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ati 9500 pro vs ati 9600 pro

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325cic

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I wonder which one is better because I can get 9600 pro for around $100. and 9500 pro about $150. I read the review for both. seem like 9500 pro a little ahead. I don't know which I should get.. what do u guy think? ;)
 

bchur83

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The 9500 pro is ahead, but the 9600 pro is based on newer technology, mainly .13 micron core technology. This means that it runs cooler. I have a 9600 pro and it is great for almost every game I have played.

edit: Mine also OC's very well, 526/346 with no modifications and stock cooling. Stock is 400/300
 
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q149

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9500 Pro is faster.. Those prices are really really cheap..

There is no such thing as a softmoddable 9500pro.
 
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325cic

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q149 said:
9500 Pro is faster.. Those prices are really really cheap..

There is no such thing as a softmoddable 9500pro.

How the hell u mod your 9700 pro to run that high.. I got my 970 pro with watercool. with out mod.. I only get to 390/720.
 

q149

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Lots of voltage from vmods on card, lots of power from vmodded psu, lots of work to get there and get the memoyr and gpu to work together at highi frequencies
 

f00t

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q149 said:
Lots of voltage from vmods on card, lots of power from vmodded psu, lots of work to get there and get the memoyr and gpu to work together at highi frequencies

I can relate. I finaly got my 3.3ns samsung ram up to 355mhz stable w/ volt mod, ramsinks, and 120mm fan. My card dont have the fdd mod components so my core is stuck at 525 *until better cooling than stock*
 

f00t

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Overclocker550 said:
theres no way you can get any card to 525 core on stock cooling, well except maybe a fx5900

and radeon 9600pro's. mine runs at 525 ith stock ati heatsink and no volt mods on the core
 
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325cic

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yeah... it's true. the 9600 pro run cooler. that why it overclock even higher than 9800 pro core high.. but the performance still not even close to 9700 pro... add one :D Thanks for u guy help. I am getting my 9600 pro for $90. ;)
 

snyper1982

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Overclocker550 said:
theres no way you can get any card to 525 core on stock cooling, well except maybe a fx5900

why is it you are always calling people liars?
 

Overclocker550

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I thought he was talking about a 9700/9500 pro. $90 is a pretty good price for a 9600 pro, but its a fair bit slower than a 9500 pro and way slower than a 9700 pro. Of course if you have a fast cpu, itll partly make up for it in games :D
 

dguy6789

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All a 9600 pro is, is a 9800 pro with 4 pipes taken out, and a better compression system. So the 9600 pro has to be around 2X the clock of a 9800 pro to be as fast gpu wise. But then the 9600 pro also has 128 Bit mem, while the 9800 pro has 256 bit.
 

Overclocker550

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thats why the 9800 pro is more than three times faster than a 9600 pro! could be why I dont exactly like the 9600 pro. I mean cpu matters more but you wont be running new games at max res or details on a 9600 pro
 

snyper1982

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funny, i have never seen a benchmark with the 9800 leading a 9600 by 3x the fps. i think you buy into the technical side a little more than the real world performance. and cpu matters more huh? i think you are mistaken, you can take a 3.2ghz cpu and a voodoo3, and you will NOT be playing HL2, or COD, or any other new games for that matter. its a symbiotic relationship.
 
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tfr2087

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You guys shouldnt by comparing the 9600 to the 9800 anyways. They are in totally different leagues.