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 128 mb vs 256 - Forum 128 mb vs 256 mb 9600XT - Forum 9600XT 128 or 256 - Forum 9800 Pro 128 Mb or 9600XT 256 Mb - which one to use? - Forum 9600 (non-SE) 256 MB or 9600XT 128 MB? - 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 128 mb or 256 mb Forum 9600XT worth the extra 128 megs? Forum 9600xt 128 ddr Forum Sapphire 9600XT 128 MB Forum nvidia fx5700 128 mb vs radeon 9600xt for doom 3.... Forum Which is better: FX5900 256 mb, or 9600XT 256 mb? - will b.. Forum Which is better, 9600xt 256 mb, or FX5900 s56 mb ? - looki.. Forum 9600xt 256 mb ddr Forum ATI Radeon 9600XT 256 Mb Forum Radeon 9600XT 256 MB vs. Radeon 9800 Pro Forum How big improvement do x800GTO( 256 ) get over gf 6800( 128 )? Forum Please help me choosing a GFX Card Forum weigh in on 9800se vs 9600xt 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 !