ATI 9200 vs. ATI 7000

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  1. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    I currently have an ATI 7000 Video card in my B&W and was considering getting an ATI 9200 which has 4 times the VRAM. What improvements if any would I get from having a 9200. Also how much do Graphics cards affect video playback performance like if I'm watching a Quicktime video would I get more FPS from a better GPU or is that all CPU related.
     
  2. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    I will direct you to a nice Barefeats analysis...

    http://barefeats.com/rad9200.html

    :)

    EDIT: If you don't feel like reading all that, it says owners of 7000's should upgrade. You will get more FPS. Also, consider upgrading your CPU as well, if it's still at 300MHz. ;)
     
  3. chv400 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My B&W has it cpu upgraded already to a 600mhz G4. i will probably get it I have another question Is the Card going to be one of the
    Core video/image cards or is that only for agp cards.
     
  4. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    Upgrading your video card will not affect video playback. That is solely defendant on your CPU speed.
     
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    You need AGP for Core Image/Video, also the 9200 chipset is not supported, so you have no hope for a haxie either.
     

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