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Old 05-20-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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found my dream video card

some of you might know that I've been banging my head against the wall trying to run JK II on my old Voodoo3 2000. :P I'm waiting to get a new card/computer, seeing that I can't upgrade my card with no AGP slot in my comp. :P

while it looks most likely that I'll be buying an ATI Radeon 9500 Pro, this is my dream card:

nVidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra

Graphics Core: 256-bit
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth: 27.2GB/sec
Fill Rate: 3.6 billion texels/sec.
Vertices/sec. 338 million
Memory Data Rate: 850MHz
Pixels per Clock (peak): 8
Textures per Pixel: 16*
RAMDACs 400MHz

this card has been beating out the Radeon 9800 Pro cards by a *large* amount in quite a lot of tests. If it loses, it loses by a small margin usually.

*drool*

unfortunately at $499 US... :S I doubt it, unless it drops radically in price or something crazy happens :P

What do you guys think?
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Old 05-20-2003, 09:43 PM   #2
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Old 05-21-2003, 02:13 AM   #3
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The Price on Video cards these day are so phenominal, I have a ATI Radeon 7000 and I got a driver for it, and it runs JO decently good, I suggest a cheaper Graphics Card and get a driver, though this Graphic card is great it is a pain to pay.
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:41 PM   #4
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I've heard bad things about that card. Like that it really isn't any better than a ATi Radeon 9700.

*shrugs* Whatever makes ya happy.
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Old 05-21-2003, 06:33 PM   #5
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really? in the tests that were run it seemed to be beating the 9700 by a heck of a lot... ??
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Old 05-21-2003, 09:26 PM   #6
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Is that the one that takes up two AGP slots?
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Old 05-21-2003, 09:55 PM   #7
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I've got an ATI Radeon 9700...........oh yeah, it's nice! I have a hard time believing that it beat's it by a lot....but I guess anythings possible.

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Old 05-22-2003, 01:37 AM   #8
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yep... that's the card that takes up 2 slots... 1 AGP and 1 PCI... for cooling or something. :P

ok it doesnt beat the Radeon 9700 by a LOT, but by a fair amount... take a look @ these benchmarks...

http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic...x_5900-11.html

still, it is a good card... if only it wasn't so expensive... and so big!!! dratted fans!!!
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Old 05-22-2003, 01:45 AM   #9
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Impressive numbers to be sure....but it makes me wonder since that site appears to be sponsored by Nvidia.

You can make stats look anyway you want them too.......anyways, I think you should just save your money and buy something else.

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Old 05-23-2003, 04:40 AM   #10
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Screw Geforce. I say go for the Radeon.


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Old 05-23-2003, 05:16 AM   #11
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Yes Radeon, that's what is on my laptop, so GO RADEON!

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Old 05-23-2003, 09:32 AM   #12
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Screw Geforce. I say go for the Radeon.
Screw Radeon with that fancy image quality and fancy AA, FSAA and hello to the Geforce with higher FPS and the slower DDR-II video memory..
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Old 05-26-2003, 03:01 AM   #13
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ok... lol i didnt know nVIdia sponsored that site!

however... therez been some new news that apparently nVidia tweaked their drivers to extract a false reading from 3DMark03... apparently this made the GeForce FX 5900 come out with ratings 24% higher than they should have been.

so perhaps... not my dream video card anymore.

In that case, a question.

WIth regard to being relatively up to date wtih the future and able to play newer games, etc... which card would be the best to invest in at this point?
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Old 05-26-2003, 03:25 AM   #14
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Radeon 9700. It's the best at the moment for value
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Old 05-26-2003, 03:34 AM   #15
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however... therez been some new news that apparently nVidia tweaked their drivers to extract a false reading from 3DMark03... apparently this made the GeForce FX 5900 come out with ratings 24% higher than they should have been.
Not really a surprise that they did it, to be honest.

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WIth regard to being relatively up to date wtih the future and able to play newer games, etc... which card would be the best to invest in at this point?
Get a Radeon of some kind, I'm not sure of the prices anymore....but look at a 9500 or so.

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Radeon 9700. It's the best at the moment for value
Pats Radeon 9700.

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