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Thread: 9600 Pro or 9800?




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    Well after seeing the new HL2 benchmarks, I have decided to go with ATI for my next graphics card...now which is better? Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB or Radeon 9800 (non-pro) 128MB?? Thanks for any help...



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    9600 Pro:

    http://gameve.com/store/gameve_viewi...idproduct=1299

    9800:
    http://gameve.com/store/gameve_viewi...idproduct=1283
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    im thinking the 9800 will be faster even though it isnt a pro version.
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    well i dunno about that, the 9600 can overclock like a mother f*cker and i bet you could get it running at the same speeds as the 9800 non pro, but the 9600 has only 4 pipelines as opposed to the 8 pipelines the 9800 has BUT i think it makes up for that with insane overclocking ability, the 256mb RAM and the cheaper price. i would go for the 9600 and i think that would really keep you up to date on games for the next 6-12 months at least.
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    and where did you see HL2 benchmarks?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by dude281
    well i dunno about that, the 9600 can overclock like a mother f*cker and i bet you could get it running at the same speeds as the 9800 non pro, but the 9600 has only 4 pipelines as opposed to the 8 pipelines the 9800 has BUT i think it makes up for that with insane overclocking ability, the 256mb RAM and the cheaper price. i would go for the 9600 and i think that would really keep you up to date on games for the next 6-12 months at least.
    Wait awhile till new cards come out and get the 9800 cause price will drop.
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    You guys, the 9800 non pro on stock settings will annihilate even a 9600 PRO when overclocked to the max.....its a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dude281
    and where did you see HL2 benchmarks?????
    On the Tweaktown front page, Daily News Round #4. Anyways so a 9800 128mb is better than a 9600 pro 256mb? I was thinking the 9600 would be better because it's 256mb, of course I dont know too much about the way Video cards work so...i'm probably wrong.
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    The memory doesn't matter till doom3 comes out i think, because no existing game uses all the memory yet.
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    :mad: i just got an fx 5600 and i want hl2 REALLY bad, but now all i can get its like 12fps with it. i hate my life. i figure ill try and sell my 5600 non ultra on ebay and get a 9600 pro and see if i cant do some damage with that. if i sell the 5600 for like 100 bucks then i think a 9600 will only cost me like 50-80 bucks....the things i do for half life
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    I am thinking the 9800 will be faster even though it is not a pro version,you should buy 9800!

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