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tahiti
09-21-2005, 11:10 PM
Can u show me the differencies between radeon 9550 with radeon 9600. I know Radeon 9600 is faster than Radeon 9550, but if Radeon 9550 65$ and radeon 86$, wat is my best choice??
thanks for your help and replies! :-x

Yawgm0th
09-22-2005, 03:46 AM
As long as the Radeon 9550 is 128-bit (with both cards they can screw you over by selling you a 64-bit one), it is the better buy. The 9550s tend to overclock well past 9600 speeds, and even if it couldn't, that's nearly a 20% price increased for a something only marginally faster.

I'm also assuming that they both have the same amount of video RAM. Never buy a 64MB one, and it's okay to pay around $5 more for a 256MB one.

tahiti
09-26-2005, 12:14 AM
Many people said that shouldn't focus on their amount of video RAM, the thing decide to speed is Chipset of VGA. Now you say me other knownledge! Wat should i believe in??
Anyway thanks for your advice to me to buy 9550s.

Yawgm0th
09-26-2005, 12:58 AM
It's true that you shouldn't focus on video RAM, but it's still very important. A 64MB card is truly a bad buy regardless of what GPU it actually uses. A 256MB card will have some advantages in certain games over a 64MB one, but it's not worth spending a lot of money on in this case. So, if it's a 128MB 128-bit Radeon 9550 for $65 or a 256MB 128-bit Radeon 9550 for $80, the 128MB card would make more sense.

tahiti
09-26-2005, 12:35 PM
ok, i have just known more clearly. Thanks for your help, admin!