Pros Blazing Speed and Clear Graphics, TV tuner too!
Cons None to date
Summary I have the Samsung SyncMaster 173P 17" monitor hooked up. I split my cable coming into my cable modem and now it also goes to the TV tuner section on the 9800. Awesome! I am able to get the unscrambled HDTV side of regular programming on my high res. 17" monitor and when I am kicked out of my 42" Sony TV room, I can now come into my office and enjoy better resolution than my 42 HDTV! And this 9800 has a great remote! Easy to read instructions and several new drivers are available only if you experience problems.
I am using an Intel 850DV mother board and 2 GB of RAM. Windows XP Pro SP2.
No problems at all. Games such as the new Doom or Battle Front are soooo much faster and better looking than the Xbox versions!
Graphics in general are crisper than my old ATI 8500 LE 128 MB AGP board. Holy Cr*p this board rocks! Those with problems must get frustrated way too easy and are not at all computer savvy. I guess there are a bunch of folks out there with sour grapes that just can't read the manual. Calling tech support at 4PM Eastern, I got hold of a knowledgeable tech support lad that explained a question I had. I waited 30 seconds. A reminder to those of you that buy an ATI board: register the board first before you call tech support.
I paid $240 with with 2 $30 gift cards: sweet! And Staples priced matched off a low price on Amazon plus 10% of the difference.
Pros runs half life like a dream, love tv capabilities, i have athlon xp 1800, one GB ram
Cons driver installation can be a pain in the butt
Pros All the features that come with this card is totally awesome. I can't believe it. I have had not one problem at all with this card. I highly recommend it. I've read all the problems that the negative users. I have had not one of them. Maybe I'm lucky,
Pros Using the same GPU as the Radeon 9800 Pro, this is gaming at almost as good as it gets(with the exception of the new 9800 Pro XT, which is only slightly faster). There is no need/reason to overclock this card, and it runs like an absolute dream. The revie
Cons The Media Software suite is ugly looking, and a small box that comes up when recording is a little annoying, but both are easily overlooked. Other than ATI's horrible Tech Support Number, the only real issue here is for Satelite TV owners - because the ca
Pros All in One
Cons Not compatible with Microsoft WinXP Media Edition 2005