9800 pro or 9600 xt

n0ko

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I was looking at getting a 9600 xt and noticed the 9800 pro was about double the money and i was woudering if it was double as good and how i could justify spending 2x the money. also do you know the fps for hl2 for both these cards. i was going to buy the brand gexcube and was also woundering the ns and core speed for these cards.

thanks heaps i am looking foward to a nice purchase

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Crashman

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The 9800 Pro should be around 50% faster, and cost 50% more, than the 9600XT. It has twice as many rendering pipelines and twice as wide a memory pathway, but it's clocked slower:
9600XT-4 pipes, 128-bit RAM, 500MHz clock
9800 Pro-8 pipes, 256-bit RAM, 380MHz clock (If I recall correctly).

They should both come with the same speed memory now.

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scottchen

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Crashman do you know which brand of 9800pro uses Cas3 as default in their bios? and which brand uses Cas2?

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
 

scottchen

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For brand, I don't recommend Gigacube or Powercolor, go with any other brand.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
 

Crashman

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not a clue, perhaps someone at a card modding site has that info.

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