View Full Version : 4200ti to fx5600

03-15-04, 05:33 PM
i have just moved to a xfx gefx5600 128/8x from a pny ge4 4200ti 128/8x and it seems to me that i took a step backwards---the image qual. is there but the perf. seems to be lacking esp the fill rate this using identical drivers [newest] any thoughts or sug. on this would be welcomed....did i just throw $$ away???
also on the 4200ti it has chip rev. A-3 any thoughts on how well & much this chip can OC???
thanx in advance-new to this forum

03-15-04, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by MARTIANTECH
did i just throw $$ away???

Yes, yes you did. The better investment would have been a GeForce FX 5900 (and any of its derivatives) or Radeon 9800. The Ti4200 and FX5600 are pretty comparable in terms of speed. If you can return the 5600, do it and either hold off for a card based on the NV40 or purchase said FX 5900.

03-15-04, 05:41 PM
thanx i got what i could afford at the time--oh bla

03-15-04, 07:16 PM
If you have the time, return it and buy the 9600 pro. it's about the same price and is faster than your Ti 4200 and 5600.

False Christian
03-16-04, 01:05 PM
For a few dollars more you could get the ATI Radeon 9600 XT which has a coupon for the upcoming Valve release Half-life 2. The card is terrific performer for the price but is beat by the GeForce FX 5700 Ultra. Any of these 2 cards mentioned will make you a much happier gamer.:beer:

03-16-04, 01:10 PM
FX5600 nonultra and ultra are about onpar with a GF3TI in DX8 and lower games. Therefore, going from a GF4TI4200 to a FX5600 series is actually a downgrade. Try to return the card for any kind of FX5900, or certainly no less than a FX5700U

03-16-04, 01:38 PM
here i am., i think i should get a t-shirt from nvidia that says...

"i brake for 5700 non ultra's"

i am a walking endorsement for that darned card.

anyway, if you can return that 5600 and get a 5700 non ultra and overclock it. i did and i had mine scoreing as well as 5700 ultras. it was great.

03-17-04, 11:18 AM
Like everyone else has said, the FX 5600 is ~ to a ti4200, except for better AA/AF. DX 9 is supported, but painfully slow.

03-18-04, 05:47 PM
yup that was a downgrade, sorry. return it or resell it and ask before you buy :(