Home > Is The > Is The Radeon 9800 Pro Really Worth The Cash?

Is The Radeon 9800 Pro Really Worth The Cash?

The only difference is the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro uses DDR II memory which has a higher latency compared to the old DDR memory. Unlike the NVidia 5900/5950, the XT only takes up one slot in your computer case. If indeed the cheaper one is the 'SE' then I'd recommend going for the 9800 Pro instead. #9 jiffylube1024, Nov 18, 2003 Corporate Thug Lifer Joined: Apr 17, 2003 Messages: solved which one memory module is best for me watching the future trend GDDDR5 128bit vs 256bit solved 128 vs 256 Bit GPUs? http://esecurelive.com/is-the/is-the-ati-radeon-hd5770-compatible-with-pcie-x16-1-0.html

The performance of both the 128MB and 256MB models were absolutely identical, even when running memory-intensive games like Unreal Tournament 2003. Now that's a bit better, with about a 10% performance boost across resolutions. ok good to know. by CliffnMichelle / October 31, 2005 12:39 AM PST In reply to: equivalent? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/82153-33-worth-money

At least a price from £60-100 would do. Support Us! Even then, the slight improvement in performance didn't make the additional USD 100 worth considering. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Skip to content CPUs GRAPHICS MOTHERBOARDS CASES & POWER STORAGE MOBILE GAMING FORUMS JOBS MORE...

Only certain situations using high FSAA settings gave the 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro a slight edge over its 128MB brother. Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Hardware and Technology My current GeForce 3 has served me well, but it's starting to ail on newer games at high resolutions, and I'm afraid Half-Life 2 may be it's death knell. Why?

It is a lot more expensive than the 128MB variant and the extra 128MB of memory proved rather useless. Man would I have been pissed! Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. So please, read everything first guys, then put in your thoughts.

Still, He's the one getting ripped off, right??? AFTER the next gen chips comes out.. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Hey!!! 9800Pro owners read this... Probably a crap shoot I bet. #6 ScissorClaw, Nov 18, 2003 nRollo Banned Joined: Jan 11, 2002 Messages: 10,460 Likes Received: 0 ur an idiot if you get a 9800

It will have NIL effect on performance for all intents and purposes. 128mb is great.2. http://forums.hexus.net/graphics-cards/14955-9800-pro-ultimate-worth.html Will I ever notce not having that extra 128MB if I get the 128MB version? I just hope I would have noticed before I oredered. Any idea what capacity power supply I should use?

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and check my blog Which is a bit excessive if you ask me. NEWS BREADBOX PODCASTS BLOGS SYSTEMS MULTIMEDIA MISCELLANY ARCHIVE ABOUT US Search… Search Search… Search Quick links Unanswered topics Active topics Search The team Forum FAQ New posts Unread posts Active topics If you are only going to spend 200$ on a card.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to. He says it is better to go for 256Mb than 128. The two cards look quite different, and the XT weighs about twice as much due to the massive copper heat sink. this content All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - On max? Most people tend to go with a 9800np and simply OC to near 9800 pro speeds. Narcolepsy Newbie Joined: Sep 13, 2003 Messages: 1,715 Likes Received: 0 My current specs: 2.2 gHz P4 w/ 400mHz fsb GeForce 3 Ti500 512 MB RAM I'm thinking about bumping my

Why is the Nvidia £125 cheaper than the radeon 9800, and is my son right when he says the nVidia is the better of the two?

As for the cards - I would go for the 9800 non-pro obviously (what are the relative prices anways? $150 and 300?) but the price sounds fishy. Is this upgrade really worth the money? .. The differences aren't worth an ice cube at the North Pole. Configure is the correct word!

carver 22:16 02 Mar 04 For any game thats out now or due to come out the FX5600 is the card to go for, you will not notice any difference with While everyone is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next generation, some are actually hunting for good deals as the price of the current high-end cards like the ATI Radeon 9800 This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. have a peek at these guys Probably the X800 because it uses less power than the Nvidia cards and that may be an issue with a Dell.

Latest Money Savers! Radeon 9800 XT Pros Looks cool 256MB memory Fastest card available Overclocks a little more Good at high resolutions Radeon 9800 XT Cons More expensive than other video cards Weighs a Buying a 6800 for that system is silly, because your CPU is relatively slow.get yourself a radeon 9800 or Geforce 6600GT AGP, and upgrade your CPU to a cheap and better Anyone have similar personal experiences with such upgrades?Click to expand...

BeForU 01:34 17 May 04 Oh I do understand your post. Honestly, if one has a 9800 pro, my best advise is to wait until the X1600 and X1800 are priced reasonable in a few months, then consider a switch, no good Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Have a nice day ;DClick to expand... Useful Searches Recent Posts ValveTime.net | Valve News, Forums, Steam Home Forums > Off-Topic Forums > Hardware & Software > GeForce 3 Ti500 -> Radeon 9800 Pro - Is it worth Much better than the 5700. Discussion in 'Hardware & Software' started by Narcolepsy, Apr 28, 2004.

Anyone have similar personal experiences with such upgrades? #1 Narcolepsy, Apr 28, 2004 ailevation Don't toke Sour Diesel Joined: Mar 10, 2004 Messages: 4,916 Likes Received: 0 Geforce 3 to Video Cards and Graphics Jan 21, 2015 Is the EVGA GTX 780 SC worth extra over the standard GTX 780? Discussion topics include choosing a processor, installing hard drives, adding RAM, upgrading video cards, sound cards, DVD drives, Blu-ray drives, PSU, and much more.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Is ATI Thanks-----------------------------------------Athlon XP 1800+Soltek SL-75DRV5512KB Mushkin PC2100 RAMMSI nVidia GeForce TI4600 3 answers Last reply Nov 23, 2004 More about worth money BrandtPNov 23, 2004, 9:07 PM Blatz, I am by no

most everything should have more capabilities than it does. If you are going to spend 300-400$, I would look into the next generation of cards. Can I make up for this by having 1GB of stystem RAM? Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.

and how much higher does it benchmark?