radeon card,any good

  iqs 20:53 14 Mar 2004
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hi my new pc has an intergrated graphics card,ati radeon 9100 igp with dx9.my question is ,is this card any good.will it handle games like halo,unreal etc.the reason i ask ,i visited my local pc world seeking a new card.i was willing to spend about £60-£70.the sales man advised me that the one fitted was better then the ones i was thinking of buying.save your money.is he right ,or are there ones in my price range which are better.any feedback appreciated.thanks iqs

  gudgulf 21:24 14 Mar 2004

Have a look at click here

Judge for yourself.


IMHO as a general rule you will need to be looking at graphics cards in excess of £150 in order to do full justice to the games you mention.

  thedarkside 23:58 14 Mar 2004

If your graphics are integrated, then you most likely have a graphics chip on the motherboard, and not a card at all.

The games you mention are cutting edge grahics intense ones and really do nead quite a heavy duty card to do them justice. I have two PC at home, one with a MX 420 card, the other with a FX5900. The difference in performance is significant, as is the difference in price.
Bottom line is - Performance and frame-rate tend to cost money. You pays your money.......

Shop around as there are surprising differences in price for comparable cards. Good Luck.

  The Sack 00:42 15 Mar 2004

the 9100 is not a DX9 chip either

  clayton 00:52 15 Mar 2004

How about this one click here

  fitcher 12:34 15 Mar 2004

I have a few machines I have made over the years and I have a radion card ,I have found that .with the latest version of direct x 9//.often,, I can not get my older games to run ,so I use my other computer with a lower spec and directx 8 to check and they they run ok .so I would try games out .also there are a lot of radion cards made by third party companies ,and there is a vast difference in performance between them ..I think I should have stuck with ATI's own make .but that is only my opinion .g luck

  iqs 21:19 15 Mar 2004

hello and thanks for all your replies.after reading your opinions i think i will invest in a quality graphics card.i dont buy on line and have round £120 to spend.any recommendations.thanks iqs

  iqs 21:19 15 Mar 2004

hello and thanks for all your replies.after reading your opinions i think i will invest in a quality graphics card.i dont buy on line and have round £120 to spend.any recommendations.thanks iqs

  iqs 21:19 15 Mar 2004

hello and thanks for all your replies.after reading your opinions i think i will invest in a quality graphics card.i dont buy on line and have round £120 to spend.any recommendations.thanks iqs

  iqs 21:19 15 Mar 2004

hello and thanks for all your replies.after reading your opinions i think i will invest in a quality graphics card.i dont buy on line and have round £120 to spend.any recommendations.thanks iqs

  iqs 21:19 15 Mar 2004

hello and thanks for all your replies.after reading your opinions i think i will invest in a quality graphics card.i dont buy on line and have round £120 to spend.any recommendations.thanks iqs

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