I may buy this Card

By akaivan
Mar 30, 2006
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  1. notcorn

    notcorn Newcomer, in training Posts: 49

    If you really want to play it now buy that 9550.
    I mentioned earlier and buy some more RAM.
    and it should play reasonably well.
  2. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    im thinking im just going to wait, till the prices go down..
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    Now that i think about i may buy the 9550 Now because it has a 15 rebate .lol Are you sure it will run bf2 at good seettings?
  4. notcorn

    notcorn Newcomer, in training Posts: 49

    6200 maybe?

    Can't be worse than my 9250. Although maybe there's something to be said for the 6200. It seems that it might be possible to unlock 4 extra pixel pipelines in the PNY version anyway. You can't flash the bios but the pipelines can be unlocked with a tool for Nvidia cards called Rivatuner . This might put the card next to the 6600 in terms of peformance. There's a guide for the PNY card and I would imagine it would work on any 6200 but I can't say for sure. I hope this helps you in some way.
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    I would go with a 9600XT. It is slightly better than a 9800SE and probably just a little lower than a Radeon 9800PRO which is what I have. And I play most games on full settings and Quake 4 on medium to high with 45FPS.
  6. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    how much fps will the SAPPHIRE Radeon 9550 go you think, the reviews are all alright. They say they have ran doom 3 at medium settings. At high it was a lil choppy, but anything i but now will beat mey geforce 32 mb lol.
  7. crazdude

    crazdude Newcomer, in training Posts: 198

    it shud do decently, remember that 2 things that really affect the fps are resolution and the anti aliasing, if u are going to get a 6200 i wud save a bit more for a 6600 or 6600 gt, well, the 6600 is more than twice better than the 6200, and it isnt a lot more, probably like 20 or 30 bucks, its wayyy worth it, for more than double the performance, and alsol, the for the radeon i recomend ud go with the 9600 at least, also am not sure if those card are supposed to coonect to your psu, so make sure about it, and if they do make sure ur psu meets the requirements, and also, more ram could help, best of luck !
  8. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    no, im going with the raddion, but how much is a 9600? an dhow much better is it compared to a 9550? Thanks
  9. crazdude

    crazdude Newcomer, in training Posts: 198

    am not sure how much the 9600 is, but a 9550 can be better, it really epends on the specs, always read the specs before getting the card, compare them
  10. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 620

    well what do yo think of the sahpire 9550?? The one i am going to buy?
  11. notcorn

    notcorn Newcomer, in training Posts: 49

    Yeah get it, its good value for money, just a little over your original budget and should run most current games acceptably well.
     
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