Guest
N64r0x0rz
2004-03-22T15:54:40Z
Help me out, i want to upgrade but i read somewhere that the 5700 was long and idk if it will fit into my case properly. I have dell 4600, if anyone know anything, tell me please

Also, if anyone has this card, tell me how it is!
Sponsor
xtremeskier97
2004-03-22T16:07:35Z
I would save up just a little more (about $30-35USD) and get a Sapphire 9800 Pro 128MB. It will outperform the 5700 Ultra by quite a bit.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewP...iption=14-102-268&depa=0 
N64r0x0rz
2004-03-22T16:14:53Z
would that card be able to play doom and hl2 at max settings?
pcs2000
2004-03-22T16:15:40Z
Quote:

Originally posted by xtremeskier97
I would save up just a little more (about $30-35USD) and get a Sapphire 9800 Pro 128MB. It will outperform the 5700 Ultra by quite a bit.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewP...iption=14-102-268&depa=0 



Maybe the guy likes Nvidia! A 5700 would be a big upgrade over a 5200. You would see a increase in performance between 2x and 3x in frame rates in complex games at high res. If you want to spend a few buck more, the 5900XT is a hot ticket. Only $187 at newegg and it has the same GPU and 256bit memory access as the 5900 and 5950 just clocked a bit slower. It delivers up to 95% of the performance of a 5900 at a lower cost. If the game won't play fast enough on a 5900XT to be playable it will not playable on a 9800 either. It is a very serious card and about 30%-40% faster than a 5700 ultra
pcs2000
2004-03-22T16:19:14Z
Quote:

Originally posted by N64r0x0rz
would that card be able to play doom and hl2 at max settings?


Anything you can "Play on a 9800 can play on a 5900XT plus , remember that several games are optimized for Nvidia cards with extra eye candy. I still use a TI4600 and it takes a 5700 to beat it out accross the board and a 5900 to give a bog speed jump in the Nvidia camp
N64r0x0rz
2004-03-22T16:25:02Z
is the card better if it has a faster gpu and memory speed or is in all in the actual size of the card?
Telexen
2004-03-22T16:29:13Z
I'm with pcs2000...save up just a pinch more and buy an FX5900XT. Good card for it's price.
pcs2000
2004-03-22T16:41:04Z
Quote:

Originally posted by N64r0x0rz
is the card better if it has a faster gpu and memory speed or is in all in the actual size of the card?


It is the GPU, its speed and the memory speed and width that "makes" a card. The 5900 series GPU has 50% more texture units than the 5700 GPU also.
N64r0x0rz
2004-03-22T16:53:20Z
explain what i should look for in a card, cause im getting so many opinions...
Telexen
2004-03-22T16:57:30Z
That's a lot to type out and most of us have done it on these forums several times...you can look through other threads in this section or also check out this sticked thread
pcs2000
2004-03-22T16:57:30Z
Quote:

Originally posted by N64r0x0rz
explain what i should look for in a card, cause im getting so many opinions...


Not sure what you want me to say, 5900 is top of the line Nvidia and will play any current game with style, 9800 is ATI's current top of the line and will do likewise. The 5700 ultra and 9700pro are in the same league speed wise and both of these are way faster than your 5200. Your 5200 is a gaming card by ad not by design. That card you have is SLOW compared to any of these. I really would not consider anything less.
N64r0x0rz
2004-03-22T17:08:50Z
thanks everyone for your thoughts, but keep them coming!
pcs2000
2004-03-22T17:16:00Z
Quote:

Originally posted by N64r0x0rz
thanks everyone for your thoughts, but keep them coming!


Not much else to say, either you go to or near the top in performance ability and you sit in the bottom. Not much reason to buy into the middle cost effectiveness wise. Your current card though new in number and claims is slow and even a old TI4200 would badly beat it.
Midnight Jaguar
2004-03-25T16:19:30Z
Hey, snap! I have a Dell 4600 with a FX5200 as well! I am currently saving up for a Sapphire 9800pro it seems to have the best performance vs price ratio for a high-end card at the mo.

Some people will tell you that our Dell's 250W power supply isn't capable of supporting a 9800pro but I've been doing some research and apparantly Dell underates their PSUs by 100W! Dell is currently offering the 9800pro as an upgrade for their 4600 system so the company knows it will run fine. I wouldn't worry about the length of the card - I've opened up my 4600 and it seems to have ample space available.

Hope this helps
Nice to find someone else with a Dell!
Ne0rC
2004-03-25T19:49:36Z
I would be wary, and get a bigger PSU. Even a 350Watt PSU I would say would not be enough for a 9800 pro, those things are very power hungry, especially with many components.