Jump to content

Is it worth upgrading a Ti4200 to a ATI 9600XT?


Recommended Posts

My GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB card has a bum fan, & I have the opportunity to either get it fixed or trade it in for an upgrade. The best upgrade deal is for $70 off a 9600xt, bringing the price to $130.


My first instinct is to just get it fixed. I rarely play PC games anymore, so the benefit won't be immediate. However.....like everyone else, I will be playing Half Life 2 & Doom 3. Am I better off saving the $130 for when those games are actually out? (Note: since it's a trade in, I'm not sure if I'd get the free HL2 game).


Does the 9600XT have any htpc capabilities? That would be a big plus in favor of upgrading.


If it matters, I have a P4 2.5ghz w/ 1GB ram.




Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow, a "yes" with an exclamation point! :) Thanks for the input. I need to do a little checking on my motherboard this week. I have a Shuttle mini PC case, and I've read some posts from people having probs with the power requirements of the new ATI's (the Shuttles have 200W psu's), so hopefully the 9600xt isn't affected.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm looking to get the 9600xt when I build a new pc in the coming weeks. I can't decide on the 128mb version or 256mb version though. There's not much difference in the price I can get either for. Suggestions anyone?


All the 9800 specs seem to expensive here in the UK, and 9700 models don't even seem to exist over here for some reason...



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...