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    5700 ultra or ASUS 9600XT? help

    hi (im new)
    i want to get a new gc, but which one,

    money to spend: £150

    should i get the new gainward 5700 ultra
    or
    asus 9600XT + half life 2

    custom pc mag, rates both of them really high, but the nvidia is superb in high resolutions

    and the asus comes with HALF LIFE 2

    which evens it up

    PLZ help

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    I'd be inclined to go with the XT due to my recent dealings with gainward, its probally a supurb card, your just abit screwed if it goes wrong and want it RMA'd. (imo), the voucher for Half life 2 is a bonus.

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    I would save a little more money & wait for a 5900+ or 9700+

    I know in the US you can get a 5900 non ultra for the same price as 9600XT's & 5700U's so thats what I would get.

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    Remember, the GeForceFX cards suck at DirectX 9, which means they are going to suck on games such as Doom 3, Half-Life and other future releases.....

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    Do all the nvidia cards have crap dx9 architechure? i thought they resolved most of the problems with the newer cards?

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    Best card in the <£200 range is the 5900lx by a long shot.

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    Originally posted by blockers
    Do all the nvidia cards have crap dx9 architechure? i thought they resolved most of the problems with the newer cards?

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    It is pretty even between the 9600XT and FX5700ultra. The 9600XT is certainly based on superior architecture but the FX5700ultra tends to nick it in raw 3D power. Both should o/c about the same. However there are also more options open to you...

    If you're a gambler you could look to a 9800SE, the 256bitDDR versions with 380/340 type clocks offer you 9600XT speed with a slight chance of it modding into a true 9800PRO. If you can find them the 9700/9700PRO are top notch cards, way ahead of FX5700ultra and 9600XT ... heck they're basicly 9800 cards! 9500PRO is also another contender, stronger than the 9600XT because you get the full 9700 8piped processing power, great o/c'ers. The FX5900 is again well ahead of the FX5700ultra and 9600XT and may come in a similar price to 5700ultra as said. I'm not sure about the 5900LX, haven't heard anything concrete about it. 9600PRO also deserves a mention, they have loads of o/c'ing potential in them, 9600XT is little more than a 9600PRO with slightly o/c'ed core. If you want to bide your time for the new offerings around Feb then the GF4TI are still great cards, great o/c'ers with raw power at stock of the 9600PRO and FX5600ultra but of course GF4TI do lack DX9 and top AA+AF. There's plenty of options and no bad ones from the list either.

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    See if you can find out what RAM is on the 5700u. some of them clock very very well.
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    id go for the 9800se aiw tbh. i was going to upgrade from my 9700np to one but now i have the core at almost 2x the stock speed i think i wil keep it

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    Whatever you do dont get nvidia. TBH there cards just suck lately. I have the asus 9800 XT and it is a briallian tcard so i can safely tell u that you will have no problems with Asus. 9600XT will be a good card to play half-life 2 on cause if it wasnt u wouldnt get it free wit it
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    Unhappy thx but!!!

    thx guys but,

    what is the answer, should i wait for alonger for better cards to come out or should i but the XT or the Ultra.

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    Half life 2 will run better on a radoen as they tended to use there technoligy when making it. Also when buying a radeon and websites like overclockers u get a free strange verion of HL2
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    Get a sapphire 9600xt mate. Superb performace, overclocks well, free copy of halflife2 (and a few other games inc half life 1 and opposing force over steam) and of course its cheap

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    WAIT, the 9600's, 5600's & 5700's are all the crippled little brothers of the real deals. They are only marginally faster than the 2 year old architecture of the GFti4200. (And sometimes the 4200 beats them!)

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    Yes, but the ti 4200 can't do DX9. You can already see the difference in games like HALO and Max Payne 2
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