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Old 02-14-2005, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Basically I would like a new graphics card for my system. I decided the 6600GT is too expensive for me. I've been looking at the Geforce FX 5700LE:

Probably get a 256MB one, but firstly is this a good card? I can't really go above this price, so is there anything better for around the same price?

I also have an ATI Radeon 9600 TX in my other computer right now, and so will the 5700 outperform this?

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Old 02-14-2005, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you intend on buying a card from the GeForce 5 era, scratch that idea and buy an ATi Radeon 9*** card. The 9600XT will indeed outperform the FX5700 no question.

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Old 02-14-2005, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well what would be the nVidia equivalent of the ATI 9600XT then? And will this card play games such as Half-Life 2 well?

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Old 02-14-2005, 06:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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try the fx5900xt, that is probably the nvidia equivalent of the 9600xt. I Suggest saving up some more and getting a 6600gt, you will NOT be dissapointed, so long as you get a good brand, and we can help you out with that. evga is the most reccomended.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, my brother has a 9600XT. It will run HL2 just fine. Possibly not on highest settings, but it will run fairly well.
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Old 02-14-2005, 07:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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...ummm..yeah...I have an FX5700LE's a blast ...

Well actually it's not bad, but it's a low entry level rookie wannabe gamer's card (none of those descriptions are me ). Better off spending more...

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Old 02-14-2005, 08:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have the 5700 and I would suggest a 6200. (only $99) and it has better performance.
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Old 02-14-2005, 08:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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u can unlock the pipelines in the 6200 to make it a 6600
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Old 02-14-2005, 08:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Buying anything less than a 9800pro is madness these days...try running Far Cry or Rid**** on a 9600.
You're really just wasting money, the 9600/57/5900 are garbage now, they're just too slow.

You need to buy a card with some headroom, the 9800pro doesn't have much, but still more than the others, and the 6600GT is a bit faster than the 9800.

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