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Old 02-15-2004, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 256MB 9600 XT or 9700 Pro

Which one of these cards should I get? I've heard great things about both, and the 9700 Pro isn't very expensive anymore, although I do think it is a little faster than the 9600 XT.

The 9600 XT is a great deal, and it's one of the best cards out right now. I can't decide.
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im saying the 9600xt 256 same card i plan on soon

if your gonna look up towards the 9700 why not go 9800?
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Yeah, the 9800 pro is only like $220, kick the few extra bucks and go for it
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the 9600 has 128MB more video RAM, it's what I'd get
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i thought the same thing when i got my 9200 with 256, i was soooooooooooooooooooo wrong, the engine can't handle some of the better games out there(well, with all the setting on low it can) i'd go with the 9700 or 9800.
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Yeah, the 9800 pro is only like $220, kick the few extra bucks and go for it
$220??? Where the hell do you live!! Its like $600 Canadian.
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Got mine for $190 plus shipping a couple month's ago.Supple must be drying up cause price is rising.

http://maximumpc.pricegrabber.com/se...form_keyword=&

I dont buy into i need 256 memory to play games.By the time i do ill bump up too a 16x card.Rather have 8 pipes then more memory.

Was hard to find a compare of 9600Xt VS 9800 pro.

9600XT 3dMark03

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardwar...211_3114371__7

9800pro 3dMark03

http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardwar...211_3291611__7
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by the time we need 256 memory, we will have PCI express, and everything will be even better
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$220??? Where the hell do you live!! Its like $600 Canadian.
Sh!t man move to the USA
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yea no kiddin, 128 meg cards are the **** right now, no point in looking only at 256 cards, i remember seeing benchmarkings with a lot of cards like a 5600fx 128 and a 5600fx 256, etc...every card with 256 literally came out like .2 fps more than the 128 card... whatever! let's do what the video card companies want us to do, buy higher numbers hardware peices!! ohh look a 64bit chip!! i'm buying that, yea, consider the fact that you're a guinie pig for the next 2 years! ohh and.. look at all the 64bit programs.. mhh
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