ASUS 9800 pro worth it?

scottchen

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God I don't know how many times this question has been answered!!

NOOO!! IT's not worth it!! The EXTRA 128mb of ram doesn't help that gen of card in ANY WAY!!

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Check the VGA guide and you will see what a waste of money the +128Mb would be.

P4-2800->FSB800, Asus P4P800, 512DDR-400, Radeon 9800 Pro - 128Mb
 

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Not only is the extra RAM not worth it, but ASUS cards are usually undervolted (mine is--I bought mine for another reason other than the RAM [and I got a good deal]), limiting OCing (the cooler is good, however). I flashed to XT and after running 3DMark03 (or any other game/benchmark) my card is only slightly warm to the touch but snowing like a mofo. My RAM does OC very well (at least 385MHz being artifact free, which is not bad for Hynix 2.5ns [likely also undervolted]), however.

That reminds me...does anybody know of a pencil graphite vmod for the 9800Pro (like the über-easy X800's mod)? I'll be adding a much better cooler in the coming weeks and I would actually like to use it (as I said, my core is undervolted)

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Hi
It might be worth it if it has the VIVO . That is a cool feature found on some asus ati cards.

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yes... $100 for VIVO, you can buy yourself 3 TV tuners with that money...

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ASUS uses their own boards for the 9800Pro and 9800XT...their Pros are just their failed XTs (yet mine runs suspiciously cool at XT speeds).

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