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crosshead35
11-05-2005, 21:54
first off, im not very computer savvy.

so heres the deal, my graphics card wont play the game right now so i need a new one. my friend wants to sell me this-

radeon 9000 pro

for $30. is this a good deal? and will this card play the game smoothly. will i have to play with low resolution?

and finally, will the game still lag or have low fps if the following is my specs?

2.53GHz
512mb
sbc yahoo dsl
radeon 9000 pro


thanks in advance!

denhard76
12-05-2005, 13:14
I looked on ATI's web site and the 9000 that I saw was a 64 meg card so for 30 bucks you should be ok.

As for game lag I am running a 1.7 ghz w/512 ram and sbc yahoo dsl and have no lag at all. Sure every once and a while but nothing noticable all the time. I run Teamspeak also while playing and have no problems. Are you running any thing else? If you are noticing a slow connection you could have some spyware on your pc slowing things down.

Its also possible that if you are experiencing lag now its not lag but a poor video card. Turn you settings in game down and see if that improves things.

Surfing Monkey
13-05-2005, 05:22
I am computer savvy and a radeon 9000 sucks.

Its worth 30$ and your frend is honest but it still isint a good card. I bought a Geforce 4 Ti 4200 for a freind today and payed 60$ CAD. Its WAY more powerful than a radeon 9000! You should buy a 9600 pro or a gf4 ti4200. The 9600 pro is more expensive thoug.

(i have a Geforce 6600GT :happy14: )
Good luck

Eric1987
13-05-2005, 08:08
(I have a 6800GT :happy14: )

Ellyn Li
13-05-2005, 23:21
Unrelated, but... If you want a gf4 4400ti let me know!

Ellyn Li

endoftheline
14-05-2005, 04:42
Unrelated, but... If you want a gf4 4400ti let me know!

Ellyn Li

Surfing monkey knows what hes talking about. Even for $30 a Radeon 9000 isnt really worth it, this late in the game sort o speak. You want to get
something like one of these.


9600pro < 9800pro < 6600/6800

Baskins
14-05-2005, 22:13
Honestly, the 9000 series was a pretty piss-poor excuse for anything gaming related. It was so bad in fact, that ATI had to rename the older 8500 series line (excellent card btw in its day) into the "9100" when the benchmark results came out because it womped the "new" 9000's. And they can't have higher numbered stuff being outperformed by lower numbered stuff, now can they? And it's pretty much bottom of the barrel when it comes to GW recommended specs.

I'd second the recommendation for at least a GF4 Ti 4200 (another stellar card btw). Here's one for ~$55 - http://www.logicalplus.com/bfgasgeti648.html.

Beyond that, anything reasonable is gonna run you into the $75+ range, and I sense that someone is strapped for cash.

Tidelwave
14-05-2005, 22:43
Not to start a new thread, will the Radeon X300 play this game a lot better then the Radeon 9000?

Baskins
15-05-2005, 02:11
Not to start a new thread, will the Radeon X300 play this game a lot better then the Radeon 9000?Thread jack! :D
Yes, an X300 should comfortably outperform and 9x00 series of cards....as long as it's not an "SE" version of the X300. If it has SE anywhere on the feature list/packaging, then it's only a 64-bit memory bus and is a crappy performer.

Notice the $ value difference an SE and a non-SE. There's a reason for that.

These cards were also not meant to handle modern games at higher resolutions. So if you don't mind keeping your max res at ~1024x768 (although preferably 8x6) then it you might get a reasonabe gaming experience.

Eric1987
15-05-2005, 09:41
Thread jack! :D
Yes, an X300 should comfortably outperform and 9x00 series of cards....as long as it's not an "SE" version of the X300. If it has SE anywhere on the feature list/packaging, then it's only a 64-bit memory bus and is a crappy performer.

Notice the $ value difference an SE and a non-SE. There's a reason for that.

These cards were also not meant to handle modern games at higher resolutions. So if you don't mind keeping your max res at ~1024x768 (although preferably 8x6) then it you might get a reasonabe gaming experience.

An X300 is one of the worst cards in the Xxx series. A 9200 is about on par with it. Atleast not a 9200SE. A 9500+ whoops it.

calderstrake
15-05-2005, 16:18
Personally, I wouldn't spend money on either. Get a 9800 Pro or xt, or get an x750, 800 or 850. I know that cost is probably an issue, but it is better to save your money and buy something you will truly be happy with than to jsut by another peice of mediocre equipment that will not improve anything.

huxley maximus
16-05-2005, 17:42
Honestly, the 9000 series was a pretty piss-poor excuse for anything gaming related. It was so bad in fact, that ATI had to rename the older 8500 series line (excellent card btw in its day) into the "9100" when the benchmark results came out because it womped the "new" 9000's. And they can't have higher numbered stuff being outperformed by lower numbered stuff, now can they? And it's pretty much bottom of the barrel when it comes to GW recommended specs.

I'd second the recommendation for at least a GF4 Ti 4200 (another stellar card btw). Here's one for ~$55 - http://www.logicalplus.com/bfgasgeti648.html.

Beyond that, anything reasonable is gonna run you into the $75+ range, and I sense that someone is strapped for cash.
9800 pro's were affordable and powerful as hell