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Advice required for Radeon AIW

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mack99, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. mack99 New Member

    Jan 7, 2006
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    Hi. I have a 9600 Pro AIW which is beginning to give me problems. I am looking for a relatively cheap AGP replacement and I have an option of getting either a refurbished 9800 Pro AIW or a refurbished X800 VE AIW. I'll be using this primarily for TV capture, but want to be able to play some 3D games as well.

    I know quite a bit about the 9800 Pro and I know it will give me close to 2 times the performance of the 9600 Pro, but I can't find anything at all about the VE version of the X800 AIW card other than that it has 256 Mb memory as opposed to the 128 of the 9800 Pro.

    Can anyone tell me which of the 2 cards is likely to give a better 3D graphics performance? Is the X800 VE better because of the newer chipset & the 256 Mb memory, or is the performance so hamstrung by the fact that it is a bottom of the range card that I would be better off with the older 9800 Pro ?

    Many thanks.
  2. ex_reven New Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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    Well, I had an x800 and its a great video card. I was able to run the majority of games on it (not so sure about the very highest quality graphics in new games like oblivion) but it will definately run better than the 9800...

    Im not so sure about the VE bit though. Definately check up on it though, mine wasnt AIW so im unsure if there are any differences. But the X800 should definately be the better card.

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