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Matching a videi card to my rig

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Flip-Mode

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Location
Beer Sheva, Israel
Matching a video card to my rig

Well I just upgraded my mobo and cpu after a failed NB cooler removal killed my old one. Anyway I want to buy a new vid card but I have few questions first.
As this is going to be my last AGP mobo and I don't intend upgrading for a long while I'm thinking about shelling few more bucks for the card and the two cards are 5900XT or the 9800 Pro.
Now my rig specs are:
NF 7 rev.2
Barton 2500
512 DDR working in dual mode
Ti 4200

I'm wondering will the 9800 Pro work well with my rig or will it bottleneck?
Is the extra 50-70$ really gonna make a BIG difference?
Got any other card in mind?
Thanks
 

Cisco Kid

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Joined
Jan 13, 2001
Flip-Mode said:
Well I just upgraded my mobo and cpu after a failed NB cooler removal killed my old one. Anyway I want to buy a new vid card but I have few questions first.
As this is going to be my last AGP mobo and I don't intend upgrading for a long while I'm thinking about shelling few more bucks for the card and the two cards are 5900XT or the 9800 Pro.
Now my rig specs are:
NF 7 rev.2
Barton 2500
512 DDR working in dual mode
Ti 4200

I'm wondering will the 9800 Pro work well with my rig or will it bottleneck?
Is the extra 50-70$ really gonna make a BIG difference?
Got any other card in mind?
Thanks

The 9800 pro will work fne in your rig, another option is the powercolor 9800se from newegg if still in stock at 144 us it is a 256 bit card and the softmod to a 9800 pro should work fine.

A 9800 Pro will not be the bottleneck and personally it is your best option right now at decent cost. Consider finding a used 9800 pro or even a 9700 pro would work fine

ck
 

Lejend

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May 7, 2004
Location
Wisconsin, USA
Cisco Kid said:
The 9800 pro will work fne in your rig, another option is the powercolor 9800se from newegg if still in stock at 144 us it is a 256 bit card and the softmod to a 9800 pro should work fine.

A 9800 Pro will not be the bottleneck and personally it is your best option right now at decent cost. Consider finding a used 9800 pro or even a 9700 pro would work fine

ck


If you do try to softmod the 9800se, make sure you get a card with the L shaped memory configuration. This is the 256 bit model, Don't get the I shaped memory configuration.

As for the original question, a 9800 pro will work fine in your system. I would choose a 9800 pro ovedr the 5900. Better performance and since you said you don't want to upgrade for awhile I think it will last you a bit longer.