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Hunter32
09-03-03, 08:38 PM
I was thinking about get a 5600 ultra, but from the reviews I've read
it's not much faster then the 4400Ti that I have already. Any thoughts on
that? I really wanted a 5900 ultra, but with the problems it's having I
can see spending that much money on a card that should have zero
problems.

CaptNKILL
09-03-03, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by Rapture
I was thinking about get a 5600 ultra, but from the reviews I've read
it's not much faster then the 4400Ti that I have already. Any thoughts on
that? I really wanted a 5900 ultra, but with the problems it's having I
can see spending that much money on a card that should have zero
problems.
Well a 5600 Ultra is probably noticebly faster than your 4400, especially when Anti-Aliasing or Anisotropic filtering is enabled. But I really dont think its worth the ~$200 price tag.

For right now, Nvidia has a GIANT hole in their product range. From $350 to sub $200. Because of that alone, Id recommend a Radeon 9800 non pro (around $250). That card will blow any 5600 Ultra out of the water and competes well with much more expensive 5900s.

If you are unwilling to go with ATI then your best bet it to wait until the 5900 SE (or 5700... or whatever is going to be called) is released. It SHOULD fill in the price\performance gap between the 5900 and the 5600 Ultra(it will probably cost between $250 and $300). But I still recommend that you go ATI.

GlowStick
09-03-03, 10:00 PM
Id recomend that sicne you have a 4400 its pritty good, if you were thinking of upgradeing to a 5600 then i would definatly just hold off and wait.

If money is still a concern, id just wait untill the next gen of cards come out, if you buy now you will be catching the tailwind of these cards soon to be replaced.

Hunter32
09-03-03, 10:06 PM
ATI is looking real sweet. I know that ATI and nVidia are going to be
releasing new cards later in the month. I'm looking for something
to last a good 6 months of 2004. By then, I should be ready to build a
totally new system.

GlowStick
09-03-03, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Rapture
ATI is looking real sweet. I know that ATI and nVidia are going to be
releasing new cards later in the month. I'm looking for something
to last a good 6 months of 2004. By then, I should be ready to build a
totally new system. Well, truthfully any value range upgrade you buy is not going to do much for you, you will only notice a diffrence if you are planning on a 9800 or 5900 upgrade or i wouldnt bother.

Hunter32
09-03-03, 10:20 PM
I feel the main reason I haven't bought a card yet. Is that I'm waiting
to see how or when nVidia is going to fix the problems with the 5900's.

With the new games coming out this fall, halo,HL2, ect.
I want to run the card with all the fancy setting I can.

I just noticed the Inquirer has abit of news, regarding the post
here at nVnews about the problems the 5900 has.

Lfctony
09-04-03, 09:18 AM
The 5600U has the bandwidth, but it lacks the fillrate. Take a look at any Splinter Cell benchmarks around web, or Codecreatures. Not a card to upgrade from ANY GF4Ti. I also have experienced this personally, in a review of my own, for a GFFX 5800. In all games its slower, especially CodeCreatures and Splinter Cell. It only surpasses the "lowly" Ti4200 with 4XAA/8XAF enabled. The Rev2 5600U fares better, but not by much.

http://www.black-ash.net/reviews/video/gffx5800/games.php