ATI Radeon 9700 and 9700 Pro

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by silky62678, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    What is the difference between 9700 and 9700 pro. Is it worth getting a 9700 pro?
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    14,905
    Location:
    Between Austin and Tampa
    clock speeds basically and memory quality...

    the 9700pro has better memory (or should do so) hence it can clock higher...

    namely the clocks are 325/310mhz core/memory for the 9700pro and 275/270mhz for the 9700 vanilla (non-pro)

    the differnece in bandwidth is 19.2 gb/s for the 9700pro and 17.6gb/s for the non-pro.. bascally due to the lowered clock speeds..

    it is still a fabulous card if you can get the 9700 non-pro...

    if you see the price difference is only a few dollars.. go for the 9700pro.. else the 9700 is a good enough solution...
     
  3. jasonkruys

    jasonkruys Guest

    I would have to agree. I have a 9700np with the crappest type of memory you can get. Some of them have faster 2.6ns memory rather than my 3.3ns. Even with this memory I have successfully overclocked it to 9700 pro speeds and slightly beyond 338/310. Just recently falshed the bios with a 9700pro bios, you couldnt tell the difference between this and a pro now. 3dmark scores in sig to testify
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    14,905
    Location:
    Between Austin and Tampa
    you have the same card basically... the bios is basically keeping the clocks @ the level which will not likely damage the card.. :)

    the memory you can't really do much about... the oc you are getting is around 50/30 mhz above the stock clocks... which is not too bad I reckon...

    on my card I am have pushed it to approx. 360/345-ish w/o any probs :D don't care to go any higher @ this time...