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May 24, 2005 7:59:30 PM

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Hello,

I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a big
price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much of a
performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?

Thanks

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Anonymous
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May 24, 2005 8:17:59 PM

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Yes! The X800 will run MUCH higher frame rates in games.

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"boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a big
> price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much of a
> performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>
> Thanks
>
May 24, 2005 8:39:23 PM

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Thank you

"DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
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> Yes! The X800 will run MUCH higher frame rates in games.
>
> --
> DaveW
>
>
>
> "boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:U82dnVKJ9-pOLA7fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a
>> big price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much of
>> a performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>
>
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May 25, 2005 3:27:22 AM

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"boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a big
> price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much of a
> performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?

Fairly substantial. It's faster at any resolution, but the X800 Pro will
really pull away from the 9800 Pro at high resolutions with options maxed.
It's a huge difference at 1280x1024.
May 25, 2005 3:27:23 AM

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Thanks - I guess that explains the price difference.

"Augustus" <augustus@wrtt.net> wrote in message
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>
> "boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:U82dnVKJ9-pOLA7fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a
>> big price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much of
>> a performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>
> Fairly substantial. It's faster at any resolution, but the X800 Pro will
> really pull away from the 9800 Pro at high resolutions with options maxed.
> It's a huge difference at 1280x1024.
>
May 25, 2005 3:27:23 AM

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"Augustus" <augustus@wrtt.net> wrote in message
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>
> "boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:U82dnVKJ9-pOLA7fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a
>> big price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much of
>> a performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>
> Fairly substantial. It's faster at any resolution, but the X800 Pro will
> really pull away from the 9800 Pro at high resolutions with options maxed.
> It's a huge difference at 1280x1024.

Look at the 800XL as an option as well. It's sort of an underclocked version
of the 850XT. I just bought one, and for the price it's a great card.
Running Doom3 at high quality and Farcry with everything else maxed out
right now, and it's totally smooth.
May 25, 2005 3:27:24 AM

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Thanks - I might end up getting the 800 XT based on the price $330 vs. a
little less for some other models - this seems to be the most bang for the
buck.
"JT" <j@mail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Augustus" <augustus@wrtt.net> wrote in message
> news:uLOke.9463$9A2.2966@edtnps89...
>>
>> "boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:U82dnVKJ9-pOLA7fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a
>>> big price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much
>>> of a performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>>
>> Fairly substantial. It's faster at any resolution, but the X800 Pro will
>> really pull away from the 9800 Pro at high resolutions with options
>> maxed. It's a huge difference at 1280x1024.
>
> Look at the 800XL as an option as well. It's sort of an underclocked
> version of the 850XT. I just bought one, and for the price it's a great
> card. Running Doom3 at high quality and Farcry with everything else maxed
> out right now, and it's totally smooth.
>
May 25, 2005 11:24:07 AM

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Augustus kirjoitti:
> "boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:U82dnVKJ9-pOLA7fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>
>>Hello,
>>
>>I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a big
>>price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much of a
>>performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>
>
> Fairly substantial. It's faster at any resolution, but the X800 Pro will
> really pull away from the 9800 Pro at high resolutions with options maxed.
> It's a huge difference at 1280x1024.
>
>

That it does. Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to remember reading
somewhere that X600 is basically a PCIE version of 9800. Making both
X700 and X800 faster cards, also both being specifically designed for
PCIE (thus using it more efficiently then X600 which is based on a
agp-design of 9800-series). Do I remember correctly?
Anonymous
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May 25, 2005 6:03:45 PM

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boe wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a big
> price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much of a
> performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>
> Thanks
>
>

I upgraded from a 9600XT to a 9800 Pro
I had the money for an X800 Pro but I didn't want to have to upgrade my
PSU. My PSU only has 15A on the 12V rail and a 9800 Pro does not load up
the 12V rail. The X800 Pro however does load it up.

The 9800 Pro is about 40% faster than a 9600XT and an X800 Pro I think
is roughly twice as fast as a 9800 pro from memory

9600 has 4 pipelines and a 128bit memory interface
9800 Pro has 8 pipelines and a 256bit memory interface
X800 Pro has 12 pipelines and a 256bit memory interface

This page has more details:
http://techreport.com/etc/comparo/graphics/
Anonymous
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May 25, 2005 6:05:08 PM

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boe wrote:
> Thanks - I might end up getting the 800 XT based on the price $330 vs. a
> little less for some other models - this seems to be the most bang for the
> buck.

Just make sure your PSU is up to it.
(300W absolute bare min and with that it needs 18A on the 12V rail,
preferably higher for wattage if you're running lots of hard drives/a
power hungry CPU etc.)

> "JT" <j@mail.com> wrote in message
> news:6eadnf0Qw7DlVA7fRVn-gg@cablespeedmd.com...
>
>>"Augustus" <augustus@wrtt.net> wrote in message
>>news:uLOke.9463$9A2.2966@edtnps89...
>>
>>>"boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>news:U82dnVKJ9-pOLA7fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>>>
>>>>Hello,
>>>>
>>>>I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a
>>>>big price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much
>>>>of a performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>>>
>>>Fairly substantial. It's faster at any resolution, but the X800 Pro will
>>>really pull away from the 9800 Pro at high resolutions with options
>>>maxed. It's a huge difference at 1280x1024.
>>
>>Look at the 800XL as an option as well. It's sort of an underclocked
>>version of the 850XT. I just bought one, and for the price it's a great
>>card. Running Doom3 at high quality and Farcry with everything else maxed
>>out right now, and it's totally smooth.
>>
>
>
>
May 25, 2005 6:05:09 PM

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Thanks - I have a solid 350w
"ofn01" <netusr@internet.not> wrote in message
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> boe wrote:
>> Thanks - I might end up getting the 800 XT based on the price $330 vs. a
>> little less for some other models - this seems to be the most bang for
>> the buck.
>
> Just make sure your PSU is up to it.
> (300W absolute bare min and with that it needs 18A on the 12V rail,
> preferably higher for wattage if you're running lots of hard drives/a
> power hungry CPU etc.)
>
>> "JT" <j@mail.com> wrote in message
>> news:6eadnf0Qw7DlVA7fRVn-gg@cablespeedmd.com...
>>
>>>"Augustus" <augustus@wrtt.net> wrote in message
>>>news:uLOke.9463$9A2.2966@edtnps89...
>>>
>>>>"boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:U82dnVKJ9-pOLA7fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>>>>
>>>>>Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>>I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is a
>>>>>big price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there much
>>>>>of a performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>>>>
>>>>Fairly substantial. It's faster at any resolution, but the X800 Pro will
>>>>really pull away from the 9800 Pro at high resolutions with options
>>>>maxed. It's a huge difference at 1280x1024.
>>>
>>>Look at the 800XL as an option as well. It's sort of an underclocked
>>>version of the 850XT. I just bought one, and for the price it's a great
>>>card. Running Doom3 at high quality and Farcry with everything else maxed
>>>out right now, and it's totally smooth.
>>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
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May 25, 2005 6:07:50 PM

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vellu wrote:
> Augustus kirjoitti:
>
>> "boe" <boe_d@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:U82dnVKJ9-pOLA7fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm thinking about upgrading my 9600 AGP video card. I see there is
>>> a big price difference between the 9800 pro and x800 pro. Is there
>>> much of a performance difference on the two 256mB AGP versions?
>>
>>
>>
>> Fairly substantial. It's faster at any resolution, but the X800 Pro
>> will really pull away from the 9800 Pro at high resolutions with
>> options maxed. It's a huge difference at 1280x1024.
>>
>
> That it does. Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to remember reading
> somewhere that X600 is basically a PCIE version of 9800. Making both
> X700 and X800 faster cards, also both being specifically designed for
> PCIE (thus using it more efficiently then X600 which is based on a
> agp-design of 9800-series). Do I remember correctly?

No I think the X600 is pretty much akin to a 9600 - 4 pipelines/128bit
interface. The X700 has 8 pipelines, but still a 128bit interface, but
the newer chip technology + PCIe I think makes it about as fast as a
9800 Pro (if not a bit faster I think). I think an X700 is about as fast
as a 6600GT which is faster than both a 9800 Pro and 9800XT
May 26, 2005 5:04:37 AM

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to remember reading
> somewhere that X600 is basically a PCIE version of 9800. Making both X700
> and X800 faster cards, also both being specifically designed for PCIE
> (thus using it more efficiently then X600 which is based on a agp-design
> of 9800-series). Do I remember correctly?

The X600 series is just the 9600 series ported over to the PCIe formfactor.
Any 9800 Pro will run circles around them at any resolution. The X700 Pro
actually spanks the 9800 Pro quite handily at 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 in
Doom3 and FarCry. AT 1024x768 they're pretty close.
http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/videocards/articl...
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