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    Originally posted by [b]Mista K6
    So I bumped the resolution up to 1280x960 and had to deal with a little stair stepping...
    Up to 1280x960 ? What res do you usually play in ? I never use AA/AF, I just play in 1600x1200.
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    $205, best deal i could see ty

    but what's so great about the 9700PAIW that makes it cost another $70 more? is it worth it?

    and yeah, thinking long-term investment - but what about DX9.1 support? ( DX9.1 not too far away, or DX10 i know, long way off) is this card going to be able to handle it?

    so ATI it is and a :shoot3: @ geforce, eh?

    was kinda hoping for a geforce recc. since i have an nvidia chipset (all that stuff about "products from the same mfr" working together better etc)


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    The manufacturer of the mobo and the card have absolutely nada to do with each other performance wise. Ati is spanking nVidia right now, so get an ATi card. Although the 9700 AIW is an older card, it's also faster than the 9600 AIW. The 9700 was the precursor to the 9800. I think the 9700 has more bandwith because it has 8 rendering pipelines (as opposed to the 9600's 4) so its faster. Anyways, someone who really knows alot on this can help ya more.

    E^vol: Depends what the game is. I play UT2003 in 1280x960 w/ Quincunx FSAA and 2x anisotrophic. Bf1942 I play in 1600x1200 and 2x Anisotrophic (FSAA blurs all the text, so screwed up :yuc: ). However, my Ti4200 is a DX8 card, and Halo is a DX9 game. FSAA wouldn't work, and with all the eye candy the game sports (I always leave it on :D), I had to keep it a 1280x960 in order to keep the FPS between 40 and 50.
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    Mista K6 : Gotcha ;)
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    well, i went overboard

    bought a 9800Pro128 after all was said n done

    nearly 3x what i wanted to spend, and no tv in - BUT DAMN THIS CARD IS WORTH IT!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! :thumb:

    just gotta pick up a tv pci card now, since i bid and won another 21" monitor :P (actually, that one will go for use in my shop)

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :kay:
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    Very very nice :thumb: :D :woot:
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    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
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    I was thinking the same thing when I bought my AIW9700Pro. I was regretting the high cost until I plugged it in ! Then all my doubts were put out with the trash, IT ROCKED !!!
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    9800 pro...Nice!!
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct_
    ...as an off-topic question:
    just WHEN the hell are vid card mfrs gonna switch the design layout?
    all the heat is on the BOTTOM of the card where the chips are
    it'd make a hella lot more sense to put it all on top
    yes, there are some mobo that if the hsf was on top, it *might* interfere with the hsf of the chipset or cpu, but boards aren't desgined like that anymore
    ideas anyone?

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    with the current designs of most mobos, if you put it on top, you would be feeding some very hot air straight to the cpu. At least with it on the bottom the hot air will disapate into the cooler case air before it ever reaches the cpu, if at all. there could be other reasons, but that's what makes sense to me.

    However, with the redesign of btx that may change in the future.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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