Well Sapphire has done it again, producing another quality product aimed at enthusiasts and gamers worldwide with their Radeon 9800 Pro Ultimate Edition. So is it truly the “ultimate” choice for you?

In a very competitive market, companies have to differentiate themselves to get consumer attention and eventually consumer purchases. A perfect and very effective example of companies that differentiate their product from the competition is Sapphire, a video card manufacturer that for a long time produced video cards mainly behind the curtain of OEM orders but has recently made the jump into the consumer video card market.

In 2002 we saw Sapphire release two versions of their Radeon 9700 Pro graphic card, a standard version which came out in sync with the ATI retail card and then an Ultimate Edition card a few months later. Today with the new Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card stays true to this pattern and has announced their newest rendition of their Radeon 9800 Pro model, the Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9800 Pro Ultimate Edition.

So is the Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro Ultimate Edition truly the “ultimate” choice for you? Let’s take a look…



Processing technology

GPU Speed

128MB onboard DDR RAM

Memory Speed

Memory / Core interface
256-bit DDR

AGP 2X/4X/8X

Rendering pipelines

DirectX 3D Hardware
DirectX 9

OpenGL version

Dual 400MHz RAMDACs

Output options
DVI-I Output / TV Output / VGA Output

Maximum resolution
2048×1536 @ 85Hz

Package Contents:

Instruction Manual
Drivers Disk
S-Video Cable
RCA Video Cable
S-video to RCA converter
DVI to VGA converter
Cyberlink PowerDVD
Soldier of Fortune 2
Return To Castle Wolfenstein
Redline Tweak Utility

Sapphire has lately been affiliated with having the best overall bundle out of all ATI’s add-in board partners and their latest rendition of the Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro comes with the games and utilities we’ve grown to expect from Sapphire. Included are two of the biggest names in the FPS genre and Sapphire’s very own overclocking software, the Redline Tweak Utility. A very important part of a graphics card that is designed to sell in the enthusiast market is the package contents, and here the Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro Ultimate Edition does not disappoint.

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