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Old 11-08-03, 08:40 AM   #1
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Video Card Questions. Stay with the GF3 ti 200 or

Should I stay with the GF3 ti 200 of move up to the Radeon 9600? This will give me DVI out but is it really worth the upgrade?
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Old 11-08-03, 07:52 PM   #2
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anyone?
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Old 11-08-03, 08:29 PM   #3
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depends on what you're doing. are you playing any games that require a good video card? also, are you running an LCD? if you're running a 17" or above, then it'd probably help to have DVI out. also, some versions of the 9600 will come with a coupon for half life 2, if you are so interested.
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Old 11-11-03, 04:28 PM   #4
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If you're going to do this, make sure it's NOT the 9600SE.

I recently went from a Ti200 to a 9600SE, and I was disappointed with the performance. I took it back a week later and I'm back to the Ti200.

The problem is that the 9600SE is a handicapped version of the 9600, it has a 64-bit memory pipeline as opposed to the 128 bit pipeline of the normal 9600, or the 9600 Pro. Because of this, the performance I was getting wasn't really much better than the Ti200.

So when upgrading, make sure it's not an SE.
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some people have bought the 9600SE, but reported that it's actually a 9600 PRO in the box. if you go to Best Buy and pick up one that has an S/N starting with 180339, then there's a good chance that it's a PRO. of course, YMMV
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Old 11-11-03, 10:21 PM   #6
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some people have bought the 9600SE, but reported that it's actually a 9600 PRO in the box. if you go to Best Buy and pick up one that has an S/N starting with 180339, then there's a good chance that it's a PRO. of course, YMMV
Thanks D.Pham00 I will check it out this week. If that is the case I am in for a new card.
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