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Ti4800SE? or stick with Ti4200....

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jlush

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Hey
I'm going to get a new video card. I've seen some Ti4800 SE's, and I hear that these cards are the Ti4400's but with 8X.....Is it worth getting this card, or should I stick with the Ti4200...

I probably won't get an FX cause they're really expensive, same with Radeons...

SO what would be the best card I can get? The Ti4800SE?

Please let me know what you guys find to be the best, and gimme some suggestions on what to get!

Thanks so much

PS, what company's card should I buy??
 

JupiterSSJ4

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your right about it basically being a 4400 with agp 8x.It's not worth the upgrade if you alreayd have a 4200. Don't get an FX,they are slow, get an ATI Radeon 9700 pro or 9500 pro. You will be very pleased with it.
 
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jlush

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Hey,
sorry I made it sound like I HAVE a 4200, which I don't. I only have a G3 ti200..
I've heard that radeons are awesome,....but they're double the price of geforce's..... so I dunno what to do
I wanna know if If its worth getting ti4800SE instead of ti4200.....
 

Damian

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Double the price? A radeon 9500 pro will cost about $180 and destroy the ti4800se once the IQ is turned up.
 
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jlush

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The 9500 is that cheap? Since the 4800SE is the 4400, and the 4400 is benchmarked above the 9500.....I would think the 4400 (4800se) is better...

vgacharts-05.html
 

timmy

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the 9500 pro will beat the Ti4600/Ti4800 in any benchmark apart from the OpenGL ones.
 

harryinny3

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He asked a simple question

He didnt ask for an ATI Rules over nvidia reply.

Get the Ti4800se if its cheaper than the 9500pro. Its a good card and is better than the 4200. Now That is if you can even find 9500pro's anymore. They are Phaseing them out soon.




Harry
 

Socket eh?

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jlush said:
The 9500 is that cheap? [$180]Since the 4800SE is the 4400, and the 4400 is benchmarked above the 9500.....I would think the 4400 (4800se) is better...

If you consider $180 relatively cheap, then I'd suggest a 9700np over anything else. ($210) A GF4 isn't worth buying now unless you can only afford a Ti4200.
 

IR1

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Even the 9600 pro... which overclocks quite well beats the GF4's. Its as cheap as $163 on pricewatch.

Plus you get DX9... for whatevers that is worth. You will be able to play some DX9 games when they come out.
 

InThrees

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Being a former nVidia devotee, here is my unbiased opinion.

For a good budget solution that still works really well, get a Ti4200 for around $100, or that neighborhood.

If you're looking to spend more and GET more, and you find yourself wanting a card that can handle just about anything you throw at it really well at a variety of resolutions and IQ settings...

Get a 9500 or higher. Figure out how much you're willing to spend, and shoehorn as much ATI horsepower into that dollar amount as possible.
 

JupiterSSJ4

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InThrees said:
Get a 9500 or higher. Figure out how much you're willing to spend, and shoehorn as much ATI horsepower into that dollar amount as possible.

Awesome!! So true. From a GF3 to a TI4200 or 4400 wouldn't give you that much of an increase in games, it would show a bit in benches.

AS for how much difference there is between 4200 and 4400 or 4800, not noticable, because I can overclock a 4200 to past a 4600.

Radeons seem to be the way to go now, and I higher recommend a 9500 pro or higher, even those are beating the FX's, which aren't much better than the GF4's.