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Which is better Radion or GeForce
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Posted at 12:39 pm, 4th October 2002
In a couple of weeks i will be getting the new computers what coming out the 3gig 1 (been saveing up havnt spent anything for ages and now all i have to do is wait for them to come out hehe carnt wait) but the thing is I dont no what graphics card to get its either a Radeon-8700or if its out the Radeon 9700

or a GeForce4 top range 1 i have hered good things about both of them but i dont no which 1 to choose please help thanks
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Posted at 1:40 pm, 4th October 2002
Some reading material:
http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/02q3/020819/

Looking at the stock market, nVidia has 53% of the market share. While ATI only has 30%. I'm an nVidia person myself.

Looking at the specs, the Radeon 9700 has a memory bus twice the size of the GeForce 4, and more memory bandwidth. It can also run on an AGP8x bus. It's available in both 128MB and 256MB versions. Core clock is only 25MHz faster than GeForce 4, and memory clock is actually 15MHz slower than GeForce 4. Nothing to get overly concerned about. Besides, Radeon 9700 is DirectX 9 ready.

Radeon 9700 is slightly faster in 2D, but in 3D it's the same speed as the GeForce 4. On almost every benchmark, Radeon 9700 leaves GeForce 4 in the dust. (Quake 3 based games are the exception because they are more CPU intensive)

The conclusion, buy a Radeon 9700. It's all-round superior to the GeForce 4 (although the GeForce 4 is already half a year old), and best of all it's a Canadian product. Na na!

I'm glad I researched that, because I probably would have gone with GeForce 4 out of gut instinct. ATI is usually rubbish, but it looks like that's finally changing.

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carlos_technology
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Posted at 7:30 pm, 4th October 2002
products made by ATI are better.
I have ATI Rage 128
next card Im getting is ATI Radeon 9700 pro

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Posted at 11:18 pm, 4th October 2002
GeForce mannn, there are loads of differant types of GeForce 4's, cheap ones and expensive ones. I think the GeForce 4 Ti4600 with 256MHz is the best.
No matter what I choose, no matter how much I buy, the ones I love will always be the ones who pay. Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words, "with great parents comes great reliability." This is my gift; their purse. Who am I? I'm Dobberman.
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Posted at 11:35 pm, 4th October 2002
ATI Rage 128 is one of the worst cards. The Radeon 9700 being better than GeForce 4 is a shocker to me.

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carlos_technology
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Posted at 5:55 pm, 5th October 2002
Rage 128 hardly ever causes problems for me

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Posted at 7:31 pm, 5th October 2002
It's not problematic, just not a good one.

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carlos_technology
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Posted at 12:00 am, 6th October 2002
y isn't it a good one?

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Dobberman
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Posted at 12:13 am, 6th October 2002
compared to the best ones that are out there, it's not good
No matter what I choose, no matter how much I buy, the ones I love will always be the ones who pay. Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words, "with great parents comes great reliability." This is my gift; their purse. Who am I? I'm Dobberman.
sporto78
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Posted at 8:05 am, 6th October 2002
Be careful about which GeForce 4 you get. I read that one of them is actually a step down from the 3.

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Posted at 9:35 am, 6th October 2002
Well in Game (the video Game Store) I saw a GeForce 2 for 199pounds
and a GeForce 4 4200 for 150pounds hows that??

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Posted at 1:43 pm, 6th October 2002
When Pentium 4 came out they made it cheaper than Pentium 3 so that everyone would buy it.

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