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    ATI Radeon 9700 or Geforce 4 TI 4600

    Hi I was just wonering whats a better card a ATI Radeon 9700 or a Geforce 4 4600 Ti? Any feedback is appreciated thanks.

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    The ATI 9700 Pro is definantly the King! But the 4600 is no Turd either.

    I like nVidia's driver support better.
    I like ATI's color and 2D Perforamance better.
    More game vendors are in bed with nVidia.
    ATI Just announced the 9700 (Non Pro) that should hopefully bring the price down to $250-$275.
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    Now the 9700 says it is 8x does that mean you need a special motherboard for the 8x feature? And if so does the Abit TH7II support it?

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    The TH7II only supports AGP 4X but the 9700 Pro should work fine with it as AGP 8X is backwards compatable.

    Make sure you have a good power supply. From What i've read the 9700 Pro with its extra power connector can be quite power hungry.

    Here are some links to reviews if you need them:

    http://www.rage3d.com/#1035323040
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    Like which ones could you reccommend any for a p4 at 2.0 ghz?

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    Is the 9700 a lot better the the 4600 in 4x mode?

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    Wold a 400w do the trick?

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    Re: reply

    Originally posted by scutzi128
    Is the 9700 a lot better the the 4600 in 4x mode?
    Oh Yeah! Still mops the floor with it! Plus I would never advise someone to purchase a video card based solely on its AGP 8X capablilities. AGP 8X really doesnt offer that much of a performance increase. Not right now at least.

    I would think any good 300watt power supply and up should suffice. And by good I mean the likes of: Enermax, Antec and HEC are the ones I prefer.

    Here is a good read on power supplies and the Good ones vs the bad ones:

    http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/0...021/index.html
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