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Noob Question: What Radeon is comparable to the ti4200?

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efini

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Hello,

A friend of mine is interested in purchasing a Radeon for a back up rig and wants to know what Radeon would be equivalent to a ti4200 in performance.

I tried searching the threads but had difficulty looking. Thanks in advance.

-efini
 

skid

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I would say a 9600 Pro would be just about right on with a ti 4200. 9500 Pro's are a step above.
 

Dragonprince

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cack01 said:
I totally forgot about the 9500 cards. There are pretty much dead even..

Actually the 9500 Pro absolutely spanks the Ti4200 once any kind of eye candy is turned on in new DX8 games. Who still plays without any AA ? Why not just run a GeForce2 if you dont want AA? The 9500 out classes the Ti4200 too. In fact the benchmarks being published online show the 9500/9500 Pro spanking the Ti4200's replacement (5600 Ultra) also. :rolleyes:

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDQ0LDU=

An 8500 OC'd is more competative with the Ti4200 in new DX8 games like SplinterCell and UT2003. On older games the Ti4200 is still a fast card, but like I said, when the eye candy gets turned on the old guys go home....

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/tyan-tachyon-g9500pro_6.html
 

juliendogg

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8500 is still a very competitive card for the price, if you can find a good one they're a great buy for the $.


J.
 

OC Noob

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Not the 9000 pro tho its not close to a Ti4200.

The 8500 at 275/275 is about 10%, maybe a bit less, slower then the Ti4200, but the 9000 is a good bit slower then the 8500.
 

q149

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Switching from a 8500 to a Ti4200 i gained over 2000 3dmarks.. that is a ton really. Games also ran much much much better. Ti4200 kills a 8500 by alot...
 

sappo

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The 4200 is actually a niche that ATI has neglected to fill. The speed of the 4200 is between the 8500 and the 9500np. There's a huge difference in speed (and especially technology) between the two ATI flavors. If you plan to spend about $120 on a card, the only decent choice would be a 4200 IMHO.
 

OCed_5150

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sappo said:
The 4200 is actually a niche that ATI has neglected to fill. The speed of the 4200 is between the 8500 and the 9500np. There's a huge difference in speed (and especially technology) between the two ATI flavors. If you plan to spend about $120 on a card, the only decent choice would be a 4200 IMHO.

The 9500 cards where much more expensive to make then what ATI had in mind at the time.