9800pro with dual dvi?

Taurus

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i'm going to be getting a 9800pro 128mb as a late xmas present as soon as i pick out which one from where. i'm looking around for one that has two dvi ports because i swore i saw one a while back, but i could be thinking of another card. does anyone know of one that exists?

want to have my lcd hooked up as well as this puppy for my tv. :D

other question; are there manufacturers to look out for? any of them have cheaper memory? anything i should know? looking at this one so far. thanks.
 

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if you wanted a 9800pro with dual dvi... you would need to get a firegl card based on the same gpu and flash the bios.. thats the only way afaik :)

hte hdtv adaptor is pretty kewl btw... from the sounds of it... I have read some people's comments on it and they are all happy.. :D
 

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Recently I purchaced an ATI Radeon 9800Pro, and the only thing I don't like about it is the stock cooling device.

The best looking 9800Pro I've seen is Asus's but their software always seems to need some work...
 

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chaos945 said:
Recently I purchaced an ATI Radeon 9800Pro, and the only thing I don't like about it is the stock cooling device.

The best looking 9800Pro I've seen is Asus's but their software always seems to need some work...
i agree, teh hsf on the stock radeons is adequate at best. though people can still manage good overclocks with it, i intend on replacing it. probably with a stock amd heatsink. :)

the asus one only comes in 256mb flavor and runs at least $400. i'm aiming for sub-$300 with the 128mb.

Sazar said:
if you wanted a 9800pro with dual dvi... you would need to get a firegl card based on the same gpu and flash the bios.. thats the only way afaik :)

hte hdtv adaptor is pretty kewl btw... from the sounds of it... I have read some people's comments on it and they are all happy.. :D
though, getting the firegl card would be futile since it doesn't support the hdtv adapter. unless it does but just needs to be flashed..?

eh, at any rate a 9800-based firegl card would cost me twice as much as the radeon. heh. thanks, though.

i decided i'll look into getting an 8500le (lowest that supports hdtv adapter) for my media pc which is the one hooked up to the tv (s-video right now) anyway. 8500le 64mb and hdtv adapter. look kosher?
 

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if its just multimedia you are looking for... yah it looks kewl :)

the firegl card should have the same capabilities as the 9800 series card... at more than twice the cost :eek:
 

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okay okay, last question. actually, it's just more of a verification. i need someone to hold me and tell me everything with be okay. :p

sapphire's is $259 and ati's is $275. the pcb design, heatsink design, and bundled cables/adapters are practically identical. i've heard enough good things about sapphire to go with them and save 16 bucks. but that's not much so if there's a tiny reason to go with ati, i will. maybe warranty reasons? easier to rma? something? :confused:

[edit] the sapphire shows a 1-year warranty while the ati flaunts a 3-year. looks like ati it is.
:)
 

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Taurus said:
if there's a tiny reason to go with ati
For a limited time, with the purchase of this graphics card, receive a FREE document folder!!!!!*
I paid $246.20 USD for my ATI Radeon 9800Pro.

:D

*(While Supplies Last)
 

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:p

well, could i pay the same amount? care to share this find? if not, then shaddap. ;)

another question... what about dvi interfaces on tv's? has anyone ever got that working from their comp? i'm in the market for a new 480p/1080i tv and wondering if i could just use the dvi connection most come with. that would be suh-weet. :cool:
 

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