Sapphire is second only to cards built by ATI themselves.
Originally posted by $CyBeRwIz$
Just remember Digital Fire, don't worry too much about the fine print of the graphics cards, e.g don't worry about the 9700 when the 9600 is nearly just as good and can be overclocked easily.
I don't really think the 9600 and 9700 are comparable Cyber. The 9700 owns the 9600.
As far as I have been able to find you cannot overclock the 9600 either, it's BIOS locked and I have yet been able to find a mod to unlock it.
You can however overclock the 9700. Actually if you get a Sapphire 9700 you don't even need the BIOS mod.
Anyway, the point is moot I suppose considering they don't make the 9700 anymore.
So between a 9600 and a 9800 there is no comparing really. The 9800 rules the 9600.