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Crucial Radeon 9100

#1
any good?
I bought my gf's 8500LE from Crucial and its been pretty impressive - I looked back to have a look at the diff cards as I'm in the market for one at the minute and its been replaced with the 9100, but at the same/similar price as the 8500LE.

Are there many differences between them?

What nvidia card is comparable to it (I dont want to know which cards it beats - just the ones its in the same range as really). I'd prefer a 9500pro, but even though its fairly cheap for a decent card, its still a little out of my budget at the current time.
 

Sazar

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#2
Originally posted by jonifen
any good?
I bought my gf's 8500LE from Crucial and its been pretty impressive - I looked back to have a look at the diff cards as I'm in the market for one at the minute and its been replaced with the 9100, but at the same/similar price as the 8500LE.

Are there many differences between them?

What nvidia card is comparable to it (I dont want to know which cards it beats - just the ones its in the same range as really). I'd prefer a 9500pro, but even though its fairly cheap for a decent card, its still a little out of my budget at the current time.
basically the same exact product... only difference I know off is fullstream support in hardware...

fullstream effectively reduces blockness in divx video clips thereby providing clearer images...

otherwise the product should not only have the same layout but the same memory/core/pcb and whatever not..

just the model number is bumped to represent its true performance (it is better than a 9000 series card) and it does have a few tweaks to make it better/more efficient in some things..

edit - this product is based below the gf4 ti 4200... hence anything from nvidia that performs below the gf4ti 4200 is in direct competition with the 9100... ie... gf4 mx series and gf FX 5200 series...
 
#3
cheers Sazar, I wasnt quite sure about that one.

What do you think of the 9500 non-pro? I think it may be better than the 9100, but obviously not as good as the 9500pro... the reason I ask is for price as I've seen 9500s close to ~£120 but the pro is like ~£170

is the difference really worth the extra £50? I'm guessing it would definitely, but it cant hurt to ask :p



one more thing...
Originally posted by Sazar
edit - this product is based below the gf4 ti 4200... hence anything from nvidia that performs below the gf4ti 4200 is in direct competition with the 9100... ie... gf4 mx series and gf FX 5200 series...
would it be as good as a ti4200 if nvidia didnt cheat with their drivers?? ;)

(sorry, couldnt resist to ask)
 

Sazar

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#4
Originally posted by jonifen
cheers Sazar, I wasnt quite sure about that one.

What do you think of the 9500 non-pro? I think it may be better than the 9100, but obviously not as good as the 9500pro... the reason I ask is for price as I've seen 9500s close to ~£120 but the pro is like ~£170

is the difference really worth the extra £50? I'm guessing it would definitely, but it cant hurt to ask :p



one more thing...

would it be as good as a ti4200 if nvidia didnt cheat with their drivers?? ;)

(sorry, couldnt resist to ask)
the pro is a much better card :)

and the problem with driver hacks would only affect nv3x cores... no the gf4ti series per se...
 

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