Ratsnest

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I am inquiring as to the communities feeling towards Gainwards graphics cards. Espically the

Geforce FX 5600 128mb. Gainward FX PowerPack! Ultra/760 w/TV-Out & DVI

any problems with past or present drivers, hardware, overclocking.
Is it supported (driver wise and such) just as much as nvidia?

thanks
 

Flinx

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If you read some of the posts around here you will see there is little love lost on Nvidia cards right now.

Many people see these cards as poor choices for the $$$.

You can also see this sections FAQ/Recommendations.

But perhaps you have a special price or a special reason for wanting this particular card/chipset???

The loving are the daring!
 
nV is taking alot of heat, and for good reason lately.

If you are dead-set on an FX, then the Gainwards are useually the top of the line. Try to get the Revision 2 cards with the higher core/memory speeds.

Here's one of the better reviews I've seen on the card I'm talking about (you should be looking for)

<A HREF="http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=gw56ufc&page=1" target="_new">http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=gw56ufc&page=1</A>

But like I said before you may want to do some more research before buying. And with the soon to be released FX5700 on the horizon, perhaps a few weeks wait will save you money, or allow you access to a better card. Be sure to check the price of the R9600Pro in your area. I have one and enjoy it alot. But if you are set on nV, just research that's all.

EDIT (didn't want to bump with a re-reply):
Here's another more recent review (just in case you wanted something recent);
<A HREF="http://www.ninjalane.com/display.aspx?docname=ultra760xp" target="_new">http://www.ninjalane.com/display.aspx?docname=ultra760xp</A>


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I bought a Gainward 760 /ultra /xp "golden sample"

I believed it was a 5600 ultra rev 2, it wasn't even an ultra. I sent it back.

There product naming is ridiculous, in the end I got an ATI 9700 non-pro.