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General Discussion Forum » The Pub at MMORPG.COM » *POLL* - Graphics Cards...

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10/05/03 11:20:26 PM#21

"FX5900 ultra ourperformed the radeon 9800 pro in becnmarks.However the performance was really minimal and does not  justify the price difference between this cards."

I'm really curious which bench your referring to if you can remember.  Most of the ones I've seen are in favor of the 9800 or involve a Directx 8.1 quake3 engine(OpenGL) based game where the raw power of the 5900 excels or the game is "optimized" with it's own Nvidia datapaths programmed in that sacrifices image quality to increase perf.

The 5900(and the GF4/FX line) doesn't seem to do well with true DX9 games(not that mixed-mode crap) for example Half-life 2 and Doom3.  Yea, yea, the doom3 benches show 5900 doing a little better but there are "reasons".  But enough of that, I'd rather not get into that as it's a whole other discussion.

If you can remember the specific bench I'd appreciate it.

Oh yea... just wanted to add I have a FX5900 128MB and access to a 9800 PRO as well(my bro's).  I kinda regret not getting the 256MB or the 9800 instead though.


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10/05/03 11:21:07 PM#22
when i get my new card it will be one of those 2

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10/05/03 11:34:55 PM#23

Nvidia I believe is better for the Unreal Engine. I got the FX5900 128MB because I will be playing an MMORPG based on a modified Unreal Engine. Also, it was really cheap... Gainward for $250 or so. :}


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10/06/03 1:13:22 PM#24
I have the 5900 ultra with 256 ram.  Love everything about it so far and cant complain.  As long as it runs Lineage 2, EQ2, Horizons, and WoW effortlessly I will be very happy. 


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10/06/03 1:19:03 PM#25

Originally posted by hercules

Reason i brought it up the ti4600 up is that for the cost it gone to now it is probabaly the best card out there to buy.
Was hoping the radeon 9700 pro would drop price as much as the ti4600 but it has not.So the ti4600 gets my value for money stamp.

Thank you Hercules! Your posts have helped tremendously. Have checked out a few sites to compare video cards but I'm looking for medium cards. I am of the view that there's no point buying a top end card unless you absolutely MUST have the best graphics NOW because the cycle is way, way too short. Games never even make full potential of current or recentish components let alone tech that hasn't been implemented within games.

About to head over to a friend's house to check out his back issues of Pc Zones to find out about AMD MB's and a nice mid-range graphics card.


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10/06/03 2:22:50 PM#26

Originally posted by Misti
I have the 5900 ultra with 256 ram.  Love everything about it so far and cant complain.  As long as it runs Lineage 2, EQ2, Horizons, and WoW effortlessly I will be very happy. 

the only difference between the 128 and the 256 is a lot of $$$


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Joined: 2/03/03
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10/06/03 4:31:33 PM#27

for the two PC's in this houde there is a

geforce fx 5600 256mb

my brother with the p4 has the 5900ultra 256mb

but i am not going to bother writing th especs ^_^ they are just really kick ass systems...

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