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"Sapphire Atlantis 9800 Pro" -- is it *really* the pro??

Discussion in 'ATI' started by matt, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. matt

    matt Guest

    hey,

    so ive been shopping for the Sapphire Atlantis Pro 256mb card. i want
    "Pro" because i want the 256-bit memory version of the card. according
    to sapphire's site, that's the pro. and it's in the green box:

    http://www.sapphiretech.com/vga/9800proatl.asp


    so i found it cheap, here:

    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merc...e=M&Product_Code=190240&AFFIL=pricewatch&NR=1

    ....however, i noticed that in the details text, where they copy &
    pasted from sapphire's site, that they *excluded* the line saying which
    -bit memory version this is. and the card in the initial photo is *not*
    the pro. however, in the "More Images" section, the box is the green
    one (Pro), and the card is the silver heatsink (Pro). they say the
    manufacturer's number is: 100557, which i dont think is sapphire's
    format.

    this is strange.

    can anyone comment on this?


    thanks!
    matt
     
    matt, Aug 15, 2005
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  2. matt

    Augustus Guest

    so i found it cheap, here:
    Try googling "sapphire 100557" and seee what happens.
     
    Augustus, Aug 15, 2005
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  3. matt

    matt Guest

    yeah, for the most part it comes back w/ results that are positive.

    but it's strange to me that someone at Monarch removed the bit speed
    from Sapphire's marketing material (pasted into their product desc).
    ive read posts on here that Monarch Computer was an "iffy" vendor, etc,
    so it seemed prudent to ask for outside opinion.

    thanks.
     
    matt, Aug 15, 2005
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  4. matt

    First of One Guest

    Suggest you email Monarch and ask them directly, quoting the SKU # and
    linking to the page. All the recent posts on Monarch had good things to say
    about the vendor.

    BTW, it's very likely *none* of the photos are depicting the card you will
    get. Many recent Sapphire cards use the 9800XT PCB and R360 core. It is
    identifiable by a small shrouded "box" cooler and a low-profile VGA
    connector. Needless to say these are the most desirable ones.
     
    First of One, Aug 16, 2005
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