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ATI Radeaon 9250 vs ATI radeaon 9250SE


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whats the difference between those two? im lost is one better or one not better lol
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well all the SE means its its a second edition. So i guess newer is better.
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well SE means its a special edition, and has a narrower memory interface, like how the 9600SE has a 64 bit memory interface while the 9600 has 128bit
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so.... is the se verson better ? would the memory do anything to the memory card?


can it handle:
Lineage 2
Guildwars
RF Online
WoW ( World of Warcraft )
WC3
Counter-Strike
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.

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yes, by technical structure, the se is better, the only reason it came out se because something on it was fixed. i believe it is the same with le (limited edition).

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actually, the SE is usually something to avoid. the memory interface in this case is smaller- that equals slower performance.
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.
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well, i see the interface as a minor setback when most other aspects are better, but in the case of the 9600, 64mb pretty much sucks.
btw, what does xt stand for? accually, im an Nvidia guy myself so i havent really kept up with ati

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would 1 gig ram make the video card faster?>
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you mean RAM on the video card?
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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