ATI Radeon 9700 question.

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  1. toadies

    toadies Whats a jeep?

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    Whats the different in these 3? i'm confused.
    from http://www.l-buy.com/videocards.asp
    ATI RADEON 9700 128MB W/TV OUT BY POWERCOLOR (OEM) 1 YEAR WARRANTY $210.00

    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB DDR AGP (OEM-Sapphire) $279.00

    ATI RADEON9700PRO 128M TV/DVI/DUAL HEAD AGP4X/8X Retail
    $329.00

    www.newegg.com has even more options.


    What to spend around $200 but will spend more i have too.

    What anyother options to look at? it has to have dual moniter support.
     
  2. terminator1010

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    The first one is just the bare bones card. Probably not many features. The second one is similar except it has DDR ram wich is faster. The third one has the tv tuner and some other features I think. I don't know which ones have dual monitor support.
     
  3. BlackWRX

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    I don't think they make 9700's without DDR RAM. It probably just isn't listed.
     
  4. DAN513

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    Usually when ati sells the gpu to someone else to make their own card, the buyer(sapphire/power color) usually ends up underclocking the card a bit, and maybe using different and or slower ram, aside from that, they are all the same card, with the built by ati one being the fastest. I've used both the power color and ati 9700's and I didn't notice much difference, but I wasn't doing much with it at the time.
     
  5. funkatation

    funkatation I'm dead sexy!

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    wtf? all of you guys just pull this out of your ass or what?

    The first one is an OEM card, prolly comes wrapped in an anti static bag, you don't get a shiny box. it's also a NON pro card, meaning its clocked lower.

    The 2nd one is an OEM 9700 pro made by sapphire, same clock speed as the one below it, it just says "made by ati" when in fact sapphire makes it anyway and comes in a shiny box.

    thats all.

    I got a regular 9700 a few months ago by sapphire, it was an oem card and it works flawlessly.
     
  6. toadies

    toadies Whats a jeep?

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    Does the OEM still come with the cables and drivers?

    I found a 9700 pro OEM for like $258, not sure what it came with. just said, made by ATI.
     
  7. Supadoggie

    Supadoggie I ♥ my doggah

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    the first one is manufactured by Powercolor and is powerd by ATI chip

    the second is manufactured by Sapphire and is powerd by ATI chip

    the last one is built by ATI (manufactured by ATI) and is the best and most expensive one
     
  8. Sideways

    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    9700 non pro Vs. 9700 Pro

    9700

    Core Clock: 275Mhz
    Mem Clock: 540Mhz (270x2)
    Mem Bus: 256 bit
    Rendering Pipes: 8
    Pixel Fill Rate: 2.2G Pixels/Sec
    Peak Memory Bandwidth: 17.2 GB/sec

    9700 Pro

    Core Clock: 325Mhz
    Mem Clock: 620Mhz (310x2)
    Mem Bus: 256 bit
    Rendering Pipes: 8
    Pixel Fill Rate: 2.6G Pixels/Sec
    Peak Memory Bandwidth: 19.8 GB/sec
     
  9. toadies

    toadies Whats a jeep?

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    so for the price different should i get the pro?
     
  10. Supadoggie

    Supadoggie I ♥ my doggah

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    go with pro..

    or wait until 9800 comes out
     

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