9700 or 9800 Pro ?

Landorian

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Which one to get ? The 9700 pro I get for 180$ the 9800 pro for 230$ .

Now that's 50 bucks difference while the 9800 isn't THAT much faster than the 9700...or is it worth the 50 bucks for the 9800 more on the long run ? Which one should I get ?
 

DonnieDarko

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For older games they perform about the same, but with newer games, the 9800pro benefits from more advanced shading capabilities, 2.0 verse 2.1. 9800pro will perform better in games such as farcry and probably most of the next gen games.
 

phial

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your right, but it isnt called "PS 2.1"



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cleeve

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I'm going to buck the trend here. If you have the extra $50, go with the 9800 PRO...

If you're at all interested in overclocking, you can make 9800XT speeds pretty easily, the 9700 GPU won't get you nearly as high a clockrate.

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