View Full Version : Fx 5600 not Ultra

11-01-03, 12:40 PM
Just wanting ya'lls oponion on the Fx 5600 256mb. because after 5 months with it i am still not happy with it. I would have returned it but didn't have any problems with the games I had at the time but once I got a new game i found texture problems, etc. and it was after the return date that i got a new game. I have not tryed any of the newer drivers since 45.25 drivers.

11-01-03, 12:46 PM
I hate to say it, but the FX 5600 is a piece of junk. It's much slower than even the GeForce Ti 4200 it was designed to replace. Although it has full DX 9.0 capabilities, it's much to slow to run a true DX 9.0 game. Don't expect to be able to run Half-Life 2 with all the bells and whistles. The game will be unplayable unless you significantly turn down the resolution.

The fact that the 5600 has 256MB of RAM is really useless. No current game requires more than 128MB. This was just a marketing ploy that several manufacturers used to sell their 5600s. The 5600 is strictly a budget card and should not be in the AGP slot of any serious gamer's computer.

11-01-03, 03:02 PM
So what should I save up to get because I can't go for the $400+ card like I would really like to get

11-01-03, 03:28 PM
The 5700 Ultra or 9600XT would be good cards to get to replace your 5600. I am going to get one of them, although not sure which one. Halflife2 and Doom3 should play fine on both of them at 1024 x 768, 32 bit color :) They both should cost $200 dollars or less.

I cant afford a $400 dollar video card either :( So I will be more than happy with one of the 2 above mentioned cards.

Whatever you decide, enjoy your new games :thumbsup:

11-01-03, 09:35 PM
Can I get some feed back on what you guys think about those two cards?

11-02-03, 10:46 AM
Right now I wouldn't pay money for any non-Ultra GeForce card except the 5900. The 5200 and 5600 non-ultras simply underperform for the cash outlay.

Between the 5600 nonU and the 9600 Pro it's no contest: Radeon 9600 Pro (and I am no fan of ATI). But if you can open your choices to include the 5700 Ultra, then it's a whole new no-brainer.

11-02-03, 01:29 PM
Both of them would be a good choice,the 5700ultra or the 9600XT,I would probaly get the FX5700Ultra,but you can't go wrong if you get the Radeon 9600XT.

11-02-03, 01:42 PM
Are the 9600XT and 5700 Ultra even available yet?

11-02-03, 01:49 PM
Personally I think the 5900 Non-Ultras and the 9800 non-pro (or pro 128MB) are the best values out there right now. These cards can be found for only about 20-40 bucks more than a 5700 or 9600XT and offer much better performance. And if you are into overclocking you can get even more out of them.

11-02-03, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by CaptNKILL
Are the 9600XT and 5700 Ultra even available yet?

U cannot get a 9600XT yet.

The 5700u's u can get at bestbuy now. :)
They were on the shelf before NV anouced them. "for a change" ;)

11-05-03, 09:04 AM
You can get the 5700u for $203 from newegg.com. I am probably going to go with this since ya'll are saying it is a good choice and plus it's out already but I have to pay for my college spring courses first and make sure I got some money to please the family and girlfriend this Xmas.

P.S. and put the 5600 card on ebay to at least try and make some money back