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Radeon 9800 Pro 128 vs. Geforce FX 5900 128

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June 4, 2003 1:43:29 AM

So does anyone know of a review of those two? I wanted to get a 5900, but I realized that I dont want to spend 500 friggin bucks for a Ultra, and if I wait forever to get a 128 model, it might not be any better than the 9800 Pro 128. If they're equal, then I want to just get a 9800 Pro now.
June 4, 2003 1:48:47 AM

there is a 128mb geforce fx 5900 ultra, and thats probly what youre seeing for 500!
Get a 9800 Pro and be happy.

Long live ATI.
June 4, 2003 1:55:04 AM

No theres a Geforce FX 5900 Ultra which is 256mb, and theres the Geforce FX 5900 which is 128mb. The 128 version isn't ultra. Supposedly the Ultra is retailing at 500, the regular version at 400 and a "value" version for 300. I want to know if theres a compairison between the regular 5900 and the 9800 Pro 128.
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June 5, 2003 5:02:05 AM

Yes this is the card I want! FX 5900 128 megs for $400. It should rock! Even $400 is silly for a graphics card, but that is as far as I go. 256 megs of ram is just useless at this point. I don't think there are any reviews (or comparisons to the 9800) of the 128 meg NV35.. I have found no info on the web that says when this product will appear. I think they will wait a while and try to sucker folks into buying the 256 version. Will this card just be called a 5900 with no ultra? Nvidia's current product names are lame....5200, 5600, 5600 ultra with 256 megs which is a total piece of crap. I hate it when they try to make everything as vague as possible. How about the GeForce 4 MX which was not really a GeForce4.

Anyway, I want the same answers you are searching for.......anyone know when this card will hit the streets?
June 5, 2003 12:09:22 PM

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Knowing Nvidia it'll be another couple months.

Is Nvidia cheating?

Extremetech says YES!
Futuremark says YES!

or the GF FX 5900 Ultra will maybe just be released by the end of the month as confirmed by many hardware sites. I already got a preorder for the nv35 :) 

BTW, don't you think it's time to change your signature? It's no longer accurate: FutureMark says no now!
June 5, 2003 12:54:10 PM

or more appropriately perhaps,

Is nVidia cheating?

Extremetech says, "YES!"
Futuremark says, "Please don't litigate!"

Shadus
June 5, 2003 3:22:36 PM

Friend of mine said he heard June 13th, but wasn't sure. As I said, the 256 5900 is the Ultra, 128 is just 5900 and the "other" one is the 5900 Value. I just think that since the 5900 Ultra and the 256 9800 Pro are neck and neck, so would the 128 versions of the cards. There's no reason to think that the 128 5900 would utterly blow away the 9800 Pro 128.
June 5, 2003 6:36:48 PM

Here's the thing: The Radeon 9800 Pro 128 is barely slower than the 256. And the 256 is (like Baal said) neck and neck with the 5900 256. So why don't you get a 9800 128, get performance that rivals the $500 nVidia, and probably beats the "value" 5900 easily.

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