5600U to 5900U-Worth the Upgrade? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-17-2005, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default 5600U to 5900U-Worth the Upgrade?

Right now I've got my trusty BFG geforce fx 5600U 256mb card. A buddy of mine is willing to sell me his Gainward 5900U 128mb grafix card for like $70. I've checked some benchmarks online and it seems that despite the ram difference the 5900 would be quite a bit faster. Does anyone else think differently or have any advice for me?
__________________

__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 01:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

yeah, save your money and get a 6600GT

nvidia did pretty bad with the FX series especially when it comes to DX9
__________________

Nubius is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 01:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default

I'm only considering this upgrade because I'm buying a completely new system in a year. I'm not going to spend ~$200 on a 6600GT when I won't even be able to use it in my next system (next one will be pci-e). $70 might be worth it to get better frames as newer games come out in the next several months, just looking for second opinions.
__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 03:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

you aren't going to be able to play any of these newer games considering the system specs I'm looking at in your sig right now.

6600GT's are like $150 now, but still....regardless of not getting a 6600GT, stepping up to a 5900Ultra wouldn't be worth even $70 IMO
Nubius is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 04:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

You are better off with a 6600 regular than a 5900U. The GeForce FX series sucks unless all you play are Quake 3 engine games.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 08:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

6600GT 138 dollars on monarch

EDIT: dont spend the money, suck it up with your 5700 and blow more cash on your future system
__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 10:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
Field Engineer
 
SHAWN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN
Default

^ aggree'd
__________________
A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 12:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

Not worth the money at all
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 09-17-2005, 11:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default

Okay, thanks a lot guys. I might borrow the card and atleast see if some games run better (Rid**** and Bloodlines for example), but unless there's a significant improvement I won't bother buying. I appreciate the advice every1.
__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 09-18-2005, 12:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

Rid**** uses DX9 I believe so 1. It'll default to DX8.1 plus the framerate will still suck, but hell if you can borrow it then go ahead
__________________

Nubius is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.