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Old 02-28-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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I am in the market for a new video card. I am looking at the Asus Radeon 9550SE, 128MB Video Card. Also the Powercolor 9250SE. Now these cards have 64-bit memory interface. I see some other cards, and non SE versions are 128-bit interface. Is this something I really need to consider when buying a video card, and why? I only like to look at the clock speed and memory of the card but if someone can steer me in the right direction, that would be great.


Also is $84.99 Canadian for the Asus one a good price? Corey's Computing has it for that price.

Any help would be appeciated.

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Old 02-28-2005, 02:59 PM   #2
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yes, you can really tell the performance increase bigtime, specially in games.
128-bit is definatley better.
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i wouldnt buy an SE model of an ATI card, or an LE version of an nvidea, card, these are budget versions of the real things and they are usually made from junk parts, not trying to dis people with SE's and LE's, but they are like a 4 cylinder engine in a full size truck, it WILL get there, EVENTUALLY....... get a normal, pro, or XT.
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The 9550SE got 300 in 3dmark05. Does that tell you something?
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Holy crap... THAT'S TERRIBLE!!!


Right?
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Yes. I'll put it to you this way. My 6800GT got 6100 the first time.
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Old 02-28-2005, 07:44 PM   #6
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u got over 6100????

With a 3.2 prescott. and a 6800GT.

how???????
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It just loves me. I got it the first time only and then i got a mean of 5200
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:21 PM   #8
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On the subject of video cards, I'm thinking about buying this card from Newegg. Would anyone recommend it?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...150-089&depa=0

It's gotten some really good reviews on Newegg... Most of the complaints have been that the fan is too loud, which I don't mind. I'll replace the fan if it gets to me. That's not difficult.

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