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9700 Aiw Screens?


Ghost2520

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Since I just got my first paycheck yesterday, I'm thinkin about upgrading my video card a bit. Since I hate the TV that I have to play my XBox on and my current TV tuner card SUCKS, I was lookin at getting a 9700 or 9800 AIW. With Fable and Halo 2 comin out I want to get my XBox hooked up to my PC as quickly as possible. Can any of you guys that have these cards take some screen shots for me of the quality of video in console games/recorded tv shows? Thanks. :)

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I had a AIW R7500 a while back with my GC hooked up to it, and it looked fine at 640x480, which is the default res for the RCA input. When it's fullscreen you're going to have to sit back though because it's really blurry. They may have improved on the tuner since that revision but I've seen the screenshots of the 9700 and 9800 AIW and there's almost no difference from the 7500. Still, you can't beat the IE plugin-play Xbox and surf OCC at the same time! :D

 

As soon as I get my AIW 9800 Pro from Shadowfactor I'll get a couple of screenshots for ya. ;)

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I should mention a few things. The game quality between a 9700 and 9700 AIW is the same. Now, for TV, most of the AIW's are about the same, but the 8500 owns them all. It's the only one with a digital tuner instead of analog

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Ive got the 9700 pro AIW and it has really quite good multimedia capabilities i must say. Plus the whole analog tuner thing doesnt really bother me becuase I have digital cable so I hook the cable up to the svideo input and just bypass the tuner. Really good image quality, great funcionality with the pvr funictions and the remote wonder control. Plus the sucker overclocks like a dream. You wont be dissapointed.

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So your saying I should go with the 9700Pro AIW over the 9800Pro AIW? It would save me a few extra bucks? (quite a few actually) If the digital in the 8500 makes a huge difference I may pick one of those up in the future for a second computer. After I upgrade my CPU I'll have enough parts for a second computer. :)

 

Andrusk, what do you get for benchmark scores on 3DMark03?

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Well, the 9800 Pro would perform better out of the box, but the 9700 Pro could probably 'out OC' it. Anyway, if you do want to get an 8500 AIW for a second computer, PM me. I've got one fs for $70 (good price if you consider the cost of a digital tuner and a R8500)

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The 9800 Pro AIW wonder will outperform the 9700 Pro AIW at stock, but the 9700 Pro AIW should be able to hit 9800 Pro speeds. However the R350 core is more effecient than than the R300 core, and the 9800 Pro will outperform the 9700 Pro even at the same clock speeds. The 9700 Pro is more fun to mod though. :D

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I think I'll have to go for the 9800Pro, the 9700Pro is hard to track down, newegg doesn't sell it anymore and prices in froogle are more than the 9800Pro. :( Invader, I will want one but it won't be until the begining of next year... I just don't have enough cash to buy everything right now. :lol::(

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