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Hello all. I am looking to buy the following nVidia card:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-170-044&depa=0

(it is titled: Albatron nVIDIA GeForce FX5700 Video Card, 256MB DDR,
128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "FX5700Q" -RETAIL should you not
wish to click an unknown link ;-) )

It looks like a good balance of price and performance but I am
particularly interested if anyone has this card and just how much noise
does it produce...certainly other comments and opinions are welcome.

Thanks in advance,
 

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5700 is okay, but the best Nvidia buy (RIGHT NOW), is the 5900XT. However,
that will be surpassed in about a month by the new 6600 GT.

So if you can spend closer to $200, I would hold out for the 6600 GT -- that
will be, by far, the best price/performance in the Nvidia family come
mid-september.

If you want to spend less than $150.00, then wait for the 6600GT to come
out, and snap up the 5900XT when the price comes down.

The 5700 is kind of old at this point.

"p00lb0y" <p00lb0y@insightbb.com> wrote in message
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> Hello all. I am looking to buy the following nVidia card:
>
>
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-170-044&depa=0
>
> (it is titled: Albatron nVIDIA GeForce FX5700 Video Card, 256MB DDR,
> 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "FX5700Q" -RETAIL should you not
> wish to click an unknown link ;-) )
>
> It looks like a good balance of price and performance but I am
> particularly interested if anyone has this card and just how much noise
> does it produce...certainly other comments and opinions are welcome.
>
> Thanks in advance,
 

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I totally agree....It's what I'm waiting for. I have a lowly 5600xt.

Ozman

"Eric" <Eric@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> 5700 is okay, but the best Nvidia buy (RIGHT NOW), is the 5900XT.
However,
> that will be surpassed in about a month by the new 6600 GT.
>
> So if you can spend closer to $200, I would hold out for the 6600 GT --
that
> will be, by far, the best price/performance in the Nvidia family come
> mid-september.
>
> If you want to spend less than $150.00, then wait for the 6600GT to come
> out, and snap up the 5900XT when the price comes down.
>
> The 5700 is kind of old at this point.
>
> "p00lb0y" <p00lb0y@insightbb.com> wrote in message
> news:s5lWc.28867$9d6.20305@attbi_s54...
> > Hello all. I am looking to buy the following nVidia card:
> >
> >
>
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-170-044&depa=0
> >
> > (it is titled: Albatron nVIDIA GeForce FX5700 Video Card, 256MB DDR,
> > 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "FX5700Q" -RETAIL should you not
> > wish to click an unknown link ;-) )
> >
> > It looks like a good balance of price and performance but I am
> > particularly interested if anyone has this card and just how much noise
> > does it produce...certainly other comments and opinions are welcome.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
>
>
 

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> particularly interested if anyone has this card and just how much noise
> does it produce...certainly other comments and opinions are welcome.
>

i dont have that particular card, mines a gigabyte fx5700 card, upgraded
from a geforce 3ti200, and am very pleased with it , quiet and hits an
average of 30fps on medium detail at 800x600 on doom 3 on a 2200+ athlon XP
 

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My friend just bought that 5700 about 2 weeks ago, its a nice card, it
does a great job on even doom 3 but here is what you need to ask
yourself, do you want this card to last? Cause as soon as half-life 2
or RtCW 2 come out you may be short handed.... This is a good card,
but it'll start showing age pretty soon. My oppinion is if you really
badly want a card and can't afford a bit more to get something like
the 5900XT then go for it, but if you can wait, play the market for a
month or so and see what prices you can land.

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On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 14:28:16 +0100, Chris wrote:

>> particularly interested if anyone has this card and just how much noise
>> does it produce...certainly other comments and opinions are welcome.
>>
>
> i dont have that particular card, mines a gigabyte fx5700 card, upgraded
> from a geforce 3ti200, and am very pleased with it , quiet and hits an
> average of 30fps on medium detail at 800x600 on doom 3 on a 2200+ athlon XP

I have the same card and I am also very happy. Are you overclocking it
with the included util? I'm running it at 475Mhz GPU and 600Mhz MEM. It's
very stable at that setting. I haven't tried higher though ;)

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> I have the same card and I am also very happy. Are you overclocking it
> with the included util? I'm running it at 475Mhz GPU and 600Mhz MEM. It's
> very stable at that setting. I haven't tried higher though ;)

i was playing around with overclocking it last night, and think i took it
too 500 / 630 but running 3dmark and doom3 benchmarks it was actually
slightly slower!? anything higher than that and just picture breakup,
whatever i ran it at tho it stayed at a nice cool 32 degree's

one wierd thing with the card tho , a lot of utils and benchmark programs
read the speed at 100 / 50mhz ?!

from 3dmark..

Display Information
Graphics ChipsetNVIDIA GeForce FX 5700
Driver NameNVIDIA GeForce FX 5700
Driver Version6.1.7.7 Driver StatusNon WHQL - Not FM Approved
Video Memory128 MB Core Clock50 MHz
Memory Clock100 MHz

score of 2736 tho which i'm happy with , seems to drop to 2300 something
when i overclock it!


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On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:31:31 +0100, Chris wrote:

> one wierd thing with the card tho , a lot of utils and benchmark programs
> read the speed at 100 / 50mhz ?!

That happens to me too. Weird but not too much of a problem ;)

> score of 2736 tho which i'm happy with , seems to drop to 2300 something
> when i overclock it!

Try the 475/600 mark. 475Mhz is the GPU speed of the Ultra. While 600 for
the MEM is not going to approach the Ultra speed, its a good trade off for
speed v temp. As for Doom3 I also run 800x600 med detail. I also turned on
2xQ FSAA after overclocking and it is very playable as well as pretty :)

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