which one 9600xt or 9800(regular)???
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.
i tried a 9600XT on my system just to see if it worked before i shipped it to my uncle up north. i have a Radeon 9800 PRO ati made,, which is like 200 USD at best buy.
and the diffference was about 1900 points in 3dmark 2003
which is ALOT.
so, its up to you, if you like Fsaa and AF than go with the 9800, if you dont use those go with the 96xt
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
Again, IMO Yes definately. But only if it is a 128MB 256-bit card and not a 128MB 128-bit card.
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-131-406&depa=0" target="_new">THIS CARD</A> is a 256-bit version and would greatly outperform
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-382&depa=0" target="_new">This</A> 128-bit one.
I'm not a big fan of powercolor though. To me <A HREF="http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3628345?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG" 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>