Need some advice on cards

By mal1882
Oct 27, 2004
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  1. Hi,

    em just looking for some advice on which card to buy.


    MSI Nvidia FX5700 128Mb, DVI/TV-Out

    or

    Radeon 9600 Advantage PRO 128MB DDR DVI-I TV Out

    Ive been looking about for days now and found them to be similar in specs but still cant make a deciscion

    thanks for any advice you can offer,
    Mal
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    The 5700 & 9600 Pro cards are very similar in performance. The ATI one might have a small advantage when it comes to DX9 games but other then that, they probably performa just as well. I'm leaning towards the nVidia card because MSI is a brand I know quite well, I don't know the brand for the other card.
  3. mal1882

    mal1882 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thats what i was thinking, the ATI card is a:

    Sapphire RADEON 9600 Atlantis Pro ADVANTAGE Edition - graphics adapter - RADEON 9600 PRO - 128 MB

    thanks for the quick reply
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Oh, it's a Sapphire, that's a good brand. What is it you intend to do the most with the card ? TV-out is better on ATI cards, nVidia has much better Linux drivers, etc.

    It really depends on what you're going to do with it.
  5. mal1882

    mal1882 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well i like to play games and i use some other 3d programes
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    In that case, I think either one of the cards will bring you a similar level of performance.:)
  7. mal1882

    mal1882 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok thanks for all your help
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