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bpt8056
08-22-03, 06:57 PM
I posted this on Anandtech, but thought I'd post it here as well because this site rocks!!

Buyxtremegrear.com has a sale on the EVGA GeForce FX 5900 128MB for $249. I don't know how long this will last, but this is definitely a hot deal!! The link is here (http://www.buyxtremegear.com/evga5900128r.html) at buyXtremegear.com.

Update: GameVE.com has the same deal here (http://www.gameve.com/store/gameve_listCategoriesAndProducts.asp?idCategory=10 6)

Can't wait to get mine at the door.

Cheers.

Rogozhin
08-22-03, 07:01 PM
Cool ;)

but why not get yourself a 9800non pro for $235?

Performs better and has higher level of IQ and better drivers.

just a suggestion, it's always fun getting a new card regardless of the brand :)

rogo

jimmyjames123
08-22-03, 07:03 PM
Obviously Rogo is an atIDIOT (why are you here at an NVIDIA-specific forum anyway? you are certainly not here as an NVIDIA enthusiast!)

The FX 5900 performs very similarly to the Radeon 9800 PRO, and even beats it in some tests. It also is a great overclocker, easily to 5900 Ultra speeds. With more mature drivers, things will get even better. That is a great price

bkswaney
08-22-03, 07:15 PM
That is a good price. :)

reever2
08-22-03, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by jimmyjames123
It also is a great overclocker, easily to 5900 Ultra speeds.

a 5900 over****ed to ultra mhz does not make a 5900 ultra, nvidia did something to the 5900 to hold it back for some reason

SlyBoots
08-22-03, 07:50 PM
dumpster divers:barf:

Malfunction
08-22-03, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by reever2
a 5900 over****ed to ultra mhz does not make a 5900 ultra, nvidia did something to the 5900 to hold it back for some reason

Where's it say that at? Got a link?

Peace,

:type:

bpt8056
08-22-03, 08:19 PM
Update: Added another link to the first post.

Cha1rman
08-22-03, 08:46 PM
Heh, a 5600Ultra (FC) can beat a 9800pro in certain benchmarks..
http://cha1rmansland.gameover.com/image012.gif

SlyBoots
08-22-03, 09:05 PM
http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=gw56ufc&page=6

and in some benchmarks a 9700p wacks the 5900u......deadheat on a merrygoround:angel:

PS: THG sux:p

The Baron
08-22-03, 09:07 PM
Are you suggesting that some people still care about Q3A?

Rogozhin
08-22-03, 09:07 PM
I didn't want to start a flame war-I said it's great to get a new piece of hardware regardless of the brand-but he can get a 9800non pro for cheaper (and in the reviews posted on this site) and not toms (he is biased and doesn't test well) the 5900 non ultra almost breaks even with a 9800np, but with high res and aa and af the 9800 stomps it.

I can post wherever I want and propogate any claim I desire-I don't have to justify myself to the likes of you.

BUT-I own nvidia cards as well.

rogo

Cha1rman
08-22-03, 09:08 PM
Dunno, i've never played it. I just thought that was interesting, :D

Rogozhin
08-22-03, 09:09 PM
Reviewers that use q3 as a benchmark these days are idiots (it's an exercise in futility to benchmark using q3a on these cards).

rogo

Cha1rman
08-22-03, 10:58 PM
So true rogo, also, Can you flash a 5900 to a 5900U like you can the 9800 to 9800pro? Or is there another method..

CaptNKILL
08-22-03, 11:10 PM
Heh, I only care about this if the prices are real. If its just some thing to get rid of a couple hundred cards (about a days worth at that price), then it doesnt effect me much. If its going to stick, that means I might actually have a choice when I get enough money for a new video card!

Thats a great price for that card either way.

jimmyjames123
08-23-03, 12:59 PM
the 5900 non ultra almost breaks even with a 9800np, but with high res and aa and af the 9800 stomps it.

That is a ridiculous statement, and simply not true (coming from a true atIDIOT). The 5900 comes VERY close to a 9800 PRO, and even surpasses it in some benchmarks (with 4xAA,8xAF). Obviously things are getting even better with the newer drivers.

Here is some reviews showing the performance differences (with many benchmarks alternating back and forth between 5900 and 9800 PRO):

http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews/review.php?dXJsX3Jldmlld19JRD01ODMmdXJsX3BhZ2U9Ng= =

http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/msi_nbox_n5900_ultra_review/page11.asp

The Baron
08-23-03, 01:07 PM
It comes down to the games you want to play.

If you want to play UT2003 competitively at absurdly high framerates, you should go NVIDIA. It will stomp any ATI cards. If you're looking for Linux support, go NVIDIA--AIT's drivers will not be mature at all like NVIDIA's when their Linux Catalysts launch.

But, if you're more interested in flight sims or games that don't have to run at 6 bajillion FPS, go ATI simply for the improved AA quality. If you're looking for shader performance, go ATI.

I dunno. What it comes down to is that either card will be fast enough to play the vast majority of current games at max details with some sort of AA. However, it's up to you how much IQ matters to you, how much Linux support matters, how much DV matters, etc.

I don't really know... heh. I could see telling somebody to get an NVIDIA card period, or telling somebody to stay away from NVIDIA and getting an ATI card... bah, it's insane.

The more I think about it, the more it seems the 9600 Pro and the 5600U are equal--just different strengths and weaknesses.

Rogozhin
08-23-03, 09:18 PM
Those two reviews sucked azz.

try extreme, hard, digi, or even mike c's (pseudo review)

rogo

Malfunction
08-23-03, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Rogozhin
Those two reviews sucked azz.

try extreme, hard, digi, or even mike c's (pseudo review)

rogo

Ya, any review that you see that put's the 5900 in favor over the 9800 means it just sucks azz.... avoid at all cost :rolleyes:

Peace,

:fanboy: