View Full Version : 9600xt vs 9800 pro?

02-04-2005, 08:24 AM
I already own a 9600 XT, I am wondering if it would be worth spending the 124 bucks and getting a 9800 pro. I mainly want better performance on games like half life 2 and doom 3.

02-04-2005, 08:27 AM
It is an improvement, although a geforce 6600GT would be a better choice.

02-04-2005, 08:28 AM
I cant spend 300 bucks on a card is all. I cant find a 9800 xt anywhere, do they even make those cards anymore?

02-04-2005, 08:33 AM
I saw on pricewatch its 174 bucks which isnt too bad. A 9800 pro is bout 40 bucks cheaper, is the 6600 gt woth the 40 bucks over the 9800 pro?

02-04-2005, 09:10 AM
My suggestion, save your money and wait for a while untill you have enough for a 6600GT
if you get the 9800pro you will be waisting your money, $130 for a minimal increase. Not worth it IMO.

I am in a worse spot than you ATM, I only have a MX440 and I need about 100-150 more for my 6800GT. So I cant play Doom3, HL2(not well anyway), or many games period. Wait on it is all I am going to say.

02-04-2005, 11:07 AM
I agree. A 9800 Pro is pretty much wasted money as an upgrade from a 9600XT. The 6600GT is about the minimum for a worthy upgrade from a 9600XT.