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    Junior Member snake92069's Avatar
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    R9800 Or X700

    ok so i Orderd both a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro and a Powercolor Radeon X700 Non pro to install in my system, now the 9800 Pro has 340MHZ Memory and is 256-Bit, but the X700 has a better faster GPU And has 2 more vertex pipelines so o dont really know which to go with. should i go pro because it 256 bit of should i install the X700 with the 2 extar pipes, i am mostly playing HL2/Source and NFS:U2. Which will be the greater of the two, and there both AGP and were order on newegg.com

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    If I had to guess, I would say that the X700 will be a slight bit faster. I would go with the X700 Pro if it were me, but the Radeon 9800 Pro is still a force to be reckoned with.

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    I would say it's a toss up, but slight edge to the x700. the x700pro would be faster than a 9800pro.

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    Umm, im assuming you have a AGP cuz im pretty sure they dont have pci-e 9800pros. I was having a similar debate. Here is the answer to your question my son. Take your pick of two cards that are cheaper and capable of unrivaled performance by both those skimpy cards.

    $129 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122212

    $165- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814140045

    Both are 6800s non-Ultra. Both have at least 4 pixel pipes locked and a few vertex shaders locked. The the core clock speeds are lower than both 9800 and x700, memory is lower too. But they OC super well (many are claiming 375-core and 850-mem right outta the box), can be unlocked to 16 pixel pipes and 6 vertex pipes and thats all on stock cooling. All that basically makes it a 6800GT indisguise. The BIGGEST problem that I have personally is that they are 128mb cards, but they do have a 256-bit bus which is great. My take is....until im ready to buy a 64-bit system im not gonna get any pci-e, not to mention my system runs fine anyway. And I am kinda waiting for Intel to get their foot in the game. So why upgrade everything when I just need new video? After a lot of research I settled on the Apollo. It has a beefier HSF and looks a lil nicer than the Leadtek. But if you are on a budget, this is the AGP card for you.
    -TheCapt

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpimpin from newegg review apollo
    PIMPIN!
    I have it at 16/6 unlock, and with the stock cooler in i have it running on 700/1500!!!i git like 300fps on d00m3 with max settings 1600x1280 res. and i have 8xAA/16xAF! BOOOOOOYAHHH.
    Hahaha omg why would he say that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by willywonka
    Hahaha omg why would he say that..
    slit his throat... he doesn't deserve to live because he's being an idiot.

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    HEY SHUT UP! THAT WAS ME!!!

    Haha, j/k, naw but i saw that...hella funny. I laughed myself silly.
    -TheCapt

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    Ok, but to go with the 6800 for overclock and unlock is a bit to much for me and i don't want to buy any more SE/LE version because i am just leaving a ATI 9600SE and i had to overclock the memory on it a little to get it to stablize when playing games. i would go with a 6800 if i enjoyed overclocking but i just want a good video card that i won't really need to overclock off the bat.

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    Last edited by snake92069; 09-11-2005 at 05:06 PM.

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    If you already have both cards, why not run some benchmarks and play a few games to see which one is better?

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