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Sapphire Radeon 9000 Vivo 64mb

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by HMHB, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. HMHB

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    I'm looking to purchase a Sapphire Radeon 9000 Vivo 64mb graphics card from ebuyer but have a few questions first:-

    1) Have ATI got their drivers together these days ? I've always found them lacking in the past and the performance of the card suffered as a result
    2) I'm hoping to be able to run the computer this card will be going in through the television in my bedroom. Can I do this without having a monitor attached ?
    3) What sort of performance does this card give ? It would be my 1st non Geforce card for a while and I'm unsure what to expect.

    Any comments/suggestions would be gratefully received
     
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    The new catalyst drivers are a marked improvement and the 9000 is the preferred HTPC card (10 bit dacs etc). Get the standard verison not the pro if noise is a concern (the standard doesn't come with a fan).

    You're not going to be blown away if using the tv out. I think the resolution is limited to 800x600.

    The card is good value for the money and the competition (Geforce MX series).

    Ian
     
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    Thanks for the input mate - I think I'll go ahead and get one as it's not too much money anyway. I can put up with the reduced resolution as it is not my main computer.
     

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