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chevyrulz099
2004-06-17T19:52:17Z
hey quick question for someone running some of these games today...i am running about on avg, 20fps with my 9200se, crappy yes!

what are you averging with a 9800pro? i used FRAPS to get my results...

i am just curious at the results of a 9800pro
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Wudce
2004-06-17T23:13:10Z
Using a softmodded 9800 SE card here with stock 9800 Pro core/mem speeds and in Far Cry I been getting from 45 to 54 fps when the heat is on. Have card runing with v-sync off and a balanced setting, game looks sweet and runs great. For a $ 154 this card rocks.
chevyrulz099
2004-06-17T23:19:31Z
thanks man....thats great that your getting that even from an SE.

that means when i get my pro, itll be good.
Wudce
2004-06-18T05:49:10Z
Why spend the exter money when you can get the same for alot less. The 9800SE uses the same chipset RV350 that the Pro uses the only thing is 4 of the 8 pipeline are turn off but when you softmod one and it works you get them other 4 pipelines open back and it becomes a 9800 Pro. In order for this to work you need to buy the 256-bit ver of the 9800 SE card not the 128-bit, yes there still a shot you may not be able to softmod one but the price it's well worth it.
Barca888
2004-06-18T09:23:19Z
Isnt fraps that avi making tool or something while playing games? Doing so reducing your framerate to an average of what u selected. Correct me if im wrong.
^Bad_Boy^
2004-06-20T04:37:50Z
I would get the Radeon 9800 Pro instead of the SE and doing the Soft Mod
chevyrulz099
2004-06-20T15:17:02Z
bought saphire 9800 pro 128mb 256bit,
for 50$ more, coulda had a 256mb? worth it?
SS Joe
2004-06-20T15:32:45Z
"bought saphire 9800 pro 128mb 256bit,
for 50$ more, coulda had a 256mb? worth it?"

I'm not really sure anymore... a few months ago I would have said it's not worth it for an extra $50, but if you like to crank up the resolution on newer games games and use some AA and/or AF, the extra 256MB seems to be helping a bit. It'll be interesting to see how the extra 128MB helps games like Doom3 and HL2. The 128MB is still fine though, certainly much better than your old card

"Why spend the exter money when you can get the same for alot less"

Because softmodding and overclocking isn't always guaranteed.
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2004-06-20T16:32:30Z
I got a while ago a Radeon 9800NP and it does 430/760MHz easy