I can get the 9800 NON PRO for $100.00 more than what the 9600PRO is currently going for. I am wondering if it is worth it. I am running with a 1GB of 333DDR ram and 2.4 P4. I am gaming with Raven Shield mostly rite now but will want to play some newer games in the coming months....will I see a difference now/is it worth it?
I havn't read anything online about the 9800 non-pro, but I was at Best Buy yesterday, and it looks like they're carrying them now, although they didn't have any, and the sticker said that the 9800 np had 128 bit memory!!!
Actually the 9800Non-pro is just UNDER the 9700Pro. From the review of the FXs from [H] (originally from game PC I think).
I'll see if I can find it. Was gonna post it, but it appears that none of my recent links to reviews get much action so why bother?
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PLEASE post it if you can. I have been searching for 9800 NON PRO information but have come up dry. If anyone has information that would be great. I may just go with the the 9600 and wait until games come along that use the 256 megs in newer cards then move up again...but I'm wondering if the 128 meg non pro 9800 would make a big difference in a game like Raven Shield (uses Unreal engine). I play it in 1024 res.
My local dealer keeps selling people junk cards with 128MB RAM to replace their good 64MB cards because...people just don't know what they're buying. It's the graphics processor that gives the 9700 and 9800 their power.
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The 9800 non pro is faster than the 9700pro because it uses more efficient shader and smoothing technology. So clock for clock, the 9800 is faster and better looking than the 9700 pro. Or, why would they introduce the same cars with a different part number?
Oh, and they both use 256 bit memory. Please don't post your guesses people!