Spicoli

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So how much real difference is there between a 9800 Pro 128mb version and a 256mb version. Worth the extra money? About a $100 difference from what I've found. When it comes to HL2 and other games coming out soon, will the double mb make a difference?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by spicoli on 09/27/03 00:09 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

ufo_warviper

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THere is $100 difference like you said. There is 0 Frames per second difference between the 256 & 128 meggers. The extra memory is a marketting gimick so to speak. By the time there are games that are actually capable of using a maximum of 256 megs of texturetis, the Radeon 9800 Pro would probably be bottlenecked by the chip so it would have to use lower settings in the very distant futrure. So do yourself a favor, and save $100 and basically get the same card with the same exact performance.

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Crashman

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3%, maybe even 5%, for a 30% increase in price.

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soccerdude90

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I think they did a test on this site about the 256 being able to handle higher resolutions of gameplay without as much off a frame rate loss, but thats all i got for that extra 100....

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If you have $100 to waste, then buy 256 MB Radeon 9800 PRO

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Spitfire_x86

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Nah, I don't have $100 to spend or waste. I'm trying to get $40 to buy a DVD-ROM within 1 month.

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