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Old 03-13-2004, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am planning to put a saphire radeon 128mb 9800 PRO. Does this card go by expectations? Also what is the diff between the ati radeon and the saphire radeon 128mb 9800 pro becuz the ati one is 30 bux more...thanks for all replys.
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Old 03-13-2004, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Sapphire version and it is very easy to overclock and very stable. It's an unbelievable deal really. I have had no problems with it. So save your $30 for something else.
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thats whut i thought man...thx for reply.
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I still don't understand what makes the ATI worth more if the Sapphire ATI is in fact better.

Sapphire DOES have the samsung chipset, right? It doesn't make sense to me! YAARGGH!
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The ATI doesnt have to be worth more for them to charge more for it. Some people would prefer to buy a true ATI as opposed to a 3rd parties version... the truth is that the 3rd parties ones are usually enhanced versions of the original board with better cooling solutions etc.
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