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Muthapusbucket
12-01-2004, 12:08 AM
Hi Guys...I'm in Brisbane,Australia and 9800s are hard to come by.
I can get an X800 for $799 AUD;are they worth the money?
I currently have an Nvidia GeForce 4MX 8x AGP.
What sort of difference will I see?
P.S I have a P4 2.6 HT with 1.5 gig of RAM.

Muthapusbucket
12-01-2004, 12:08 AM
Hi Guys...I'm in Brisbane,Australia and 9800s are hard to come by.
I can get an X800 for $799 AUD;are they worth the money?
I currently have an Nvidia GeForce 4MX 8x AGP.
What sort of difference will I see?
P.S I have a P4 2.6 HT with 1.5 gig of RAM.

EFG_beber
12-01-2004, 08:56 AM
some tests:
http://www.behardware.com/html/articles/index.php3

-HH-Quazi
12-01-2004, 11:14 AM
Your $799 AUD is around $620 US. For an X800Pro, no it is not worth the money. If it is an X800XT PE, it is on the extreme high end. Some people have been paying that for the XT PE. But the X800Pro can be had for $350 to $420 US on eBay and some do ship down under. The 9800XT isn't selling for much less than the X800Pro. Now, you can get a great deal on a 128MB 256-bit 9800Pro, most under $200 US.

tfu_iain1
12-01-2004, 12:44 PM
the 128MB 256-bit 9800Pro is particularly worthwhile if you can obtain a model you can flash upgrade to an XT- add some better cooling and you save yourself a nice bit of cash.

doc80
12-01-2004, 12:55 PM
hehehe thats wat i did got 9800pro flashed it to
a 9800xt an wat a diffrence get some better cooling though but i saved about 100 quid
keep looking m8 ull find one
all the best Doc

LEXX_Luthor
12-02-2004, 07:31 PM
I am hoping to get "mainstream" 9800Pro next year, or hopefully "low end" by that time. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Good place for this I guess...

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~ http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19960

ATI's Radeon 9800 Pro in grievous shortage
In short, hard to get

By Fuad Abazovic: Tuesday 30 November 2004, 09:33

ATI PLANS TO fight Nvidia's 6600GT with its Radeon 9800PRO cards. Of course we are talking about AGP cards as there is no such thing as 9800PRO PCIe. It's a chimera.

Regardless of ATI's dreams, we know there is a huge shortage of 9800 PRO cards in both shops and through distributors.

Oddly, an Asian source tells us that there's no shortage in Mr Raffle's little colony, Singapore. In fact there appear to be floods of them over there.

Many sources close to ATI and the ones that are actually selling those cards tell us that you can of course place an order but it will take quite a few of what we call in the trade "weeks" before you see the cards.

With 6600GT AGP already available, ATI's partners might be in trouble as they need all the 9800PROs that they can get. Or not get, as is the case. We hope that the situation is going to change but in the last few commercial weeks remaining in this year of delays, things don€t look too bright in the northern hemisphere.

Yields on 9800PRO, after more than a year on market "should" be good but bear in mind that the 9800PRO was once a high end chip and has now been wrenched back to the mainstream.

Usually a graphics card company redesigns a high end core and releases it into the mainstream, but this time ATI just used the same core. That might be the essence of its problem.

We hope that the Rialto ATI bridge to Babylon comes soon, very soon we would suggest. I believe that Rialto can help ATI to make a difference. It might also help its stock price. (ticker: ATIW). µ
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