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heedory
09-19-03, 05:43 AM
I just sold fx5900 for $316.. (bye bye nvdia.. we will meet again)

but unfortunately, I can not find any 9800pro but 9700pro at used market right now

should I buy 9700pro or wait for 9800pro?

I don't wanna waste my weekend without gaming

(yes. my girl friend is away on business trip..I'm free :) )

Dazz
09-19-03, 05:51 AM
You might want to look into a Radeon 9800 None Pro, it's memory is clocked slightly less but runs exactly the same due to HyperZ III+.
Also it overclocks higher if thats what you are looking for.

Yuet
09-19-03, 05:54 AM
How about 9800np?

R300 (9700PRO, etc) is good by itself but if you can get R350 (9800 & 9800PRO), it will be better since it support a better HyperZ which have 15% improvement over R300 in stencil shadowing.

Edit: Dazz you beat me to it :p

mrsabidji
09-19-03, 05:58 AM
Originally posted by heedory
I don't wanna waste my weekend without gaming

You could always get drunk :D .
To answer your question, I agree with Dazz and Yuet, take a 9800 non pro. There's no point in selling a 5900 to get a 9700 in my opinion.

mrsabidji

ZoinKs!
09-19-03, 06:36 AM
The two cards will perform roughly equal in current tech games. In new shader heavy games such as hl 2 the 9700pro will be much better.

But if you can find a 9800-class card, go for that instead. The 9800's were tweaked to run shaders and Doom 3 style stencil shadows faster than the 9700pro.

Gator
09-19-03, 07:04 AM
from what I hear although the R9800 is a little faster and revised, the R9700 still kicks ass and often gets similar benchmarks to the R9800. So if you can find a good deal on the R9700, go for it

Edge
09-19-03, 07:48 AM
Well, the cheapest solution would be getting a 9700np. I think newegg.com has one for a little under $200 and free shipping. Also you could get a 9600pro for around $150 (not sure how fast of a card you're looking for, though). But yeah, I'd say just get a 9800np, that'll probably give you the best technology for the price. Oh, but if you do get a 9700/9600, you might notice it goes a bit slower then your FX5900 (unless you were using HEAVY AA/Aniso). The 9x00 cards only really shine over the FX5900 with DX9 effects.

Behemoth
09-19-03, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Edge
The 9x00 cards only really shine over the FX5900 with DX9 effects.
imho, r3xx already shines like the sun over fx5900 in the following non-dx9 places:
1) bf1942
2) ut2003's dm-icetomb
3) ut2003's dm-rustatorium
4) and more to be discovered.

:cool:

jAkUp
09-19-03, 09:37 AM
naw it shines in more games than just dx9.. i "upgraded" from a 5900 to a 9800 pro and i see increased fps in ALL games... as well as increased iq.. among the highest increases were ut2003, raven-shield, and rallysport challenge

shockwave203
09-20-03, 02:51 AM
I have a Radeon 9700np, and it's an AWESOME card!! I play BF1942 at 1280 X 1024 with AAX4 and AFX4 with no slowdowns :)

I have the card overclocked at 351/295 from 275/270 with no hardware mods or cooling added.

Me loves me radeon :afro:

goblin
09-20-03, 03:29 AM
You can get a 9800pro by Tyan or FIC off www.newegg.com for a little over 300.00


Don't you kind of feel bad for the sucker who bought it?

Originally posted by heedory
I just sold fx5900 for $316.. (bye bye nvdia.. we will meet again)

but unfortunately, I can not find any 9800pro but 9700pro at used market right now

should I buy 9700pro or wait for 9800pro?

I don't wanna waste my weekend without gaming

(yes. my girl friend is away on business trip..I'm free :) )

heedory
09-20-03, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by goblin
You can get a 9800pro by Tyan or FIC off www.newegg.com for a little over 300.00


Don't you kind of feel bad for the sucker who bought it?

yea. I feel sorry for the guy who bought that disaster :)

Ghola
09-20-03, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by mrsabidji
You could always get drunk :D .
To answer your question, I agree with Dazz and Yuet, take a 9800 non pro. There's no point in selling a 5900 to get a 9700 in my opinion.

mrsabidji

not unless you want to play dx9 games, for the record i have a 9500 pro ati made and i do not see myself getting anything else, cause i play the games and not the benchies. the longer i keep this card its like im getting $$ back. it is a classic, np there. for real gamers that value i can't see anyone going wrong and that includes the months to come. kinda sad if you bought something else....... luck of the draw!