ATI Radeon 9700 Pro : The opinions

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Nick M, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    I just went onto www.tomshardware.com and saw their review of the new Radeon and how it ranks up to Nvidia Geforce 4 TI4600. It looks like the Radeon has visibly higher scores then the Geforce. Fine. I am just wondering, unless it is going to come with computer systems from places like Dell, which I somehow doubt it will in the next two months or so, is any one going to go out and get it? I think its really hard to catch up to the graphics card market unless you get a new card very often. I'm a supporter of Nvidia and what they make, and really, I think unless the graphics industry takes a giant huge leap, I am holding onto my Geforce 4 Ti4400 for a year and a half at least. By that time, Nvidia is probably going to make something thats going to kick the poo of out the Radeon, and the 4400. :p Does anyone have any thoughts on this subject, as to what to get, when, etc, and any future predictions on both cards...or just about anything else?

    Thanks For Your Time
    Nick
     
  2. TheBlueRaja

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    It looks a good card, but only if your monitor is any good at running higher Rez's. It actually gets a lower score than a Geforce 4 Ti4600 in one test (Jedi Knight II) at 1024 X 768.

    Also, it posts a smaller than i expected 2300 point gain in 3dMark over the Ti4600 unlike the 17500 points that were flying around some websites who were claiming to have tested the card, it actually pops in around 14300.

    Dont get me wrong its a far superior card, and that was the ONLY test where the Ti4600 came out on top but if you only going to play at 1280 X 1024 and below i'd wait for the price to come down or plump for the Ti4600 which you can get now for 200 pounds in the UK. (I've been lead to believe that the 9700 will come in around 300 quid).