Geforce4 Ti 4200 and Geforce FX 5600 ... confusing..

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Nedreplan, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Nedreplan

    Nedreplan Guest

    I keep reading the reviews on Geforce FX 5600 and compare it with Ti 4200 and 4600...

    In many ways and words it sounds like the "Ti"-cards are better, only the FX 5900 can truly kick them, or??...

    The "Ti"-cards have better fill rate, but do the "FX"-cards balance that up in another way? And how much do the CineFX do on older games? And The AA doesn't seem too top notch on the "FX"-cards..but are they better on the "Ti"-cards? or...

    Who will actually gain on exchanging the "Ti"-card to a "FX"-card, 5600 or 5200...? I can understand that the 5900 is a different matter.......


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  2. rnielsen151

    rnielsen151 OSNN Junior Addict

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    My Ti4400 runs same as my GFX5200 Ultra


    The only real benefit of GFX that i can see is DX9 compatibility.
     
  3. Nedreplan

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    And not that many games are Dx9 yet ...
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    NOt really any :( The Doom III alpha is pretty nice. I would download that if you want to test which does better in DX9.
     
  5. Nedreplan

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    Have you tried it? Any major difference?
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    first of all... an alpha is no representation of the final code... if you are judging the purchase of a product based on this it is completely fallacious :)

    a reworking of that idealogy may be in order..

    secondly... and this is the MAIN point... doom III == opengl... NOT direct x...

    as far as the game is concerned... doom III is for all intents and purposes a dx7 LEVEL game... there are a few specific features that newer cards will be able to handle better/faster than older cards..
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    the best of the bunch will be the 5600ultra ( at least the re-spun version) since it is about as fast as the ti4600 and it also has dx9 support...

    this is the way I would rank them...

    5600ultra == gf4 ti 4600 > gf4 ti 4200 > 5600 non-Ultra...

    note : 5600ultra == gf4 ti 4600 in dx8 and below... in dx9 5600ultra > gf4 ti 4600...

    hope this helps...
     
  8. Nedreplan

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    Thanks Sazar!

    It does... As I run the Ti4200 I will not notice any REAL difference unless I get myself a 5900... But those cost abit :eek:

    Then I have to consider if it is worth the money... :rolleyes: