ATI Radeon 9800 256mb DDR 8xAGP

  Geraint J 16:00 11 Dec 04
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I am looking to upgrade my video card and I have come across this ATI Radeon 9800 256mb DDR full retail boxed for £125 delivered. Is it any good for todays games and will it play Medal of Honer Pacific Assault with any problems ?????????
Thanks

  wags 16:56 11 Dec 04

Yes, it will be good for today's games. It is not cutting edge like the 6800 GT/Ultra or ATI 800, but then its £175 cheaper, so relatively good value.

I'm not sure that MOH PA will run well on any card, as the game has a number of issues. I know of gamers with 6800 Ulta cards who find the game runs very badly...so this might not be the best game to test your new card with !

  GibsonSt19 17:05 11 Dec 04

And although it's not cutting edge anymore, it certainly copes well with the likes of Doom 3 and Half Life 2. And having the extra 128mb really does help with games like these.

  BITS&BOBS 17:58 11 Dec 04

If I were you I would spend an extra £20 pounds and get a 6600 GT !! beats the Radeon 9800 ( which is a very very good card ) hands down.


Also where have you found a Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB so cheap??? evrywhere I look the ATI 9800Pro 128MB card is £134.00 inc vat + p&p

  BITS&BOBS 18:09 11 Dec 04

ALSO non- PRO / XT model 9800's have 128bit memory compared to 256bit memory whcih is not good.


You would be better off with a 9800PRO 128MB than a 9800 256MB.

  GibsonSt19 19:05 11 Dec 04

I have the 9800pro 256mb version. Wouldn't want to advise on the lesser card as I have no experience of it.

  GibsonSt19 19:07 11 Dec 04

I have the 9800pro 256mb version. Wouldn't want to advise on the lesser card as I have no experience of it.

  simonp1 10:19 12 Dec 04

I have that card and i think for the money you cant beat it..

As for MOHPA...well for £35 it isnt good value at all..the game is bland, bug ridden and unrewarding to play. As for online gaming well i think that will flop to, as most people have panned it..

  Scottiebw 16:28 12 Dec 04

I had the sam e256 / 128 dillema and plumbed for the 128 Radeon 9800 Pro. I thought it better to get a higher spec 128 than a lower 256. It deals with all games with easy and has caused me no problems whatsoever

  Scottiebw 16:29 12 Dec 04

I had the same 256 / 128 dillema and plumbed for the 128 Radeon 9800 Pro. I thought it better to get a higher spec 128 than a lower 256. It deals with all games with easy and has caused me no problems whatsoever

  phoenix198 00:18 13 Dec 04

PC World Component Centre (click here) have the XFX 6600GT AGP version with 128MB for £140.85 delivered and it stomps all over the 9800 Pro (or XT)

Fora comparison seen anandtech.com click here

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