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Old 06-09-2004, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question sapphire/powercolor Radeon 9600 advice

a few questions about the 9600,
here are the prices i can get the card from in the uk
(us Dollars just for reference)

saphire 256mb 9600 for £73 / 133$
saphire 128mb 9600 for £67 / 122$

powercolour 128mb 9600 pro for £79 / 144$
powercolour 256mb 9600 pro for £85 / 155$

A) Is a 256 better than a 128, as i have heard they use poorer memory chips or something? also would it benefit anything as most games out now wouldnt use the extra 128, or should i get it to use when new games are released that will support it?

i feel happier knowin theres 256 in there :/

B) Saphire or Powercolour (pro)???

C)for the price difference which would bennefit me the most??



my specs

3.2 amd athlon xp
512DDR memory
MSI k7n2 delta Motherboard


thanks
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, really, 256MB is not very useful although the memory is bigger.

I think u should take saphire 128mb 9600 for £67 / 122$
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Old 06-10-2004, 04:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok cheers saves me a bit of money lol
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Old 06-10-2004, 05:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ooh hang on....

-------------------RADEON 9600 PRO // RADEON 9600

Memory Interface-------------128-bit // 128-bit
Rendering Pipelines----------4 // 4
Pixel Fillrate (Gpixels/sec)---1.6 // 1.3
Engine Clock (MHz)-----------400 // 325
Memory Clock (MHz)----------600 // 400


wouldnt it be best to get the 128mb powercolour 9600 pro rather than the 128mb saphire 9600?
i have no idea what all the above means but the specs seem higher lol
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