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    Default NVidia 5700LE and 5700 256

    I am in the market for a video card and looking on www.pricewatch.com I have found a 5700LE for around $100 and I was trying to discover the diffeence betweek the LE and the non LE, any ideas?

    Also, with a budget of around $100 what would be suggested as a card to get for gaming?

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    Default Re: NVidia 5700LE and 5700 256

    A Radeon 9600 Pro is about $110 or so if you're willing to get that. Otherwise, get a non-pro Radeon 9600 for around $95. I'd suggest you look at Newegg.com as it much more reliable than most of the sites you'll find on pricewatch and usually has the best prices anyway.

    Specifically, this Sapphire 9600 would be great. I have that exact card myself and it overclocks amazingly well.

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    Default Re: NVidia 5700LE and 5700 256

    The LE version is not good. it performs at the same speed as the fx 5600. stick with the non LE or as Yawgmoth said the 9600 pro
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    Default Re: NVidia 5700LE and 5700 256

    If you are willing to buy off ebay then you could get a 9800 Pro for around 100 bucks. Thats what a freind of mine did

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    Default Re: NVidia 5700LE and 5700 256

    An issue I have is that the game I play mostly, EQ and it's sucessor, Eq2 are based on the NVidia chipset and I hear run better on them. Of ocurse this game isn't out yet so I don't know.

    I know in most shootouts that the ATI cards preform better thent the NVidia, except on games that were made with the NVidia chipset.

    I am not much in to FPS games, so having the top of the line framerate isn't a huge deal for me.

    Any ideas from that prospective?

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    Default Re: NVidia 5700LE and 5700 256

    A Radeon 9600 is the cheapest DirectX 9 card you can get, if memory serves. Go with it if you're not an FPS guy.

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    Default Re: NVidia 5700LE and 5700 256

    Was there any significant issues with the 9600 128 fromt he 256? Newegg has it for $9 more, doesn't seem like that much to go to the 256.

    Or should I just drop the extra $30 and get the pro version?

    God more questions...Is the Pro the same as the Sapphire XT?

    I sound like a kid, gosh Mr. Wilson, what should I doooo! Sigh, bear with me.
    Last edited by phoenixone; 08-20-2004 at 02:25 PM.

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    Default Re: NVidia 5700LE and 5700 256

    I doubt the game will get much, if any advantage from the extra 128MB and the 128MB version will probably OC better, plus you can get a Pro for another $8... But if $103 is a good price for you, go for it.

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