"Best ATI card yet! It really treats me right!"5.0 starson by trossen
Pros: Blazing Speed and Clear Graphics, TV tuner too!
Cons: None to date
Summary: I have the Samsung SyncMaster 173P 17" monitor hooked up. I split my cable coming into my cable modem and now it also goes to the TV tuner section on the 9800. Awesome! I am able to get the unscrambled HDTV side of regular programming on my high res. 17" monitor and when I am kicked out of my 42" Sony TV room, I can now come into my office and enjoy better resolution than my 42 HDTV! And this 9800 has a great remote! Easy to read instructions and several new drivers are available only if you experience problems.
I am using an Intel 850DV mother board and 2 GB of RAM. Windows XP Pro SP2.
No problems at all. Games such as the new Doom or Battle Front are soooo much faster and better looking than the Xbox versions!
Graphics in general are crisper than my old ATI 8500 LE 128 MB AGP board. Holy Cr*p this board rocks! Those with problems must get frustrated way too easy and are not at all computer savvy. I guess there are a bunch of folks out there with sour grapes that just can't read the manual. Calling tech support at 4PM Eastern, I got hold of a knowledgeable tech support lad that explained a question I had. I waited 30 seconds. A reminder to those of you that buy an ATI board: register the board first before you call tech support.
I paid $240 with with 2 $30 gift cards: sweet! And Staples priced matched off a low price on Amazon plus 10% of the difference.