Graphics Card Blasphamy

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by OTE, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. OTE

    OTE Guest

    Just read a review in PC ZONE UK and there are two cards reviewed, GFFX5800 Ultra and 3D Prophet 9500Pro.

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    GFFX "Silent and Deadly"

    9500Pro "Cheap but not cheery"

    Who paid off who i wonder ;)
     
  2. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    "Who paid off who i wonder"


    hang on a second, the GFFX is a very very good card. In comparison, the 9500pro isnt. I dont think any payoffs are being made! :)
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    there have been many improvements done on the coolers of the FX cards since we first say the first PCI cooler

    the dust buster as we called it before
     
  4. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    If it's a comparison between the 9500 Pro and a 5800 Ultra... then it's not right....

    5800 Ultra competes with the 9700 Pro, or 9800 Pro. Not the 9500 Pro... the 9500 Pro is middle of the pack.

    So it's a moot comparison
     
  5. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    very good point Goatman , these were my words too :)
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I still don't think "silent" is a good description of the FX. Has it really gotten SO much better?
     
  7. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    so would it be better to compare the GFFX 5200 agains the 9500Pro ??
     
  8. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    nah , You've saw that these is also a price difference between those two ..
     
  9. OTE

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    sorry i should have been more specific. the two cards were not benchmarked next to each other. The point i was making is that the GFFX is being called 'Silent and deadly, deadly maybe but silent, i dont thnk so. and the 9500Pro is an amazing deal it has great performance for 150 quid, plus the fact that you can mod it to a 9700. Cheap yes but its anything but "noy cheery".
     
  10. [CpK]Bastid

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  11. OTE

    OTE Guest

    That is a sweeeet mod, proper cooling.
     
  12. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    nice work indeed :)
     
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  14. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    same thing as the first. the first article was posted march 30th and they talked about gainward picking up their idea and marketing it. the second article is a month later and credits... *tada*... gainward! :p

    $200! and can you imagine the amount of heat it adds to the inside of your case, though? i'd just add the waterblocks to a pre-existing watercooling system and have the hot heatsink air blown outside the case. and use the 5ΒΌ bay thing to water-cool a, say, 1ghz cpu in another system. :)
     
  15. scriptasylum

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    That water cooling mod did look really nice, but I think ATI still has the advantage since it doesn't need anything like that to run decently. And this is coming from an old Geforce guy too. :)
     
  16. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    well, granted. but the thought of having an endless pile of money and getting a 5800 ultra with a $200 water block setup is fun. :cool:
     
  17. scriptasylum

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    If I had an endless pile of money, I still don't think I'd get that thing! It would be fun to do, but hard to justify $600 on a GPU no matter how much money I have.
     
  18. Sazar

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

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    @ the end of the day you are reducing the temp.. basically...

    the overclocking potential is there.. but limited to an extent...

    however if I had the option I would certainly go with a cooling solution like that over that of the reference board...

    btw... bestbuy carries radeon 9800pro boards :)

    399.00 and radeon 9700pro boards @ 299.00 but these were sold out @ my local store...