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    Ok one thing I dont understand. I am going to get a fx5600 card in order for me to run games which require the pixel shading in Direct X which my current Mx420 cannot handle.
    Now my question is that why does Homeworld 2 and games like Simpsons hit and run require Direct X 9, work on my computer, yet games like Prince of Persia and Dues Ex 2 which require Direct X 9 not work?Please enlightne me as I need to know whether I really need a new card.

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    its all in the shaders

    the other games were built in dx9, but didnt take advantage of the new features


    but games such as Prince of Persia; the sands of Time use the new shaders, which ur card doesnt have

    yes, get a new card, but not an fx 5600, thats old and useless now

    if u have 250ish to spare, u can search pricewatch.com for a 5900 ultra.

    if u want a good 1 slot solution, u can go to

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?...efer=pr1c3watch

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    fx5600.........is not old and useless......
    From what ive heard about it , its the equivalant of a mx420 in the fx series, so should run games like pop fine

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    Try Aria for looking for decent priced graphics cards...

    altVidia suggested the nVidia GeForce FX 5900 128MB which is on Aria for 233.83. If this is too high, then the ATI Radeon 9800 128MB DDR AGP is available for 217.38. Note however, this is not the Pro version.

    If money really is an option, I've noticed the ATi Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB DDR AGP is available for 123.38. Outstanding price there.

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    Originally posted by TNTIcemanTNT@19 December 2003 - 12:56
    fx5600.........is not old and useless......
    From what ive heard about it , its the equivalant of a mx420 in the fx series, so should run games like pop fine
    y would u want a dx9 mx420???

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    Originally posted by atiVidia@19 December 2003 - 12:24
    its all in the shaders

    the other games were built in dx9, but didnt take advantage of the new features


    but games such as Prince of Persia; the sands of Time use the new shaders, which ur card doesnt have

    yes, get a new card, but not an fx 5600, thats old and useless now

    if u have 250ish to spare, u can search pricewatch.com for a 5900 ultra.

    if u want a good 1 slot solution, u can go to

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?...efer=pr1c3watch
    y do u say the 5600 is "old and useless" ???? i know its the next generation of mx card but the 5600 is only a bit slower then the 9600.....i dont kow y tough as the 5600 has high clocked memory. just ebcuz its not a 9800pro or a 5900 ultra, doesnt mean its useless. if he had enough cash or is a hardcore gamer, then he would probably get the 5900ultra already, but judging that he has a mx420, he probably dont have that much cash to spare on a 250 dollar card and since its a mx420, hes probably not a hardcore gamer either so he dont need all taht extra power

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    Well i do like to think my self as a hard core gamer as I play virtually every game released, but i havent got enough money, only xmas money so only got around 150 odd.
    I am planning on getting a fx 5600 but is the ATI Radeon 9600 good? Ive heard that ATi themselves make good cards, but driver/customer support is bad. I generally want a card that would be haslle free with new games coming out in 2004 and beyond.

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Originally posted by TNTIcemanTNT@19 December 2003 - 17:43
    Well i do like to think my self as a hard core gamer as I play virtually every game released, but i havent got enough money, only xmas money so only got around 150 odd.
    I am planning on getting a fx 5600 but is the ATI Radeon 9600 good? Ive heard that ATi themselves make good cards, but driver/customer support is bad. I generally want a card that would be haslle free with new games coming out in 2004 and beyond.
    for that much , u can get yourself a 9600 pro or a 5600 ultra. for a bit more u can get a 9600xt w/ a free copy of hl2 when its out

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    Read this review. I think it is an old review of the 9600xt, but a good one. It's what made up my mind on a choice between the 5600, and the 9600xt.


    9600xt Review

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    Originally posted by CadeLaguana@19 December 2003 - 18:37
    Read this review. I think it is an old review of the 9600xt, but a good one. It's what made up my mind on a choice between the 5600, and the 9600xt.


    9600xt Review
    u actually compare the 5600 to teh 9600xt? the 5600 is barely equal to the 9600.

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