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PowerColor 9800 Pro EZ good card?

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Anonymous
September 9, 2004 6:49:07 PM

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Is the Powercolor 9800 Pro EZ a good card compared to other 9800 Pros?
I'm looking at a PowerColor and a Sapphire, but the PowerColor is
cheaper. I plan on using it in a new system with an Athlon 64 3000+,
a Chaintech VNF3-250, and 1GB of DDR400 (2x512). The 9800XT and the
X800 are both quite a lot more than I can afford, and I really like
ATI's drivers. I can also afford an AIW 9700 Pro, but I would rather
have the performance and I don't really need the features of an AIW
card.
Thanks in advance,
-Hukuis
September 9, 2004 10:42:42 PM

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try to avoid the powercolor brand as it's the bottom of the barrel, the
sapphire one on the other hand is up there, i suggest you go w/ the
sapphire, but it all comes down to your budget and if u're able to dish out
the extra $$$.

"hukuis" <thehukuis@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:ef3007a6.0409091349.3ae45696@posting.google.com...
> Is the Powercolor 9800 Pro EZ a good card compared to other 9800 Pros?
> I'm looking at a PowerColor and a Sapphire, but the PowerColor is
> cheaper. I plan on using it in a new system with an Athlon 64 3000+,
> a Chaintech VNF3-250, and 1GB of DDR400 (2x512). The 9800XT and the
> X800 are both quite a lot more than I can afford, and I really like
> ATI's drivers. I can also afford an AIW 9700 Pro, but I would rather
> have the performance and I don't really need the features of an AIW
> card.
> Thanks in advance,
> -Hukuis
Anonymous
September 9, 2004 10:57:56 PM

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"Khar00f" <Khar00f@Hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<z_40d.21833$sz2.240635@wagner.videotron.net>...
> try to avoid the powercolor brand as it's the bottom of the barrel, the
> sapphire one on the other hand is up there, i suggest you go w/ the
> sapphire
Is there any real difference in performance? Will overclocking be
enough to compensate for this difference if it exists? Should I
invest in a 256MB card right now, even if it means buying a slightly
older GPU? Is the 9800XT expected to significantly drop in price
within the next 5 months? Thanks for the help,
-Hukuis
September 10, 2004 11:05:36 AM

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"hukuis" <thehukuis@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:ef3007a6.0409091757.5e137d87@posting.google.com...
> "Khar00f" <Khar00f@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:<z_40d.21833$sz2.240635@wagner.videotron.net>...
> > try to avoid the powercolor brand as it's the bottom of the barrel, the
> > sapphire one on the other hand is up there, i suggest you go w/ the
> > sapphire
> Is there any real difference in performance? Will overclocking be
> enough to compensate for this difference if it exists? Should I
> invest in a 256MB card right now, even if it means buying a slightly
> older GPU? Is the 9800XT expected to significantly drop in price
> within the next 5 months? Thanks for the help,
> -Hukuis
I know the Powercolor card is clocked a bit lower but I believe (and you
need to check this is true) that the memory bandwidth is reduced from 256bit
to 128bit and
THAT is important.
!