Powercolor Radeon 9800Pro 128mb, any good?

liberat0r

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Im considering buying a Asus Radeon 9600XT. Ive had lots of time looking at other cards since its late...

My question is: Is it worth buying a cheap 9800Pro instead?

The Powercolor Radeon 9800Pro 128mb is about 70$ more expensive than the Asus 9600XT.

Does anyone have any good/bad experience with the powercolor card?
 

OLDSKOOL

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As long as you get a decent guarantee with the card go for it.
At the end of the day its still a 9800pro. And at high resolutions with everything turned up you will see the difference over a 9600XT.
 

DOHCrazy

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i have to agree with what he sais. Plus, on the 9800 your getting 8 pipelines and not just 4. Even a 9800np would be better.

<A HREF="http://aao.sudden-death.org/3dMarkScore.gif" target="_new">System Specs</A>

Ill have a Sapphire 9600pro for sale as soon as i get it back. Had to RMA and theyre sending me a new one!
 
PC has been known to ship products with crummy memory, and poor overclockers. Also alot of people have reported being shipped underclocked cards. They also sold the R9700non-pro as a pro for a long time, and then changed the name to R9700GOLD.

Here's a REVIEW site ([H]) that got an underclocked card (check the Overclocking s3gment).


<A HREF="http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDgzLDI=" target="_new">http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDgzLDI=</A>


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