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ATI Radeon 9600 pro, 128MB vs 256MB?

Old 02-08-04, 04:20 PM
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ATI Radeon 9600 pro, 128MB vs 256MB?

I have heard that the 256MB ATI Radeon 9600 pro is actually slower than the 128MB version. Anyone know of any reviews to substantiate/debunk this?
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Old 02-08-04, 04:21 PM
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I heard that as well but don't know it from firsthand info.

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Old 02-09-04, 12:12 AM
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I heard that as well but don't know it from firsthand info.

I heard the same also!
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Old 02-09-04, 12:38 AM
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Not sure... but i remember this was the case back with the GeForce 4 Ti4200, with the 64 meg ram being clocked slightly faster then the 128 mb version. I believe the reason was that it cost more to have higher density ram rated at a certain speed. Not sure if this is the case with the Radeon 9600.
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Old 02-09-04, 09:30 AM
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IIRC, the ram used on the 256MB models were rated slower than the 128MB version, so it impacted the performance a little bit while costing more and not giving the boost in performance that one would expect by paying more.
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