Thread: ATI Radeon 9250
January 28th, 2005, 03:03 PM #1
ATI Radeon 9250
Since my computer is only limited to PCI cards, is the ATI Radeon 9250 PCI 256MB card work well enough? I want to run some games like Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and the Sims 2. Don't tell me t get a new motherboard or a new PC, because I don't have the money for that.
Is there any other PCI card that will work better than the ATI Radeon 9250 256MB PCI card? Or should I just stick with that? I heard its the best PCI card ATI can offer...
Anybody who is using this card can tell me all about it! I'd love to know how a brand new PCI card works instead of the built in Intel Extreme Graphics!
Oh, and one more thing! I was thinking for a bit, and wondering, since the graphics I use right now is the laughably horrible extreme graphics, is onboard, and uses the system's memory, and the 9250 is a separate card that doesn't scam resources off the system, will it make my computer go faster, RAM-wise?
Last edited by mjolnir1134; January 28th, 2005 at 03:13 PM.
January 28th, 2005, 03:51 PM #2
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How much system ram do you have right now?
January 28th, 2005, 05:06 PM #3
January 28th, 2005, 05:14 PM #4
i think you can get a 5700 LE in pci
the free ram will make your system go a little faster but what will be more important is the cpu cycles it was using up.....obviously the most noticable place will be in gamesHey who turned sigs on?
January 29th, 2005, 08:27 PM #5
The fastest PCI video card for gaming is the Xtasy Radeon 9100 (dont be confused by the 9*** names, higher isnt always better) Only problem is, its very hard to find it as they stopped making them. Good luck tho!
Edit: Oh, and if you are going to get the 9250, MAKE SURE you see the words "128-BIT" on it. DO NOT get if it is 64-bit. Its a horribly crippled version.
Last edited by Overclocked412; January 29th, 2005 at 08:46 PM.
January 29th, 2005, 08:46 PM #6
Posted another post, so you see my edited post above ^ Important edit.
January 29th, 2005, 09:58 PM #7Originally Posted by Overclocked412
January 29th, 2005, 11:32 PM #8Originally Posted by mjolnir1134Cute
January 30th, 2005, 12:39 AM #9
I'd rather get a PCI Nvidia FX5200 or FX5500, much more powerful than an ATI 9250, and do support DirectX 9.
Probably more expensive though...
January 30th, 2005, 03:34 AM #10Originally Posted by skuz
January 30th, 2005, 03:36 AM #11
Go have a nice read here about the best PCI-Cards.
Like I said, the Visiontek Xtasy 9100 is the best available.
Last edited by Overclocked412; January 30th, 2005 at 03:38 AM.
February 1st, 2005, 08:31 PM #12
Why would I be wrong ? From what I read, the 9250 is a slightly better 9200 which in turn was a variant of the 8500.
I don't know about the clock speeds, but still no DX9 support.
Do you know numbers I don't know about or are you just sold to ATI ?
I personally am not sold to a make : I have a low end card from each.
February 1st, 2005, 08:38 PM #13
What i didnt see up there was the 5700LE which i think would beat them all.3.2ghz HT P4
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February 1st, 2005, 08:40 PM #14
Maybe. Comparing the specs from 5500 to 5700LE would give the answer.
February 1st, 2005, 09:13 PM #15Originally Posted by skuz
February 1st, 2005, 09:17 PM #16
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sooooooooo true, i had to use a fx5200 128mb vid card in my comp for a while and it really performed horibbly, once i put my ti4200 128mb 8x agp in it i felt like i was on a totally different comp and thats a whole generation leap. the ti4200 doesnt support dx9 like the 5200 but in FPS and quality it KILLS the fx5200Main PC: AMD FX-8350 / 16gb DDR3 1600 / AMD 7970GE 1200mhz Core & 1600mhz Mem / Win7 Pro 64bit
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February 1st, 2005, 09:32 PM #17
That article that overclocked412 posted is from 2003. It is very likely that you can get a better card than the one he is suggesting. I would look into the FX 5700 LE to, it is probably a lot faster than the 9100.
February 1st, 2005, 09:56 PM #18Originally Posted by Whos Theo?
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August 11th, 2005, 10:29 AM #19
when i had my old comp I had a radeon 9100 pci and it blew a**, even OC'ed..
I still have the card in a drawer
it barely played CS
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