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Which video card is better?

by coolbgdog / October 10, 2005 7:58 AM PDT

The diamond stealth radeon 9550 256mb 128 bit video card or
radeon 9600se 128 bit 128mb? Anyone have any of these? If so tell me how good is it playing games.

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Radeon 9600 obviously
by HKPK_2005 / October 10, 2005 10:55 AM PDT

Get the 9600, it's perfect for games, and the 9550 is one generation back, so it won't have admirable gaming performance. If you have extra dough, get 9600 XT.

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actually, your wrong
by ozos / October 10, 2005 12:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Radeon 9600 obviously

their going to be around balanced

the 9550 isn't a generation back, it's one of the newest cards of the Radeon 9 line, released as a toned down 9600np

I would say get the 9550 over the 9600SE, as it's probably going to cost less

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(NT) (NT) 9550
by damasta55r / October 10, 2005 1:42 PM PDT
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is there a difference between 256 and 128mb versions of 9550
by coolbgdog / October 11, 2005 9:02 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) 9550

is there? I seen somewhere where people said the 256mb version is not as good as the 128mb version for the radeon 9550.

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whered u here that?
by nerdyboy1234 / October 11, 2005 3:16 PM PDT

just make sure u get a 9550 with 128bit memory interface not the 64-bit ones

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by PlatinumPPC / October 11, 2005 12:33 PM PDT

Allow me to throw in my two cents here. You mentioned which would be better for gamming. Well honestly, neither. with the textures of todays cutting edge games, you'll need a higher end card than either of those to play any of the newer RPG's or first person shooters. As a computer tech, and fanatical gamer, my money is always on Nvidia for gaming. For the money you're willing to spend on the 9550, you could have a x700 if you wanted to go ATI or better yet a Nvidia geforce 6600 256 Mb.

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I know i know
by coolbgdog / October 11, 2005 9:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Gaming?

about which card is high end its just that someone is getting me a card from a store and all they have there is those. If they had new ones I'd take that but I just wanted to know if the 9550 is good. Im not lookign to play with max settings. Just some med maybe maybe high with good fps.

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