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    9600 XT or 9800 Pro

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    I'm still looking for my new G/c (I know you get this all the time, sorry guys)
    And i've narrowed my search down to 1 of 2 cards. I did have my eye on the Power Colour Rad 9800 Pro at Komplett.co.uk but then I read a review for a 9600 XT. The XT is about £50 cheaper and I was wondering if that was preferable of a 9800 Pro. The XT's clock speeds are higher than the 9800 Pro, does that make any difference. Also, do you think the Power Colour 9800 Pro is an alright deal, I mean will it be able to hack HL2, Doom 3, Battlefield: Vietnam, I know it won't be on maxed out setting but it should be able to keep a decent frame rate shouldn't it?
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    I've no personal experience, but I'd wager the 9800 Pro would easily outperform the 9600XT.

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    get a 9800 pro it will outperform the 9600xt tho core speed is important faster memory and the extra pipelines etc will push the 9800 pro well ahead
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    9800pro - if you can get one like the deal last week for 135, wont be much more

    more performance, and probably more resale value
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    Thats sorted then, 9800 pro
    The Power Colour seems alright to you guys then?
    Power Colour 9800 Pro 128Mb
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    9800 Pro is blatantly better

    I wouldn't go for the power colour personally, i would prefer a decent brand who i can trust such as asus, connect3d or hercules but that's my opinion

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    yup my words are the same as kezzers, get a herc one =) they work great and look good to boot

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    There seem to have been a few bad things said about Powercolour, that they use bad RAM etc.....
    but if you dont overclock, itll still do every game for a while yet.

    Good choice, r9800 pro, much better than r9600 xt
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    Ya 9800pro is superior. 8 pipes over 4 anyday, and its got a 256bit ram over the 96's 128bit iirc
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    Cheers guys, What do you think about the Connect 3D 9800 Pro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1zeek
    Cheers guys, What do you think about the Connect 3D 9800 Pro?
    thats my pro lol i have a Connect3D 9800 pro and its brill
    id recomend one to you m8 top card plays everything full on
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    saphire r better

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    i have a powercolour and it overclocks fine, i got it when the powercolour was about £70 cheaper then any other 9800pro so it was definetly the way forward.

    it does 452/395 with the stock cooling

    giving me this

    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2078280

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    I think that is the problem people have been having with powercolours, the RAM has been letting them down....

    Nice overclock good to see you got good RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingabs
    saphire r better
    not at the minute they arent as alot of them are being rma'd cos
    of dodgy memory
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