I just got a BBA 9800 non-pro retail for $249. I saw that Compusa had the BBA 9600 Pro retail for $129 (after rebates). Should I stick with the 9800 non-pro? The 9800 non-pro does rock but seeing my friend 9600 Pro, I can tell much difference at 1024x768.
Yea - AA/AF cranked up does look tremendous. Things look crystal clear. I just don't run much over 1024x768. I guess that would mean the card would have a longer life span. I guess the people that bought their 9700 Pros sometime ago can still say it was a solid investment at the time.
I also like the fact of owning a card that ATI does "want" the market to have anymore.
HUGE difference. The 9800np blows the TI4200 away in pretty much everything I am playing. I can crank graphics setting to the max and not see even a studder in performance. The benchmarking I have been doing also shows a dramatic improvement (3DMark01, 3DMark03, AquaMark3) and some game benchmarks. 3DMark was like 1500 and now it is at 5375 on my system (AMD2500/1GB Corsair DDR400)