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 12/04/2003 08:20 PM
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ATI 9800 or Nvidia 5700??
Which one to go with...or may i say... ATI and forget all the rest??

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 12/04/2003 08:29 PM
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>> GPU NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5950 Ultra
>> Bus Type AGP
>> Memory 256MB DDR
>> Core Clock 475MHz
>> Memory Clock 950MHz (effective)
>> RAMDAC Dual 400MHz
>> API Support Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, OpenGL
for Microsoft® Windows®
>> Connectors VGA, DVI, S-Video out
>> 356 million vertices/sec.
>> 30.4GB/sec. memory bandwidth

my card for $499' ">http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol...uctCategoryId=cat01151

lets say that hurt the wallet (BUT WORTH IT)

but you ca get the
BFG Technologies Asylum GeForce FX 5900 128MB DDR AGP Graphics Card ' ">http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol...uctCategoryId=cat01151
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 12/04/2003 08:38 PM
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I don't know where you are geographically, but you can get a 9700 Pro from newegg for $249. If I was looking for a new video card today that's probably what I'd get.



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 12/04/2003 08:44 PM
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i like mine powerfull lol

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 12/04/2003 08:50 PM
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A FX5600 is fairly slow. I'd recommend a Radeon 9600 pro($150-$200) or maybe a Radeon 9800/9800SE($240-$290)

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 12/05/2003 12:03 AM
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Stay away from any type of 5600. They're total crap. Grab yourself a 9600XT or 9700 Pro.
 12/05/2003 12:18 AM
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I'd recommend either the Radeon 9600 XT or the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra. You can't go wrong with either. Conversely, you might be able to get your hands on a 9800 non-Pro. Circuit City is having a deal where they're only $200.

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 12/05/2003 12:51 AM
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I can wait until ATI or nVidia release their new product ... Hopely by q1/q2 2004 ...

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how are the FX5900's? I'm looking at a Gainward 5900 or Chaintech 5900 or a 9800 non pro. right now can only spend about $250 for a new card.

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 12/05/2003 12:58 AM
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The FX 5900's are pretty good. About equal to a 9700 Pro or a 9800 non-Pro.

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 12/05/2003 01:23 AM
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cool... newegg has the gainward 5900 w/ VIVO for $229 right now, has dual blue led fans and is suppose to overclock nice.

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 12/05/2003 10:52 AM
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Silly Question, maybe, but you want this for gaming?

Because right now ATI seems to hold the gaming crown.

But if you want the card for content creation - 3D rendering and OpenGL support - nVidea has a better reputaion for stability.



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 12/05/2003 12:31 PM
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I would go for the nVidia mainly because they seem to be able to write drivers that work. The amount of ATI cards i have seen that wont start working properly until months after release because of crap drivers is astounding. So nvidia still have their problems, but they are nevertheless more reliable!

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 12/05/2003 12:41 PM
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I'll be using mine mostly for gaming and some video editing. I know ATI usually benchmarks higher, but most games it seems are written to work with the newest Nvidia cards, and if there's a problem, Nvidia puts out new drivers quite often. I've seen a lot of games I play that have issues with newer ATI cards, and it always seems to be awhile before they release updated drivers. Only aspect I haven't been terribly pleased with the Nvidia cards is the anti-aliasing (darn you jagged edges!!!

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 12/05/2003 02:28 PM
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Ok, even though I'm a diehard NVIDIA fan, I feel I should comment on ATI and the issue of drivers. As you can see from my sig, I'm using a Radeon 9500 Pro. I have to say that I haven't had a single problem with this card or ATI's drivers. The whole idea of ATI's drivers being inferior to NVIDIA's is, as far as I'm concerned, a dead issue. Moreover, ATI has committed to releasing a new driver approx. every month to take care of any issues that are still outstanding. A prime example is the hot fix they issued to take care of problems occurring in Call of Duty. I consider ATI's drivers to be right up there with NVIDIA's.

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 12/05/2003 05:15 PM
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ATI's driver problems are no longer in stability from what I can tell, but rather optimizations in how things are done.

So I would say the stability of ATI drivers is a dead issue, but the need for optimizations is another. ATI uses a lot of shortcutting when rendering a scene that nVidia doesn't. 3Dcenter did a great write up of how ATi's bilinear filtering blows chunks compared to nvidia's. Also that ATi uses 6 bits per color channel on a texture while for precision you should be using 8..

While I know some of these things are hardly visible its the principle of the matter.. And go ATi more bang for the buck...
 12/05/2003 09:27 PM
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My take on this:

I own 5 Radeon's from 7200 VIVO, up to 9600
I also own a GeForce FX 5600 and 5950 Ultra.

In the mid-range I like my Radeon 9200 and 9600 over my 5600.
But on the high end, I LOVE my 5950 Ultra

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 12/05/2003 11:09 PM
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ATI has been releasing drivers fairly regularly lately too. They're just as stable as nVidia's and have been since the Catalyst drivers for the Radeon series. I'm running a 9800np (these are out of production or very limited from what I've learned) and I love it. Haven't overclocked it at all yet (don't want to eat the $260 I paid for it if it blows) but I'm pulling ~12k 2k1 3dmarks when my 1700+ was at stock speeds and using only 256MB RAM. The Radeon 9600XT is another great deal although not quite as fast as the 9800np and actually I think with the Best Buy deal for the 9800np, the 9600XT is about the same price. [/rambling]
 12/06/2003 01:36 AM
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ok...I stand corrected on ATI driver issue

still going with Nvidia tho

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 12/11/2003 08:27 PM
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COOl Beans..!!

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