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Old 07-12-03, 09:09 PM   #13
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I am not sure if the difference in performance between a 5800 and 5900 is worth the $100 dollars. They benchmark fairly close and both have their +/-.

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NV30 Core
Has DDR2 Memory (Faster) +
Has 128 bit bus (Slower) -

5900:

NV35 Core
Has DDR Memory (Slower) -
Has 256 bit bus (Faster) +

Overall the 5900 is quicker, but not sure if its $100 dollars quicker.
As with anything in computers, if you wait the price will come down. If you want to buy now and are on a budget, the 5800 would be good reasonable choice. If money is no object, then the 5900.

Hope this helps a little. Ultimately its your decision. Hopefully others will post their opinions on your choices. Whatever you do decide, enjoy your new video card
thanks man you've really helped alot. I think i'm gonna go with an FX5800, but now i've been faced with a new decision....MSI or ASUS?!
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Old 07-12-03, 09:16 PM   #14
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c'mon, man. if both "suk", then gamers wouldn't use em!
May be i was not clear.. both suk for wat they are worth and compared to other cards that u can get for lesser price and higher perf.
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Old 07-12-03, 09:25 PM   #15
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The Asus and MSI 5800 cards are identical. They both come with the quieter fans (A good thing). Either one would be fine. It actually would come down to what brand you prefer, what games/software (If any) is included in the card, and the price.
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Well, the ASUS is about $45 cheaper which is awesome because I'm on a TIGHT budget. But I would really prefer the MSI because I love their products and it comes with an awesome utility/game package. I've never really dealt with ASUS so buying that card would kinda be.....i dunno how to say it Plus ASUS's software package in my opinion is ****.
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asus cards are great... but all the 5800's are the same. i believe they were, and still are all nvidia refrence designs, so you cant go wrong with either.
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I was in the same situation, wanting to upgrade from Geforce3. Buying a new video card today, you need a) DirectX 9 features, b) More speed than Geforce4 series. So you need the 5800 (or consider Radeom 9700 pro if good price, and confident in ATI).
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I'm not very confident in ATI, so there is no way in hell I'm going ATI. Don't ask, its all been discussed before
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I wasn't talking about me in particular. Anyway its because of ATI's poor driver support, which I'm sure everyone knows about. I just dont wanna drop $300 on a videocard thats gonna **** me over in a month.

If you feel differently then thats cool. Its my opinion that I don't care to deal with ATI. I have heard BOTH good and bad about them but I don't feel like being one of those who post on www.rage3d.com bitching about their brand new 9700 Pro not working.
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