View Full Version : Which is best buy

12-02-03, 04:34 PM
1.A boxed PNY FX 5900 128mb at $220 shipped or

2.A Hercules Radeon 9800 pro 256MB oem 335 shipped.

I have an FX 5900 and love it but need a new card for other computer.

12-02-03, 04:49 PM
I'd go with the 9800 pro in a 128 mb version :P But that could be just me.

The Baron
12-02-03, 04:55 PM
I'd definitely go with the 5900. Saving $115 dollars is nice, and sorry, the 9800 is not worth a $115 premium over a 5900.

12-02-03, 04:59 PM
Can you find a 9800 pro 128mb and if so how much is it? The 9800 pro is definitly better but whether its $115 better is argueable.

12-02-03, 05:07 PM
I can get a oem radeon pro 128mb for $305 shipped.
But would not the 256mb one for $335 be better deal

I did bench mark my friends 9800 pro 256mb board aginst my XFX 5900
and I hate to say it but the FX got beat pretty bad in FS 2004 and FIFA 2004 , Lockon, Mafia well you get it almost ever game 5 to 15 fps faster
thats a lot in some games like FS 2004.

12-02-03, 05:26 PM
$189.99 XFX 5900 N/U (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=14-150-037)

Sale lasts for another... uhh 40 minutes :P

12-02-03, 08:21 PM