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    Question ATI 9550 for gaming?

    A friend of mine is after a new card to replace the old 32mb sdr ati card that he currently has.

    He wants to start playing guild wars, would a Connect3D ATI Radeon 9550 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI retail for £45 be enough to play the game smoothly?

    He has a P4 with 1GB memory in the system

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    That should be fine

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    It'll be tolerable, but not brilliant. I would get a refurbished 9700 Pro from here, it'll be much faster:

    http://www.retekdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Video_Cards.html

    There's no point having 256MB of memory on a 9550, it doesn't have the power to take advantage of it.

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    Thanks skuzkib & rave! think the 9700 pro will do the job nicely

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    review i spotted which backs that up

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09...sapphire_x550/

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