View Full Version : what brand 9700pro is best ?

01-27-03, 07:14 PM
i was waiting for the new nvidia card but now i think i will just get a 9700pro, so what brands are the best for overclocking and all around general features ?

or should i get a 9500 and do that driver/bios tweak ?

any adivce, opinions, ideas are welcome :)

01-27-03, 08:00 PM
Brents review of the Tyan Tachyon 9700Pro makes it look like the top of the heap. check it out HERE (http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDA0)

01-28-03, 05:37 PM
alright these are the ones i have found so far..........

Powercolor (http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320775) for $275, seems as though it is clocked at 297core and 526 memory, can that be right ??

i thought the default for these cards was 325 x 620.

Hightech (http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=320900) for $334

Tyan (http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=190630&Category_Code=VC-ATI) for $369

think the Tyan card is worth $30 more ??

so what would you all get ????

01-28-03, 05:50 PM
Man, there's so many, also Gigabyte, Crucial, Sapphire, but probably just like with nVidia products, since so many are simply just reference designs with custom heat sinks..."A GeForce is a GeForce is a GeForce is a GeForce". They all perform within a percentage or two of each other.

01-28-03, 06:20 PM
tyan or gigabyte i'd say.