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Old 09-01-04, 03:30 PM   #42
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Default Re: Was the FX series a failure?

I'd say the higher end FX line 5900U, XT and 5950U were a failure in that they werent prepared for the next generation of games that use bump mapping and shaders like halo (that was released while FX5950U was gearing for release), far cry and bfv.

So forking out 600$ a year ago for a card that was basically out of date for these new games makes it a bit of failure. But the competition didnt do much better and you might also say those games were ahead of their time.

I went from Ti4200 -> FX5950U -> 6800GT and I get the same warm feeling from the 6800GT like I did from my Ti4200.. jaw dropping FPS, and worth every penny. And I got about half the price of the 6800GT out of selling my 5950 so it wasnt a total loss there either.
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