I was wondering if you had the choice from a saphire radeon 9600 128mb xt or a POWERCOLOR ATI RADEON 9800 Video Card(not the pro}, 128MB which one would you choose. The 9600 xt which is $135.00 or the 9800 which is $159.00. It's only about $25.00 dollars more. Do you think it would be much of an improvment.
A real Radeon 9800 with 256-bit memory interface is clearly faster than the 9600XT; No comparison.
But watch out as many of the cheap 9800 and 9800 pro's are crippled 128-bit ones. These should still be quicker than a 9600XT, but far behind the real 9800's. So are they worth the extra money over an 9600XT???
ABIT IS7, P4 2.6C, 1GB Corsair XMS 4000 Pro Series, Radeon 9800 Pro, Santa Cruz, TruePower 430watt
I'm not a big fan of powercolor though. To me <A HREF="http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3628345?site=sr:SEARCH..." target="_new">this</A> retail box BBA 9800 Pro with 3 year ATI warranty, if still available, is worth the extra money over the powercolor 9800. But if this is too expensive, just make sure you get a 256-bit 9800.
ABIT IS7, P4 2.6C, 1GB Corsair XMS 4000 Pro Series, Radeon 9800 Pro, Santa Cruz, TruePower 430watt<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pauldh on 09/26/04 09:19 PM.</EM></FONT></P>