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Thread: Sapphire OEM Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb




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    it's the black pcb of a 9700 yet it is a 9800 pro w/samsung chips...........everything i've seen on it suggests it runs just fine. the only drawback is the wimpy heatsink and fan on the core that will proclude it from overclocking without some modification

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSR
    it's the black pcb of a 9700 yet it is a 9800 pro w/samsung chips...........everything i've seen on it suggests it runs just fine. the only drawback is the wimpy heatsink and fan on the core that will proclude it from overclocking without some modification
    No, the picture is wrong. Compare it against a 9700 and then a 9800, they are different, mainly the capacitors and things are in different locations.

    Also I will be modifying the card and the stock cooling is not staying.

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    and soul, hey, maybe i'm wrong.................but from what i've read, this is a hybrid card w @ black 9700 pcb yet it's a 9800 pro..........i'll do some digging again, as it's been awhile since i researched that particular card.............me personally, i'm staying away from that one, to pick up a retail card like powercolor at the same price.......just go to pricewatch

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    The picture shows a 9700, it has been covered before as I found out at xtremesystems.

    "Sapphire 9800 Pro"


    9700 Pro


    9800 Pro


    Whatever it is, its still a 9800 Pro when it arrives at your door....and its a very good buy.

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    what's the basic difference between the oem card and retail, just the bundle? or is it from a lesser batch...............they're all around here in socal @ 295.........but for 310, i can go powercolor retail........

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    Retail = Full box and all software

    OEM = The same card without the box and extras

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    You must have a slower card, cuz Halo should run fine on recent hardware. Games like Unreal II are harder on your system than Halo.
    I would beg to differ, as you can use PS 2.0, for example, in Halo. Also has to do with the porting of the software into PC format not being as good as an original PC game (which it should have been). Anyway, Extremetech.com have a review about it. :idea:

    You claim it gets 10mhz more than the Pro...yet you don't know what the Pro clock speeds are....so how can you claim that??
    Do you ever do benchmarking, then post on a forum at work, and can't exactly recall the speeds of every GPU out there? I don't know about you, but I don't have a photographic memory :
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    I have an uncanny ability to remember numbers.

    And you're right, the port wasn't excellent, it should run a lot faster than it does considering how it ran on the 733mhz Xbox with video somewhere between GF3 and GF4. I really don't know how the hell they pull off games of that caliber on a system like that.

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    Here's the deal with this card. It is a hybrid card, with all the 9800 components on a 9700 PCB. The performance is around 1-5% lower at the same clock speed than the Retail 9800 Pro. It seems like a good deal, but newegg now has the 9800 Non Pro back in stock again for only $243.

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    I didn't want to start a new thread, so I will ask it here. Is a Refurb Sapphire 9800 Pro for $223 any good? What kind of memory would it have? Here is the link:


    (BTW, it's not in stock right now)Refurb 9800 Pro
    Case: Aspire X-Alien Silver
    Power Supply: Antec True430
    Motherboard: Abit IC7-MAX3
    Processor: Pentium 4 2.6c
    Memory: Corsair XMS PC3500 1024MB(512x2)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Speakers: Logitech Z-680

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