Thread: What do you guys think?
December 27th, 2003, 04:03 PM #1
What do you guys think?
Got some x-mas money I need to burn. This card looks as good as any. Here are my critera:
- Needs to be nVidia (I use anaglyphic stereo, which ATI doesn't have, and Linux support seems better with nVidia). I like ATI alot, but it seems I need nVidia for now. Oh well.
- Needs to be as fast or faster than the Radeon 9600.
- Needs to support DirectX 9 (Shaders and such)
- Needs to not have the leaf-blower fan on it
- Needs to work with my KT400 motherboard (MSI KT4V), and not totally stress out my good 300 watt PS (may upgrade at some point)
- Needs to run Halo well.
- Not necessary, but it would be nice if it can run doom III at somewhat decent performance.
So does this fit the bill guys?
Last edited by Redwolf; December 27th, 2003 at 04:09 PM.
December 27th, 2003, 04:13 PM #2
Well, since it has to be nVidia, yeah, that meets your requirements.
December 27th, 2003, 04:17 PM #3
Looks good. The DDRII memory is super-fast.
January 4th, 2004, 03:51 PM #4
Okay, almost ready to push the button. Just as a last question, what is better? A 5700 Pro with higher clock speed and 128mb RAM or a 5700 with 256mb RAM but a slower clock speed? I get the feeling it's the Pro model, but I just want to make sure.
January 4th, 2004, 03:59 PM #5
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that's a good question that I'd like answered myself. I went with a 128mb board because I kept hearing that nothing uses 256mb anyway....but what did people say when 128mb boards were emerging?this post contains small bits of intelligence culminating to the appearance of wisdom.
January 4th, 2004, 04:14 PM #6
Remember the ti4200 early models? The 64meggers performed better, because the 128mb models didnt have as fast ram. Same situation right now. Get a 128mb model.
January 4th, 2004, 04:19 PM #7
Go for a 5900 non-ultra. I have it and works great. Scores real well on 3DMark01 & 03. I think its a better value than a 5700 Ultra.
January 4th, 2004, 04:35 PM #8
also if you didn't buy yet wait till tomorrow between 4-7pm PT that when newegg posts there refurbs . you might get a GREAT deal . you might find a fx5900 for the same price . I just ordered a 9600xt for my son , it should be here monday , for 150$ . worth a looky see before you buy , i will post tomorrow when it gets here if it gets here before i go to werk ." If you kill a man you're a murderer ..... Kill many and you're a conquerer ....... Kill them all ... your a GOD...."
January 4th, 2004, 04:38 PM #9
January 4th, 2004, 04:41 PM #10
i would still hold off you might find a full fx5900 and not an se for the same price tomorrow . monday is a huge day for newegg refurbs . plus the se is a really toned down model .
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January 4th, 2004, 04:43 PM #11
I wouldnt touch that Redwolf. When you hear "Special Edition" its more like a kid on ritalin than a kid who pitched in the little league world series.Good job, friend-of-friends!
January 4th, 2004, 05:23 PM #12
Woah. Close call guys. I had just ordered when I refreshed this page. Sure enough, the 5900SE has 400/700, while the 5700Ultra has 475/900. Thank you thank you guys (ordered the 5700Ultra instead. I need to get this pretty soon now, so ya).
January 4th, 2004, 05:25 PM #13
ordering it today or tomorrow is only gonna be 1 day difference . you willbe pissed tonmorrow if you see a 5900 tomorrow cause u will look .." If you kill a man you're a murderer ..... Kill many and you're a conquerer ....... Kill them all ... your a GOD...."
January 4th, 2004, 05:28 PM #14
Already looked. Cheapest 5900 there is $215. And the 5700 Ultra has a faster core/memory speed anyway.
January 4th, 2004, 05:31 PM #15
the core / memory speed isn't all it is about . its also how it gets the information to the gpu . i think the 5900 has more pipes to move data than the 5700 . thats why i said wait till monday , they have alot more stuff on monday . but no matter . good luck on what ya got it is a good card anyway .
January 4th, 2004, 06:11 PM #16
i think the 5900 non ultra is better than the 5700 ultra. i just assembled my friend a computer based on the 5700ultra and it did not impress me one bit.
check this out:
2.8P4C oc to 3.41GHZ
1GB of kingston hyperx ddr500 (2x512)
asus p4c800 mobo
nvidia pny 5700ultra
3dmark 2001 = 12,400
3dmark2003 = 3,200
i didnt have the heart to tell the guy it blew chunks.
go for the nvidia 5900 regular.
BTW, isnt the se better than the xt for nvidia?
January 4th, 2004, 06:27 PM #17
i would say that $150 is not a good deal for the 9600XT if it's oem. you dont get the hl2 voucher which is pretty much worth $50 so Ati's retail card would be a better deal (189-50=139).
January 4th, 2004, 07:56 PM #18
That doesn't really blow chunks considering I'm used to a score of 3,000....on 3D Mark 2001. Ick.
January 5th, 2004, 01:07 PM #19Originally posted by Kc2iLq
Looks good. The DDRII memory is super-fast.
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