new grphics card

  kchakrak 10:27 14 Jan 2003
  kchakrak 10:27 14 Jan 2003

I jus bought a Hercules Radeon 9000 pro 128MB. i am a gamer and hercukles have the best games support i know of i woz wonderin how good it is and how long it'll last before i need to get a new one

wot score should it get wit a 1600+ Athlon XP and asus A7V266-E

  powerless 16:35 14 Jan 2003

About 15 days say...

Well the Geforce FX is meant to be available from february.

  two00lbwaster 17:16 14 Jan 2003

i agree i would have gone for the ati radeon 9500 nonpro model with 128mb ram for £113 inc delivary charges from
click here

these cards have a high chance of make the performance levels held by the 9700 card with a small chance that you might not these cards still provide exceptional value for money and on my basic 2100+ 2100ddr setup achives 10000 3d marks without any kinda of help.

the kind of score i would expect to see on your radeon 9000 would be from 7000-8000 3d marks and as it only supports 4x agp and version 8.1 of directx it will soon be out of date

sorry if this is a bit of a downer for you

  kchakrak 17:17 14 Jan 2003

try a month already

  kchakrak 17:20 14 Jan 2003

no games support the sort of PCs ur talkin about. im on a budget as well and the 9000 pro 128mb version seemed best. i bought a fortissimo 7.1 as well so i had to save.

Geforce are alright but i wanted a change, they get a bit boring.

  two00lbwaster 17:33 14 Jan 2003

well screen quality is great with ati cards and you'll notice in the games that come out nearer the middle/end of the year like doom 3

also dvd playback is cool

  two00lbwaster 17:35 14 Jan 2003

how much did the 9000 card cost you by the way?

  kchakrak 17:36 14 Jan 2003

Wot does anybody think of 3D Mark. Personally i think it ok but would like to find something better

  kchakrak 17:37 14 Jan 2003

£103.00 inc VAT

  two00lbwaster 18:43 14 Jan 2003

3dmark is the gold standard for directx testing and is thus used as a benchmarking tool by virtually all of the leading pc magazines as well as running game demo tests

i personally like it although i prefere to look at my games and see how it runs those(though even onboard graphics can run my 2d games)

well i would cancel my order of that card and get the above card personnally even just as a potential safe guard against future games purchases that may be made for £10 including postage and vat unless you are getting a huge game bundle with it then the other card is better value in my opinion, though anyone else can tell me to stop trying to get you make an unnessesary purchase at any time

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