Does FX5600 (Non ultra) worth the money ?

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I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
full refund for the FX5200)
Does this card worth the extra money ?
I play BF1942, FarCry...

Thanks,
Tal
 
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"Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> wrote in message news:<40914c06$1@news.bezeqint.net>...
> I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
> I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
> The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
> full refund for the FX5200)
> Does this card worth the extra money ?
> I play BF1942, FarCry...
>
> Thanks,
> Tal

It doesn't so save up a bit more money!
 
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"Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> wrote in message
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> I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
> I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
> The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
> full refund for the FX5200)
> Does this card worth the extra money ?
> I play BF1942, FarCry...
>
> Thanks,
> Tal
>
>

some interesting benchmarks from Toms Hardware

nice comparison graphs

http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031229/vga-charts-04.html

http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031229/vga-charts-05.html

http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031229/vga-charts-06.html
 
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On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 21:40:20 +0200, "Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net>
wrote:

>I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
>I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
>The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
>full refund for the FX5200)
>Does this card worth the extra money ?
>I play BF1942, FarCry...

NO.

The 5600 is FAR better than the 5200 (unless youre comparing a 5600xt
to a 5200Ultra)..

You MUST have at least a 5700Ultra or better to be worth while, and at
that price, you might as well get the 5900xt. Your CPU will also
make a differnece. (a 5700 plain is about the same as a 5600Ultra)

Check out this chart:
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/far_cry_nvidia/page6.asp

(And this is with the super fast 64bit AMD64 3400+ CPU. If you have a
2Ghz CPU, it would be noticably slower.

I have a 9800Pro. With far cry in 1280x1024 - I have ALL settings on
SUPER HIGH - Except for Shadows (on HIGH) because there difference
with shadow effects was minimal - but the performance hit was not.

AMD2500 and ATI 9800Pro are NOT overclocked.

PLayed FarCry on a friends setup with AMD2600/5600Ultra... ugh,
settings were on LOW mostly. NO grass... horrible looking. But my
other friend says it runs better than on his 5600-plain easily.

My 5900-plain (A bit faster than the 5900xt) on an AMD2000 runs on
MED-HIGH settings in 1024x768, it doesn't touch my 9800Pro ($200).

check out www.pricewatch.com

$170 = 5700Ultra
$170 = 5900xt
$200 = ATI9800Pro

If you look at the firingsquad numbers... the 5900xt is a good 15fps
faster over the 5700Ultra [1024x768x32xAA] (why they bother with this
card?) and the 5600 is under 20fps...


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"Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> wrote:

>I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
>I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
>The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
>full refund for the FX5200)
>Does this card worth the extra money ?
>I play BF1942, FarCry...

Don't bother. Save up and get a ATI Radeon 9600 Pro or XT if you're on
a budget. The FX5600 falls squarely in the region where Nvidia lost
the plot (DX9, pixel shaders). Nvidia aren't back in the game again
till you get up to the 5900 or better.

The FX5600 is a better card, but I think you'd be better off saving
your cash and going for a real upgrade.


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XFX FX5600 256mb (non ultra) plays Far Cry and Battle Field perfect for me
"Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> wrote in message
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> I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
> I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
> The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
> full refund for the FX5200)
> Does this card worth the extra money ?
> I play BF1942, FarCry...
>
> Thanks,
> Tal
>
>
 
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"Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> wrote in message
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> I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
> I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
> The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
> full refund for the FX5200)
> Does this card worth the extra money ?
> I play BF1942, FarCry...

5600 won't be much of an upgrade, even the Ultra. It's really just an
overclocked 5200.

A bare minimum should be a 5700.
 
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On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 07:02:56 GMT, "Anybody" <nomailover@rogers.com> wrote:

>XFX FX5600 256mb (non ultra) plays Far Cry and Battle Field perfect for me

Me too.

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BattleField 1942
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"Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> skrev i meddelandet
news:40914c06$1@news.bezeqint.net...
> I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
> I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
> The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
> full refund for the FX5200)
> Does this card worth the extra money ?
> I play BF1942, FarCry...

BF1942 will with no doubt work fine on highest detail with your card (I
don't know what CPU you have though), but FarCry....well considering the
fact that I know people running this game on Radeon 8500 which is much
slower then FX5600 the answer would be - YES. It will work, but do not, and
I really mean DO NOT expect any miracle frame-rates. You will be most likely
be forced to lower the graph. detail in the game considerably.

My advice to you is to wait a little bit with your card upgrade. The new
nVidia cards are comming so perhaps within a couple of months you will be
able to buy even better FX card for same amount of money (FX 5900-non ultra
models keep falling in price).
 
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"Ventana" <ventana@ironrangers.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 07:02:56 GMT, "Anybody" <nomailover@rogers.com> wrote:
>
> >XFX FX5600 256mb (non ultra) plays Far Cry and Battle Field perfect for
me
>
> Me too.
>

What settings are you using ?
What is your frame rate ?

> =IR= Ventana
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> BattleField 1942
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If youre used to those stands.... perhaps.

Crank the settings to SUPERHIGH on Far Cry... then get back to me.

Battlefield? Thats a Quake3 engine.... any card can handle that.

256mb? whoopie.


On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 07:02:56 GMT, "Anybody" <nomailover@rogers.com>
wrote:

>XFX FX5600 256mb (non ultra) plays Far Cry and Battle Field perfect for me
>"Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> wrote in message
>news:40914c06$1@news.bezeqint.net...
>> I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
>> I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
>> The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
>> full refund for the FX5200)
>> Does this card worth the extra money ?
>> I play BF1942, FarCry...
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Tal
>>
>>
>

Remember: In the USA - it is illegal to draw or write about Heir Bush in a negative way. The police or SS are called.

15yr old boy in Washington was disciplined for drawing such images.

God bless the land of the free. Where you can burn the Constitution... Ashcroft does it every day.
 
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I have the 5600 non-ultra with 256MB with a P4 2.6c and 512MB DDR in dual
mode as well as 2 WD 10K Raptor drives striped into RAID 0. This combination
works very well in BF1942 in 1024x768 with full detail on. The point is that
the card is not the only factor with BF1942 performance. The game is very
system intensive and if your drive, CPU and/or memory access can't keep up,
it doesn't matter what card you have, the game will chop. Make sure all of
your components are up to spec. Don't just invest in a video card.

"Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> wrote in message
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> I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
> I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
> The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get a
> full refund for the FX5200)
> Does this card worth the extra money ?
> I play BF1942, FarCry...
>
> Thanks,
> Tal
>
>
 
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"Blah Bloom" <unsure@ofmyname> wrote in message
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> I have the 5600 non-ultra with 256MB with a P4 2.6c and 512MB DDR in dual
> mode as well as 2 WD 10K Raptor drives striped into RAID 0. This
combination
> works very well in BF1942 in 1024x768 with full detail on. The point is
that
> the card is not the only factor with BF1942 performance. The game is very
> system intensive and if your drive, CPU and/or memory access can't keep
up,
> it doesn't matter what card you have, the game will chop. Make sure all of
> your components are up to spec. Don't just invest in a video card.

Espacially a LOT of ram (I know ;)
I do have 512MB

Smig (Tal)

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> "Tal Fucus" <fuchs_t@bezeqint.net> wrote in message
> news:40914c06$1@news.bezeqint.net...
> > I'm currently using FX5200 which I found very disappointing.
> > I think to upgrade this card to a better one.
> > The FX5600 is the only one I can afford now, for an extra 50$. (I'll get
a
> > full refund for the FX5200)
> > Does this card worth the extra money ?
> > I play BF1942, FarCry...
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tal
> >
> >
>
>