I don't spend enough time here
16th October 2003
I need a new graphics card. I've had a sucky GF2 MX-400 for the longest time, and I'm sick of it. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of spare cash, so I have to stay lower-end. Fortunately, I am relatively easy to please. :)
There are two cards on sale locally for the same price, a GeForce FX 5700 LE and a Radeon 9600 SE.
The Radeon has a faster GPU (325 MHz to the Nvidia card's 250 MHz), but the it's only got a 64-bit interface (the Nvidia card has a 128-bit interface).
Which should I get?
(BTW, Both cards come out at 400 MHz memory speed)
What price range are you in?
Between those two, you suck it up and get the 5700. The Radeon SE's 64-bit datapath is a killer.
I'm lying when I say trust me
8th June 2004
Any SE edition is a no go.
SE = Sucky Edition
Get a 9600pro 256mb. runs for about $125 and still pwn :D Even a normal 9600pro would be good.
Go for the 5700. Its a nice little card.
The Gforce, I use the same; but not the LE version.
President of Novistrana
19th January 2003
Nvidia Geforce FX 5900 Ultra
Sapphire Radeon 9550 256...best cheapest card in my opinion,next step after that the 9600XT,then the 9800pro.