9600xt or 9800pro (128bit) - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 694
Default

Thats the same card i have. I really like my 9800 pro. i play games like UT2004, Americas Army, BF1942, Blackhawk down, among others, and i have not had one issue yet. If your'e looking for a great video card at a reasonable price, you found it!

As fo reliability, mine has worked flawlessly for about 6 months now.
__________________

__________________
Lian Li Aluminum Case
Intel D975XBXK2R Mobo
Core 2 Duo E6700 CPU
EVGA 8800 GTS Video Card
Corsair XMS 2 x 1gig RAM
Zalman 9500 CPU cooler
hercules_upw is offline  
Old 05-31-2004, 06:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 36
Default

I'm sure there's some reviews avaible on the net about that card. Hit up google.

I know that some 128 cards perform better than some 256 cards. I'm not sure about that specific one, but I wouldnt let that be a factor in your purchase.
__________________

Jitsu is offline  
Old 05-31-2004, 07:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,432
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by mRk
Is Sapphire a reliable company?
Yes, go with the Sapphire 9800 Pro and I promise you won't be sorry
__________________

<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">Desktop: 3.0ghz HT 800fsb P4, Chaintech 9CJS Zenith, 2x 512mb GEIL Dual Channel DDR400, 80gb 7200rpm ATA HD, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum Edition, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Speakers, Turbolink 420watt PSU, Black 19\" Orion Monitor, Logitech MX Duo and Win XP Home</marquee>
<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">My Wishlist: 74gb 10K SATA Western Digital Raptor...</marquee>
The Merlin is offline  
Old 05-31-2004, 08:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 50
Default

yea like i said earlier dude .. sapphire is realiable and so is the gpu itself .. go for it by all means .. and yes a 9800 is better then a 9600 ..

no sarcasm intended ..
tufreeh is offline  
Old 05-31-2004, 11:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 826
Default

9800 GPU suppose to run at 256bits.
If 128 bits, better not to buy it.
__________________
http://blog.diyersitzone.net/

AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2GB Kingston DDRII667Mhz
MSI K9Neo-F
MSI 256MB GeForce8500GT
Western Digital 160GB SATAII HDD
Maxtor 80GB 8M ATA133 HDD
LG 4163B DVDRW
17" Samsung 793Dfx Monitor
Win XP Pro
didi is offline  
Old 06-01-2004, 05:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,432
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by didi
9800 GPU suppose to run at 256bits.
If 128 bits, better not to buy it.
I have never heard anything about, or seen the performance, but even then the 256bit version is only $215 or so
__________________

<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">Desktop: 3.0ghz HT 800fsb P4, Chaintech 9CJS Zenith, 2x 512mb GEIL Dual Channel DDR400, 80gb 7200rpm ATA HD, Sapphire X800 XT Platinum Edition, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Speakers, Turbolink 420watt PSU, Black 19\" Orion Monitor, Logitech MX Duo and Win XP Home</marquee>
<marquee scrollamount=4 bgcolor=\"#000000\">My Wishlist: 74gb 10K SATA Western Digital Raptor...</marquee>
The Merlin is offline  
Old 06-01-2004, 09:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
mRk
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 117
Default

Well, right now I only play Counter-Strike, and I got a Geforce MX4000. When I run through the smoke, my fps drop down a LOT. I just need a card that will be able to withstand the smoke in the game. I also plan to get Half Life 2 and UT04. Will these cards, 9600xt or 9800Pro 128 bit, be able to handle the smoke in CS and the games in the future?
__________________
AMD Athlon64 3000+ (venice core)
DFI LanParty UT nF4-D
1GB Cosair RAM
eVGA Geforce 6600GT
SB Audigy 2 ZS
80GB Seagate Barracuda
Windows XP Pro
mRk is offline  
Old 06-01-2004, 09:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 439
Default

The smoke is usually due to how good or bad your video card's Open GL support is. Most of nVidia's recent cards have good Open Gl support. I would recommend a 5900xt, but a 9800 Pro should do fine for Open GL, not to mention Counterstrike is an old *** game.
WQ87 is offline  
Old 06-01-2004, 11:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 424
Default

A 9200 pro can handle the counter-strike smoke easily but if your looking at half-life 2 and ut 2004 def get 9600 XT or 9800 Pro. If you get the right cooling get the program for the 9800 and unlock the other 4 pipelines... The cooling goes for about 20$
raiden_nrl is offline  
Old 06-02-2004, 12:22 AM   #20 (permalink)
mRk
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 117
Default

What does unlocking the pipelines do?
__________________

__________________
AMD Athlon64 3000+ (venice core)
DFI LanParty UT nF4-D
1GB Cosair RAM
eVGA Geforce 6600GT
SB Audigy 2 ZS
80GB Seagate Barracuda
Windows XP Pro
mRk is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.