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Radeon card, new for old?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by NickBull, May 29, 2002.

  1. NickBull

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    I'm thinking of building a new PC for the home, keeping my existing HTPC.

    Question is, I have a 32meg Radeon AIW and I am thinking of using this in the home PC and replacing it in my HTPC with a stand alone RADEON with none of the aditional paraphinalia attached to the AIW.

    What is the best model to go for?

    Thanks

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  2. Jeff

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    You can still get the 7200 for £60 incl. VAT. It's fanless and supports the old drivers that they recommend with TT. Good stopgap until we figure if the new Matrox is any good.
     
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    £60 inc isn't a bad price.

    I'll have a look round see if I can find one. Does it offer any advantages ove the old Radeons though?
     
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    the 7200 is an old card, its the original Radeon LE under a new name.
     
  5. nutcase_1uk

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    The 7200 is a great card for HCPC as it has no fan on it. One less thing to make quiet. Its playback quality is up with the 7500 too.
     
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    Jeff
    can u please advise where i can get some info on the new Matrox card and i like Nick am thinking of changing my graphics card i have a radeon Ve is the 7200 or 7500 noticibily better in terms of picture quality i too use the tt player and windvd 3/4

    regards

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    There is lots of info on the new Matrox Parhelia 512 on the matrox site.

    http://www.matrox.com/mga/home.htm

    The differences in PQ between the various Radeons is likely to be quite minimal.
     
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    I have been thwarted in my atampts to build a new PC now, according to her who muct be obeyed we don't need one!
    This isn't the point though! If we only bought stuff we needed then life would be very boring indeed!

    I will wait for the TT teams views on any new cards that offer PQ improvement and act accordingly.

    It could be that the next generation of Ravisent filters might yield better returns than a new card anyway? If they ever see the light of day!

    Manwhile I need to update to an Audiophile sound card!

    Nick
     
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    that music shop in Leeds are still selling the audiophile cards if thats the one u still want, on the hcpc story wot i do is change the inside and keep the same case and wot the eye doesnt see!!!!!:devil: :devil: ;) :p :D

    regards

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    Richard,

    That was an option, but as out other PC is a laptop it's tricky to change anything!

    I am still in 2 minds about the audiophile, the sound is good as it is, but the reassurances of better hard wiring and proper RCA sockets on the Audiophile are very tempting. However £140 is quite a nice selection of new DVD's.

    I keep talking myself out of it, then back in, then out again!

    Nick
     
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    Nick
    i know the feeling
    regards

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