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peat moss
02-07-2004, 03:16 AM
I can buy this card ATI 9700 Pro 128mb All in wonder agp8x/ 4x For $199.00 canadian. Im not really a gamer but would like to upgrade I have 64mg on board video now and not impressed with sharing ram. I'm running A P4 2.0 512 ddr ram Asus motherboard 512 L2 cache 533 fbs . Thanks any feedback would be much appricated.

ps the card was a return but has A one year warranty I think they are about twice that new. :)

bigdawgfoxx
02-07-2004, 03:22 AM
Awesome card. The 9700Pro is an awesome card and with the added all in wonder features that sounds like an awesome deal.

kaiweiler
02-07-2004, 03:25 AM
I live in Canada as well, and 199 for that card is a tight price!! that's really good! it's also a fairly high end card and gives really good performance, I'd go for it

peat moss
02-07-2004, 03:29 AM
Thanks guys all I needed to hear going back right now to bye. Bigdog how did I know you would be the first to answer :lol: And Kai how are you thankx again guys





PS my post tomorrow how do you over clock ? ha ha

kaiweiler
02-07-2004, 03:33 AM
haha I'm fine thanks!
I'm not sure if i got to formally thank you for your help last time, so here it is! Thanks a ton Peat Moss! :P
Good Luck with your new card as well!

Kai

peat moss
02-07-2004, 03:40 AM
Bigdawg I'm such a dumd shit I saw your sig thats your card B)

bigdawgfoxx
02-07-2004, 03:50 AM
haha nah you aint dumb. But i have AWESOME benchmark scores...16,000 3DMark01, 5500 3DMark03, 37,000 Aquamark 3..GET THAT CARD

DWk
02-07-2004, 03:54 AM
Originally posted by peat moss@6 February 2004 - 20:40
Bigdawg I'm such a dumd shit I saw your sig thats your card B)
Nope he doesn't have an all-in-wonder, just a regular Radeon

kaiweiler
02-07-2004, 03:57 AM
Here (http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/S&V/aiw_9700_review.shtml) is a good review and some good info on that card as well

peat moss
02-07-2004, 04:09 AM
Hi DWK whats the difference? I dont think I would hook up to my tv away . Should I just get the regular one? ? Don't think I could get for that price tho . H e was trying to sell me a gfx I belive at first

adamp2p
02-07-2004, 04:13 AM
Hey, what is your source for that card? I am curious...

peat moss
02-07-2004, 04:18 AM
Originally posted by adamp2p@6 February 2004 - 20:13
Hey, what is your source for that card? I am curious...
Pc x perts Delta BC Canada

peat moss
02-07-2004, 04:37 AM
Well bought it , install tomorrow tho couple of beerski's tonite so tomorrow I'll install ;)

DWk
02-07-2004, 05:17 AM
Peat moss! That looks like "World" in your avatar :rolleyes:

The difference? As far as I know, the All-in-wonder includes VIVO (Video in-video out) as well as DVI. Not sure about the newer models though :blink:

peat moss
02-07-2004, 05:21 AM
Ya DWK somethings changed with the avatar setup lost my old one oh well :lol:

tesco
02-07-2004, 05:23 AM
at the moment if my dad was going to buy me a new card or something he wouldnt want it to be too expensive but i want i to be good so i would definately find a radeon 9700 pro beucase ive heard such good things about it, its got 8 pipelines so its incrediably fast and almost as good as a 9800 and its pretyt cheap so its a great card.

adamp2p
02-07-2004, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@6 February 2004 - 21:23
at the moment if my dad was going to buy me a new card or something he wouldnt want it to be too expensive but i want i to be good so i would definately find a radeon 9700 pro beucase ive heard such good things about it, its got 8 pipelines so its incrediably fast and almost as good as a 9800 and its pretyt cheap so its a great card.
In the united states you can currently buy a 9800 Pro OEM for $220 ($235 for retail), a 9700 Pro for appx. $200 USD retail. So if I were in the market for a new card, I would go for a 9800 Pro, as its only $18 more than the 9700 Pro, and I believe will be able to play future games at decent framerates. The 9700 Pro is excellent too, and if you can get your hand on one that has AIW capabilities, that is all that better.

tesco
02-07-2004, 05:34 AM
hmm im sure it will be a lot more over here in canada, expecially since it is harder to get eh latest stuff over here and willl be harder to find it will be more of a difference...

peat moss
02-07-2004, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@6 February 2004 - 21:34
hmm im sure it will be a lot more over here in canada, expecially since it is harder to get eh latest stuff over here and willl be harder to find it will be more of a difference...
Rossco don't forget the tax ! :lol: But for our British Buddies you forget our gas or petrol is a lot cheaper So your still ahead :D

peat moss
02-07-2004, 05:48 AM
Just wondering we'll I really notice a difference unless I play games? I play soccer on the computer but I have a xbox too .Whats a good game to show off my new card?




EDIT Ya I know wrong forum ! :(

tesco
02-07-2004, 06:03 AM
i like need for speed, if you put the graphics options to full the game looks spectacular, it may seem like the graphics are really simple but its the small things that makes them amaxing like reflections on card and the road and the shine of the rain on teh road and when it splaheses up from the road it looks really kool i love that game its so fun!

peat moss
02-07-2004, 06:05 AM
Thanks Rossco I'm looking for GTA now :lol: Ya I think I know what you mean mabye resident evil :rolleyes:

tesco
02-07-2004, 06:16 AM
Originally posted by peat moss@7 February 2004 - 01:05
Thanks Rossco I'm looking for GTA now :lol: Ya I think I know what you mean mabye resident evil :rolleyes:
huh? i didnt mention GTA and noone mentioned resident evil either...

peat moss
02-07-2004, 06:19 AM
Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004+6 February 2004 - 22:16--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ROSSCO_2004 @ 6 February 2004 - 22:16)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-peat moss@7 February 2004 - 01:05
Thanks Rossco I&#39;m looking for GTA&nbsp; now&nbsp; :lol:&nbsp; Ya I think I know what&nbsp; you mean mabye resident evil&nbsp; :rolleyes:
huh? i didnt mention GTA and noone mentioned resident evil either... [/b][/quote]
ITs ok bud I know its late :lol:

tesco
02-07-2004, 06:22 AM
Originally posted by peat moss+7 February 2004 - 01:19--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (peat moss @ 7 February 2004 - 01:19)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@6 February 2004 - 22:16
<!--QuoteBegin-peat moss@7 February 2004 - 01:05
Thanks Rossco I&#39;m looking for GTA* now* :lol:* Ya I think I know what* you mean mabye resident evil* :rolleyes:
huh? i didnt mention GTA and noone mentioned resident evil either...
ITs ok bud I know its late :lol: [/b][/quote]
lol it is and im tired but can you please explain lol.

bigdawgfoxx
02-07-2004, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by peat moss+7 February 2004 - 00:19--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (peat moss @ 7 February 2004 - 00:19)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@6 February 2004 - 22:16
<!--QuoteBegin-peat moss@7 February 2004 - 01:05
Thanks Rossco I&#39;m looking for GTA* now* :lol:* Ya I think I know what* you mean mabye resident evil* :rolleyes:
huh? i didnt mention GTA and noone mentioned resident evil either...
ITs ok bud I know its late :lol: [/b][/quote]
must be... -_-

tesco
02-07-2004, 06:26 AM
yes its very late, and im drunk off my ass, this all calls for a very confused ross, more confused than normal :o unbeleivably confused :o



:lol: :lol:

peat moss
02-07-2004, 06:28 AM
Rossco I ment I would try those games and a few I might try aswell thats all :)

peat moss
02-08-2004, 04:56 AM
Well got it all installed kicks ass bought ea soccer fifa 2004 to try out kool THe grass looks like real grass :lol: Mabye not the game to show off my new card but i like it :smilie4:

Dray_04
02-08-2004, 06:56 AM
You wanna know what really SUX&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

the prices over here&#33;&#33;&#33; they are completely outrageously high.

take this for example

ATI Original Radeon 9700 PRO 128Mb DDR 256bits w TV/DVI

Price inc GST NZ&#036;633.99

..yip i sed NZ&#036;633.99. ... and that the 2nd cheapest on aPRICESpY (http://www.pricespy.co.nz) site. (a site where they update and compare all the prices of hardware at all the online retail stores in NZ)

:blink: yip and according to this (http://www.currency.co.nz/agent/message.mv) currency converter.... it works out to be &#036;US 375.42

in other words i wish that we cud get cheap hardware in NZ :( :01: oh well

antonyleather
02-15-2004, 08:46 PM
You could consider getting a 9700 non pro and overclocking it. Mine was a oem card but I&#39;ve got it running faster than a 9700 pro. All I got was an artic cooler that cost me 10 (&#036;20???) and I now have a card that can cope with nearly anything.

Just get the card, load some omega ati drivers and then get ati tool which basically does all the overlocking for you and tests for stability. I have my standard 9700 running at close to 350mhz core, and 320 memory (640). For a perspective most 9700 pros run at 325core and 310 memory. My spec is below but I have to say that overclocking your graphics card has by far the biggest effect in benchmark scores. I was getting about 4200 in 3dmark 03, and 13,000 in 01. After clocking it to the above speeds, I&#39;m now getting over 5000 in 3dmark 03, and over 15,000 in 01.

this is all at default voltages so there isn&#39;t really any heat issues. Only problem you might have is finding a 9700. Could try ebay (thats where I got mine from but that was 9 months ago)