What is better Geforce or Radeon?

By rmwc ยท 75 replies
Aug 19, 2003
  1. rory1

    rory1 Banned

    This isnt the place for argument either, were clogging up the site with garbage so i think we should just stop
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Exams HAVE got easier, that why the pass rate has gone up, or haven't you noticed? Statistically, English is especially poor amoungst boys, and you are living proof!

    When I studied at university, there had never been a single 'first class' honours awarded, for my course, in 15 years of running, yet a few years later, there were regularly two or three handed out every year. I recently had a friend who told me he scored 90% in some exams (degree course), and he knows nothing! I had to spoon feed him through his post graduate studies and gave him all of my solutions.

    Likewise for O-levels and A-levels, not withstanding the fact that it is now easier to pass these exams due to living in an information age, where you can now find out anything you need to know on the internet. Yip, things have gotten pretty easy for kids these days.

    You still owe everyone an apology, or is that beyond you rory1?
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    ahahahaha, im over here lmao...


    hehe, I wonder if hes going to sign up with a new account :rolleyes:
  4. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    I certainly hope not. :)

    We don't need his kind over here, as if he stayed, I feel there would be a few existing members leaving. ;)

    Hopefully he'll have learn't something today.
  5. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    There is a GOD after all!

    Oh, and thank you moderator for your swift action. Users shouldn't be allowed to rejoin under another name after being banned. We'll done :=).
  6. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Whats bad about it is that the Geforce 4 Ti4200 which it was supposed to replace beats it in nearly all tests hands down...
  7. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    If you're not having any problem playing your games with that card, then that's great. Don't upgrade unless you have to, and the 5200 is a budget card, so you can't expect top performance from it. But that doesn't matter so long as the games YOU play run fine. It doesn't make any sense to spend more on a faster graphics card if you don't need it.
  8. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    He was kicked (as rmwc), he came back (as rory1), he was kicked again (as rory1), he came back again (as consie89), and now he's taking a break, but I'm sure he'll be back. He hasn't learned yet that he isn't wanted here with the bad attitude he brought to these forums.

    As regards the FX5200 vs Radeon 9600 Pro, the 5200 is a great budget card, while the 9600 is a great mid-range card, and should be able to keep up with any of todays games, and many of tomorrows (unlike the 5200), so long as you don't mind turning off some of the eye candy when the going gets tough. Oh, and nearly all cards these days come with 128MB RAM, which has only a little bearing on performance. It's the GPU that counts, together with good fast memory.

    Update: he came back again as cyberstrider, and his attitude has improved a little, thank goodness.
  9. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Alot is diffrent. The "128" your seeing, is only how much memory the videocard has. Its not a score or anything. Some diffrences are (well pretty much everything is diffrent between the two)

    Kinds of memory, speeds of memory
    the GPU, the speeds of the GPU
    the boards layout
    the boards design

    it could go on forever. Heres 2 reviews (in one), of the ATi Radeon 9700, and the 9500. When you read the review, you'll notice both are made by ATi, both are Radeons, and both have 128MBs of memory. However you'll notice one produces higher FPS in games (frames per second...the more the smoother (to an extent)), and uses diffrent kinds of memory, running at diffrent speeds. They also both have a diffrent GPU (the gpu is pretty much the cpu of the videocard, follow?). So anyways, heres the link:


    Heres another review on a ATi Radeon 9700...notice the board still differs from the 9700 in the link I listed above. Its because its made by a diffrent manufactor. I know it says ATi, but all ATi make is the GPU, the manufactor makes the actual pcb (the board), chooses the memory, cooler, what speeds to run everything at,etc,etc.


    Knock yourself out....
  10. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    No this time, hes got a 2nd name as a backup ;)

    read here,

    (just look at the computer specs ;))
  11. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Thanks --agissi--, I spotted that. The 'tone' is the same, but the 'attitude' has gone.

    cyberstrider: good to see your attitude improve. Would you care to tell us more about yourself, background, likes/dislikes, etc. rather than just 'using' us and bombarding us with constant questions. We like to get to know the people we help here, so please feel free to comment. You'll find everyone here very friendly and easy to get along with, providing you remain polite.
  12. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    This is beyond hilarious

    nic, agissi........you're carrying on a conversation with the guy that was banned ......about the guy, .......who was banned.............:haha: me rolls to floor, hold sides, LMAO.................
  13. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Re: This is beyond hilarious

    Yes, it is hilarious, but it's difficult to spot the same guy when his attitude has been disguised. Just takes a little more time to built up an identifiable pattern. ;)

    Maybe he has personal problems, lack of friends, badly treated, from broken home, for instance, and is rebelling against society. :p

    Hopefully we'll hear a bit more about himself tommorow when he wakes up and discovers he's been found out again. Really, I don't mind helping him out if he just learns to conduct himself in a civil manner. If he can't do that then he won't last long here.
  14. Maximus

    Maximus TS Member Posts: 60

    Funny, my 1.4 OCed Duron (1.3 Ghz original) with stock cooling doesn't overheat or crash on me EVER! Durons are probably the coldest Cpus out there. My stock Duron had a temp of 29*C and a 24*C system temp, now it's rated at 42*C Cpu and 27*C system temp. (Of course the temp of my room is pretty fair, 28*C to be exact).

    As for the Geforce vs. ATi issue, I would personally get an ATi over a Geforce just because I have been using an ATi card since it's early days as the RAGE 3D Pro. I currently have a 9500 NP and am loving it. I respect nVidia though, they have some awesome cards too.
  15. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    lol, yea intresting stuff Maximus.....

    I dont get it, when they ban some one, the IP address should be banned, not the account :rolleyes:
  16. Maximus

    Maximus TS Member Posts: 60

    I second that, but I say let's give him a chance to redeem himself, if he keeps up the *****ic flaming behaviour then ban his ip. For now just leave him be.
  17. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    he seems to want to be a part...........all i have to do is look in the mirror, as everyone pretty much had me one foot out the door, when i first came aboard.............my god, ......... i still can't understand why? :D let's face it,..............i was a big thorn in most people's sides, but, i like to provoke a different perspective, and,.......julio got a hold of me, and , i stopped..............hehe, not completely............it's uncomfortable to most people who get used to the status quo.........:angel:
  18. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    hes had 2 chances now ;) now hes on his 3rd, with 2 accounts
  19. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Unfortunately, he is with blueyonder, so he is able to create an unlimited number of email alaises to use. If he continues to miss-behave, I can always get in touch with blueyonder (I am a customer) and get them to suspend his ability to create new email alaises. I still think he should apologise to everyone before we help him anymore. If he is man enough to do that then he can stay.

    Also, he should tell us a little more about himself and contribute more, as currently he appears to be very abrupt, and only after info, which once he has, he will probably hurl more abuse at members here and leave again. Not a very nice chap really, and not the sort we ought to be helping either.

    Update: sorry about posting the wrong info. He has been using various hotmail addresses, or so I am told. What we have here is someone that thinks they are smart, but in reality they are pretty dumb, and not wanted here, or anywhere else where their rude nature is unappreciated. I think he may have been banned again, so fingers crossed. If he continues to be a nuisance, then we can always trace him to his ISP and get them to suspend his account. Then his parents might have something to say about his behaviour.
  20. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Re: Yeah

    But we simply found your style of posting difficult to read, and you refused to amend it, despite request by others. You were never impolite like this guy. He's in a different league. :p
  21. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    so he's only been pistolwhipped growing up...........no silver spoon here ;)
  22. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Thanks for that cyberstrider. So how come you have (had) such an attitude problem?
    Really, I know a lot of kids that don't behave as badly as you have, and some of them are regulars here. Were all here to help others, and you'll find that you won't get anywhere in life if you can't see why your previous abuse was wrong. Given you have your own PC at your age, and your family seems well off, I'm surprised you've been such an unlikable chap here. At least you are aware of that now, which is always a start. :)

    Oh, and one last point: I think if you read your terms & conditions for blueyonder you'll find that abusing other blueyonder customers is enough to get your account suspended. I believe Arris is also a blueyonder customer, and you've been pretty abusive to him as well.
  23. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    there is a hip-hop society in london? if they all act like ali g, i can't really blame you for not liking them. i guess MTV is brainwashing people out of the US nowadays. :p
  24. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    btw, im sure Nic probbly could tell your ISP about what your doing, and atleast ask them to suspend your privlages. I could find out your ISP real easily, as Nic as done ;)

    another btw, all this chatter is in the wrong thread.
  25. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Haven't you learn't anything yet?

    And I hardly call the things you said to some others, and myself, 'playful'. No you really need to apologise otherwise you're not wanted here, and you can be sure that no one will answer your posts anymore. I think Ive already given you a lot of help and advice about your computer problems here on techspot, so if you don't appeciate any of it then, can you please leave. You aren't well liked here, so I wouldn't get too comfortable.

    Just apologise, and you can continue without anymore 'hassle', as you put it. Considering that you prefer to rejoin under a different name, after being banned, rather than apologise for your rudeness, that doesn't say much for you personally.

    Oh, and we all have a sense of humour here at techspot, but we just don't like the attitude you carry around.
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