I am running a 9600xt 128MB and I am wondering how much better would an x800pro 256MB be?
Well, first I need to know if you are running on AGP or PCI. A X800 Pro is selling for arround $200 on Newegg.com (which is a great site), and a 9600xt is around $100.
Core Clock: 400MHz.
Memory Clock: 980MHz.
Memory Size: 256MB.
Max Resolution: 2048x1536 at 85Hz.
Memory Type: GDDR3.
Interface: PCI Express x16.
Core Clock: 500MHz.
Memory Clock: 600MHz.
Memory Size: 128MB.
Memory Type: DDR.
In short, the X800 has a much faster memory clock, more memory, a faster interface, and a much faster type of memory. The difference in the core clock doesn't really matter, as there is a different typs of Memory, and a new engine. I would deffinately upgrade if I was you. Hope this helps.
The X800 pro will take that little 9600XT in a back alley, sucker punch it, rip its' clothes off, eat it, and spit it back up to feed it to its' dog.
Look at the graph on this link for some data:
DonNagual, I think you're being too kind to the 9600XT. puke:
Aw man! thats a BS test you posted. I run FarCry on very high settings at 48 fps! that is so rigged! And this card has served me well... never let me down. runs cool and handles Doom 3 high settings 38 fps average. now thats surprising for a midrange card on its death bed.