radeon sapphire 9800 or radeon sapphire 9800se

By ateam321 · 8 replies
Oct 25, 2003
  1. after many attempts to fix the problem of image corruption on my sapphire radeon 9700. i have just about given up on it. I am thinking of selling my 9700 and buying a sapphire 9800. so my question is, is the sapphire 9800 any good, and if it is, should i get the sapphire 9800, or the sapphire 9800se.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The 9800SE is a "crippled" 9800. There are 4 pixel pipelines rather then 8 & it's generally fitted with 3.3ns RAM rather then 2.8.

    Is the difference between the SE & the non-SE very steep ? Otherwise get the non-SE.

    PS. Are you sure the image corruption is because of the 9700 ? It would suck for you to get a new card & have the same problem.
  3. ateam321

    ateam321 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    i used to have a sapphire radeon 9100, the 9100 never gave me any problems. im not sure why im having problems with the 9700, maybe it has compatibility problems with my via motherboard
  4. ateam321

    ateam321 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    is a sapphire radeon 9800 better than a sapphire radeon 9700
  5. Tweakster

    Tweakster TS Enthusiast Posts: 199

    Hey i c that Crucial for £260 pounds do free delivery.
  6. ateam321

    ateam321 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    ive decided to sell my sapphire 9700 pro, and buy a ati 9800 pro, is the 9800 pro really as good as everyone says it is???
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Yes it is - I have two of them.
  8. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

    The 9800-non-Pro is slightly slower then a 9700-Pro. The 9800-SE is the slowest of them all & the 9800-Pro the fastest ( behind the XT of course ).

    HTH :)
  9. ateam321

    ateam321 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    alright, thanks a lot everyone, im going to get the 9800 pro.
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