ATI 9800Pro or 9600XT?

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  1. Lucky8 macrumors regular

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    Should I get the ATI 9800Pro or 9600XT for my new G5 Dual 1.8?
    Any input be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...please tell us what you are planning to use the computer for - what programs you want to run, high-end games? etc etc....it is hard to recommend anything without knowing what you are planning to do with it....oh yeah!
     
  3. Lucky8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Occasional gaming like Doom3, Image Editing like Photoshop, Email, Word Processing and web surfing.
     
  4. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Personally I would go with the 9800 Pro, especially if you want to play Doom 3.
     
  5. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....yup...if you want the best Doom experience (and other high end games that may follow) and have the extra $$ to spend then get the 9800 Pro...if it was just the other stuff you mentioned then the 9600 would have done just fine....oh yeah!
     
  6. slipper macrumors 68000

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  7. Platform macrumors 68030

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    As other have said.....go with the 9800...a lot better....has twice the VRAM and better speeds ;)
     
  8. isgoed macrumors 6502

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    Where do you get your powermac? Apple no longer sells new dual 1.8 G5's and also the radeon 9600XT and 9800Pro are no longer sold as upgradable parts.
     
  9. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Apple does still sell new Dual 1.8GHz Power Macs and the 9600XT and 9800Pro are readily available on eBay as well as the 9800XT which would be my recommendation.

    Edit: Well, I just looked and now the Dual 1.8GHz Power Macs are sold out on Apple's sales page along with the Dual 2.0GHz
     
  10. Platform macrumors 68030

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    The 9800Pro you can buy from ATi ;)
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Choose the 9800 Pro, it is the better choice. The card that I have in my PowerMac, the 9600, is being replaced with either the 9800 Pro or the X800XT whenever my new Mac arrives.
     
  12. ZLurker macrumors regular

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    Pro or XT

    Does anyone have a clear view of the difference between 9800 Pro and 9800XT, i thought ATI only made one card for mac (one 9600, 9800, X800)?

    Any thoughts about this?
     
  13. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Here's a nice overview (taken from Barefeats )
     

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