9800 pro Review at PC PRO: "Sweeps away all comers"

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  1. HardwareHeaven

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    UK magazine PC Pro has a review of the new ATI 9800 pro in this months issue.

    As they say "Its clear that the 9800 pro can deliver the performance demanded by Die-hard gamers. Its also a top-performing card, even using less powerful hardware. And at just £249, its a massive £91 less than a Geforce FX 5800 Ultra, making it the obvious choice for enthusiasts."

    For those of you in the USA or elsewhere interested in reading the review, please click the "view article comments" to follow this into our forum.
     
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    and all this WITHOUT overclocking the sucker :)
     
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    £249 should read £349 surely?!?!?!?
     
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    Originally posted by The_Neon_Cowboy
    thats funny it's quite diffrent here in the U.S.A on www.pricewatch.com there abt $398 for 9800 pro and $329 for geforce FX 5800 ultra so thats $69.00 US less for a geforce FX! That Means it costs $69.00 more for a 9800 pro :p

    Same here in Germany. The 5800 is already avaiable (as well as 5200 and 5600 cards), and the 5800 Ultra is to come next week. The Radeon 9800 Pro is not only a lot more expensive than the 5800 Ultra (80€/$88 and more), but also it's very questionable when it will make it over here, as it's still quite impossible to get even their "older" DX9 cards :dead:
     
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    Originally posted by misae
    £249 should read £349 surely?!?!?!?

    Most probably, and also you'll still have to add VAT to the price! :duh:
    I really can't imagine why it would be a lot more expensive here and in the US and cheaper in the UK...
     
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    im not sure on the pricing but ive seen that price mentioned in a few places as around £300 for the 128mb version. we will see.
     
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    I see no geforce FX 5800 ultra for $329. The lowest I see is $400. :hmm:
     
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    yeah i wonder where he got those prices from!! all the places i've seen them for sale the companies are raping us poor helpless consumers (bastards) overclockers and komplett are great examples of over pricing
     
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    Well DABS have the 9800Pro priced at £341.

    Overclockers.co.uk have them listed at £334

    so i would say £250 is well off.
     
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    it actually states £250 BEFORE vat (around £300 after). they are already selling for £330, they will drop once more companies have them in stock.
     

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