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Is the Radeon 9800 Pro really worth the cash?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Servant of Eru, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Servant of Eru

    Servant of Eru Thread Starter

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    I was just reading a hardware review of the Radeon 9600 Pro in CG magazine, and it said that they easily OCed it till the GPU was past 540MHz and the onboard RAM was running past 700MHz without any glitches. How close would it put the performance to the Radeon 9800 Pro then. The benchmarks were as follows:

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    Although the percentages in the bars measures were not exact the numbers were. So, is it really worth the extra $400? :confused:
     
  2. KeithKman

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    Well it really depends what you are going to do with the vid. card.
     
  3. Triple6

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    The 9800PRO is a hardcore gamers card, not your everyday, standard video card. If you're extremely into games and want amazing speed and detail then it is worth the cash. However for most people its overkill and way out of their price range and a mid range card will do just fine. Its also the Flagship and the best-of-the-best so its priced with that in mind.
     
  4. putasolution

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    "The 9800PRO is a hardcore gamers card" and absolutely a huge waste of money if your ping time is high or there is huge lag on the game server ;)
     
  5. suesman

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    Exactly.
     
  6. McTimson

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    Unless you want single-player games with insanely high detail, like Tron 2 or something.
     
  7. rockinmale

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    I guess you could say im one of those insane people that want the most extreme graphics. I may be a bit crazy, but im loving this to the max.:D

    Just an example.....
    Im playing unreal tournament 2003 and SOF2 @ 1600x1200 with all details to the maximum. The picture quality is just amazing and it doesnt even lag one bit. Plus the edimensional 3d glasses make it even more amazing.

    I feel it was well worth every penny spent(y)....Then again thats my opinion.
     
  8. StillLearnin'

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    NOPE! Not with the NEW cards arriving before long.

    Performance for money ratio; best to worst for the money.

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    ATI will be releasing their NEW line around Dec/Jan(last report) so MAYBE this time PRICES will DROP accordingly and we'll ALL be running 9700Pros for our "regular" cards!!!!!
     
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