9600XT 128 or 256? Tags: Graphics Cards Memory Graphics Last response: December 24, 2003 10:21 PM in Graphics & Displays Share jonob December 23, 2003 9:34:58 AM Having decided to purchase a 9600XT (I recognise that the 9600 pro may be better value for money, but the XT DOES come with HL2), I was wondering what the advantage of 256 memory over 128? 1. I know that the 256 is slightly more expensive, but only marginally so, BUT, I have heard that the memory on the 256 is slower than the 128. If price is no issue, which card is better? 2. Would you recommend Hercules or Sapphire, or are they pretty much the same? Thanks for any advice! More about : 9600xt 128 256 cleeve December 23, 2003 1:20:45 PM You should do a seacrh before posting this question. It is posted every day. 128 is better than 256 for the 9600 pro/xt. This is because of 2 things: 1- on 256 mb cards, the memory is usually not as fast/has a higher latency/worse for overclocking 2- 256 mb only offers benefits at super-high resolutions (i.e. 1600*1200) when using antialiassing... and the 9600 XT is not powerful to run those resolutions with AA anyway. So 256 megs is pretty much a waste unless it's a 9800 PRO. [or better] ________________ <b>Radeon <font color=red>9500 PRO</b></font color=red> <i>(hardmodded 9500, o/c 322/322)</i> <b>AthlonXP <font color=red>2600+</b></font color=red> <i>(o/c 2400+ w/143Mhz fsb)</i> <b>3dMark03: <font color=red>4,055</b></font color=red> HardWareBoss December 23, 2003 1:28:30 PM OR he buys a 9800XT. Related resources 9600xt 128mb vs 256 - Forum 128 mb vs 256 mb 9600XT - Forum 9600XT 128 or 256 - Forum 9800 Pro 128Mb or 9600XT 256Mb - which one to use? - Forum 9600 (non-SE) 256MB or 9600XT 128MB? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jonob December 24, 2003 8:30:18 AM Thanks for the advice guys....ordered the 128mb version Only bummer is that I have to wait until after Christmas for it to be delivered addiarmadar December 24, 2003 10:21:17 PM If you got the money and are in to braggin then go for the 256mb version. Otherwise the 2 perform the same. Barton 2500+ @ 2200mhz (10x220 vcore @ 1.775) Asus A7N8X Dlx 440 FSB 1gb Geil GD pc3500 Dual Channel (2-3-3-6) Segata 80gb SATA 8.5ms seek ATI Radeon 9800 Pro(420/700) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 9800PRO with 128 MB RAM or 9600XT with 256 MB RAM? Forum 9600XT 128 or 256? Forum 9600xt 128mb or 256mb Forum SolvedSamsung 840 Pro: 128 or 256gb? Forum SolvedI want to upgrade the SSD in my Chromebook and I know the 128 GB SSD option works, but would the 256 GB work as well? Forum SolvedPowercolor Radeon HD7850 2GB GDDR5 256BIT vs MSI Nvidia GTX750TI TWIN FROZR IV OC 2GB DDR5 128BIT Forum SolvedRadeon R9 270 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 vs. Radeon R7 260X 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5? Forum SolvedAdvantages of Partition Sizes of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, etc... Forum Solvedwhats the difference between 128bit and 256 bit in GPUs? Forum Solvedhow convert 128 mb vga card in 256 mb Forum SolvedHD 7770 from 128mbit display to 256 mbit? Forum its a good upgrade from a ati 9600xt 256mb to a powercolor x1650pro 5 Forum SolvedNvidia Geforce GTX 650Ti 1GB DDR 5 128-Bit Or AMD Radeon HD 6850 1gb DDR 5 256-Bit Forum How bad is my ATI Radeon 9600XT 128mb?? Forum 9600XT worth the extra 128 megs? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !