ATI Radeon 9200 PCI Edition

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  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Is this really a good card? Everywhere I go on the net I see things like, "This card is blazing fast!" Does this mean it will be as good as a 128 agp card like the 9600xt? Just don't want to get a card that is like the FX 5200.
     
  2. JasonL macrumors regular

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    The 9200 is old and nowhere as good as even the 9600XT. Of course, what matters most is what you need in a GPU. It may be perfectly suitable for what you need it for. Also, if you are looking to do anything involving intensive gpu use you may wish to consider upgrading to a computer with AGP graphics. :)
     
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    The Ati Radeon 9200 is a old card and is not the same caliber as the 9600XT.
    I would recommend a 9600XT or better (ie 9800 series!).
     
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    Anyone know where I can get an amazing deal on a used 9800 special edition? or xt?
     
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    newegg.com had a great price on a new 9800 Pro w/ 256MB DDR for ~$233 after rebate.
     
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    I know this is suppose to be in market place but... Anyone here got one?
     
  8. Jazzbolicious macrumors newbie

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    GeForce 4 Titanium

    macofalltrades.com has the Geforce 4 ti 128 mb agp card for 175, but I've seen the prices change over the past week. I'm not sure how that card stacks up, but I think it's somewhere between a 9600 xt and a 9800 pro in terms of power.
     
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    But I have a G5 and the TI dosen't work with that.
     
  10. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Among other things it is not AGP 8x...
     
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    oops

    my mistake (insert foot in ignorant mouth) :eek:
     
  12. JasonL macrumors regular

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    Per Barefeat's recommendation, I got my 9800 Pro SE for $207 (plus tax and shipping) after $50 rebate and $15 coupon.

    Link
     
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    If ever you want dirt on GPUs, read Tom's Hardware Guide.

    The 9200 isn't worth bothering with. The Ti4200 is a great little card - and there were AGPx8 versions - but it's missing shaders necessary for new stuff. The lowest you should be looking at for reasonable performance is a 9600, preferably a 9800. If you just want Tigercandy but no games, an NVidia 5200 will be fine.

    Edit.. yes, I realise THG is PC-centric, but the relative performance when real numbers are set aside is still very relevant.
     

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