what a score

kev

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just bought the last 9500 pro off ebuyer of all places.
After retunring my FX 5600 wanting a 9600 pro and the guy in the shop telling me that the geforce was a better chip and that he could not get the ati, just looked on ebuyer and there she was.
Roll on 8 pipelines
 

cleeve

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Congratulations.
You've taken your first step into a bigger world...

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phial

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ohhhhhhhh yes baby
you have fill rate to spare



that 5600ultra is good enough for scraping the crap off your ass and thats just about it, freaking i hate salemen that lie like that

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phial

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not to mention the fact that the 9500/non/pro has 4 pixel shaders, twice that of the 9600pro = faster DX9 (HL2) performance ^_^

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phial

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uh what?

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cleeve

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Er... Ion... the 9500 PRO is the exact same chip as the 9700. It has the exact same computing power.

The only difference is the memory bandwidth is halved (128 bit vs 256 bit).

Pixel shaders, vertex shaders, pipelines, computational power... all identical to the 9700.

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kev

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My elation quickly turned to slight disappointment as ebuyer told me it was a misprint. 9600 pro is on its way.
At least i got rid of the FX
 

cleeve

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I wouldn't be dissapointed. The 9600 PRO is plenty fast, and overclocks like a greased monkey.

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kev

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Im not that disappointed its just the 9500 pro was a little gem and very rare these days. A fast card with little or no profit margin for the company thats what we need more of
 

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You see how 9600pro manage to almost match 9800pro on one of the map right? I was thinking the extra mhz that 9600 has may minimise the penalty of only half of the shaders?

So i was thinking even though 9500pro has more shaders but its lower mhz isnt enough to utilise them to the max like 9800pro?

Am i correct or i am just confusing myself? :tongue:
 

cleeve

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That's probably right. The 225 Mhz difference between the 9500 PRO and 9600 PRO definitely helps the 9600.

Although we haven't seen benchmarks of the 9500 PRO, and I would wager that in some half-life benches the 9500 PRO will win, in some the 9600 PRO will win...



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scottchen

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Don't forget the 9500pro is also a decent overclocker.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
 

phial

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yor on the right track


also, the 9600pro has teh "newer" pixel shaders of teh 9800pro, while the 9500pro has teh older 9700pro shaders. but the 9700pro shaders are still superior to anything nvidia has to offer



id still take a 9500pro any day. more fillrate, much more geometry processing capabilities, and in most cases having the four parallel pixel shaders means it is faster than the 9600pro

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