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Blubble
03-24-2004, 12:51 PM
I found out that ATI has a trade-up offer for the 9800 Pro 128. It is only $200 + $15 shipping. You can trade in any video card. If I decide to do this, I'm going to dig up some old piece of junk card from my offices scrap heap and send it in.

http://www.ati.com/buy/traderebate/tradeup.html

Blubble
03-24-2004, 12:51 PM
I found out that ATI has a trade-up offer for the 9800 Pro 128. It is only $200 + $15 shipping. You can trade in any video card. If I decide to do this, I'm going to dig up some old piece of junk card from my offices scrap heap and send it in.

http://www.ati.com/buy/traderebate/tradeup.html

maxim26
03-24-2004, 03:27 PM
No need to look for the old card. You can buy new Radeon 9800 pro for $209. shiping is free

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-268&depa=0

crazyivan1970
03-24-2004, 03:28 PM
That`s SAPPHIRE OEM... big difference mate vs ATI built http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Airhead_777_AVG
03-24-2004, 03:30 PM
Best Buy has been running an in-store special of $249 USD with a $50 rebate...final cost of 9800 Pro $199.00 without a trade in

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Scen
03-24-2004, 03:38 PM
Oh... I thought I could trade up my 9800 Pro for an R500 for 200 bucks...Just goofing

Scendore

maxim26
03-24-2004, 03:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Airhead_777_AVG:
Best Buy has been running an in-store special of $249 USD with a $50 rebate...final cost of 9800 Pro $199.00 without a trade in

http://777AVG.com/sigs/sig03.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Do not trust in rebates. Even if you will get you money (chances are really small) only in half a year.

Ivan, what's wrong with OEM? The only difference from retail version is pretty box and bunch of useless software.

crazyivan1970
03-24-2004, 03:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
Ivan, what's wrong with OEM? The only difference from retail version is pretty box and bunch of useless software.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nothing is wrong with OEM except 1 year warranty vs 3 for retail.

But SAPPHIRE is the one i have issues with. Not really good overclocking material and known stability issues. Just saying. BTW SAPPHIREs are always cheaper then ATI built. Wonder why.

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Kasdeya
03-24-2004, 03:51 PM
So wait, let me get this straight. I can trade in my old Geforce 2 MX for a 9800 pro? Never had ATI, what should I expect from this one if I do trade up?

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Slechtvalk
03-24-2004, 03:55 PM
Guess who is making the ATI cards?


Sapphire http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

crazyivan1970
03-24-2004, 04:08 PM
Not exactly Kas.

You sign up for 9800 PRO...199 bucks and pay 50 bucks security deposit. They will ship it to you without trade in...you plug it in, you like it... you send your old card back along with 150+ shipping charges and there you have it.

As far as BestBuy goes...and COMPUSA for that matter...those deal with rebate were gone in matter of hours lol.

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Kozhedub: In combat potential, the Yak-3, La-7 and La-9 fighters were indisputably superior to the Bf-109s and Fw-190s. But, as they say, no matter how good the violin may be, much depends on the violinist. I always felt respect for an enemy pilot whose plane I failed to down.

crazyivan1970
03-24-2004, 04:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Slechtvalk:
Guess who is making the ATI cards?


Sapphire http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice try http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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Kozhedub: In combat potential, the Yak-3, La-7 and La-9 fighters were indisputably superior to the Bf-109s and Fw-190s. But, as they say, no matter how good the violin may be, much depends on the violinist. I always felt respect for an enemy pilot whose plane I failed to down.

Slechtvalk
03-24-2004, 04:10 PM
No joke though..

crazyivan1970
03-24-2004, 04:18 PM
SAPPHIRETECH is separate production mate. ATI has it`s own. If you look at retail box... it says "Built by ATI".

But they do use ATI Chip http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Kozhedub: In combat potential, the Yak-3, La-7 and La-9 fighters were indisputably superior to the Bf-109s and Fw-190s. But, as they say, no matter how good the violin may be, much depends on the violinist. I always felt respect for an enemy pilot whose plane I failed to down.

Slechtvalk
03-24-2004, 04:22 PM
The headquarters of Sapphire are in Hong Kong. This company is a branch establishment of PC Partner, it has two plants measuring 250 feet square in Donguan (China). The company has been cooperating with ATI for 10 years already and it has been producing graphics cards based on ATI's chips for 5 years. Sapphire is not just the largest official partner of ATI (its facilities are enough for monthly production of 1.8 M video cards), it also manufactures video cards for ATI which sell in North America and are marked as Build by ATI. Sapphire covers all market sectors starting from value solutions to mainstream-perfomance monsters. It uses both the ATI's reference design and its own.

Blubble
03-24-2004, 06:33 PM
So wait, let me get this straight. I can trade in my old Geforce 2 MX for a 9800 pro? Never had ATI, what should I expect from this one if I do trade up?

Dude, you are being way too generous. I'm going to send in an old Matrox 8MB card from the scrap heap at work.

GonzoX
03-25-2004, 04:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Slechtvalk:
Guess who is making the ATI cards?


Sapphire http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes but THEIR OWN branded versions are downclocked slower than the ATI versions. That's why they are cheaper.

ZG77_Nagual
03-25-2004, 05:16 PM
On the saphire question - I have a saphire 9700 non pro which I bought shortly after they came out for $242. It has samsung ram - I flashed it with pro bios and it overclocks to 380/360 no problem. It is an absolute monster card and clocks very close to my 9800 pro in 3dmark03. Saphire makes boards for ati. I definitely lucked out with my card.were problems early on in the 9700 run (mine, for example, is probably and underclocked prohttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif- the demand for non-pros exceeded supply so they ran the non-pro bios on some pro cards and sold em cheaper) I would not shy away from saphire I think the QC on the 9800 pro is pretty tight. Newegg is very easy to RMA stuff. I'd order the card and run the black death track overnight - see how it does - maybe try overclocking it a bit. . I would stay clear of Powercolor however.

It is not true that the saphire cards are clocked lower - if they are they were mislabeled. The saphire cards should run at the same clock speed as the ati cards. The ram on my 9700 runs as fast or faster than the ram on my 9800 pro - which is an ati board.

[This message was edited by ZG77_Nagual on Thu March 25 2004 at 04:32 PM.]