View Poll Results: Pick which card is the best at this time

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  • ATI 9800 Pro 256MB

    9 60.00%
  • Nvidia Geforce FX 5900 Ultra 256MB

    6 40.00%
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    Last Word

    So which one you decide
    P4 3.0Ghz
    512 DDR
    80 Gig
    GeFource Fx 5900
    Audigy 2 Platinum
    Creative 6.1 6600

    Whats not to love

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    9800 Pro, although the added RAM isnt really worth the money over the 128mb card IMO

    --Jakk

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    radeon 9800 pro is my bet....

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    Radeon 9800 pro. After all - Dawn is nice an all - but that gargoyle and the gargoyle screensaver is SOO much cooler!!

    Then again the 5900 does have Cg going for it - even though nothing uses it yet, it looks promising, and I wouldn't be suprised if next gen Radeon's implemented it too.

    It's kinda sad, I think nVidia really dropped the ball on this FX generation. I hope it doesn't hut them too bad in the long run

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    Originally posted by Paco103
    It's kinda sad, I think nVidia really dropped the ball on this FX generation. I hope it doesn't hut them too bad in the long run
    If only for the competition. A one horse race isn't much fun for us consumers.

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    The 5900 FX is my bet, the fastest card out there. They are both about the same but the 5900 FX has an advantage speed wise. And most of those features that the 9800 Pro is faster in than the 5900 FX wont be turned on anyway. The 5900 FX beats out the 9800 Pro hands down at high resolutions, and even the 5800 sometimes beats the 9800 Pro. And no one can say that the 9800 Pro is cheaper beacuse it really isnt. Everyone always is talking about how much cheaper Radeons are. Right now the 9800 Pro 256MB is $441 and the 5900 FX 256MB is $408. So you take your pick.

    Just my take on things.
    Last edited by bob05; 07-29-2003 at 01:32 PM.

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    Other way round over here, the radeon is about 60 cheaper.

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    Originally posted by Optimus Prime
    Other way round over here, the radeon is about 60 cheaper.
    Maybe for you Brits!

    $408 - GeForce FX 5900 256MB

    $440 RADEON 9800 Pro 256MB

    http://www.pricewatch.com/menus/m37.htm

    But both cards are nice, but I, for one, would take the cheaper (and IMO better) card.

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    Over here dabs are charging more for the bleedin FX5800 Ultra than they are the R9800 Pro, bloody rip off



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    I just bought a Hercules 9800 Pro for 306 from Komplett.

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    Thats pretty good that, including VAT right?

    Ive found a BBA 9800 Pro 128mb at overclock.co.uk for 315 quid (inc. vat) i quite fancy)

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    Yep that's including VAT. It dropped by 30 over the weekend. I can see overclock and komplett getting into a price war over this seince last week they both had them for 335.

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    I shall keep my eyes peeled on this then

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    radeon 9800 PRO 128mb is 369.00$ at newegg
    geforce fx 5900 499$
    (U.S.)

    the ati radeon 9800 pro is really cheap compared to that expensive vacuum cleaner that wont be able to play half-life2 WITH ANTI ALIAS!!!!!!

    and btw ati doesnt use tricks to manipulate benchmarking programs

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    the FX5900 does not use the same cooling aparatus as the FX5800. I haven't heard the 5900, but it looks like any normal hsf, only bigger. No wind-tunnelness like with the 5800, it seems.

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