ATI Radeon 9800XT

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by zapoqx, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. zapoqx

    zapoqx Striking Master

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    Hey all
    One of my buddies at college is wiling to sell me his ATI Radeon 9800XT. Now I went to Guru3D and found the artical about it. It sounds promising but I need opinions from the ATI experienced people.
    Right now, I am using an nVidia Geforce FX 5200 128MB.
    He says it beat all the FX series cards and I saw this was for the competition against the Geforce FX 5950. Now, I like nVidia for the fact many games are compatible from the get go (compared to what i've heard about many games first having problems with ATI and needing a patch to fix it).

    So opinions all?
     
  2. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Depending on how much you are buying it for, it may be better to get a newer generation card like the 6600 or x700 which are fairly low in price.

    9800xt is good but also an older card.
     
  3. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    It's a very nice graphics card, but like Luna says, it's also very old. You'll have to be careful on how much you pay for the card, and what games you'll be playing on it. The low-end 6600, for example, will play current gen games pretty well for the asking price :)
     
  4. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    really what it depends on is the price ask, how much are youi buying it for?
     
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  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Why bother posting that ?