ok, im off this weekend to buy myself a radeon 9800pro. i know what i want, for once, and thats a good thing. i was going to just get the 256mb ASUS version from newegg for 340 bucks, but the more i read, the more im not so sure its worth it. ive talked to a few people who have tried the 256mb cards and said they were NO faster or better than the 128mb cards, in some cases slower. ive also seen a few forum posts on various sites that make the same claim.
so my question is definitively..
should i get the HIS 9800pro 128mb version, or is it worth my time and extra 100 bucks to get the 256mb version?
its replacing a radeon 9100 128mb card and a Ti4200 64mb card
for 9800Pro 128 is enough. 256MB are good in high res (1600x1024)with high AA&AF, but the 9800 GPU will most likely choke at those settings. So, no real use for 256MB.
Save the extra bucks and do a CPU/memory upgrade, then you will see the difference.
"I cannot give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma"
- The Wizard of Oz, talking to the Scarecrow
woah, so if i went with the HIS 128mb 9800pro (its stock cooling solution puts the bad in badass) could be flashed to the XT bios?
in that situation would the extra 128mb of ram make a diff or would it still not matter? not like i would need to flash it at all, but what the hell. with cooling like the HIS ice-Q theres no good reason not to overclock