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Old 07-01-2004, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this is a dumb question, but I was looking at some Radeon video cards, and I saw some called "Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800 Pro" or "Celestica ATI Radeon 9800 Pro" but also just plain "ATI Radeon 9800 Pro". What is the difference between those?
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Radeon 9800 pro is the chipset, Sapphire and Celestica is the production company, ATI is the company that has the patent on the chipset. Think of it like a game. Say, Halo. Bungie studios created the game (ATI chipset) and Microsoft distributed it (Sapphire and Celestia). They produce the card and add the chipset made by ATI.
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Interesting...so which are the best ones? Sapphire, Galactica, something else? Which one would you recommend buying?
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That I'm not really sure on. Best bed is to look up benchmark tests and consumer ratings.
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Almost the same, only ,the price difference n came with difference softwares.
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