Originally Posted by Grechie
Hey people, ive always been a nvidia person, ive always used nvidia as my graphics ever since 3dfx died...but now im faced with a decision which is hard, i live in australia and prices are high for video cards...now i wanted to up from a ti4200 to a xfx geforcefx 5700 ultra, which is bout 350 dollars or something, but then my friend offered to sell me his sapphire radeon 9600 XT for 310 (he payed 399 for it) its tempting but i dont know which is good for games, arnt they equal in a sense?
can anyone help me decide which to get
I would buy the 9600XT. Why? Because it's much more future proof than the 5700u and it's cheaper. Sure the cards are about equal now but in pixel shader 2.0 heavy games the FX series falls on it's face. In todays games though, the 5700u is a little faster but not in all cases (Far Cry for example). Here is what X-Bit concluded http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...9600xt_21.html