Finally got it!!!!

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Selbio, May 11, 2006.

  1. Selbio

    Selbio Master Guru

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    Well I finally bought an ATI 9800 PRO 128MB. It ain't top of the line these days but it is for me!!! I went from a Diamond Viper 550 16mb to an Elsa GeForce 2 MX 200 to a PNY Nvidia 4200Ti 64MB to ATI 9200, 9600PRO and now this Sapphire ATI 9800 PRO.

    Since I have never owned one before I have to ask, does this card still play recent games with good performance or is it starting to show its age?

    Thanks,

    Selby
     
  2. Infested Nexus

    Infested Nexus Ancient Guru

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    How much did you pay? An X1600 Pro can be had for just abouve a $100 and offers a large performance gain over the 9800 Pro.

    The 9800 Pro should be able to play a majority of games though you'll have to lower quality settings or resolution quite signficantly to run some of the more intensive offerings. The lack of support for new technologies will also limit your performance in new games.
     
  3. Selbio

    Selbio Master Guru

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    I paid $70.99 for it with shipping included in price.
     
  4. PineMangoes

    PineMangoes Master Guru

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    x1600 pro isn't much better than the 9800 pro, it's quite weak. The 9800 pro is still going strong imo, it's a bit faster than your x700 too.

    I used my 9800 pro in my system till about two months ago; i played

    FarCry: 1024*768, Everything High, no AA: 50 fps
    Quake4: 800*600, medium settings: 35-50 fps
    Hl²: 1024*768, High, 2x AA: 50-60 fps
    AOE III: 1024*768, low settings: 40 fps
    FEAR: 1024*768, low settings: 25-40 fps

    So everything is quite playable, you'll just have to hold back on the eyecandy.
     

  5. TV addict#2

    TV addict#2 Maha Guru

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    I have one that will still run the latest to date games
    9800pro is good equipment
     
  6. screenager

    screenager Member Guru

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    9800pro is a legend its still capable to run the latest games altough not at highest settings.
     
  7. A little late to the party huh?;) The 9800pro should get you by at mid-low detail levels, but don't even think about Oblivion.......
     
  8. Selbio

    Selbio Master Guru

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    I know it's a little late now but there was no way I could've afforded that card back a few months ago. I'm also glad that I bought yesterday sine newegg had dropped price to 69 from 89. Today is back to 89 again. I can't wait to see how fs2004 will perform.
     
  9. WiredLlama

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    forget the naysayers, enjoy and be proud!


    not everyone has a huge budget for the high end cards and that is perfectly OK. Itll get you by. the hardest part will be trying to avoid upgrade fever once you get a taste of the eye candy!!!

    congrats
     
  10. Selbio

    Selbio Master Guru

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    I just really hope that it does not fry the PSU, I have a Biostar iDEQ 210V with a 200W true power PSU. Biostar says that it can handle anything you throw at it but the Video card says it requires 300W minimum. We'll see.

    What's with Oblivion?
     

  11. tukm

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    you should do much more research before you buy...its true the x1600 is about 2x faster than a 9800 pro...how do i know? cause the x800 pro is 2x faster and the x800 pro and x1600 are about the same. and if you search well you could have bought the x1600 for like 90 dollars or less.
     
  12. Hate to spoil your parade dude but the X800Pro is faster than the X1600Pro. I would never advise anyone to get an X1600Pro because it's really a poor performer, and with it's 128bit memory bandwidth, it can barely handle any AA or AF. The X800Pro has 256bit memory and can handle much more eyecandy than a X1600Pro.
     

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