Which video card should i purchase?

dreamchaser

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I'm purchasing a video card at the end of January for the MMORPG Darkageofcamelot and I was wondering if I should buy a Radeon 9500 pro or a Radeon 9700.. if my cpu would become the bottleneck for the card... currently, im using a 1600 xp athlon with 512 RAM... or should I wait for the Geforce FX to come out so prices would drop? Should I purchase a Geforece 4200 instead? Thanks for the opinions
 

Jothaxe

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Hey dreamchaser,

Personally I would go with the 9700 pro - especially if you dont plan to buy another card for some time. This way you get DirectX 9 support. (Of course only the newest games coming out will support this, but at least you will be ready for it.)

Also, my answer depends on the resolution that you game at. If you like to stick to higher resolutions (like 1600x1200) then the 9700 pro will have a more noticeable edge. But on the other hand, if you dont need higher resolutions, and you only plan to play that one game, save yourself some money and go with the cheapest card - the Geforce4 4200.

-jothaxe
 

bgeh

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Originally posted by: dreamchaser
I'm purchasing a video card at the end of January for the MMORPG Darkageofcamelot and I was wondering if I should buy a Radeon 9500 pro or a Radeon 9700.. if my cpu would become the bottleneck for the card... currently, im using a 1600 xp athlon with 512 RAM... or should I wait for the Geforce FX to come out so prices would drop? Should I purchase a Geforece 4200 instead? Thanks for the opinions
Graphics Cards That Are (Supposed) Coming In 2003
1st Quarter 2003
ATi Radeon 9100-basically a renamed 8500
nVidia GeForceFX-the long awaited card from nvidia
Matrox Parhelia 8X-a parhelia with agp 8x
ATi RV280-probably a radeon 9000 with agp 8x
Trident XP4-arrived very late, doesn't look promising

2nd Quarter 2003
nVidia NV31-the 'MX' version of the Geforce FX
Matrox Parhelia 2-little known about it, only that it uses the 0.13 micron process
S3 delta chrome-S3's new chip
ATi R350-ATI's answer to the geforce FX
ATi RV350-the value edition of ATI's R350
Trident XPê-basically a trident XP4 with agp 8x
PowerVR Series 5-might be named Kyro 4???who knows???;)
SiS Xabre 2-with DirectX 9 support

3rd Quarter 2003
nVidia NV34-a MX series card to replace NV31

4th Quarter 2003
nVidia NV35-an update to the Geforce FX architecture
ATi R400-ATI's answer to NV35
Trident XP8-little is known about it

hope this helps:)
 

sash1

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"PowerVR Series 5-might be named Kyro 4???who knows???"

They are scraping the name Kyro.

"Trident p0wns J000!!!!!!!!"

Heh, they should stick to 2d cards. :D
Of course, nothing wrong with having another comptetitor. If only Ati and Nvidia are battling it out, it could get ugly and prices could get up to $1000.
 

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