ATI Radeaon 9250 vs ATI radeaon 9250SE
Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:45 AM
Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:36 AM
Posted 17 May 2005 - 11:08 AM
Posted 17 May 2005 - 12:29 PM
can it handle:
WoW ( World of Warcraft )
HL2 (Half life 2)
EDIT - sorry if i posted the wrong section im kinda new here at the moment
Edited by aznblade1, 17 May 2005 - 12:38 PM.
Posted 17 May 2005 - 04:48 PM
Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:55 PM
the 9250 series from ATI is running right near the bottom of supported cards for most newer games these days. check out this link to compare ATI card specs- there is only the highest end version of the 9250 even on it...
I would suggest at least a 9600XT, with a 9800 series being better than that, and something that will still last a while, on a budget.
Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:05 PM
btw, what does xt stand for? accually, im an Nvidia guy myself so i havent really kept up with ati
Posted 19 May 2005 - 02:49 PM
the amount of ram on the card allows more of the textures and images in the game to be stored there, as opposed to in system ram or needing to be accessed from the HD.
the more images are readily available on the card, the better the video performance.
some games require certain amounts of ram on the video card to display at certain resolutions- again, the textures are stored in ram on the card, so it can draw those very fine, hi-res details very quickly.
a card with 1 gig of ram is gonna cost around a grand right now. a 128MB is good enough for most games, with a 256MB card being better, and still affordable. its more about the chipset on the card, the numer of pipes, speed of the card engine, etc.
for about $150-$200 right now, you could get a decent (but older model) video card with either 128 or 256 of ram. as the price goes up, you start getting into the newer cards, which have better speeds, more pipes, better performance.
oh yeah...ATI has the all in wonder line. they are great, but if you dont plan on watching/recording tv on your PC, go with a standard radeon. the all in wonder stuff costs more...a standard radeon will allow you to get a better card for the same amount of money.
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