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dj_doubled
11-25-2004, 06:10 AM
My comp is :
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ BARTON
Asus A7N8X-E-DX NF2
1GB Kingston ValueRam 266 dc
Maxtor 80GB SATA 7200RPM 8MB

Wich one would be better in the 200$ range, 250$ and 300$ All in canadien $.

XFX GEFORCE 6600 GT 128MB DDR3 AGP 8X DUAL DVI & TV OUT VIDEO CARD 310$ ncix.com
Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB GDDR3/1000MHz
BUS: AGP 8X
Ports: TV-Out (S-Video) + 2x DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9(Shader Model 3.0), OpenGL 1.5
Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]
Cable/Accessories: S-Video Cable, 2x DVI to VGA adaptor, Manual, Driver CD, Games and Softwares
Retail Box (See pics for details)

ASUS V9570 GEFORCE FX 5700 AGP8X 256MB DDR VGA DVI-I TV OUT 217$ ncix.com
- Specifications -

Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce FX5700/425MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 256MB DDR/500MHz
BUS: AGP 4x/8x
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video)+DVI connector
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®1.5
Cable/Accessories: 1 Cable, VGA via DVI Adapter, 6 CD, Manual

MSI GFX-5700LE-TD 128MB DH Video Card w/TV-Out, Retail 135$ shoprbc.com
- Specifications -

Chipset: nVIDIA GeForce FX5700LE
Memory: 128MB DDR
BUS: AGP 4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out(S-Video) + DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 1.5
Cable/Accessories: DVI to VGA Adapter, 1 Cable, 1 CD, Manual
Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]
Retail Box (See pics for details)

MSI GFX-5700LE-TD 256MB DH Video Card w/TV-Out, Retail 169$ shoprbc.com
- Specifications -

Chipset: nVIDIA GeForce FX5700LE
Memory: 256MB DDR
BUS: AGP 4X/8X
Ports: VGA + TV-Out(S-Video) + DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 1.5
Cable/Accessories: VGA via DVI Adapter, 1 Cable, Manual, 1 CD
Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]
Retail Box (See pics for details)
MSI FX5900XT-VTD128 GEFORCE FX 5900XT 128MB AGP8X VGA DVI TV OUT 262 ncix.com

ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT 128MB AGP DUAL VGA W/ REMOTE RETAIL BOX VIDEO CARD 267$ ncix.com
Specifications -

Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9600XT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/400MHz
BUS: AGP 1X/2X/4X/8X
Ports: CATV In+A/V Out+A/V In
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: Cables and hardware included See pics
Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]

Asus Radeon 9600XT 128MB Video Card w/TV-OUT, Retail 225$ shoprbc.com
- Specifications -

Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9600XT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/600MHz
BUS: AGP 4x/8x
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video)+DVI connector
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: VGA via DVI Adapter, 1 Cable, Driver CD, Manual
Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]
Retail Box (See pics for details)

ATI RADEON 9600XT 128MB DDR AGP VGA DVI-I TV OUT RETAIL BOX VIDEO CARD 249$ ncix.com
- Specifications -

Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9600XT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/600MHz
BUS: AGP 4x/8x
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video Out)+DVI connector
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: Driver CD, Manual
Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]
Retail box (See pictures for details)

MSI Radeon RX9800 Pro 128MB DH Video Card, Retail 286$ shoprbx.com
Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro/378MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/676MHz
BUS: AGP 4X/8X
Ports: VGA + DVI + S-Video
Support 3D API: DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0
Cable/Accessories: S-Video Cable, Driver, Games Bundle (see pics)
Max [email protected] Color:[email protected]
Retail Box (See pics for details)

Sapphire Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB DH Video Card, Retail 266$ NCIX.com
- Specifications -
Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9800 PRO/380MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/680MHz
BUS: AGP 8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub)+TV-Out(S-Video Out)+DVI Connector
Support 3D API: DirectX®9, OpenGL®2.0
Cable/Accessories: 4 Cables, VGA via DVI Adapter, PowerDVD, Driver CD
Max [email protected] Color: [email protected]



Other Subjections if you have any.
Thx!

ufuk21p
11-25-2004, 06:51 AM
The most powerful card of that bunch is 6600GT, it is also one of the newest generation cards from Nvidia (has features such as hardware programmable video encoding, also does mpeg4, divx encode-recode in real-time which I think is very important for lowering cpu usage) . none of the 5700 cards you mentioned are sufficient for most desired games of today (Doom 3, Half-Life 2, Farcry, UT2004, Halo 2 etc..) and they lack these wonderful features. R9800 is also good but the extra price for 6600GT is more than justified by its performance and features. Soon enough we shall see software taking advantage of these features in 6600gt architecture.
Did I mention it has HDTV support, better video quality, Shader Model 3.0 etc...
wow i wrote features 5 times !!!

Yawgm0th
11-25-2004, 07:22 AM
Agreed. The 9800 Pro and 6600GT are the only I would consider. The GT is better, and it's worth the extra money it'll cost, in this case.

Eaglee
11-27-2004, 11:31 PM
The most powerful card of that bunch is 6600GT, it is also one of the newest generation cards from Nvidia (has features such as hardware programmable video encoding, also does mpeg4, divx encode-recode in real-time which I think is very important for lowering cpu usage) . none of the 5700 cards you mentioned are sufficient for most desired games of today (Doom 3, Half-Life 2, Farcry, UT2004, Halo 2 etc..) and they lack these wonderful features. R9800 is also good but the extra price for 6600GT is more than justified by its performance and features. Soon enough we shall see software taking advantage of these features in 6600gt architecture.
Did I mention it has HDTV support, better video quality, Shader Model 3.0 etc...
wow i wrote features 5 times !!!
I agree, however for around $70 more you can get a 6800 gt. you might be cpu bottlenecked though.

fr86
11-28-2004, 01:02 AM
I agree, however for around $70 more you can get a 6800 gt. you might be cpu bottlenecked though.

err.. where did u see a 6800gt for 380$ canadian?

If newegg or buy.com shipped to canada the 6600gt would only cost only 269$ cause of our rising dollar.

Yawgm0th
11-28-2004, 02:07 AM
He was thinking U.S. prices. A 6800GT is around $380 U.S.

See how much a regular 6800 costs. That's between the 6600GT and 6800GT in price and performance. It costs about $50-$60 U.S. more than an AGP 6600GT ATM, but that will chang ewhen prices on the 6600GT come down. Right now, it or a 9800 Pro are better in terms of bang-for-buck, and I'll bet you can get a 9800 Pro for cheaper than that price up there. It's only a $30 or so difference over here, and our money is worth considerably more per dollar. Plus, it (the AGP version of the 6600GT) just came out so availability in Canada should be low and prices should be high, and I'd also guess that ATI tends to be cheaper over there, too, since it's a Canadian comapany and that's the trend seen in many countries other than the U.S.

Eaglee
11-28-2004, 11:16 PM
He was thinking U.S. prices. A 6800GT is around $380 U.S.

See how much a regular 6800 costs. That's between the 6600GT and 6800GT in price and performance. It costs about $50-$60 U.S. more than an AGP 6600GT ATM, but that will chang ewhen prices on the 6600GT come down. Right now, it or a 9800 Pro are better in terms of bang-for-buck, and I'll bet you can get a 9800 Pro for cheaper than that price up there. It's only a $30 or so difference over here, and our money is worth considerably more per dollar. Plus, it (the AGP version of the 6600GT) just came out so availability in Canada should be low and prices should be high, and I'd also guess that ATI tends to be cheaper over there, too, since it's a Canadian comapany and that's the trend seen in many countries other than the U.S.
Yes I was thinking USD, didn't notice the Canadian part in your post...