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Thread: Nvidia Ti4800Se or FX 5600?




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    Hi,

    I was wondering what video card would you choose: Ti4800SE or FX 5600?


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    I would go with the ti4600. you can get one for around $156.00
    or save your money for 9700 pro
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    now in circuitcity u can get a original radeon 9800(R360) for only 249. that is only a bite higher than some expensive fx5600U . Since its original you may oc it into 9800pro easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlui
    Hi,

    I was wondering what video card would you choose: Ti4800SE or FX 5600?


    Cheers,

    Johnny
    The 4800SE is a 4400 with 8xAGP (which doesn't make it faster).

    The 5600 is the better card ONLY if it is the Ultra, and you'd want the good one clocked at 400/800.

    However, for even less money you can get a 9600 Pro for $150, which is also a faster card.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    Those were my two choices as well. And the fx5600 was even 256mb. But after some investigation, I chose the asus ti4800se 128mb. And the major considerations were best performance and video in, both had vivo. The fx5600 is slower than most think, unless it's the ultra. A friend of mine "downgraded" from an msi gf4 ti4200 64mb 4x agp to a leadtech fx5600 256mb 8x agp (in the same asus 8x board) with a 1000+ drop in 3d '01. That was the major decision factor in my choice.
    I must also point out, I did not need such a small upgrade from my r9000pro 128mb vivo. Which performed close to buddy's downgrade. I had a chance to get $159cdn credit for my old card and thats the only reason I did it.
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    So when did you buy the Ti4800se? My only concern is I'll be missing DX9.
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    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

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    Get a Radeon 9600 Pro for $150 or less...for the money it can't be beat.

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    Got it a few weeks ago few weeks ago, and remember, it was not much of an upgrade at all. My old r9000pro 128 beats it by 14% in environment bumpmapping and pixel shaders. And no my cpu does not make it do that. It would be the same % with other cpu compares as well.
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    Thanks everyone for their comments. I'm planning to get the Geforce FX 5600 Ultra. Hopefully, it will drop to $350 AUD really soon.
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    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

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    Ati 9600 Pro kicks the 5600U. Nvidia's really lacking in the midrange right now, hopefully with the next core will improve the situation.

    Have a look on HardOCP.com review of the 9600XT, compares a 5600U, 9600Pro and 9600XT, and the 5600 is behind by a good margin in most games. Similar price too. Or get the XT/HL2 combo pack. Worth while if you ask me.

    Personally I'm looking at the Sapphire 9800 128MB non-pro, which can be bios-flashed (if your v. carefull) to Pro speeds, and is about £200 (i'm in the UK...)
    1700+ @ 2084MHz (166x12.5) -|- SLK-800 w/120mm Fan -|- MSI Ti4200 291/581 -|- 512 ddr PC2700 Crucial @ 372MHz -|- 30gb BB & 80gb JB WD -|- Asus A7V(D'oh)8X -|- CT Dragon Alu w/ 6 80mm Case fans -|- 3DMark2001 score = 12777 -|-

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