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Thread: Radeon or nVidia

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003


    Hi all, thinking about getting a new Vid card for my second rig. How does the 9600 pro compare to a FX 5700u?
    Main RiG:
    CPU: Athlon 64 [email protected]
    Mobo:Asus KT8V deluxe
    Ram:1Gig Corasair XMS PC-3200
    AGP: eVga GeForce 6800
    Case:Antec SLB
    HDD:Maxtor 80Gig 8mb
    PSU:Antec TRUE380

  2. #2


    all I'm saying is that I just went from my old faithfull Ti4200 to a 9600XT (2.5ns) and it KICKS ASS :laugh:
    64/3500+ | Gigabyte K8NS Ultra 939 | Gainy 6800 GS golden sample using 71.20 and DX 90c| 1Gb Geil PC3200 | WD 120Gb 7200rpm 8mb buffer | XP Pro + SP1 | Pioneer DVD burner dual layer | Antec 480 watt truepower wrapped in a Enermax 710B case | Dell 21" Trinitron.....etc

  3. #3
    Beefy Guest


    They perform much the same, with possibly the GF edging ahead.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2004


    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast
    all I'm saying is that I just went from my old faithfull Ti4200 to a 9600XT (2.5ns) and it KICKS ASS :laugh:
    my jump was from a 4400ti to a 9800XT
    ASUS A7V333
    AMD 3000 XP +
    ATI 9800 XT 256MB
    1 GIG PC 2700
    ANTEC P-160

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Brisbane, Au.


    The FX 5700 ultra is way faster than the 9600 pro, at least with AA/AF turned off. See this test-

    Warning- this is really slow for 56k users. This test is also done with AA/AF disabled, and the results with AA/AF could be quite diffrent. But for raw power, the 5700 ultra is faster than a 9600 pro.

  6. #6
    G13man is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    homeless between MD and PA


    if you are going to do anything linux get nvidia....they are offering support directly.... i got a 9800xt so i would be compatible with my friends, so we could help each other in times of trouble.
    k6-2 .and . . . AMD 64bit|3.2,1G[2326],9800xt [both died] miss my 500 K's
    recycled from the trash [and in use]
    2 = 945G chipset boards 2G Celeron and dual Pentium
    3 = AM-37 FIK motherboards 2-2.6 G
    in storage 810/815 chipset P3's 800MHZ[4setup and +? not]

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2003


    the 5700u is faster with AA/AF off. If you're just looking for FPS, get that. If you like image quality and AA/AF on, then get the 9600XT, as it performs better with them on. : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    Rock on : peace2: , MiStA K6

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Placitas, New Mexico


    Go with the Radeon. I love mine and its not even in the really good Radeon league *EDITED BY ADMIN*
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHZ 533FSB
    1024MB PC-3200 DDR-SDRAM
    Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
    Foxconn 865-PE6LS Motherboard
    Western Digital WD400BB 40GB, Western Digital WD600BB 60GB Hard Drives
    POWTEC Demon 480W PSU
    Dell UltraSharp 18001FP 18" LCD Monitor
    Windows XP Professional SP2

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2003


    I had a ti4400, played bf1942 with no problems, but once i switched to the 9800 i got instability problems when i went back to the main menu then back to the game, i get image distortion. Since nvidia and bf1942 are linked due to the "nvidia, the way it meant to be played" i think nvidia would be more stable with bf.

    I would go for 9700 since it is not more more then the cards your looking at. Also i would go with 9600xt if your looking for image quailty in AA and AF. But if you want fps then go with 5700u.
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2003


    im an ATI guy....down with GF.....but anyway, people have problmes, from either thier last video card leaving traces, or thier mobo......plain and simpe, not all mobos, like gf/ati....

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