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Radeon Graphics Card ?? Any Good ??

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by cosmic023, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. cosmic023

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    Hi All,

    I've just seen a Radeon 9000 AGP graphics card for £60 on the Novatech website, is this card any good ??

    Spec:

    64MB Memory
    350mhz Speed
    1920x1440 max res.
    DVD playback
    TV Out

    Just seen this card advertised, and wondered if it was any good ?? If so i'd get one ?? Otherwise they do a Radeon 9500 for £127

    Cheers

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  2. theritz

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    Cosmic023,

    What do you want the graphics card for ???


    Sean G.
     
  3. cosmic023

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    Hi TheRitz,

    I'm looking for a graphics card to replace my GE-Force 4 440MX, and just seen the Radeon on the Novatech website and just wondered if it was suitable for use in a HTPC system ??

    Is it up to the standards of what most people want, for a graphics card in their HTPC ?? There are so many various types of Radeon cards about, i just thought it looked like a bargain ?? Is it really a bargain or should i avoid it, and look for something else ??

    Cheers

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  4. JohnS

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    Its generally recognised that the ATI cards give the best PQ with relation to dvd playback, have you compared the price with www.ebuyer.com I seem to remember the 128mb version being about the same money.
     
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    £60 does seem a little expensive for a standard 9000.
    I have one as a "temporary card" until the 9700's come down in price sufficiently ! The performance is reasonable for games (my main use really) but I don't think it will be a major improvement on the Geforce4 Mx cards for games. It does seem to give better colour resolution than my Geforce 4 at work though.
     
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    Hi again, Cosmic,

    I use a 64mb Radeon 9000 for hcpc use and it's just fine - I imagine that for ultimate gaming use one would have to look further up the food-chain.

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  7. cosmic023

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    Hi All,

    Cheers for all the info..............

    All i need the card for is day to day use, DVD playback, and video editing.

    I think it's capable of doing that, and after looking at the eBuyer site, the Sapphire Radeon 9000PRO 128MB DDR with DVI and a TV-Out looks wicked for £83.30.

    Better get saving then......... ;)

    Cheers
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  8. iwilson

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    Looks like a rip off to me. Most of these cards come with DVI/TV out by default. As I posted on the 9000 - 9500 thread you can do a whole lot better for less money.

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    The Tv output on the 9700 is horrendous. Id never watch a DVD on my TV using this as source, Im sure a cheap £50 DVD player would be better.
     

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