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heedory
07-02-03, 10:00 AM
I'm considering to buy asus 5600
I can buy it only for 138$ through special route...

http://file.danawa.co.kr/img/COM/VGA20950.gif

how about your idea?

simwiz2
07-02-03, 10:17 AM
It's a big downgrade, except maybe for FSAA. The regular 5600 is not quite as fast as a Ti4200.

Kev1
07-02-03, 10:48 AM
Speed wise it may be downgrade, but image quality wise and AA/AF wise it would be upgrade. Plus, at only $138 bucks, ummm, I say BUY IT! :thumbsup:

Dazz
07-02-03, 10:58 AM
Nope it's not worth it at all not unless you get the Ultra and even then it's only a slight upgrade in performance over the Ti4600. But the FX5600 an't worth the price and peformance considering you still have a more then capable card. It's not worth upgrading a care just for DX9 due to benchmarks. Wait longer and you will see the FX5800 drop and become more affordable.

PreservedSwine
07-02-03, 11:13 AM
If it's not the ULTRA- it's a downgrade. Save your money

ragejg
07-02-03, 01:21 PM
BUT...

Do you mod?

ie: do you lap core/improve cooling/use H20?

IMO a 5600 with better than stock cooling would be a worthwhile investment...

Esp. if your 4600 didn't oc that well...

AA/AF strength scales REALLY well in the mid-range FX cardz...

:)

sebazve
07-02-03, 03:25 PM
imo your card is more than enough for todays games, stick with it a little more and wait until the 5900 prices come down. You can also sell your ti and buy an ATI 9700 pro :D :D :D

Geforce4ti4200
07-02-03, 05:51 PM
sorry sir, that would be a downgrade :eek: itll be like a ti500 with directX 9. the fx5600u is like a ti4200 or radeon9600 pro now. Point being, wait for directX 9 games to come out then buy the fx5900 value for like $100 :)

john19055
07-02-03, 07:01 PM
Going from a TI4600 to a FX5600 is really a down grade ,fact it going from a TI4600 to a FX5600ultra is really a downgrade too,sure the FX5600 are DX9 compatable, but it usually results in unplayable game frame rate maybe at 800x600,but if you have a TI4600 and want to up grade the FX5900 is the best bet ,and if you are not partial to Nvidia them the Radeon 9700pro is the best bet for now for what it cost.

B&R
07-02-03, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by john19055
fact is going from a TI4600 to a FX5600ultra is really a downgrade too,
I dont think the new 5600U's are actually a downgrade.. esp when OC'ed.

Geforce4ti4200
07-02-03, 08:08 PM
no point in spending over $200 even if its as fast as a ti4600 when directX 9 games arent even out :rolleyes:

StealthHawk
07-02-03, 08:09 PM
Only the new gfFX5600Ultra(400/400) would be worth your time when you already own a gf4Ti4600. And even then, only if you really use FSAA/AF.

I would just hold out for a better card, like the NV36, or purchase a higher end card.

heedory
07-03-03, 04:27 AM
thank you for feedback.

I , personally , don't like AA

I always prefer to play 1600*1200

according to you guys comment..

5600 is useless to me??

I hate nvidia.. ti4200 outformed yesterday's top class ti500!!

DSC
07-03-03, 05:07 AM
I would wait and see how NV36 performs before getting the FX5600. Quite disappointing imho the NV31, it's clocked much higher(325 core, 550 mem) and yet can't outperform a Ti4200(250 core 500 mem).

Geforce4ti4200
07-03-03, 06:49 AM
actually, its 325/650! :eek: yet it matches a 240/500 ti500

DSC
07-03-03, 08:12 AM
Umm, from most reviews that I've seen, the regular 5600 is 325/275(550 effective).

The 5200Ultra is 325/325(650). I hope you're not confusing that with the regular 5600.

The 5600Ultra is 350/350(700) for the older revision and 400/400(800) for the newer flipchip revision.

Kruno
07-03-03, 08:13 AM
Originally posted by Kev1
Speed wise it may be downgrade, but image quality wise and AA/AF wise it would be upgrade. Plus, at only $138 bucks, ummm, I say BUY IT! :thumbsup:

IQ wise, the NV3x line has the same IQ as the NV2x line.

jAkUp
07-03-03, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by heedory
I hate nvidia.. ti4200 outformed yesterday's top class ti500!!

not a geforce 4mx... geforce3 outperformed that...

Kev1
07-03-03, 11:04 AM
I read IQ was better with NV3* series, but I have not seen one first hand :( I sure would like too, hopefully soon :)

john19055
07-03-03, 11:41 AM
B&R if you are not running FSAA and aniso the TI 4600 will overclock too,and all the reviews I have seen the TI4600 beats the FX5600ultra,sure if you add FSAA and Aniso the FX5600Ultra beats the TI4600 in nearly ever benchmark,but in raw power the TI4600 is faster,even when you add FSAA and Asino to The FX5600Ulra the benchmarkks are not that great unless at low resulution,Personally I think if you have a TI4600,the really only true upgrade would be a FX5900 if Nvidia is the only choice.

Geforce4ti4200
07-04-03, 07:13 AM
its sad too many people sell their ti4200s for fx5200s only to see their performance drop by a third..........owned!

Kruno
07-04-03, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by Kev1
I read IQ was better with NV3* series, but I have not seen one first hand :( I sure would like too, hopefully soon :)

If it was I would have thrown out my Radeon and bought an FX.

AFAIK IQ has not changed in the NV3x line since the NV2x series. QCX is less blurry in the NV3x line compared to an NV20, nonetheless everything like AA and AF was left alone.

8xAF + tri is too freakin blurry at medium distances. Goodness knows if it is even running with trilinear filtering.