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Sapphire, Apollo, Gigabyte, Powercolor ATI etc.. Whats the Diff?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SpongeHead, Feb 6, 2004.

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    SpongeHead Guest

    I am looking to purchase the ATI Radeon 9200 and noticed that every
    hardware manufacturer under the sun has the same card but "powered by
    ATI". The true ATI card is twice as much as one made by another
    company. All look different but all have the same specs. Are they
    all the same except for ATI support is better?
    Also, is there a difference between 9200 and 9200 SE etc.?
     
    SpongeHead, Feb 6, 2004
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    DaveW Guest

    The 9200SE is a slowed down version of the 9200.
     
    DaveW, Feb 7, 2004
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    Ron Cook Guest

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    'Powered by ATI' refers to a card made by a company using the ATI chipset.
    It may be supplied with ATI-sanctioned drivers, the base ATI reference
    drivers, or a driver set that someone threw together in their garage one
    night.

    In some cases the third-party card does not implement the complete feature
    set of the selected chip, or implements features poorly.

    'Made by ATI' indicates that the card was manufactured by ATI and has ATI
    support.

    I've always liked the ATI chipsets and have learned to purchase only cards
    manufactured by ATI. Third-party cards have been quite unpredictable in
    their performance.

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    Ron Cook, Feb 7, 2004
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