June 7th, 2006, 11:43 PM
opinions needed... ATI 9800pro vs. 9600XT
ok.. limited my choices (for my kids) to either the ATI 9800pro 128megs vs the ATI 9600XT 256megs AGP cards..
their games are DX9 based, but not super heavy on graphics like halflife2 and some of the current graphic intensive games......
let me know whatca ya think.....
June 7th, 2006, 11:46 PM
9800pro. It's the faster card, even without the extra VRAM. The games that actually use 256mb of VRAM likely require something better than a 9600XT to take advantage of it.
June 8th, 2006, 04:31 PM
The 8 pipelines on the 9800Pro will outperform the 4 Pipleines on the 9600XT any day. Take a look Here for the camparisons.
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June 8th, 2006, 09:36 PM
well... here's what i did... both of my kids have older video cards (radeon 7500 and nvidia geforce256) that wouldn't play most of their games, and i have radeon 9250's in my other 2 computers....
so rather than rush to buy a video card that won't be worth much in about 6months (9800pro or 6800gt) i decided i'd pull the two 9250s from my computers and place them into their computers.... and u know what... they're happy as can be!!!! it's not like they're playing anything to heavyly graphic intensive (barbie fantasy wedding planner, pet vet, captain kangroo, lego empire..... need i go on) ...
i haven't been playing much games lately anywayz... so i'll wait for something like the x800 xt pro to come down in price.
June 9th, 2006, 09:51 AM
9800pro all the way. I have a 256megs card, not 128, but it beats the heck out of my 9600XT with 256megs in 3dmark2003 and 2006, as well as PCmark2005.
June 10th, 2006, 04:55 AM
i would consider a 78/7900gt to be the base model card for higher-end games in a few years....
Originally Posted by whutsupdocx
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