean I wont be able to hook up my monitor?
     
  19. EarSh0t

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    if yr looking for a great RELIABLE site to buy from, look no further then NEWEGG.COM, they are GREAT with GREAT prices.


    heres a radeon 9600XT, itll blow yrs or the 6200 OUTA the water.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102600

    and here again a radeon 9800se CHEAP!!!!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102587

    just look around man, you can find GREAT products, with GREAT prices...you just gotta be open to new suggjestions :).



    as long as it has a VGA output you can hook up yr monitor.
     
  20. JxL

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    i seriously hope this was meant to be a joke... if not its the most ignorant post i have ever read... the guy is talking about a $50 card and here you say get a $300 card.....

    :behead:
     

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