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9700pro beats 9600XT easily, glad I bought one a year ago :)

Discussion in 'ATI' started by rms, Oct 16, 2003.

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    rms Guest

    "We continue to see that the Radeon 9700 Pro is performing quite well and
    unfortunately ATI's assertions that the 9600 XT would perform similarly to
    the 9700 Pro are simply untrue. Given the very low price of the Radeon 9700
    Pro we'd strongly suggest buying a 9700 Pro over a Radeon 9600 XT"

    Thus says Anand. Has anyone tried overclocking the 9600XT yet? Anand
    didn't even mention the dynamic overclocking feature or make any attemp to
    overclock the 9600XT.

    rms, Oct 16, 2003
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    Frank Weston Guest

    With the street price of the 9700 Pro hovering around $275, and the
    projected street price of the 9600XT at about $170 (bundled with HL-2 which
    is a $40 value), it's not an apples to apples comparison. The 9700 Pro
    costs about twice as much no matter how you slice it, and even in
    Anandtech's review, it averaged only about 25% better (sometimes even less)
    performance in the tests. And, as you point out, the 9600XT was not tested
    with adaptive overclocking, which, according to ATI's propaganda, should
    bring the 9600XT very close to 9700 Pro performance.

    The dynamic overclocking feature was not tested because the Cat 3.9 drivers
    that make it work have yet to be released. Finally, don't forget the heat
    thing. If the 9600XT is a cooler running card, that, in itself, makes it
    attractive for many applications such as SFF.

    Glad you like your 9700 Pro.
    Frank Weston, Oct 16, 2003
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    rms Guest

    With the street price of the 9700 Pro hovering around $275,

    More like $250, the 9700proAIW is only $263, and can be oc'd to stock
    9800pro levels. Also a powercolor 9800SE is $260, and these can be modded
    to 9800pros.

    All in all I'm a little leery now of the 9600XT, tho of course if you can't
    justify the extra $100, or are thinking of buying now and then buying again
    when the R420 appears, it might be a good option.

    rms, Oct 16, 2003
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    neopolaris Guest

    Consider the source but,......http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=12161

    neopolaris, Oct 16, 2003
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