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Unread 03-11-2003, 09:26 AM   #1
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Every time a new high end video card is announced, budget minded buyers will look at the previous model to try to snap up a great deal, rather than get something new and low end.

ATI's Radeon 9800 should arrive later this month, and the GFFX is bound to show up some time... So what do we look to drop in price any time now? The Radeon 9700 Pro!

Let's see if Power Color's entry is a contender...
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Unread 03-11-2003, 10:06 AM   #2
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I have wanted to see a power color reviewed as they are one of the cheaper makers of cards.I was a bit disappointed to see that it was benched against a 4200 rather than say a 4600 or better yet a ATI 9700.That is the numbers I wanted to see , because I know some companies don't have the same clocks and such
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The numbers will be identical to other 9700's
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Think about it this way. Pretty much multiply the performance numbers of a Ti4200 by 1.15 or 1.2 at the most and that's what the Ti4600 looks like.

hehehe...although overclocking the Ti4200 to Ti4600 performance is pretty easy...
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Getting Ti4200 memory speeds up to Ti4600 is pretty close to impossible.
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It looks like something went wrong in your 3Dmark 2001 test. 9700pro Car High 53.7, Lobby High 65.7, Ti4200 Car High 54.6, Lobby High 65.3, My GF3 Ti200 Car High 64.5, Lobby High 73.2.

This does not look right at all. Why would my GF3 200 beat both cards?
And why would 4200 beat the 9700pro?
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are you ok dude, have you been in my stash? LL looks like you are right, I just remember hearing of alot of the 8500's coming out at diffrent speeds.2 of my buddies have the same card I do and we are all diff. speeds
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It looks like something went wrong in your 3Dmark 2001 test. 9700pro Car High 53.7, Lobby High 65.7, Ti4200 Car High 54.6, Lobby High 65.3, My GF3 Ti200 Car High 64.5, Lobby High 73.2.

This does not look right at all. Why would my GF3 200 beat both cards?
And why would 4200 beat the 9700pro?
you running the same res/settings as these systems?
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There's some (rare) situations where a TI4200 can do as well as a 9700 Pro. Not many but they exist. Multitexturing, as I mentioned, is comparitively tough for the Radeon 9700 series.

That being said, there's nothing wrong with my setup, and there's no POSSIBLE WAY you got better scores with a GF3TI200. I HAD a GF3TI200 (See my review...Chaintech Special Edition). I know what they can do.
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It looks like something went wrong in your 3Dmark 2001 test. 9700pro Car High 53.7, Lobby High 65.7, Ti4200 Car High 54.6, Lobby High 65.3, My GF3 Ti200 Car High 64.5, Lobby High 73.2.

This does not look right at all. Why would my GF3 200 beat both cards?
And why would 4200 beat the 9700pro?
...there isn't a chance in hell your Ti200 beat both of them...not if you did it at the same settings.

Maybe if you set 3DMark to do the tests at 160x120 or something.
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