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Old 02-28-2004, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default is the MSI Geforce 5600 Fx 256mb really that good

i had it before, and it said it delivered cinimatic quality, but everytime game cinimatics ran they where pixelated..

anyway i have upgraded since then, to the geforce fx 5950 256mb

and i have the VisionTek Xtasy 9800XT Video Card / 256MB DDR / AGP 8X / TV Out & DVI

for sale...


what are your thoughts on this card ?

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Old 02-28-2004, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What the 5600?? Its crap like you said


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Old 02-28-2004, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 5600 and the 9600 are total turds. All of the old Geforce 4 Ti cards smoke them. I dont know the reasoning for making those weak things.
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Old 03-02-2004, 11:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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other than the gf 4 complete lack of dx 9.0 support? How about the superior framerates on games that aren't 3 years old? I'm glad you got a new card, the 5600 isn't very fast. However, the mid range card do fill an important nitch, as not everyone can afford a 5950 or 9800 xt.
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Old 03-02-2004, 11:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is no way i would trade frame rate for dx9 support. Its barely noticeable for one thing, and second, the 5600 and 9600 have serious problems with some games. Like terrible performance. I cant bear crappy frame rates and would never trade them for that crappy dx9 support.
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