help me decide fx5700 or radeon9600pro

By SMOk3
Mar 8, 2004
  1. those 2 videocards have the same price and i really dont know which one to select i cant affort a higher price !!! please help me!

    Geforce Fx 5700 non ultra made by GalaxyZeus
    or ATI Radeon 9600 Pro made by powercolor!!!

    P.S. excuse my english
  2. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    the radeon 9600 pro would be the faster of the two. and it has better DX9 capabilities. the 5700 ultra would be an equal match to the 9600 pro but not the non ultra.
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Aren't there any other brands ? Those aren't very established brands ( allthough I've encountered PowerColor much more often then GalaxyZeus ).

    What is it you intend to use the card for ?
  4. SMOk3

    SMOk3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    For games !!!!!:D :D :D
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I'm leaning towards the Powercolor card but only on name recognition I'm afraid.

    If you want to make up your own mind, look for a few reviews on both chips. You might not find reviews of the exact brands you're talking about, but with the same chip, brands do not really differ from one as far as performance goes. Image quality, bundles & features is another matter.

    Both are tested here -> VGA Charts Part III @ Tomshardware

    That article is a good starting point, do not take a decision after reading that article alone. Look for some more reviews & do a summary of the different conclusions, then you'll have some arguments on which to base your final purchase.
  6. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    The 9600Pro wins when compaired to the 5700 Non-Ultra everytime....if you can stretch to a 5700 Ultra that will thrash the 9600Pro and XT. basiclly :D.

  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Make sure you get all the specs for both cards. When brands aren't really in the spotlight like Abit, MSI, Asus, etc, they can sometimes put slower Ram for example without advertising it.

    Double check everywhere possible ( manufacturor website, forums, user reviews on newegg, etc ).
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  9. SMOk3

    SMOk3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Didou for the advice adn help i will buy the radeon !!!
  10. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    bah - another ATi defecter...:D
    oh - you already have an ATi card....well thats even worse - :)
    no, honestly - we wont hold it against you.

    ok, ok - im a bit of a fanatic...:D

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