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Old 02-22-2004, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 9600 XT or 5700 Ultra

Which one should I get? And is PowerColor a good brand for video cards? They have a pretty good deal on an ATI Radeon 9600 XT http://www.power-color.com/r96t-c3.htm

I don't know a lot about Nvidia though.
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I had the Sapphire 9600 XT 256MB before I got the 9800 XT, it was a great card, scores better on most benchmarks than the Gforce in the same pricerange. How much have you seen it for?
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Umm, the powercolor is only 158, and I don't need more than 128MB. I think as of now I'll go with the PowerColor...
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158 of what currency? Seems a lot if it’s Pounds Sterling.
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It's USD, and the 256MB 9600 XT from Sapphire is $170 something, I have $230 to spend, and I also need a new heatsink/fan, another 80mm case fan, and some rounded ata cables, and I haven't heard anything BAD about PowerColor, if anyone has any experience I would like to hear...
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http://www.evga.com/articles/public.asp?AID=152 this is the 5700 Ultra I'm talking about. It's $173 on newegg and has gotten great reviews. Most people have been able to OC it to 536/1024 or higher, so that would blow the 9600XT out of the water...

What do you guys think?
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I'd get the Sapphire 9600XT

Nvidia isn't exactly on a hot streak with these current cards they offer
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