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Thread: Which is better: ATI 9600 or Nvidia 5200

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    I have two video cards:

    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128MB

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    ATI Radeon 9600 128MB

    I use the NVIDIA and my kids use the ATI Radeon. I want the best one on my PC. I like to have a video card that works good in video games, 3D AUTOCAD programming, and VIDEO editing.

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    Also, there is a "SKIN" contest on ATI and i probably need to install the ATI Radeon on my PC to test it out.
    http://buy.ati.com/myprofile/ccccontest.asp
    Last edited by Spindulik; 11-27-2004 at 05:06 PM.

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    HIS Radeon X800 Pro, Antec Super Lanboy Aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdawgfoxx
    9600

    Thanks!

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    9600 for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    9600 for sure.
    unless you mean 9600se....just seem kinda weird you're comparing a 9600 to a 5200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Elmo
    unless you mean 9600se....just seem kinda weird you're comparing a 9600 to a 5200

    Weird, however those are the only 2 cards I have at hand right now.

    They both seem to be fairly good video cards, and I haven't compared (or bench tested) them, side- by-side with any heavy duty software yet.


    For general purpose, they are fine, but I do plan on using one for Unreal Tournament.

    Thanks everyone!


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    I spent $50.00 for the ATI Radeon 9600 Is that a good price?
    Last edited by Spindulik; 11-27-2004 at 06:39 PM.

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    OK, I have tried the ATI Radeon 9600 (128MB), I don't like it.

    To begin with, it needs too many drivers, control panels, etc. I press Ctrl+Alt+Del and now see a few extra programs running in the background. Half of them don't even need to be running at all, from what I researched on the internet.

    Secondly, when playing Unreal Tournament, I get weird graphics. I had this exact same problem with an older model of the ATI video card. Also, the 3D rendering seems to affect my mouse-movement.

    I am not comfortable with this ATI card.

    Maybe, Unreal Tournament (UT) has been designed around NVIDIA's chipset, being that I think I have seen the logo within UT software.

    I played a few DVD movies and see no difference there.


    Basic Performance: I see no difference with the ATI Radeon 9600 and the GeForce FX 5200


    I like the GeForce FX 5200 better.
    Last edited by Spindulik; 11-27-2004 at 11:29 PM.

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    did u clean out your Nvidia drivers properly? are u shure uknow wut ur doing because that ATI should smoke that FX5200 by a noticable(spelling?) amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pc-gamer-dude
    did u clean out your Nvidia drivers properly? are u shure uknow wut ur doing because that ATI should smoke that FX5200 by a noticable(spelling?) amount.

    Yes, I know what I am doing.

    I have a fesh clean install of XP (including service pack 1) with restore points and I backed up the entire registry.

    The ATI is great, but I am also an Unreal Tournament fan (original version), and that video glitch with ATI is bothersome.

    I am going to do some BRYCE and BLENDER 3D rendering and see what happens.

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    if you dont like the extra stuff....dont install catalyst driver, get the omega driver or dna driver...or something else


    9600>5200
    Last edited by Mr. Elmo; 11-28-2004 at 01:21 AM.

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