Radeon 9600 XT 128mb vs 256mb


I'd like to know if there are great differences in performance between the Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB and the 256 MB version. In addition to that, does anyone know a URL where these two cards are compared?

Thanks a lot
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  1. The 128mb card will(should) have faster memory. 256mb of ram will always be useless on a card with a 128bit memory bus. The card doesnt have enough bandwidth to utilize it all.

    As for comparisons, please just use Google.

    <A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2216718" target="_new"><b>3DMark03</b></A>
    <A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=127163" target="_new"><b>3DMark05</b></A>
  2. <A HREF="http://www.google.com" target="_new">Google</A>

    <font color=blue>AthlonXP-M 2500+(12x200)</font color=blue>|<font color=green>Abit NF7-S</font color=green>|<font color=red>Kingston DDR400 2x256Mb</font color=red>|<font color=purple>NEC Accucync90 19"</font color=purple>|<font color=black>Sapphire 9600XT</font color=black>
  3. I would not touch any 256mb card unles they are the high end one using 256bit memory. Most of the time the 256mb 128bit performs less then 128mb 128bit cards.

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  4. Ahh, d00d? 9600XT uses 128-bit RAM. That's how they necked it down. Same with the 9500 Pro. The 9500 Pro had the same 8-pipe chip as the 9700, the 9600 had 4-pipes but at a ~50% higher clock speed. Hence the 128-bit limiter.

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