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Postby TidusTheCoolest on Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:19 am

Gonna get a MSI GeForce FX 5600 soon . Got 2 choice . 128 MB and 256 MB . The 256 MB ver cost only U$ 10 more than the 128 MB version . Which one should I get ? Do I really need 256 MB card ? I'm looking forward to play DirectX 9 games like Doom3 and Half-Life 2 .
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:36 am

If the 256MB version is only US$10 more than the 128MB version, I'd recommend getting the 256MB version.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:30 am

If its only $10 more get the 256MB version. BUY IT NOW! :D
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Postby TidusTheCoolest on Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:12 pm

The 256 MB version have slower memory when compared to the 128MB version . Isn't this gonna affect performance ? Should I go with 128MB memory (but faster) or 256 MB memory (but slower) ?
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:24 pm

If your comparing 5600 to 5600, get the 256MB, if your comparing 5600 to 5600 ultra, then it's your call. I'm loving my 5600 256MB.
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:04 pm

Just saw this, seems like a good deal. Is this what you were looking at Tidus?

http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=321860
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Postby TidusTheCoolest on Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:45 am

No , It's cheaper than that . The 256 MB version is U$ 160 and 128 MB version is U$ 150
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Postby hjs on Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:55 pm

If you want to play Half Life 2, dont get a FX 5600 !!!!!!

And if you still want a FX 5600 make sure you get the 128 version, the chipset is to slow to make use of the 128mb extra (256mb is used in very high res. with fsaa and af on, and the FX 5600 is to slow for that)

But better save then sorry, get a Radeon 9600 (pro) with 128mb !!

(check anand for hl2 benchies, the R9600 pro beats the FX 5900 Ultra in hl2)
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Postby TidusTheCoolest on Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:34 pm

Really ? I heard that R9600 Pro can be OCed to get almost the same performance as R9700 ?
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Postby hjs on Sat Sep 13, 2003 7:23 am

The R9700 has a better architecture, with more pipelines, and will almost always be faster then the R9600Pro.

Check your budget and buy the fastest ATI card.

Check the HL2 story on anandtech, Tomshardware, [H], NVnews.net, Driverheaven.net and many more !! And don't buy nVidia if you want to play dx9 games with shaders in them !!
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Postby hjs on Sat Sep 13, 2003 7:24 am

TidusTheCoolest wrote:Really ? I heard that R9600 Pro can be OCed to get almost the same performance as R9700 ?


You already have A Radeon 9500 Pro?
Dont bother to get a R9600 (pro) the card is slower then the R9500 Pro !!!!

So get a R9800 if you want to have a faster card.
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