Which card should i choose

gaudion

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Okay...

i have to get a new graphic card but i think its a good idea to tell you what needs that i have for a start....
i watch a lot of movies and do some homepage making by using photoshop 7.0, Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX,Swish and others.
I dont play that much duo to my really old 32 megs of card that sucks the best out of an Geforce 2MX GPU...
So if i got a better one i might play alot more, like Enter the Matrix and World of Warcraft when it opens later on...
so the main needs is basically movies and graphic perfermance(like you never heard that one before :))
see i have to cards in mind:
- Daytona GeForceFX 5600 TV-Out + DVI/
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels @ 60Hz
Memory: 256MB DDR RAM
Memory Clock: 550MHz
Chip: nVidia GeForceFX 5600
RAMDAC: 2x400MHz
Core Clock: 275MHz (2D) / 325MHz (3D)
Type: AGP 2x/4x/8x
Connector: 15pin D-sub / TV-Out / DVI

and

- Asus AGP-V9520 Video Suite TV-Out + DVI Retail
Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Memory: 128MB DDR RAM
Chip: nVidia GeForceFX 5200
RAMDAC: 2x400MHz
Core Clock: ?
Type: AGP x4 / x8
Connector: 15pin D-subx2 / TV-Out / Video-In / DVI
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the price difference is about $50 in the favour of ASUS...
so which one should i choose???
The main probs for me is that i have a feeling(because i have tested some of Daytone products before and they really suck) that Daytona might have juicy megabytes but it lacks in performance so much that boiled down the Asus actually outruns it???
besides i haven´t found a single test of the Daytona card on Toms...
please help me and sorry for the mile of a post i just have made...

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daddywags214

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Okay, the one based on the 5200 sucks. ASUS is a good brand, but that chipset ain't worth it if you can afford more. The 5600 nonultra isn't too great either. It costs around $140. Spend $20 more, and you'll get an ATi Radeon 9600 Pro which will literally eat the 5600 alive. Jump up to $200 and you can have a 9700, which will hand the 9600's asss to it. All depends on your price rang. The only good 5600 is the Ultra R.2 (~$180), keep that in mind.

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Those "juicy" megabytes arent gonna help you at all dude. 256 vs. 128 on midrange cards brings no advantage.

Both those cards suck major ass and should be on your list of cards NOT to get.

A 128mb GeForce FX 5600 Ultra Rev.2 is the one you should be looking at (on the nVidia side).

But why leave out ATI?

Check out their 9600 Pro, 9500 Pro, and 9700 non-pro, the last of which, in my opinion, would be your best bet.

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Okay if i choose to go for an ATI then which for me then is absolutely fine as long i can get the max out of the money i spend... but is there a brand i should go for now that you say that brand is literally nothing when it comes to graphic cards??

and what about overclocking i have heard its easier with ATI than with Nvidia GPUs???

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GeneticWeapon

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ATi has a bad habbit of clock-locking their cards....bastards.
So to answer your question, Nvidia cards would be overall less of a hassel to overclock.

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Get the 5600, those 5200 just simply blow. Also dont bother with Enter the Matrix for that is the most choppy and buggy game ive played in years. Hell the hacking console was more entertaining than the game.

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Okay if i choose to go for an ATI then which for me then is absolutely fine as long i can get the max out of the money i spend
9800 PRO all the way if u've got that kinda money.
9800 Pro -> 9700 Pro -> 9700 Non-Pro -> 9500 Pro -> 9600 Pro, in that order.

Others who think rating 9500 Pro over 9600 Pro is not right - i guess 9500 Pro is a lttle cheaper than 9600 Pro these days.

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