View Full Version : What is better FX 5900 non-ultra 128mb 9800 Pro 128mb or 9800 128mb

09-02-03, 04:37 PM
Which of these cards is the best for the money as in price/performance, radeon 9800 pro 128mb, 9800 128mb, 5900 non-ultra 128mb.

The Baron
09-02-03, 04:49 PM
Probably a 9800 non-Pro since they can be had for less than $300 nowadays. 5900 non-Ultras can OCCASIONALLY be found for that price, but it's a lot harder to find them.

09-02-03, 05:53 PM
I would say the Radeon 128 nonpro since you can get it for around $250 in some places and it will normaly overclock to R9800pro levels.

09-02-03, 06:22 PM
The eVGA GeForce FX 5900 128MB can be had for $249 from buyxtremegear.com or gameve.com.

It all depends on which type of games you want to play as both cards excel better in different types of games.

09-02-03, 06:23 PM
Either the R9800np or the FX5900 non-ultra........The "PRO" and "Ultra" designations do not justify the additional cost w/ minimal performance gain. If you have money to spare, go for it, but if you're looking for price/performance, the non-ultra and non-pro are both very good cards.

I tend to sway towards the R9800, better fsaa quality, and the PS2.0 benches kind of have me freaked out about the FX5900....