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Old 03-30-2004, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok what is the difference

:SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon 9600 256MB DDR AGP8X TVO (RETAIL)
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:ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB DDR AGP8X TV/DVI (Retail Box) $199

For 50$ less i could get saphire 9600 with 256? compared to 128? are saphires crappy or something?
(These prices are canadian)
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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But would it be better to get the saphire 50$ less with 256?
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Theyre based on a completely different chipset and the XT has MAJOR changes in the 3D acceleration area. Theres a reason the XT costs more. Its a better card, despite the memory config.

I would never recommend the 9600 to anyone. The 9600XT? Any day.
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok so your saying i should just go and spend the money....oh well at least it comes with half-life 2... wich i was going to buy anyways for 50$ so that would have made it 200$ so i guess it worth getting XT
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Yeah. and I believe you will enjoy the better performance. The 9600XT was rated the top vid card for your money on TechTV last year.
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Wow well thanks for helping me make my mind. For some reason bestbuy.com is the cheapest place (canadian) I havn't found it for less then 199$ canadian! And it has free shipping
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Wouldn't it be better to spend another 25 dollars and buy a Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800 Pro TV/DVI 128 mb?
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Wouldn't it be better to spend another 25 dollars and buy a Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800 Pro TV/DVI 128 mb?
I would, though the XT comes with a OCing device, if your into that stuff Then with Powestrip you can OC the 9800 Pro to 9800XT levels
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