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    9800 Pro or X800 Pro?

    Hello,

    A bit of advice would be gratefully received.

    Just had an e-mail from Retek with prices for 9800Pro and X800 pro cards, £71.61 and £113.39 respectively. I know the X800 is going to be better, but is it £40-odd better? Will there be a marked improvement over my current 9700Pro? Both cards are the 256mb variant.

    Also, if I were to go for one of them, what could I expect to sell my 9700 for, to balance the argument?

    Thanks

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    Tbh.. both prices are a tad too expensive..

    9800Pro will only be marginally better than ur 9700Pro..

    Although the X800Pro will be alot faster.. its not worth £113.39.. If its £80 then go for it..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Ah, OK. I'll carry on searching then.

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    right never pay more than 60 for a 9800 pro, your card is worth 35-40 and the x800 should deffo be under a hundred but its alot bettter

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    I'm not sure how the specs go on these things.

    Is the GTO better than the Pro?

    Cos for the price of the retek one, I can get a GTO elsewhere...

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    i thought that the only good thing bout the gto was that it unlocked to be a pro so therfore u may aswell buy a pro? thats what i think is right anyway it unlocks to something maybe an xt or something watever the best variant of the x800 series was

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    the sapphire gto2 cards are actually x800xt / x850xt cores which are guaranteed to unlock (an extra 4 piplines to 16)

    the stock speed is a lot lower but it usually overclocks to x800xt speed easily and often even x850xt pe

    but a gto is slower at stock than a pro or xt, xt being the fastest of all

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