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Ruined
11-16-03, 03:18 PM
Not that I'm buying either of these, but I was looking at the specs for both, and was interested... What do you guys think would be faster? I realize the FX5200 is a less advanced core but the FX 5200 Ultra is clocked *much* faster across the board than the FX 5600XT. I mean, the FX 5200 Ultra wasn't that far away from the 325/550 FX 5600 non-ultra, with the 230/400 5600 could the 5200U pass it up? I see the XT being priced at $99, and even talk of a 64-bit model... Possibly to replace the 5200?


Who wins?

FX 5600XT
Core: 230mhz
Memory: 400mhz
Bus: 128-bit
Pipeline: 4x1

vs.

FX 5200 Ultra
Core: 325mhz
Memory: 650mhz
Bus: 128-bit
Pipeline: 4x1

StealthHawk
11-16-03, 07:52 PM
Based on those specs I can only assume that the gfFX5200Ultra will be the much better card.

euan
11-17-03, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by Ruined

FX 5600XT
Core: 230mhz


OMG is NV trying to tarninsh the image of ATI XT cards or something by selling crap with the XT tag? They industry needs to sort itself out. :eek:

windwaver
11-17-03, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by Ruined
Not that I'm buying either of these, but I was looking at the specs for both, and was interested... What do you guys think would be faster? I realize the FX5200 is a less advanced core but the FX 5200 Ultra is clocked *much* faster across the board than the FX 5600XT. I mean, the FX 5200 Ultra wasn't that far away from the 325/550 FX 5600 non-ultra, with the 230/400 5600 could the 5200U pass it up? I see the XT being priced at $99, and even talk of a 64-bit model... Possibly to replace the 5200?


Who wins?

FX 5600XT
Core: 230mhz
Memory: 400mhz
Bus: 128-bit
Pipeline: 4x1

vs.

FX 5200 Ultra
Core: 325mhz
Memory: 650mhz
Bus: 128-bit
Pipeline: 4x1

Some 5600XTs comes with 325MHz core and 550MHz DDR. Gainward has a golden edition that can hit 700MHz DDR :eek:. At that kindda speed, it'll be difficult even for the 5200U to compete. Not to mention 5600XTs might be selling even cheaper than 5200Us.

Gator
11-17-03, 11:48 AM
ya it depends entirely on that particular 5600XT, because Gainward obviously configured theres differently. But if the standard 5600XT has a mere 230/400, then I never thought I'd say this but the 5200Ultra would OWN it

Originally posted by windwaver
Some 5600XTs comes with 325MHz core and 550MHz DDR. Gainward has a golden edition that can hit 700MHz DDR :eek:. At that kindda speed, it'll be difficult even for the 5200U to compete. Not to mention 5600XTs might be selling even cheaper than 5200Us.

Malfunction
11-17-03, 07:23 PM
Figure I would post my results with my FX5200 Ultra clocked at 360/740

Pre-340 Patch

http://www.battlefieldgrunts.net/graphics\Pre-340.JPG

Post-340 Patch

http://www.battlefieldgrunts.net/graphics\Post-340.JPG

Lost 437 Marks. Yes... I need a new videocard. :D lol That XFX 5900 Non-Ultra is looking pretty sweet right about now. :)

Peace,

:afro:

zakelwe
11-18-03, 07:39 AM
If you compare the 3dmark2001 scores for 5200U and 5600XT then the XT is not doing very well. Maybe it is a way of nVidia to slur the XT brand name by a back door route :)

Neither of these cards are good in my opinion, not when games cost 30+. Better to save up for 9600/5700 or upwards.

Regards

Andy

cstring
11-18-03, 08:15 AM
I have a 5200 ultra from bfg technologies.
was able to clock it 379/810.
Added a vantec iceberq pro also.

It runs pretty good and I'm not sorry I bought it @ $130.
Will probably wait for nv4x till I upgrade though.

zakelwe
11-18-03, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by cstring
I have a 5200 ultra from bfg technologies.
was able to clock it 379/810.
Added a vantec iceberq pro also.

It runs pretty good and I'm not sorry I bought it @ $130.
Will probably wait for nv4x till I upgrade though.

That's a good overclock and a nice price, maybe I should have said that it is not a good buy in Britain where everything is overpriced and the price gap is not enough to the next level of graphics card.

My 5200U does 378/768 so you have some good memory there !

Regards

Andy

cstring
11-18-03, 08:36 AM
Thanks zakelwe, :D .
I think its 85% good memory, 15% good cooling.

Should also say I used rivatuner and 52.70 dets.

I love my vantec iceberq pro :angel: hehe
I'm quite sure thats what gives it the kick to
clock that high.

zakelwe
11-18-03, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by cstring
Thanks zakelwe, :D .
I think its 85% good memory, 15% good cooling.

Should also say I used rivatuner and 52.70 dets.

I love my vantec iceberq pro :angel: hehe
I'm quite sure thats what gives it the kick to
clock that high.

I've never tried one of those, but it looks pretty good. 6000rpm eh ..is it noisy ?

Regards

Andy

cstring
11-18-03, 09:28 AM
6000rpm eh
Actually I got the 5500rpm one, if you buy one
measure the distance between the pushpin holes.
One is 55 mm and (the one I have is 80 mm.

The 55 mm one is 6000.
I also used the copper mem sinks w/ the included tape and some
arctic silver ceramick lol
(I used the tape cause I seen the horror stories of adheisive and
removing memsinks :cry:
is it noisy ?

its extremely quiet :afro:
and the lil blue lights are a nice touch.

This place seems to be the best to get it from:
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/memandvidcar.html