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jeallen0
08-21-2002, 09:56 AM
i was wondering if whitch card is better the radeon 9000 128mb or the gf4 ti4200 128mb.:bounce: :bounce:

Beefy
08-21-2002, 11:10 AM
Try the Ati 9700 / 9700 Pro.. ;)

drpeterbright
08-21-2002, 11:13 AM
We got any retail prices on these yet?

Phoenix
08-21-2002, 10:42 PM
looks like the 9700 pro will be out early september and retail for around 399, however i found one on pricewatch for about 360

:shoot3: :snip:

RDR
08-21-2002, 10:54 PM
looks like the 9700 pro will be out early september and retail for around 399, however i found one on pricewatch for about 360

:shoot3: :snip:

if the ATi-made 9700Pro's are $399 - the 3rd party boards like Saphire and Powercolor should be considerably cheaper.

drpeterbright
08-21-2002, 11:14 PM
Good news. What's the quality been in the past for the other board makers?

RDR
08-22-2002, 03:14 AM
I've heard good things about Saphire - although I've never had one. I have owned a few Powercolor products - including the GF4 I have right now....they seem stable enough and have a decent overclock - you have to watch carefully which model you get though since both of these mfg's tend to offer a range of products with different clock speeds
PC had at least 4 different R8500 models ranging form 230/183 clocks up to 300/300.

there's always Guillemot too - but I don't know what their pricing is like

drpeterbright
08-22-2002, 04:08 AM
Are the Powercolor products similarly named or are they easy to tell apart (clock rate) from their names?

RDR
08-22-2002, 04:13 AM
form the full designation used by Powercolor - yes you can tell which model it is - the problem is getting the online resellers to use the designation & not just list it like every other Radeon.

i've seen a lot of cases where Powercolor or Saphire cards were just listed as "ATi" for the mfg.

it would be like Asus, Leadtech & eVGA just listed as "nVidia"

drpeterbright
08-22-2002, 07:07 AM
So a little detective work may be necessary.

Wiggo
08-22-2002, 08:43 AM
Yes as a lot of places only advertise by the chip on the board and not the actual brand. :(
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drpeterbright
08-22-2002, 08:55 AM
Is it done knowing people will make errors thinking they are getting a good deal & be surprised when the card is not what they thought it was?

Or are they just lazy & don't want to take the time to input enough information?

Or do they just not have a clue?