Which 9600 Pro to get?

Tabris

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I have two choices

ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP8X Retail In Stock $229.95
ATI Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB DDR w/DVI, TV out retail In Stock $199.95

Which do you guys suggest?

EDIT - Just so you know, those are canadian prices...

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Tabris on 10/23/03 02:17 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

cleeve

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Sapphires a good card. Get it unless you want Ati's extra 2 years of warranty.

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You could wait a week for some more benchmarks to come out and see about getting a fx5700. So far they look good and should be priced around $199.
 

cleeve

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The 5700 looks good, but I'd still put it on par with the 9600 XT.

If both are the exact same price I'd say get whichever one you want, but because the 5700 is newer it'll probably be more expensive than a 9600 PRO for a while... so the 9600 PRO is still the best deal for the cash, especially in Canada.

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Radeon 9500 (hardmodded to PRO, o/c to 322/322)
AMD AthlonXP 2400+ (o/c to 2600+ with 143 fsb)
3dMark03: 4055
 
Tabris, if you wanna overclock then the Built By ATI card is the way to go. If you are running stock speeds then go with the sapphire, unless like Cleeve said you want the better warranty ATI offers.


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