Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 9700 pro or not??

  1. #1
    Senior Member kushtibari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Up North
    Posts
    1,331
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked
    203 times in 101 posts

    9700 pro or not??

    Bought my 9700pro second hand a bit back. Its the ATi one - identified by computer and 3dMk01 & 03 as a 9700 pro. Was thinking about selling it and when I took it out for a bit look the stickers all say 9700 on it. Nowhere does it say 9700pro. Used to have a Gigabyte 9700pro and this performs every bit as good but doesn't o/clock very well. Is this a 9700 thats been flashed with a 9700pro bios?? Not dure of the difference between a 9700 and the pro

  2. #2
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kushtibari
    Not dure of the difference between a 9700 and the pro
    clockspeeds - a Pro is 325/310 (which usually meant Samsung 2.86ns RAM)

  3. #3
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro
    have a look on the ram chips
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  4. #4
    Senior Member SilentDeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    4,745
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    16 times in 11 posts
    youll have to look on the ram, or try overclocking the ram.
    unfortunatly, the ram is chosen by the manuf and not ati - they can use any ram they want. what brand is your card? sapphire made ones (which make 80% of all ati cards, most of which get rebranded) have decent samsung 2.8ns mem on all pro cards.

    the cores on both pro and non pro 9700's are EXACLTY the same in quality, they will overclock just as far with the same settings and cooling, although the 9700np does have a lower vref, which might afect it, i suspect though this is more affecting mem overclocks.
    even the worst mem (infinion 3.3) is rated for 310mhz, though non pro cards have it underclocked, as it increases yeilds (less failures/returned cards)

  5. #5
    King of the Juice Platinum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Posts
    3,769
    Thanks
    711
    Thanked
    89 times in 74 posts
    • Platinum's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99 Deluxue
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 5930k @ 4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32gb Crucial 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung SP941, 1tb MX500 Crucial SSD, 240gb Intel 730 SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 Fury OC
      • PSU:
      • 750 Watt Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Corsiar 750D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 18Mb
    Will it not say pro on the GPU core?
    Salazaar : <Touching wood as I write this...>


  6. #6
    Senior Member kushtibari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Up North
    Posts
    1,331
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked
    203 times in 101 posts
    it is samsung memory but not sure what rating it is. I suppose at the end of the day it doesn't really matter if I keep it - it's just what I tell people what it is when I sell it.

  7. #7
    Senior Member SilentDeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    4,745
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    16 times in 11 posts
    cant rememeber seeing it when i took my w/b off few weeks ago. as i said, all the cores are the same, just set at diff speeds (9500np/p's are NOT the same! they are the ones ati think wont make it to a 9700/pro). usually theres a white sticker on the back saying the card and serial number, but that could easly be faked...

    also check the pci device id, says it on boot or in the drivers. 4E44 is for 9700PROs, 4E45 is for 9700non pros. note that some manuf have used 4E44 on non pros (like mine, a sapphire card) and some have used 4E45 on pros, whihc i htink was power colour. 4E45 cards used to be looked, iirc, by the drivers, so that overclocking could not be done on them.
    Last edited by SilentDeath; 05-02-2004 at 12:46 AM.

  8. #8
    King of the Juice Platinum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Posts
    3,769
    Thanks
    711
    Thanked
    89 times in 74 posts
    • Platinum's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99 Deluxue
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 5930k @ 4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32gb Crucial 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung SP941, 1tb MX500 Crucial SSD, 240gb Intel 730 SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 Fury OC
      • PSU:
      • 750 Watt Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Corsiar 750D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 18Mb
    Isnt there a part code on the card you can reference on the manufacturers site?
    Salazaar : <Touching wood as I write this...>


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Hercules 9800SE AIW or ATI 9700 Pro AIW?
    By athlon_xp_2800 in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 31-01-2004, 12:18 AM
  2. 9700 Pro or 9800 Pro?
    By floppybootstomp in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 27-01-2004, 12:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •