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bradmax57 3rd February, 2003 05:07 PM

Crucial ATI Radeon 9700 pro?
 
Anybody know anything about the Crucial 9700 Pro? I need to get a card next week and not sure what to get but th eprices are pretty good

Staz 3rd February, 2003 05:51 PM

It is basically a clone of the built by ATi card. With it you get no extra software and only the minimal connectors.

I have heard they they are not very good overclockers but if I told you I knew for sure I would be lieing to you. But do you really need to overclock a 9700PRO??? I mean I OC my GF2MX from 200/166 to 230/190 and get almost a 20% boost in performance. I OC my Radeon 8500 from 275/275 to 300/300 and get les than 4% increase.

Anyway from all the reviews that I have read the Crucial is a solid no frills card. The hercules is the most feature filled card with the best OCing due to it's non standard HSF and RAMsinks. The saphier tech ultimate looks interesting with it's Zalman passive cooling system but I have never seen one for sale so I couldn't tell you the price.

If you do get a Crucial check out the online deals and steals topic. The is a thread in there with a cupon code for an extra 5% off (don't know if it is still good but it couldn't hurt to try.)

bradmax57 3rd February, 2003 06:12 PM

Coupon didnt work for the UK site and if I was to buy from the US i'd get stung with import duties, Its about £30 or $50 cheaper than the sapphire versions

Staz 4th February, 2003 06:49 PM

Here is a roundup of 9700 PRO cards.

As you can see the crucial in just as good as any other ATi reference board. Just without any extras. If it has the best price, get it.

bradmax57 6th February, 2003 10:20 PM

Ive ended up buying a 9500 non pro, softmodded it to 9700 and then clocked it to 325/310 happy chappy! :D money saved goes on :beer:

funnyperson1 6th February, 2003 11:54 PM

no artifacts?

bradmax57 7th February, 2003 09:08 AM

Non! :D

funnyperson1 8th February, 2003 02:30 AM

:p...wtg man


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