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    I recently aquired an Asus 9600XT off ebay for $260CND, at the same time they are being sold locally for $330 w/tax. But I can not really afford to keep it, bloody Christmas. So I have been offered a trade. A Powercolor 9600Pro + $150CND http://www.powercolor.com.tw/page2/p...sn=106&temp1=2. So my question here is:

    1) How good is powercolor? Is it another one of those generic brands, or a respectable one such as Asus.

    2) Is the XT worth it over the Pro? I noticed a lot of people are planning on getting a Pro, even with the XT out. So I am right in assuming that the clock speed boost isnt worth it?

    3) Would you do it?

    My other option would be to sell it straight up. I could get $275 or maybe a bit more. I could also simply cancel the order. I would pay the seller for the seller fees cuz Im an honest guy and its only $6.50CND. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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    Tweak Town just did a comparison on the Powercolor cards, and they seemed to be pretty good.

    I'd go with the XT, because there's a performance increase of about 15% over the Pro. If you can't afford the XT, then go with the Pro. It's not a huge difference, but pretty big for the price nonetheless.

    I might do it, but if you can manage to get the money together, than keep the Asus. It's more likely to be better in the end.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I just found out that its not the bravo edition. The only difference is 80MHz on the core (total 480MHz from the 400MHz of the normal version) as well as a better cooler:bounce: and a blue LED so its not too much.

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    Bravo edition?

    Anyway, I'd wait awhile to see what other people have to think. I'm not the most knowledgeable person in this field. In fact, I probably don't have much more knowledge than you about it. ;)
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    The difference between the two cards is not worth $150 cdn, take the pro and the cash.
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    $150 CND? :wow: It's only a $17usd here. That's weird. I would also take the Pro and the cash, as:
    A) That's a lot of money for the difference
    B) You can easily o/c a Pro to XT speeds

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