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Old November 21st 03, 01:59 PM
Eagle
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Default FX5600 vs. FX5700 and Ultra versions

Hi Group !

I'm looking towards getting a new graphic adaptor for my middle-age PC
:-) Can anybody tell me if there is really a big difference between
FX5600 and FX5700 and also their Ultra versions? I mean is it worth
the money to buy an FX5700 Ultra or would a cheaper model do the job
as well. It's mainly for flying on the FS Flight Sim. Appreciate your
help on this.

Ah, and any opinion on graphic adaptors from MSI ?

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you folks.
Eagle
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Old November 21st 03, 02:34 PM
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Forget 5600 , and go for a 5700 Ultra .

ART


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Hi Group !

I'm looking towards getting a new graphic adaptor for my middle-age PC
:-) Can anybody tell me if there is really a big difference between
FX5600 and FX5700 and also their Ultra versions? I mean is it worth
the money to buy an FX5700 Ultra or would a cheaper model do the job
as well. It's mainly for flying on the FS Flight Sim. Appreciate your
help on this.

Ah, and any opinion on graphic adaptors from MSI ?

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you folks.
Eagle



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Old November 21st 03, 06:44 PM
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Ok where can I find a 5700. Pricewatch doesn't even list those though they
do list the 5600's.

"ART" wrote in message
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Forget 5600 , and go for a 5700 Ultra .

ART


"Eagle" a écrit dans le message de
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Hi Group !

I'm looking towards getting a new graphic adaptor for my middle-age PC
:-) Can anybody tell me if there is really a big difference between
FX5600 and FX5700 and also their Ultra versions? I mean is it worth
the money to buy an FX5700 Ultra or would a cheaper model do the job
as well. It's mainly for flying on the FS Flight Sim. Appreciate your
help on this.

Ah, and any opinion on graphic adaptors from MSI ?

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you folks.
Eagle





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Old November 21st 03, 06:54 PM
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Duh I found them. Does anybody make a 256 mb version? Looks like Asus
skipped this version.

"ART" wrote in message
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Forget 5600 , and go for a 5700 Ultra .

ART


"Eagle" a écrit dans le message de
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Hi Group !

I'm looking towards getting a new graphic adaptor for my middle-age PC
:-) Can anybody tell me if there is really a big difference between
FX5600 and FX5700 and also their Ultra versions? I mean is it worth
the money to buy an FX5700 Ultra or would a cheaper model do the job
as well. It's mainly for flying on the FS Flight Sim. Appreciate your
help on this.

Ah, and any opinion on graphic adaptors from MSI ?

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you folks.
Eagle





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Old November 21st 03, 08:19 PM
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Eagle wrote in message . ..
Hi Group !

I'm looking towards getting a new graphic adaptor for my middle-age PC
:-) Can anybody tell me if there is really a big difference between
FX5600 and FX5700 and also their Ultra versions? I mean is it worth
the money to buy an FX5700 Ultra or would a cheaper model do the job
as well. It's mainly for flying on the FS Flight Sim. Appreciate your
help on this.

Ah, and any opinion on graphic adaptors from MSI ?

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you folks.
Eagle


The FX5600 is a failed product, so screw that!

The 5700 Ultra will suit you fine for a good price :-)
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Old November 22nd 03, 12:46 AM
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Avoid the 5600's; they're unreasonably slow for the price. The 5700 Ultra
is considerably faster DDR2 memory!

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"Eagle" wrote in message
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Hi Group !

I'm looking towards getting a new graphic adaptor for my middle-age PC
:-) Can anybody tell me if there is really a big difference between
FX5600 and FX5700 and also their Ultra versions? I mean is it worth
the money to buy an FX5700 Ultra or would a cheaper model do the job
as well. It's mainly for flying on the FS Flight Sim. Appreciate your
help on this.

Ah, and any opinion on graphic adaptors from MSI ?

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you folks.
Eagle



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Old November 22nd 03, 06:36 AM
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On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 12:54:50 -0600, "Jbob" wrote:

Duh I found them. Does anybody make a 256 mb version? Looks like Asus
skipped this version.


What would you expect the 256mb version to give you? Look at any
review, the $400 cards gain nothing for having 256mb over 128..., the
avg is 2fps - and thats when the card is already running 120+fps,
you're not goingto see it.

A mid-range $200 card gains nothing.


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When 512K of video RAM was a lot!

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Old November 22nd 03, 04:04 PM
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Well I'm building a new system for my son(gaming, FF11) and he is itching
for a 256 mb card. I told him he didn't really need it but was looking
anyway. I can't see popping for a top of the line Nividia chipset either.
That's why I'm at the 5700. Maybe I'll look at the 5800's

"Darthy" wrote in message
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On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 12:54:50 -0600, "Jbob" wrote:

Duh I found them. Does anybody make a 256 mb version? Looks like Asus
skipped this version.


What would you expect the 256mb version to give you? Look at any
review, the $400 cards gain nothing for having 256mb over 128..., the
avg is 2fps - and thats when the card is already running 120+fps,
you're not goingto see it.

A mid-range $200 card gains nothing.


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Remember when real men used Real computers!?
When 512K of video RAM was a lot!

Death to Palladium & WPA!!



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Old November 23rd 03, 10:16 AM
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On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 10:04:19 -0600, "Jbob" wrote:

Well I'm building a new system for my son(gaming, FF11) and he is itching
for a 256 mb card. I told him he didn't really need it but was looking
anyway. I can't see popping for a top of the line Nividia chipset either.
That's why I'm at the 5700. Maybe I'll look at the 5800's


Well... A: Youre buying? B: You have ultimate choice...

If he really wants it, make him work for it...

A 256mb video card DOES NOTHING, unless you buy the 5950 for $500~600,
and the extra speed is NOT because it has 256mb.

What kind of CPU/mobo are you getting, case? Put that extra $50~100
towards better parts, etc. For the budger, ATI9600-XT with Half Life
2 is the best deal... or 5700Ultra-128. Not worth getting 5800s,
they have been discontinued a long time ago.

Check out this case, it TOTALLY ROCKS!

http://ap.terrabox.com/rpc - Thats about $110 for that case with
400watt PSU.


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Remember when real men used Real computers!?
When 512K of video RAM was a lot!

Death to Palladium & WPA!!
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Old November 23rd 03, 10:16 AM
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On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 10:04:19 -0600, "Jbob" wrote:

Well I'm building a new system for my son(gaming, FF11) and he is itching
for a 256 mb card. I told him he didn't really need it but was looking
anyway. I can't see popping for a top of the line Nividia chipset either.
That's why I'm at the 5700. Maybe I'll look at the 5800's


PS: I forgot to tell you, if you're getting a NVIDIA board, yes MSI
makes excellent card with good low-noise fans...

This is based on PERSONAL EXPERINCES with GF4 and 5900


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Remember when real men used Real computers!?
When 512K of video RAM was a lot!

Death to Palladium & WPA!!
 




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