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Postby kaga on Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:04 pm

Sapphire RADEON 9600 PRO ATLANTIS ULTIMATE 128MB DDR AGP8X TVO/DVI (Retail)
http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product ... UF3FL8FB47

Sapphire RADEON 9600 PRO ATLANTIS 128MB DDR AGP8X TVO/DVI Lite (Retail)
http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product ... UF3FL8FB47

Sapphire RADEON 9600 ATLANTIS 256MB DDR AGP8X TVO/DVI (OEM)
http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product ... UF3FL8FB47


which one is best buy??
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Postby tazdevl on Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:59 pm

First off, your third option is a total waste of money. 256MB buffer with a 9600 core yields no performance improvement over a 128MB buffer. The bus width and RAM speed limit the performance of the card. Won't matter even with games that have a significant increase in the amount of textures coming in the future either.

Regarding the other two. Actually reading the descriptions gives you all the information you need to make a decision. Or you could also go to www.google.com, type in a search and come up with this link http://www.sapphiretech.com/ that has more product descriptions.

The difference between the two 128MB cards is that the ultimate has a better software bundle (which is at the bottom of the product description) and has FANLESS cooling (which is at the top of the product page). Meaning it has a passive heatsink with heatpipes to cool the RAM and GPU. So no noise.

The second option has a fan with the heatsink and doesn't include any software other than a installation disc. It's a retail equivalent to a OEM/White Box version of the card.
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Postby hammad on Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:30 am

http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product ... C90LMWA6S0

i think thats the best one .


http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product ... C90LMWA6S0

and thats the best for budget high end card.
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Postby kaga on Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:35 am

ok i am going with the
http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product ... UL5815B4C1
ATi RADEON 9600 PRO 128MB DDR AGP8X TVO/DVI (Retail)


oh and why is the
ATi RADEON 9500 PRO 128MB DDR AGP8X TVO/DVI (Retail) cost more than the 9600 PRO ?
http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product ... UL5815B4C1
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