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Old 03-16-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
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How good is the ATI Radeon 9800 128mb? I know it's not the newest, but you can get them cheap ($60ish) on ebay and my computer doesn't have a PCI express slot. How will it handle today's games and future games?
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:52 PM   #2
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It should handle most of today's games decently, but for future games, no.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:16 PM   #4
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There's a reason it's only $60, it sucks. Buy a better card.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:59 AM   #5
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Says the one with a 128mb x700 hahaha
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:03 AM   #6
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Well, if you dont care about playing games of F.E.A.R. quality or better, then you could get it. But keep in mind, within a year, most games are going to be at F.E.A.R. quality. Get it only if you cant afford anything better. Of course, graphic cards are expensive, but they are the "toy" in the computer, and we gamers like to have fun. You aren't going to have much fun with that out-of-date card.
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Says the one with a 128mb x700 hahaha
Well, also says the soon-to-own X1900XT owner. One paycheck away!
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:49 AM   #8
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Eh.. Its better then my PCI ex card!!

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Old 03-17-2006, 07:19 AM   #9
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i remember the days when the 9800 was really good but nowadays its not very good at all, save up for a better card
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:22 AM   #10
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What modern card is it similar to as far as performance goes?
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