What Nvidia FX card?

canadian_divx

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I am needing to get a new Nvidia card but i want the best bang for the Buck, i was looking at the 5800 and the 5800 ultra but i have not gotten prices for them from my boss. but i am just looking for the opinions of the NTFS people because i was here a lot in the past and happy with it but then came school LOL.
 
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canadian_divx said:
I am needing to get a new Nvidia card but i want the best bang for the Buck, i was looking at the 5800 and the 5800 ultra but i have not gotten prices for them from my boss. but i am just looking for the opinions of the NTFS people because i was here a lot in the past and happy with it but then came school LOL.
I wouldn't call the FX 5800 the best bang for the buck. Second, ATI cards are better right now.
 

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there are 2 majour problems with ati.

there is NO gl hardware support
and activision and some ea games dont like ati cards

and yea there is a third one too, i do open GL 1.5 rendering with my computer so it is better for that. and all the games i play are open GL and also i use linux a whole lot and ATI cards suck in linux, plus i like open GL so yea mainly Nvidia or XGI or #dlabs but i cant go over 590$ canadian
 

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Card Chip DX Generation Chipclock Memoryclock Buswidth Pipes
GeForce FX 5950 U NVIDIA NV38 DX 9 475 950 256-bit 8x1
GeForce FX 5900 U NVIDIA NV35 DX 9 450 850 256-bit 8x1
GeForce FX 5900 NVIDIA NV35 DX 9 400 850 256-bit 8x1
GeForce FX 5900 XTNVIDIA NV35 DX 9 300 700 256-bit 8x1
GeForce FX 5800 U NVIDIA NV30 DX 9 500 1000 128-bit 8x1
GeForce FX 5800 NVIDIA NV30 DX 9 400 800 128-bit 8x1
GeForce FX 5700 U NVIDIA NV36 DX 9 475 900 128-bit 4x1
GeForce FX 5700 NVIDIA NV36 DX 9 425 550 128-bit 4x1
GeForce FX 5600 U (FC) NVIDIA NV31 DX 9 400 800 128-bit 4x1
GeForce FX 5600 U NVIDIA NV31 DX 9 350 700 128-bit 4x1
GeForce FX 5600 NVIDIA NV31 DX 9 325 550 128-bit 4x1
GeForce FX 5200 U NVIDIA NV34 DX 9 325 650 128-bit 4x1
GeForce FX 5200 NVIDIA NV34 DX 9 250 400 128-bit 4x1
GeForce4 Ti 4600-8x NVIDIA NV25 DX 8.1 300 650 128-bit 4x2
GeForce4 Ti 4600 NVIDIA NV25 DX 8.1 300 650 128-bit 4x2
GeForce4 Ti 4400 NVIDIA NV25 DX 8.1 275 550 128-bit 4x2
GeForce4 Ti 4200-8x NVIDIA NV28 DX 8.1 250 514 128-bit 4x2
GeForce4 Ti 4200 128 NVIDIA NV25 DX 8.1 250 444 128-bit 4x2
GeForce4 Ti 4200 64 NVIDIA NV25 DX 8.1 250 514 128-bit 4x2
GeForce4 MX 460 NVIDIA NV17 DX 7 300 550 128-bit 2x2
GeForce4 MX 440-8x NVIDIA NV18 DX 7 275 512 128-bit 2x2
GeForce4 MX 440 NVIDIA NV17 DX 7 270 400 128-bit 2x2
 

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For what this is worth, and assuming you haven't seen it. OPENGL "workstation" vid card benchmarks:
http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20030916/index.html

And for the PC vid card comparisons:
http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031229/index.html

Unfortunately I did not see any opengl benchmarks in the list they ran. It is mostly a DX comparison. They used to throw in some opengl based games/benchmarks too.

And ATI's last 2 drivers 3.10 and 4.1 have significantly enhanced their opengl support. I can now play HW2 with no quirks.
 

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i i am pretty sure that is it software driven which is not what i am looking for. but yea no matter what the argument is i am looking for Nvidia, or Xgi or a good 3d labs card but under 590$ canadian
 

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5900 non ultra is under $180 -- its definitely the best bang for the buck considering it can clock into a 5950 ULTRA!
 

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where u get the 5900? and the few places i looked before they were 600 but i am getting prices today from my boss so possably who is yours made by
 

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asus also makes good solutions... if you want to try them... might be a bit pricey though...
 

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i am not to fond of the asus video cards, i have had bad luck with them before. but i see a nice GAINWARD card out there that i am looking at right now i will post some reviews if people want to see and give imput
 

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