Originally posted by raiden_nrl
Is there realy that much of a difference between 9600 9200 ati radeon is it worth the 100$ more considering i will need another upgrade soon becuase the new cards are coming out?
The 9200 is the upgraded version of a 9000 which is basically an 8500.
The 9600 is a downgraded 9800, they differ in corespeed & rendering pipelines.
9200 has an upgraded 8500 core
9600 a downgraded 9800 core.
9200 = directx 8.1 compatilbe
9600 = directx 9.0b compatible
9200 comes with 64`/128 mbs of ram
9600 comes with 128/256 mbs of DDR-Ram
It's worth the $100
If you wait, the 9600's go down in price as the next generation vid card is about to arrive....