Thread: Radeon 9000 vs Geforce4
October 7th, 2002, 04:19 PM #1
Radeon 9000 vs Geforce4
Which is better? I hear so much about geforce4's then what about this radeon business?
October 7th, 2002, 04:27 PM #2
I'm a Geforce fan, and in lotsa cases GeForce will rock the Radeon. But I saw a benchmark test where the All-In-Wonder card they just brought out waxed the GeForce in some games/programs. But Id still go with GeForce
My 2 cents
October 8th, 2002, 11:22 AM #3
The GeForce4 will give you more FPS in 3D games but the Radeon 9000 will give you better 2D quality. You will still be able to play all the latest games with alot of detail and color on the Radeon but you will have to settle for a few less FPS which you probably will not notice anyway.
I am an ATI fan BTW. I think that you cant go wrong with ATI. Good multipurpose cards.
October 8th, 2002, 11:54 AM #4
The only thing that has ever kept me from even thinking about an ATi card is their drivers, if they want to give nVidia a run for their money they really need a good driver team.
October 8th, 2002, 12:02 PM #5
I have heard that ATI's new Catalyst drivers are very good now.Reality is controlled by those who are the most insane
October 8th, 2002, 12:19 PM #6
October 8th, 2002, 03:25 PM #7
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Which GeForce4 are you talking about?
October 8th, 2002, 03:43 PM #8
When you compare the Radeon 9000 to the GeForce 4 The radeon will lose....
The reverse is true if the GeForce 4 is compared to the Raedon 9700 Pro as indicated in these articles on HardOCP:
#1 - http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MzQ0
#2 - http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MzQw
And to quote from article #2
"The ATi Radeon 9700 Pro is the best video card we have ever laid our hands on. ATi is going to be first to market with some very impressive technology and the gamers are sure to take notice. I think the benchmarks at 4XAA/16XAF speak for themselves. The image quality is nothing less than beautiful in both 2D and 3D. Then considering we already know it is going to be a powerhouse card that has the ability to run DOOM]|[ next year and you are almost guaranteed to have a nice long term upgrade for your hard-earned cash."
I am sure you cantell which one I have......!
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October 8th, 2002, 03:54 PM #9
Yep.. Radeon 9000 was made to compete against Nvidia cheaper solution... that is... GeForce 4 mx series!!!
The Radeon 9700 is the fastest card around!
The only thing that keeps me from buying an ATi card it's their linux support.!!
October 8th, 2002, 07:32 PM #10
The Radeon 9000 is the cheap new thing from ATI, the 9700, like others said, is the top of ATI's line.
I have a 9000, I believe a GF4 would be much faster than it. Though it's far from slow...
October 8th, 2002, 07:51 PM #11
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October 9th, 2002, 01:45 AM #13
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I got the radeon 9000pro/64mb card. I'm happy with it, it's more bang for a buck than the geforces (the gf4ti4200 costs almost twice as much as my card here).
9000 outperforms mx cards, and I recall (thg) it beating the 4200 in some benches.
However, the ti series are faster than 9000.
October 10th, 2002, 05:29 PM #14
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The thing about the Radeon 9000 is its complete DirectX 8.1 support - something the GeForce4 MX lacks. But keep in mind the 9000 is a gimped version of the 8500. If you have the choice between a GF4 Ti and Radeon 9000 - get the GeForce. It will perform better all the way around.
October 20th, 2002, 11:58 AM #15
The Radeon 9000 sits somewhere between the gf4 4x00 and the gf4mx series in terms of performance and probably also in terms of price. ATI generally seem to look a little better on the screen but I'm sure the gf4 look quite good too.
Have a look at this benchmark link at THG.
October 20th, 2002, 01:53 PM #16
How is the 9000 a "gimped" version of the 8500? The 9000Pro has 4 pixel pipelines and runs 25MHz faster than the 8500What did a tornado sound like before freight trains were invented?
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