Video Help Please

By kRad ยท 4 replies
Sep 8, 2003
  1. Alright im buying a new video card.. What I dont get is the difference between these two cards.

    Sapphire ******** 9800 Pro 128mb ddr (Or whatever its called)


    Ati Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb ddr

    Also what does the Pro do? Just an increase in the price?
  2. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Basically no difference. Just manufactured/built by different companies. It doesn't matter which one you get, but I'd say Sapphire is pretty good. ATi would be the best bet if you want it from the manufcturer.

    Pro is basically a little bit more powerfull.
  3. kRad

    kRad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So if I go pro or not with the sapphire will it make a difference?
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    No. Basically they may build the cards to different looks and such, but they still use the same GPU chip for the video card. They both aim to accomplish the same goal.

    I had a choice between a ATi Radeon 9700 Pro and a Saphire Radeon 9700 Pro... I picked Saphire cuz it looked kinda cool. :grinthumb
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    I go for a Saphire Radeon 9700 Pro if i were you. This ya able to get similar performance but at a cheaper price as ATI tend to place the prices of their cards higher.
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