Radeon 9800np 249$ + free shipping BACK at BB

sparkyclarky

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Yes, it is better - at default speeds it will be a bit slower, but it can be overclocked/BIOS flashed to 9800 Pro speeds. Plus you get a few core enhancements included on the 9800 series.
 

Lager

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Originally posted by: sparkyclarky
Yes, it is better - at default speeds it will be a bit slower, but it can be overclocked/BIOS flashed to 9800 Pro speeds. Plus you get a few core enhancements included on the 9800 series.

I'm not into overclocking but for those who overclock, this is hot. I prefer stock speeds.
 

flashbacck

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argggggg, soooo tempting!!!

just curious, does anyone know when the next ati or nvidia upgrades will be coming?
 

alrocky

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Where the heck is my $60 Best Buy Reward Zone certificate? Their site has it marked 9/12 which I hope is a shipping date (and not a processing date). I'd like to use that $60 on this card.
 

Johnbear007

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Originally posted by: lager
Originally posted by: sparkyclarky
Yes, it is better - at default speeds it will be a bit slower, but it can be overclocked/BIOS flashed to 9800 Pro speeds. Plus you get a few core enhancements included on the 9800 series.

I'm not into overclocking but for those who overclock, this is hot. I prefer stock speeds.

I'd still go with the 9800 np for the core enhancements
 

nigm

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- 128MB SDRAM memory

^^ ? Why is it SDRAM, i thought all 9800's was DDR...

if its sdram, then i dont It is that much of a hot del
 

baclips6

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Originally posted by: nigm
- 128MB SDRAM memory

^^ ? Why is it SDRAM, i thought all 9800's was DDR...

if its sdram, then i dont It is that much of a hot del

its DDR on the ati website

I'm very tempted to get this with the 10% coupon.



 

Johnbear007

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Originally posted by: nigm
- 128MB SDRAM memory

^^ ? Why is it SDRAM, i thought all 9800's was DDR...

if its sdram, then i dont It is that much of a hot del

ddr IS sdram

there is sdr sdram
and ddr sdram


This uses DDR SDRAM
 

VTrider

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My local BB has 2 left, deal in store says offer ends 10/31 or something like that?

tempting..........
 

Johnbear007

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Anyone try it out? What RAM did you get? It seems like a great deal but still so expensive for a video card. Hopefull the TX will drop prices
 

alrocky

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The one I purchased last night came with Samsung GC2A chips but I'm afraid I'm returning the board because it appears to be an open box return: edit --> see below 4 posts down
 

uwannawhat

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let us know what memory you end up with please :)

I did this the last time bb had this card with a $25 digital coupon on orders over $250.

I ended up with infineon 3.0ns chips. Found the oldest looking box I could, there were only two, all of the others had newer stickers on them.

 

Johnbear007

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Originally posted by: alrocky
The one I purchased last night came with Samsung GC2A chips but I'm afraid I'm returning the board because it appears to be an open box return: <a href="http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=31&threadid=1146046">[url]http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=31&threadid=1146046</A>[/q[/url]

Well if it has samsung, if it works, and it has the warranty than why not keep it? Actaully better yet go back and ask best buy to knock a few bucks off
 

crapito

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i bought 2 today, both with Infineon 3.0ns chips.

should i test them and see if they can become Pro's (380/340 vs 325/290)? or, save myself some troubleshooting time and just return them still in their sealed static bags?

i'll decide tomorrow.

btw: if i do test them, i'll definitely report my findings on this thread. thanks.
 

alrocky

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Monday night picked up what looked like the last 9800 non-p at Cerritos Best Buy. Cashier removed the 'inventory control strap' but otherwise there was no seal. When I opened it at home it looked like a open box return. The card was half way out of the pink bubble wrap, the plastic around the CD was torn open, and there was an antistatic bag that was torn open which I guess was suppose to house the card. The 2 cables and 2 small hardware were still in their bags. The 4 wire power cable was attached to the card but the rest of that cable looked well tucked inside it's long bubble wrap.
I'm afraid someone flashed the card and didn't like the results. It would've been hard to put the power cable back in it's bubble wrap but they could've just used a different cable. The memory is Samsung GC2A.
This was an AnandTech influenced impluse buy. I could've waited for my $60 Reward Zone money to arrive. I think it was the last one. If I return it and buy another at a different store, I think I'll open it at the store right after I pay for it. Any suggestion on whether to keep or return it it?
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Today, Tuesday exchanged it for another card at another BB. Checked contents and everything ok. It has Samsung GC33 chips. (First store offered 10% off but I said no.) FYI, some stores don't display high end electronic on the shelfs along with the regular stuff, so it looks like they are sold out. You have to ask for it. BTW ,there are 3 (2 of which are open box) 9800 non pro at the Lakewood, CA store.
 

Elixer

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Just a FYI, *some* 9800np are only 128bit instead of 256bit!

"So, be warned: if you see a non-Pro, know it's one of the four models:

RADEON 9800 SE 128bit BGA
RADEON 9800 SE 128bit TSOP
RADEON 9800 SE 256bit BGA
RADEON 9800 "

From www.digit-life.com