MSI 5700 Ultra or 5900 XT?

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I have the option of purchasing one of these cards. The 5900XT is actually
$30 less than the 5700 Ultra.

I would like some opinions on which to purchase. I currently have a Ti4200
128MB and am looking for something to upgrade to which I will notice a
difference with.

A short list of games I play would be Planetside, Call of Duty, DF:BHD,
Generals, and BF:Vietnam.

Thanks.

My system specs are on my site at the link below.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    No question, 5900XT.

    "J. Codling" <jcodling~AT~jcodling~DOT~com> wrote in message
    news:109oa0k8fcilm28@corp.supernews.com...
    > I have the option of purchasing one of these cards. The 5900XT is actually
    > $30 less than the 5700 Ultra.
    >
    > I would like some opinions on which to purchase. I currently have a Ti4200
    > 128MB and am looking for something to upgrade to which I will notice a
    > difference with.
    >
    > A short list of games I play would be Planetside, Call of Duty, DF:BHD,
    > Generals, and BF:Vietnam.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > My system specs are on my site at the link below.
    > --
    >
    > C i R c U i T -=- J. Codling -=- www.jcodling.com
    >
    > *This message represents the official opinions of the voices in my head*
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    In article <c7haba$gvq$1@kermit.esat.net>, richarddower@hotmail.com
    says...
    > No question, 5900XT.
    >
    He's absolutely correct. It's not even a contest. The FX5900XT is a
    significantly faster card. The fact that it's cheaper makes it an even
    better buy.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    The 5900XT.
    If you can find a 5900 non-XT or SE would be a good buy.
    The 5900 non-XT or SE has faster memory 700Mhz on the XT-SE vs 800Mhz on the
    5900. Although, these cards are getting very difficult to find at a
    reasonable price as the XT-SE are to replace the 5900 non-XT-SE models. For
    a short period of time the 5900 was only $15.00 to $20.00 more than the
    5900XT/SE (when the 5900 XT/SE was first released). The ATI 9600XT is about
    the same price and performance of the 5900 XT/SE with better graphics, so
    some say.
    I don't own a ATI, I prefer Nvidia chip sets for game compatibility.

    I have a EVGA 5900SE that I bought for $180.00 that yields excellent results
    over the GF4200 TI, I have in another machine. The big difference between
    the 4200 and the 5900SE is the 3D performance at high resolutions especially
    in DX9 games. It's hard to tell the difference at lower resolutions between
    the cards especially in DX8 games and the 4200 will OC better.

    "J. Codling" <jcodling~AT~jcodling~DOT~com> wrote in message
    news:109oa0k8fcilm28@corp.supernews.com...
    > I have the option of purchasing one of these cards. The 5900XT is actually
    > $30 less than the 5700 Ultra.
    >
    > I would like some opinions on which to purchase. I currently have a Ti4200
    > 128MB and am looking for something to upgrade to which I will notice a
    > difference with.
    >
    > A short list of games I play would be Planetside, Call of Duty, DF:BHD,
    > Generals, and BF:Vietnam.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > My system specs are on my site at the link below.
    > --
    >
    > C i R c U i T -=- J. Codling -=- www.jcodling.com
    >
    > *This message represents the official opinions of the voices in my head*
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    Just got a Gigabyte 5900XT, to replace my Inno FX5200, very happy with it,
    looks like it can take everything I throw at it, (so far) :-) even FS9 works
    well with full everything. It's also very quiet which is an added bonus
    P4 2gig, 768 DDR pc2100 ram,
    Dave


    "J. Codling" <jcodling~AT~jcodling~DOT~com> wrote in message
    news:109oa0k8fcilm28@corp.supernews.com...
    > I have the option of purchasing one of these cards. The 5900XT is actually
    > $30 less than the 5700 Ultra.
    >
    > I would like some opinions on which to purchase. I currently have a Ti4200
    > 128MB and am looking for something to upgrade to which I will notice a
    > difference with.
    >
    > A short list of games I play would be Planetside, Call of Duty, DF:BHD,
    > Generals, and BF:Vietnam.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > My system specs are on my site at the link below.
    > --
    >
    > C i R c U i T -=- J. Codling -=- www.jcodling.com
    >
    > *This message represents the official opinions of the voices in my head*
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    "Rusty Smith" <rlsmith004@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
    news:waZmc.55782$Xj6.934190@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    [.snip.]
    > I have a EVGA 5900SE that I bought for $180.00 that yields excellent
    results
    > over the GF4200 TI, I have in another machine. The big difference between
    > the 4200 and the 5900SE is the 3D performance at high resolutions
    especially
    > in DX9 games. It's hard to tell the difference at lower resolutions
    between
    > the cards especially in DX8 games and the 4200 will OC better.

    This is exactly why I am upgrading now. I just got myself a 19" monitor and
    want to play my games at 1280x1024 instead of 1024x768.

    Thanks for the reply!
  6. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    Thanks for the replies!

    All this XT this and SE that gets a little stupid so it's best to get the
    "word from the street". I will be getting that MSI FX5900 XT 128MB DDR card
    then! I was afraid of upgrading from my 4200 and being disappointed. I guess
    a good judge would be to look in the price range that I purchased the
    original card at and that should be an upgrade. Recently that wasn't the
    case...
  7. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    "J. Codling" <jcodling~AT~jcodling~DOT~com> wrote:
    > I have the option of purchasing one of these cards. The 5900XT is actually
    > $30 less than the 5700 Ultra.


    There's no contest here. Get that 5900XT before your mother does.
  8. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    "J. Codling" <jcodling~AT~jcodling~DOT~com> wrote:
    > I have the option of purchasing one of these cards. The 5900XT is actually
    > $30 less than the 5700 Ultra.


    There's no contest here. Get that 5900XT before your mother does.
  9. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia (More info?)

    On Fri, 7 May 2004 20:22:15 -0400, "J. Codling"
    <jcodling~AT~jcodling~DOT~com> wrote:

    >I have the option of purchasing one of these cards. The 5900XT is actually
    >$30 less than the 5700 Ultra.

    5900xt, hands down. The 5700 is a varient of the 5800, hence its
    expensive. But keep in mind that for $20 more, you can get an
    ATI9800Pro (www.pricewatch.com)

    I played Call of Duty - in 1600x1200 max settings with never EVER a
    slow down on my 9800. BF games are on old engines as well. Try out
    Far Cry and UT2004 - especailly Far Cry.. Still with either card, 1GB
    of RAM helps.

    >I would like some opinions on which to purchase. I currently have a Ti4200
    >128MB and am looking for something to upgrade to which I will notice a
    >difference with.
    >
    >A short list of games I play would be Planetside, Call of Duty, DF:BHD,
    >Generals, and BF:Vietnam.


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