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AndrewB

Just ordered an M9.

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Really, my first video card "upgrade" since getting a Voodoo3 2000 16MB back in August 2000.

Here's what John Carmack had to say about it. Video, 10.7MB.

With taxes and shipping, came to $205 Canadian ($150 American), and is expected in 7-10 business days. Nice, something to look forward to.

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Epyo said:

Oh, I almost thought you ordered a gun.

Heh...I was thinking the same thing. Its like "OMG AndrewB has really gone crazy!"

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Epyo said:

Oh, I almost thought you ordered a gun.


rofl SAME here, and ive never even heard of the m9 video card

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We have a pellet gun. Somehow I doubt it would effectively puncture a hard, round bone structure.

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are you upgrading your laptop or something? or did you buy an AGP version? i dont get it

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You were foolish enough to buy an nForce2 without integrated video when you only had a Geforce 2?

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Epyo said:

Oh, I almost thought you ordered a gun.

Me too. I think I was confused with a Tech 9.

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mewse said:

are you upgrading your laptop or something? or did you buy an AGP version? i dont get it

It's AGP 4X, full DirectX 8.1 compatibility.



The four black things are 16MB DDR each, the chip is about 1" square.

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The advertised name of the M9 is the Radeon Mobility 9000. It's basically just a crippled 8500 turned into a mobile chip.

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Epyo said:

Oh, I almost thought you ordered a gun.

I almost thought he'd ordered a BMW that I hadn't heard of yet.

I was ready to proclaim him coolest member ever, but no.

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I thought it was a gun.

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a gun would've been better. with all that mad cow shit goin' on now, you could've gone out and tagged yourself a few mad cows.

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david_a said:

The advertised name of the M9 is the Radeon Mobility 9000. It's basically just a crippled 8500 turned into a mobile chip.

It's just underclocked. It can safely be turned up quite a ways.

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Alientank said:

With a gun you could have stolen your m9 card.

It has to ordered and shipped and such.

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AndrewB said:

It's just underclocked. It can safely be turned up quite a ways.


Uh, no, quite the opposite. The card has half the vertex and texture units of the 8500. To make up for some of this, they upped the clock a little. For stuff like Quake3, it'll be just as fast as the 8500, but for Doom 3 it'll be half the speed.

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Scuba Steve said:

[img]http://www.doomworld.com/gbd2/misc/lingburnside.gif[img]

Heh, nice, Captain Andrew Justice Stineside.

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pritch said:

Heh, nice, Captain Andrew Justice Stineside.

There's also a hint of Fraggle in there.

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Update:

Received it and installed it today. I have one major problem and one minor problem.

Major: Non-native resolutions are blocky and blurry with the M9. It's supposed to be better than the M7 in non-native, yet it's worse. Much, much worse.

Minor: It's a bugger getting the drivers to install properly. They install manually, but not with the ATI Control Panel. This means I can't change OpenGL, Direct3D, or other desirable settings.

But on the bright side, it would have cost a lot more to configure my desktop to be Doom-3 optimized.

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BlackFish said:
"OH GNO!! HE'S GUNA KILL EVERYBODY"


if we keep haveing these "LOL I Thought u buy teh gun" posts I will kill everybody.

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