9500 pro vs. 9600 xt?

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  1. V

    V Corrupt and Immoral

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    topic says it all. which do you think is better and why?

    im wondering which of these cards i should buy.

    i can either buy a 9600xt or a 9500pro. the 9500pro is about $220 new. i could also get it used for like $160. think its risky to buy a used card? is it worth the hassel to buy the used card over the new xt? (read: is it that much better that it would be worth it to hunt a used one down?)
     
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    WTF why is the 9500Pro so expensive?
     
  4. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    That is a ripoff, you can get a 9600 Pro for under $150, also, 9500 Pro does not support DirectX 9, so it is already out of date...
     
  5. V

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    9500 pro is a directx 9 card...

    thanks for the link partyboy...looks like the 9600xt is about neck and neck with the 9500pro now. and its cheaper. looks like we have a winner.


    oh, and the 9500pro is so expensive cause its a better card than the 9600pro, and its discontinued.
     
  6. BBB

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    go with 9800 pro. 300 bucks at bestbuy and it includes halflife2, so you figure 250 bucks for the card. It doubles the performance of both of those cards.
     
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    V Corrupt and Immoral

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    that wasnt an option. i dont have 300 dollars to spend on a video card. obviously if i did i would buy the 9800 pro.

    the 9600xt will be around 180 plus free hl2 so it comes out to about 130...130 is a lot less than 250
     
  8. BBB

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    9600xt is glued to 200 dollar range
     
  9. DAN513

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    9500 pro's are also expensive because most of them can have their bios flashed into thinking they're a 9700pro and work fine as 9700pro.
     
  10. TenzoR

    TenzoR She is hot hot hot

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    thats 9500NP :slap:
     
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    Oops, my bad.
     
  12. kellyclan

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    The XT series are also supposed to be coming with a coupon for HL2. $40-50 value there.
     

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