Geforce FX 5900XT and Radeon 9800Pro

By uNreal
Oct 1, 2004
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  1. Hi
    i have Athlon XP 2000+ 512 ddram and a Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128 mb
    and im planning to upgrade to an AMD Athlon64 3400+
    this complect, which i will buy, has 512 dual ddr and a Geforce FX 5900XT.
    what will you suggest, put in my old Radeon, or leave the GeForce ?
    I know, that we can compare Geforce FX 5900Ultra to Radeon 9800 Pro , but i think u know the problems Radeon users have with Counter-Strike.
    Now, with my specs, i have between 40 and 70 fps in CS/CZ and 100 fps in closed places ... so, will the fps be 100 all the time with this PC, and i'll be able to play newer games with high frame rates, or will it still be sloppy with radeon ? should i choose geforce fx 5900 XT then ? cause ill have more time playing CS than Doom 3 or Far Cry or something... ( ofcourse i WILL play them, that's why im upgrading )
  2. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    Keep your "old" 9800 Pro, you fool hehe
  3. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine Newcomer, in training Posts: 375

    hands down, the R9800 PRO is better in every aspect...
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    & just so you know, the 3400+ does not have a Dual Channel memory controller (it's on the Socket-754). You need to get the 3500+ / 3800+ or the new 3000+ / 3200+ chips that are on the Socket-939.
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

    With Radeons XT means top of the line. With nVidia cards XT is a budget version so the 5900XT is below a regular 5900. Keep the 9800.
  6. Supreet

    Supreet Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    9800pro is must better card compared to FX5900XT...and if u turn on AA and AF Radeon 9800pro is wayyyy better...i wouldnt suggest u to get FX5900xt it is good card but not good as 9800pro..it performance lies in between 9600xt and 9800pro u may say in the middle...keep ur 9800pro ....
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