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Old November 3rd 03, 07:09 PM
SlicK the original
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Default What card to get next?

I currently have a Creative 64mb GF3-TI500.
512mb ddr
AMD - 2400
Scores 8800 in Futuremark

It works fine in everything, but is just starting to struggle in games with
the res set to 1024x768 - 32 bit
I bought a 256mb - 5600 Ultra and it scored 9000. It went straight back to
the shop.
Any other recommendations, or should I wait and get a 59**?

cheers
SlicK


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Old November 3rd 03, 07:22 PM
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"SlicK the original" wrote in message
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I currently have a Creative 64mb GF3-TI500.
512mb ddr
AMD - 2400
Scores 8800 in Futuremark

It works fine in everything, but is just starting to struggle in games

with
the res set to 1024x768 - 32 bit
I bought a 256mb - 5600 Ultra and it scored 9000. It went straight back to
the shop.
Any other recommendations, or should I wait and get a 59**?


What about the ATI Radeon 9500 Pro? There was a recent article in Maximum
PC that touted a sort of performance problem with the latest nVidia cards
relative to ATI, purported by both John Carmack of id and Valve co., makers
of the upcoming Half Life 2.


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Old November 3rd 03, 11:02 PM
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SlicK the original wrote:
I currently have a Creative 64mb GF3-TI500.
512mb ddr
AMD - 2400
Scores 8800 in Futuremark

It works fine in everything, but is just starting to struggle in games with
the res set to 1024x768 - 32 bit
I bought a 256mb - 5600 Ultra and it scored 9000. It went straight back to
the shop.
Any other recommendations, or should I wait and get a 59**?

cheers
SlicK



A good all around upgrade would be the FX 5700U. It's faster than a
9600XT in most cases and has a very good price/performance ratio. It
scores significantly better than the 5600's and has a much better core
revision (.13 process out of the IBM fab's).

I'm in the same sort of situation with a highly overclocked TI200
looking for something to upgrade to with the same value I got from the
GF3 TI series. I'm thinking about the 5700U more and more now.

If you're concerned about benchmarking the system as a whole, you might
consider a mobo upgrade and overclocking the holy hell out of that XP.

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Old November 3rd 03, 11:55 PM
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cheers guys


"phobos" wrote in message
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SlicK the original wrote:
I currently have a Creative 64mb GF3-TI500.
512mb ddr
AMD - 2400
Scores 8800 in Futuremark

It works fine in everything, but is just starting to struggle in games

with
the res set to 1024x768 - 32 bit
I bought a 256mb - 5600 Ultra and it scored 9000. It went straight back

to
the shop.
Any other recommendations, or should I wait and get a 59**?

cheers
SlicK



A good all around upgrade would be the FX 5700U. It's faster than a
9600XT in most cases and has a very good price/performance ratio. It
scores significantly better than the 5600's and has a much better core
revision (.13 process out of the IBM fab's).

I'm in the same sort of situation with a highly overclocked TI200
looking for something to upgrade to with the same value I got from the
GF3 TI series. I'm thinking about the 5700U more and more now.

If you're concerned about benchmarking the system as a whole, you might
consider a mobo upgrade and overclocking the holy hell out of that XP.



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Old November 4th 03, 12:01 AM
Shawk
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"phobos" wrote in message
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SlicK the original wrote:
I currently have a Creative 64mb GF3-TI500.
512mb ddr
AMD - 2400
Scores 8800 in Futuremark

It works fine in everything, but is just starting to struggle in games

with
the res set to 1024x768 - 32 bit
I bought a 256mb - 5600 Ultra and it scored 9000. It went straight back

to
the shop.
Any other recommendations, or should I wait and get a 59**?

cheers
SlicK



A good all around upgrade would be the FX 5700U. It's faster than a
9600XT in most cases and has a very good price/performance ratio. It
scores significantly better than the 5600's and has a much better core
revision (.13 process out of the IBM fab's).

I'm in the same sort of situation with a highly overclocked TI200
looking for something to upgrade to with the same value I got from the
GF3 TI series. I'm thinking about the 5700U more and more now.

If you're concerned about benchmarking the system as a whole, you might
consider a mobo upgrade and overclocking the holy hell out of that XP.


Your card is still pretty good and will wait another month or three. Wait
for the next gen games and pick a card that plays these well. Only then
will we know who was right in the ATI/Nvidia furore.


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Old November 4th 03, 06:49 AM
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Hello

Shawk wrote:
"phobos" wrote in message
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SlicK the original wrote:
I currently have a Creative 64mb GF3-TI500.
512mb ddr
AMD - 2400
Scores 8800 in Futuremark

It works fine in everything, but is just starting to struggle in
games with the res set to 1024x768 - 32 bit
I bought a 256mb - 5600 Ultra and it scored 9000. It went straight
back to the shop.
Any other recommendations, or should I wait and get a 59**?

cheers
SlicK



A good all around upgrade would be the FX 5700U. It's faster than a
9600XT in most cases and has a very good price/performance ratio. It
scores significantly better than the 5600's and has a much better
core revision (.13 process out of the IBM fab's).

I'm in the same sort of situation with a highly overclocked TI200
looking for something to upgrade to with the same value I got from
the GF3 TI series. I'm thinking about the 5700U more and more now.

If you're concerned about benchmarking the system as a whole, you
might consider a mobo upgrade and overclocking the holy hell out of
that XP.


Your card is still pretty good and will wait another month or three.
Wait for the next gen games and pick a card that plays these well.
Only then will we know who was right in the ATI/Nvidia furore.


I agree. I just broke 10,000 in 3DMark01 with a ti200. So the card can't
be THAT bad. Mobo/cpu is pretty important.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7174692

neopolaris


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Old November 4th 03, 09:06 AM
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On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 01:49:48 -0500, "neopolaris" . wrote:

Your card is still pretty good and will wait another month or three.
Wait for the next gen games and pick a card that plays these well.
Only then will we know who was right in the ATI/Nvidia furore.


I agree. I just broke 10,000 in 3DMark01 with a ti200. So the card can't
be THAT bad. Mobo/cpu is pretty important.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7174692


Same here... but a Ti4200 can do that without overclocking and less
CPU power

But in the real world, the GF4-TI is nothing more than a FASTER GF3...
The $185 Ti4200 (org price) totally smoked the $400 GF3-Ti500

GF4-Ti has improvced FS/AA abilities over the GF3, and the GF5 is a
lot better than the GF4 in AA/etc.... even if its a slower card.


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