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Sapphire, HIS, Powercolour or MSI?

Posted on 2004-08-16
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hi
i want to buy a new graphics card and i have decided to go for ATI 9800 Pro chipset
4 manufacturers listed above sell a card with such chipset at about the same price
now is there any difference between them? or are they all the same? (performancewise)

cheers
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Question by:Guirut
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Most of the differences between the manufactuer's are in terms of what bonuses you get.  Some manfactuer's include games with the package, along with other programs and utilities for configuring or overclocking the card.

In terms of hardware, the configurations will be mostly the same with the exception to some changes to the heatsink or fan, which can vary.

I suggest going to the websites for each of the vendors you listed and cross comparing the features and software that come with each.  Pay attention especially to the warranty and return policy.  Also look up reviews for the different vendors and see if there's any performance difference and whether the reviewer thought that card stood out from the other variants.

Good luck,

Auriclus
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by:Dynamic1
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Get the Retail ATI card you cannot go wrong there. The other manufactures just do not have the quality control that ATI does. Also The new 9800 Pro has a r360 core same as XT easy bios flash to an XT. Here is my benchmark from the flash ATI retail card running this way for over a year.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2582717 03 7519
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by:newParadime
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Get either mSIor Built By ATi, they would more than likeley both have good RAM, that is overclockable
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by:Guirut
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hey thanks lads
i ve went for sapphire, i had previos sapphire card and it was a decent performer with no probs
my new card is 9800 Pro Ultimate edition, arrives tommoro, ooh i cant wait....
Doom3, Half Life 2! Here I Come! BEHOLD!!! hehehe


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by:Guirut
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to Dynamic
how exactly can i flash it to XT?
is it simple overclockin to the same specs as XT?

cheers
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