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What step-up from a 9800 Pro?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by evapor8, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. evapor8


    Joined: 30 Oct 2002

    Posts: 115

    Location: Guernsey, Channel Islands

    I have a 9800 Pro that is artifacting quite badly when I watch divx videos.

    I am thinking it needs replacing, but I can't afford to spend more than £100 (less is better).

    I'm sure things have moved on since this.

    What should I be looking for?

    It needs to be AGP, and I need a DVI and a VGA (???) out.


  2. mmj_uk


    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 24,986

    Is it just DIVX video? try disabling hardware acceleration i've heard ati are a bit buggy with that enabled, it might not be a faulty card at all.
  3. evapor8


    Joined: 30 Oct 2002

    Posts: 115

    Location: Guernsey, Channel Islands

    Is that a bios thing, or something I could switch off in the Catalyst Control Centre?

  4. benjo


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 12,779

    Location: London

    It should be in the media players options, just a setting to turn hardware acceleration off.
  5. evapor8


    Joined: 30 Oct 2002

    Posts: 115

    Location: Guernsey, Channel Islands

    Turned it off, but still not great.

    I think I can put up with it for the time being. Will hold off replacing it until the inevitable PCI-E upgrade.

    Thanks guys.

  6. marc2003


    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,208

    Location: England

  7. Tute


    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 22,362

    Location: Devon, UK

    £50 over your budget would bag you an X800/X850 off the MM, cracking card, and the best I can recommend unless you're willing to over-stretch to the 7800GS, which i'm going to guess you're not :)
  8. Vegeta


    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

    Posts: 5,762

    You could get a 6800nu off members market for £70, just needs a new cooler, seems ideal to me lovely card.
  9. m3csl2004


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    iif it just while watching divx videos i would recomend changing the drivers and your divx codec - i use the free divx player from divx.com i get all wierd colours in media player
  10. LoopyLee


    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 157

    try running a bench look for problems there, sounds like codecs problems to me.
  11. weescott


    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,394

    Location: Heckling for change

    if the card has artifacts then its nothing to do with codecs.