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    Radeon 9500 Pro or 9600 Pro

    What do you guys think I should go with. Both are retail versions from ATi. 9500 - $189, 9600 - $170

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    overclocked - the 9500pro is better. Stock - the 9500pro is better. The 9600pro consumes less power and is quieter in operation (though the 9500pro isnt concidered loud either).
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    Originally posted by james.miller
    overclocked - the 9500pro is better. Stock - the 9600pro is better. The desicision is yours
    I think you got the two mixed up. At stock speeds the 9500 pro is better. Overclocked, they are close. However, you (cravygravy) should be warned that the recent 9600 pros dont overclock as well as the ones tested on sites such as tomshardware.com. If you want to find out more, I suggest you use the search feature, since this topic has been much discussed in very recent past. To save you time, 9500 pro is better.
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    whoops. how'd i miss that? lol
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    9500 Pro is far better both ways. Get the 9500 Pro fast.. before they are all gone, it's a much better card.
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    buy it quick. they will all be gone soon.

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    thanks everyone and i did try the search option but i kept on finding stuff on the non-pro.

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    i just got a retail ATi radeon 9500 pro for $153.00

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    Damn.. that's an awesome price. Where at?
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    WHERE???

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    http://store.yahoo.com/buyaib/atirad9512dd.html


    and its all retail, i got it in my comp right now.

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    I checked buyaib.com and it has a poor reseller rating. But then it says store.yahoo so I dont know...

    would you guys buy this?
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    I would man.. when i was looking for one when i bought my crap 9600 Pro the cheapest i could find one was like 205$ Then again Newegg has some again, if theyre not gone already... if i wanted it fast i'd go Newegg.
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    the one on newegg is almost $30 more expensive..
    I think Ill just go with this one. Speed isnt much of an issue.

    Edit: well I ordered it for $153.00 Did I say speed wasnt an issue?
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    I just noticed that it doesnt really say that is Radeon 9500 pro, except on the box.

    It also says
    [QUOTE]Graphics controller
    RADEON™ 9500 Visual Processing Unit (VPU)
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    notice not 9500 PRO

    But then specifications match 9500 pro (8 pixel pipeline, clock speeds). Also it says the original price was $190, which is way too high for a regular 9500. Still, I am worried that this isnt PRO.
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    I'm confused. Check your fillrates in 3dmark.
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    I ordered the card but didnt receive it yet. I just want to make sure I ordered the right thing.

    Iterestingly, pricewatch.com has this card listed under regular 9500 (if you search under 9500, this is what you will find). Maybe this was too good to be true...
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    if its not the pro version just send it back to them. They have the picture and all of the specs for the 9500Pro version so if its not send it back.

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    9700 for $199 mwave.

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