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Fahim 09-07-04 04:45 PM

9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
I got a chance to get any of these cards @ 100 USD. I'm a little confused so i wanted to know what nvnews users think of it. One of my friends is selling this cards & i'll buy one but the problem is which one? Please share your ideas with me. please vote & post here.

Pandora's Box 09-07-04 04:49 PM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
dude the 9700 pro is a card in its own class. Smacked all other cards around in that generation. The choice is clear.

-=DVS=- 09-07-04 04:52 PM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pandora's Box
dude the 9700 pro is a card in its own class. Smacked all other cards around in that generation. The choice is clear.

:super:

Rollo 09-08-04 08:34 PM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
Tough call. The 9700Pro has the DX9 factor going for it the ABIT has the OTES and I believe very fast RAM on it.

Edge 09-08-04 08:49 PM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
Hmm, that is kinda a close one...the 9700pro will definatly do better in shader intense games (like Half-life 2, Farcry), but the 5900 rules in OpenGL (Neverwinter Nights, Doom 3). Though the 9700 does have better AA/Aniso...hmm, well, I'd say go for the 9700pro, for that price it can't be beat. Just one thing though...

Quote:

I'm a little confused so i wanted to know what rag3d users think of it.
I don't think you want to know what Rage3d thinks, but that's why you came here, right ;)

saturnotaku 09-08-04 10:06 PM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
No question, 9700 Pro all the way. Small formfactor, uses only a floppy power connector, has great DX/AA/AF performance. For that price you won't go wrong.

CaptNKILL 09-08-04 10:45 PM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
Wow the answer is that clear? I thought the 5900 got a bit more respect recently... guess not :p

Gator 09-09-04 08:55 AM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
I'm a little surprised by all these responses here, I expect more support for the FX5900. In an overclocked situation the 5900 should perform better overall, but the R9700Pro probably keeps the advantage with shaders and AA/AF (something Nvidia really screwed up in the FX series).

The other thing I don't like is your chocie of FX, the OTES is one frigin loud card. It's the same design as the FX5800 dust buster. So between those choices, I also agree the R9700Pro makes more sense.

If you have picked a different FX5900, with a sleaker design and still overclockable, I might have vote differently.

So why am I using the FX5900XT and not a R9700Pro? Because I like Nvidia drivers better (nView, digital vibrance) :p

SH0DAN 09-09-04 09:33 AM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
5900

Lfctony 09-09-04 10:19 AM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
9700 Pro, went to one from a 5900, IQ is much better, and its just as fast if not faster in many games.

Rollo 09-10-04 08:57 PM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
Gator:
You are wrong about OTES:
Quote:

The other thing I don't like is your chocie of FX, the OTES is one frigin loud card. It's the same design as the FX5800 dust buster. So between those choices, I also agree the R9700Pro makes more sense.
http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NTIz

Quote:

ABIT claims that this cooling solution only puts out 25 decibels of sound, making for a very quite fan compared to some other solutions. OTES technology is still present with a two slot design providing heatpipe technology to draw the heat to the fins where the fan blows the heat outside of the case, helping to keep the inside of your case cooler.

grimreefer 09-11-04 09:23 AM

Re: 9700 PRO or FX 5900 OTES???
 
the 9700 is weaker than the 5900xt in farcry letalone a 5900nu
dont get me started on doom 3


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