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which ti 4600 ?

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C.Y.A.

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i was wondering if anyone could tell which card i should buy i am willing to pay up to $200 u.s. it is the ti 4600 128 mb series..The cards i was looking at were asus abit and albetron i think that is the name anyways they are all just below 200 the asus was the cheapest though please give me your thoughts thx..
 

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Originally posted by C.Y.A.
i was wondering if anyone could tell which card i should buy i am willing to pay up to $200 u.s. it is the ti 4600 128 mb series..The cards i was looking at were asus abit and albetron i think that is the name anyways they are all just below 200 the asus was the cheapest though please give me your thoughts thx..
why buy a ti 4600 when you can buy either an nvidia 5600ultra/ati radeon 9500pro or 9600pro from the same amount of money ? they are as fast or faster than the 4600 and all have dx9 support in hardware... AND they can do AA and AF @ decent frame rates...

just a little confusing..

to answer your question... abit/albatron/asustek and msi all are good/well known manufacturers of nvidia cards... albatron has made a good name for itself by having decent overclocking cards @ a cheap price.. but you can't go wrong with any of the companies you listed...
 
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well i looked at the 5600 ultra and it looks like a good card and its 256 mb for about the same price but my mobo is only 4x agp and its 8x so i was wondering if it will work??
 

Sazar

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Originally posted by C.Y.A.
well i looked at the 5600 ultra and it looks like a good card and its 256 mb for about the same price but my mobo is only 4x agp and its 8x so i was wondering if it will work??
don't bother with the 256mb version :)

you will not see a performance boost with that card.. the 256mb for the 5600ultra is a marketing gimmick and will cost you close to a hundred bucks more :)

agp 4x/8x is reverse compatible... 8x will work in a 4x motherboard... look @ mine :D

I have a 4x mobo and and 8x capable card... but the performance 'gain' is negligible going to 8x...
 
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Sazar, ok now i am a lil cofused :( i checked out the ati 9600 pro and that one is cheaper then the ti 4600 the 5600 ultra is about the same price maybe cheaper..ati i never had one of their cards but i here good things now before it was the drivers people were complaining about. I checked out your card and wow that one is a lil out of my price range. i thought the ti 4600 out of these cards was the fastest..so out of these 3 cards which one would u recomend ? :) thx
 

Sazar

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Originally posted by C.Y.A.
Sazar, ok now i am a lil cofused :( i checked out the ati 9600 pro and that one is cheaper then the ti 4600 the 5600 ultra is about the same price maybe cheaper..ati i never had one of their cards but i here good things now before it was the drivers people were complaining about. I checked out your card and wow that one is a lil out of my price range. i thought the ti 4600 out of these cards was the fastest..so out of these 3 cards which one would u recomend ? :) thx
the 9600pro is the fastest of the 3 you have named... and it should also have one of the better prices...

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDc4

check out the comparisons there...

the 9500pro... if you can find it... is the best deal of the lot...
 
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:) i checked out the 9500 pro and that one is more expensive out of the lot at pricewatch.com..so now i think i will just wait a lil longer to buy a new graphics card thanx for your input i hope i didn't waste to much of your time..your input did help though i do think i will look into all these cards a lil more..i have the geforce 3 ti 200 and it does the job for now i was just looking for a new card because of the new games that are coming out like doom 3 i think i will need a new graphics card with more ram..thx again.
 

Sazar

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Originally posted by C.Y.A.
:) i checked out the 9500 pro and that one is more expensive out of the lot at pricewatch.com..so now i think i will just wait a lil longer to buy a new graphics card thanx for your input i hope i didn't waste to much of your time..your input did help though i do think i will look into all these cards a lil more..i have the geforce 3 ti 200 and it does the job for now i was just looking for a new card because of the new games that are coming out like doom 3 i think i will need a new graphics card with more ram..thx again.
np...

there is at least one more card from nvidia coming out before the end of the year... right around the time doom 3 will drop... and ati has at least 2 new releases.. well one ramped up product (r350 with higher clocks and other features) and a new product @ the end of the year/early next year which will be quite amzing from the looks of it :)

the gf3 should do the job for now..
 

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