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    Question R9800P less speedy, big difference ?

    Hey All

    The ATI Radeon (9800/pro) has:

    Core Clock 380
    Mem Clock 680/700
    Memory 128/256
    Mem Bus 256

    while the Nividia (Fx5900/ultra) alternative has:

    Core Clock 400
    Mem Clock 800/850
    Memory 128/256
    Mem Bus 256

    (Using 128 mem card in example)
    as you can see the Nividia option has 20Mhz (Core) and 120Mhz (Mem) advantage over the Radeon.
    Basically is the diference in mem and core speeds really that noticable ?
    If most games at the moment don't really need speeds like 400/800 then dose the ATI have the best of both worlds ?

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    In all the benchmarks that I have seen for the 2 cards the 9800p is faster at DX9 and the FX is faster at DX8.

    Only slightly thoug, and there is not really much in it.

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    get a 9800p. it is imo, the better card, nvidias dx9 is slow so far, and if u just want dx8 then stay with the ti4x00 as they are capable of running all current games at full speed.

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    not in the highest settings though just got my 9800 pro. pretty nice so far i must say

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    nicer when u clock them though
    370/313.5 on a r9700np, and it will go higher when im watercooled

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    get a 9800np with samsung ram, and flash it with a 9800pro bios

    voila 9800 pro, thats what i've done and many others

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    my non pro gets to hot to run at pro speed should stabalise with some decent cooling though

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    Nivida cards have extra intergrated sowtware such as UltraShadow Technology, Intellisample HCT Performance Technology, Advanced Display Pipeline with Full nView Capabilities, NVIDIA CINEFX 2.0 Engine, Digital Vibrance control (DVC) 3.0
    Do ATI cards come with any extra standard built in software ??

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    After seeing http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?threadid=3367 do you really want to go nvidia ?

    The ATi card do have equivalents as you've just posted, The only thing is, they seem to run faster...

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    Lol, the Nvidia fans forced me to post that hehe..
    Maybe I came across the wrong way im my last post, i'm neither a niv nore ati fan, tho im going abit more towards ati now since the ATI/HL2 thread. Just wanted to know what kind of extra features ATI use on the cards eg tweak sowftware, shadow dynamics ect etc

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    lol dave like the old skool attitude ;-)
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