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Rurouni
03-30-04, 02:19 PM
Hi. My 9800pro fried itself today :S . I had a Radeon 9600pro for about 5 months but the performance was bad I sold it and got a Radeon 9800pro and was waiting for a huge performance increase. The 9800pro was a good card but today it got fried :( so now I hate ATi very much and I wonder when the next generation nvidia (nv40) will come

MUYA
03-30-04, 02:22 PM
Launch is April 13th. Retail availability maybe May.

volkskrant
03-30-04, 02:33 PM
Launch is April 13th. Retail availability maybe May.

Can't wait. So the prices of the 5900XT will fall down and I can upograde my crappy GF2MX

MUYA
03-30-04, 03:30 PM
yup...Mayish...they (currently available cards)maybe dropping down now. I would actually suggest a card based on a new GPU, NV40 or R420. At least that way u don't have to upgrade for 2 years or so..maybe. :D

volkskrant
03-30-04, 03:51 PM
yup...Mayish...they (currently available cards)maybe dropping down now. I would actually suggest a card based on a new GPU, NV40 or R420. At least that way u don't have to upgrade for 2 years or so..maybe. :D

Will the mid range NV40 or R420 based cards be available around the same time as the high end ones? I remember with the FX5800 and the R9700 there was a lap of a few months between the high end card and the midrange cards back in 2002.

MUYA
03-30-04, 04:04 PM
Will the mid range NV40 or R420 based cards be available around the same time as the high end ones? I remember with the FX5800 and the R9700 there was a lap of a few months between the high end card and the midrange cards back in 2002.
I think also like then, mainstreams will take a little longer to appear on the shelves. So a few months afterwards from nv40 high end availability maybe.

volkskrant
03-30-04, 04:13 PM
I think also like then, mainstreams will take a little longer to appear on the shelves. So a few months afterwards from nv40 high end availability maybe.

I do not have the patience too wait another 3 to 4 months. I go for the 5900XT
:drooling:

MUYA
03-30-04, 04:15 PM
I do not have the patience too wait another 3 to 4 months. I go for the 5900XT
:drooling:

LOL :D

-=DVS=-
03-30-04, 06:25 PM
Launch is April 13th. Retail availability maybe May.

May ??? geezuz thats long wait , didn't Nvidia said they gonna announce new product only when they have atleas 10'000 cards ready to ship ?

Geforce4ti4200
03-30-04, 08:31 PM
"so now I hate ATi very much"


It is not ati's fault if you run your card overclocked and it dies an early death :retard: :bash:


"Launch is April 13th. Retail availability maybe May."


paper launch, something nvidiai is famous for. by the time we see reviews of the nv40, the r420 will be available at Best buy and the like.


"Can't wait. So the prices of the 5900XT will fall down and I can upograde my crappy GF2MX"


you should get a ti4200 now for $60. meh forget the fx series(nv40 might be the only decent fx card) they are weak even to a 9700 pro.


"Will the mid range NV40 or R420 based cards be available around the same time as the high end ones?"


probably 3 months after but it had better be good against a 9800 pro.

Ady
03-30-04, 08:32 PM
I think you will be lucky to see them in May.

jAkUp
03-31-04, 02:57 PM
I am able to get these cards usually super early through my job... Right now I'm thinking late April

volkskrant
03-31-04, 03:00 PM
you should get a ti4200 now for $60. meh forget the fx series(nv40 might be the only decent fx card) they are weak even to a 9700 pro.

So far I am happy with my 5900XT for € 199. You think the R9700 (pro) woould have been a better buy?

zoomy942
03-31-04, 03:35 PM
So far I am happy with my 5900XT for € 199. You think the R9700 (pro) woould have been a better buy?


watch out with that question :angel2: cause you will start a fury of comments on whose is better than whose.. it all depends on what you play. DX9-ATI is a little better. opengl-NVida is a little better.. but when i say a little better.. its only a little. (and watch out (i can see them coming) for the people that are image quality hounds.) here they come... better out your hard hat on.

volkskrant
03-31-04, 03:39 PM
watch out with that question :angel2: cause you will start a fury of comments on whose is better than whose.. it all depends on what you play. DX9-ATI is a little better. opengl-NVida is a little better.. but when i say a little better.. its only a little. (and watch out (i can see them coming) for the people that are image quality hounds.) here they come... better out your hard hat on.

So you are implying I should have bought a R9700 (pro) instead of my FX5900XT? Can you extend on that?

zoomy942
04-01-04, 09:35 AM
So you are implying I should have bought a R9700 (pro) instead of my FX5900XT? Can you extend on that?

not at all. they are both great cards but i presonally prefer the 5900 cause i play opengl games like medal of honr and things like that. the 5900 is faster than the 9700. the 9800 is a better card than the 9700 and it is neck and neck with the 5900.

like i said.. the differences are slim to none. everyone talks about Halo speeds.. sure ati may be a bit faster but its about 3-5 fps. i dont care about 5 frames

volkskrant
04-01-04, 01:31 PM
not at all. they are both great cards but i presonally prefer the 5900 cause i play opengl games like medal of honr and things like that. the 5900 is faster than the 9700. the 9800 is a better card than the 9700 and it is neck and neck with the 5900.

like i said.. the differences are slim to none. everyone talks about Halo speeds.. sure ati may be a bit faster but its about 3-5 fps. i dont care about 5 framesI Agree! I am more than happy with my 5900XT. And it is more stable than the R97XX from ati as the Nvidia drivers are more mature than the catalysts.