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FX 5600 (256mg) or 9600pro

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July 1, 2003 12:46:15 PM

I have not seen this compared yet, but if it has forgive me. I only have a 4x AGP slot and can get either the 9600pro or the FX 5600 w/ 256megs for the same $$$$. As you can see, I can't afford to go high end, and both are equal in price. For simplicity sake, just compare these two or possibly the 9700 non-pro.

Thanks for helping a newbie

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July 1, 2003 1:44:06 PM

256mb is just a marketing tool to fool people, it gave MAYBE 0.1% performance increase :p 

Anyway if that FX isnt 5600ultra AND rev 2, go for 9600pro. Otherwise i am not too sure :) 
July 1, 2003 1:50:55 PM

9700non-pro if you are willing. That card will give you more than those 2 you mentioned can offer

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July 1, 2003 2:49:32 PM

Yeah, the 256mb will make virtually no difference, and if it is the same price as the R9600Pro then it's NOT a Rev.2 (unless they are smokin' something).
Check the Clock speeds of the FX if it's 400/400(800) then you have a tough choice (but likely the FX will beform a BIT better [they are very close]), if it's 350/350(700) then I'd say the R9600P is you choice.

Check carefully not all FX5600Ultras are the same.


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July 1, 2003 3:18:02 PM

256m/ram is the most useless feature they could have put on a mid range card like the 5600ultra


all it does is increase the end price withouth increasing performance at all. in fact, 128m cards could possibly be faster becase the ram would more than likely be clocked higher



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July 1, 2003 6:24:35 PM

THANKS! I went and got the 9600 pro and it was 30.00 cheaper. I noticed the 9700 and 9800 draws from the power supply and 9600 does not...what are the pluses and minusesesese of that?
July 2, 2003 6:45:06 AM

9700/9800 are made on 0.15 micron, while 9600 is 0.13 micron. (the small size=less power consumption).
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2003 10:31:03 AM

9700/9800 minus on power draw = Bigger power supply minimum.

9600 plus on power draw, no need for bigger power supply.

That about covers it on power.

Heat is a minor factor, but those power+heat are the drawbacks but performance is their plus.


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July 2, 2003 8:16:46 PM

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July 3, 2003 2:18:16 PM

Okely-Dokely!


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