ATI Radeon 9600, 9650 difference?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by NSiebenmor, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. NSiebenmor macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Savannah GA
    I'm finally ordering a Powermac Dual 2.0 G5 today and I need to know if the $50 upgrade from the ATI Radeon 9600 to the 9650 is worth it? I'm on a tight budget and that's why I want to make a lasting choice. I mainly do photo editing and occaitonal video editing on a 22" crt right now. Will I notice any difference with the cards, or is the upgrade only useful if I have a 30" HD lcd?
    thanks for the help

  2. topgunn macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    I personally don't think its worth it if you are on a very tight budget unless you are getting a 30" ACD and that probably means your budget is not that tight. The performance difference is very small.
  3. lopresmb macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    I'd definantly do it, as the 9650 comes with 256MB video ram. $50 for another 128 megs of v-ram seems to be a great deal to me, even if the speed of the actual graphics card is not that much faster.

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