Ati Radeon 9600XT

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Travis King, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Travis King

    Travis King Guest

    Now I'm thinking about getting a Radeon 9600XT AGP 8x 256MB DDR. Deal or no
    deal?
     
    Travis King, Apr 24, 2006
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  2. I had problems running my old 128 MB PCI Express X16 ATI Radeon X300 on
    Windows Vista, just FYI.
     
    Kevin John Panzke, Apr 24, 2006
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  3. Deal :eek:)
    I love that programme!! Just ensure you can get Glass drivers for it :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 24, 2006
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  4. P.S. Video Card Died with ATI's Windows Vista Beta 1 LDDM Device Driver's.
     
    Kevin John Panzke, Apr 24, 2006
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  5. Travis King

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    Any clue what that card would rate in Vista? My goal is to get my
    computer's overall score to a 3 or higher. With my new Sempron 64 2800+,
    hopefully that's possible. The only thing I don't like about my Sempron is
    just the idea that the clock speed is only 1.6GHz even though it is much
    faster than my Athlon XP was. I do, however, really like that my new
    Sempron 64 runs over 20 C cooler than my Athlon XP did. My Athlon XP always
    ran in the 50's or higher where this Sempron 64 is staying right around 30
    in the same case in the same room temperatures. Until I get my new video
    card, I'm stuck with my MX4000, which definitely won't run Glass.
     
    Travis King, Apr 24, 2006
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  6. It's tricky... from what you say, it's a switch between 2 and 3... probably
    3. The 64-bit certainly helps (as only 64-bit machines can get a performance
    (WinSAT) rating of 5), but the processor speed may reduce it. With your
    video card now, if it can't get Glass then it might not get anything more
    than a 2, but with a Glass-enabled driver card, then yeh it may well hit
    over a 3 :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 25, 2006
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  7. Travis King

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    Well, I'm making sure that I have a video card that will run Aero Glass
    before the public beta in a few weeks, so it won't be around very long. I
    believe an Athlon XP 2800+ is supposed to get a 3 on the winSAT, so the
    Sempron 64 2800+ I would expect to then. (We'll have to see though.) I
    hope WinSAT doesn't judge your computer based on clock speed. It might help
    me out more when I get PC-3200 RAM to replace all of my PC-2700 and PC-3200
    RAM. My new K8N will only detect my RAM as 133 and when I bring it up to
    166 or even 160, the computer crashes. Just like when I tried to overclock
    my Athlon XP 2400+ that far. The new RAM that I'll be getting in June
    should bring my computer's performance up by a few percent.
     
    Travis King, Apr 25, 2006
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  8. I switched from Radeon 9000 Pro AGP 4x/2x to a X1300 AGP 8x/4x. It
    helped. I could play at medium settings with 2x AA. Using an old
    Asus i815ep, P3-1.4GHz, 512M.

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    Man-wai Chang, Apr 25, 2006
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    It's a good solid card within the range it represents. It'll make Vista look
    pretty for sure.
     
    Robert Moir, Apr 25, 2006
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